Scientific American is a staple in school and public libraries. Tonight while reading an article about increasing creativity, I discovered the Scientific American podcasts. There are other series of podcasts created by Scientific American that might interest you as well; 60 Second Science, 60 Second Mind, 60 Second Earth, and a longer set of podcasts called Science Talk.
Applications for Education
Scientific American’s 60 Second podcasts could be an educational, interesting, and entertaining way to start a science class. You never know when a student’s curiousity might be piqued. Offering students quick lessons from a variety of science topics increases the chances that they may hear something that they want to explore further.