Podcasts Diving into Children’s Curiosity About STEAM Topics
The science-oriented National Children’s Museum in Washington, DC, has started STEAM Daydream, a monthly podcast in which curious children interview STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) innovators from across the country for answers to their burning questions. The first episode, “Health Science Heroes,” peels back the layers on pandemics: How have we overcome global diseases in the past? How can learning about neuroscience help us reduce anxiety? Students meet nine-year-old Giselle as she interviews two health science heroes: Dr. Joyonna Gamble-George, a neuroscientist whose research focuses on anxiety, and Dr. Jessica Taaffe, a global health scientist working to fight global diseases. The July podcast features experts answering children’s questions about racism and inequity in America. Children who have questions they would like answered in future podcasts can leave a voice message at anchor.fm/national-childrens-museum/message.
The PBS/NOVAweb seriesThe Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers provides humanizing snapshots of scientists who are shaping our world. Students will learn about cutting-edge science and engineering, the amazing people who do that work, and the activities they engage in when their lab coats come off.
CoderZ League (formerly Cyber Robotics Coding Competition) is an exciting, engaging, and entertaining virtual robotics competition for students of all levels to participate in and learn about STEM, robotics, and coding, and to ignite their technology career paths.