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Sidedoor for Educators

Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)
Curriculum Developer
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Smithsonian Staff

Explore innovative science curriculum around episodes of the Smithsonian’s podcast, Sidedoor, to be used in middle and high school classrooms. At its core, this project brings key science concepts to life in the classroom by allowing students to listen in on the experiences of Smithsonian science experts and researchers. As a culminating project, students are introduced to the science communication skills and strategies used in podcasts to capture personally-relevant narratives.

This program is a Smithsonian collaboration between the Friends of the National Zoo, the Smithsonian Science Education Center, the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, the Smithsonian Digital Studio and the Smithsonian’s Office of Communications and External Affairs. It has been piloted with local Virginia schools, funded by a Smithsonian Youth Access Grant.

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Mosquito! Podcasting Module

<p>In this modular, multi-part lesson, learners will focus on a <em><a href="/resources/view/3585044" target="_blank">Sidedoor</a> </em>podcast discussing mosquitoes. Learners will focus on the content the podcast is delivering and then analyze the podcast for production techniques. The content of the podcast will give the team a base understanding for the focus of their own podcast.</p> <p>#YAGSidedoor2019<br /></p>
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Biodiversity! Podcasting Module

<p>In this modular, multi-part lesson, learners will focus on a <em><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/resources/view/3585553" target="_blank">Sidedoor</a> </em>podcast discussing biodiversity. Learners will focus on the content the podcast is delivering and then analyze the podcast for production techniques. The content of the podcast will give the team a base understanding for the focus of their own podcast.  </p> <p>#YAGSidedoor2019</p>
Sidedoor for Educators
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Food! Podcasting Module

<p>In this modular, multi-part lesson, learners will focus on a <em><a href="https://learninglab.si.edu/resources/view/3585558" target="_blank">Sidedoor</a> </em>podcast discussing food. Learners will focus on the content the podcast is delivering and then analyze the podcast for production techniques. The content of the podcast will give the team a base understanding for the focus of their own podcast.<br /></p> <p>#YAGSidedoor2019</p>
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