In time for the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, NASA Education offers a new DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Podcast topic module entitled “Rocket Evolution.” Students can easily build a podcast or multimedia product about past, present and future rockets with this NASA collection that puts video, audio, images and information at their fingertips. Rocket Evolution sound bites and video footage showcase Apollo, the space shuttle and the Ares rockets of the future. Students can mix NASA multimedia with their own video and narration to tell the story of space transportation and exploration.
Other DIY Podcast topic modules are
• Lab Safety
• Newton’s Laws
• Solar Arrays
• Sports Demo.
DIY Podcast modules not only make it easy for students to build multimedia products, but they make it easy for teachers to meet national education standards and to work with other educators to make podcasting projects a cross-curricular activity.
A companion blog offers tips and suggestions for incorporating the DIY Podcast into the classroom, as well as offering updates when new topic modules become available. Teachers are encouraged to use the Comments feature of the DIY Podcast Blog to share ideas and experiences with other teachers and students.
To learn more and to start making podcasts, visit http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/diypodcast/index.html