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EarthSky // Press Released Oct 25, 2008

Kids see real-life science in EarthSky’s Chronicles of a Science Experiment

sagar: Author=” program=” video=”Photo Credit: NASAEarthSky today announced the release of an innovative new audio series – made especially for teachers and their students – titled, Chronicles of a Science Experiment. Look <>here<> to find all podcasts in the series.

Conceived by Carl Batt of Cornell University, Chronicles of a Science Experiment provides an opportunity for listeners to witness the scientific process first hand, over a period of about a year. This season’s podcasts follow Aaron Strickland, a postdoctoral chemist at Cornell University. He works in the field of nanotechnology, which deals with matter on the smallest scales. Strickland’s experiment involves developing innovative materials for use in future products – such as computers – modeled from nature.

Over the course of 10 episodes, EarthSky host Jorge Salazar brings listeners along with Strickland on his journey of scientific discovery.

“Aaron’s got a great story to tell about how science is done, with enough foibles and flashes of brilliance to engage people not necessarily looking for the latest on nanotechnology,” Salazar said.

“We think teachers and students will especially benefit from this series,” said Deborah Byrd, president of EarthSky. “It’s not quite as good as following Aaron around in the lab – but almost!”

Chronicles of a Science Experiment episodes will be released throughout late 2008 and the first half of 2009.

The EarthSky Promise: To bring the ideas, strategies and research results of scientists to people around the world, with the goal of illuminating pathways to a sustainable future.