Podcasts with Learning Guides

Our learning guides are written by professional educational writers, and both meet and cite US national educational standards. They are free, and can be downloaded and printed in black and white, or in color.

Solar Energy

This week on The Children’s Hour we learn about the most inexpensive energy source in the world: solar power. In a show recorded live at the New Mexico Solar Energy Association’s Solar Fiesta, the kids talk with solar educator and engineer, Marlene Brown. Featuring live music by Eileen & the Inbetweens.
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This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn about Manatees, the gentle giants of the sea. In a visit with Andrea Hermann from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the Kids Crew and Katie discuss the current ecological status of manatees, plus we find out all about their lives in the seas around Florida and elsewhere in the world.
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ICKY: A Radio Musical

Hear our pandemic musical, ICKY: A Radio Musical! Way back in the days before the end of The Big Sick, students everywhere were forced to stare at computer screens featuring live video feeds of their classmates. This was happening in bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens across the country and the world. With the help (and the subconscious musings) of a dreamer named Halley, a team of super heroes discover that unity and togetherness can get them through any sicky situation.
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The Brain

This week on The Children’s Hour, we’ll poke around brain science with neuroscientists Nick Aase and Ingrid Lane from The Mind Research Network at the University of New Mexico. Find out how our brains work, develop and are studied. This episode has a learning guide that meets educational standards nationwide. Find it at https://www.childrenshour.org/the-brain/
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