Resources for Educators
Brains On is an award-winning science podcast for kids from American Public Media. Each week, joined by a different kid co-host, we ask fascinating questions about science and go wherever the answers take us. Sometimes this means hearing skits about sound waves, songs about slime or interviews with astronauts.
Brains On is a great resource for parents and educators to engage elementary age kids in STEM learning at home, on the go or in classroom.
Designed for grades 3 - 5, this curriculum engages students in the process of planning, drafting, revising, editing and presenting an argument. Customize the timeline and format to fit your classroom’s needs!Introducing Debate with Smash Boom Best
Curiosity Kits are recipes to help librarians and other educators engage with Brains On! These kits will help you come up with activities for 7-11 year-olds as a supplement to Brains On episodes.Download: Curiosity Kit Books
Episode: Animal Farts: A mighty windDownload: Curiosity Kit Animal Farts
Episode: How do you catch a cold?Download: Curiosity Kit Colds
Episode: Deep Sea vs Outer SpaceDownload: Curiosity Kit Deep Sea vs Outer SpaceDownload: Curiosity Kit Slime
We have transcripts available for a number of episodes (and are hoping to have more soon!). You can find transcripts at the links below: