All of NASA Education’s DIY Podcast topic modules include audio clips your students can download for their podcasts. You also may want to include related audio clips available on the NASA Audio File page. The page has sound clips with NASA scientists, researchers, astronauts and officials, as well as natural sound of events such as spacecraft launch and landing.
If your class creates podcasts using the new DIY Podcast Robots topic module, you might consider a couple of Viking spacecraft sound clips from the NASA Audio File page. They would work nicely with a DIY Podcast clip of robotic systems engineer Fernando Zumbado talking about NASA’s planetary mission robots. In clip No. 9 on the Audio Clips and Video Clips
pages of the Robots module, Zumbado mentions the Viking spacecraft and the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers. Browse the NASA Audio File archives to find and download related clips that complement the Zumbado clips your students use in their podcasts.
The topic of our newest DIY Podcast module is Robots. You’ll find a lot of information, links, images and downloadable audio and video clips in the module. But there’s another resource that may help your students when they’re researching robots and developing their podcast scripts. The NASA Education Robotics Web site is a central location for robotics-related educational products and opportunities, videos and interactive modules.
The site includes information about the STS-131 space shuttle mission scheduled to launch in April 2010. Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, an educator and mission specialist, is a robotic arm operator on STS-131. The robotics site features video messages for students and teachers from Metcalf-Lindenburger. The site also includes an image gallery students can use to enhance their podcasts about robots.
NASA uses robots for tasks that range from exploring the solar system to building new rockets. And now your students can build their own podcast about robots using audio and video clips, images and information bundled in NASA Education’s newest DIY Podcast topic module.
The Robots module we added this week features NASA robotic systems engineer Fernando Zumbado discussing robots and how NASA uses them. The module’s 22 video clips include Mars rover animation and B-roll footage of several NASA robots. The Robots module also has 11 audio clips. Your students are free to download these NASA multimedia materials and edit them with their own recordings and narration to create a podcast.