44 minutes | Aug 27th 2020

Listen and Learn: Making an Audio Course in Science for Kids

How do you make an audio-based course to teach science topics to kids? Podcast creator, teacher, and musician Marshall Escamilla explains. Marshall is a co-creator of the highly rated Tumble Science Podcast for Kids. He drew on his podcasting experience and his years in the classroom to develop a “podcourse” for Himalaya Learning, focused on exploring the living things inside kids’ homes. In this conversation, he talks about the goals of the audio course, tips on better remote learning, free music resources for digital creators, and the response to COVID19 in his current home of Barcelona, Spain. Related to this episode: • Tumble podcast: https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/ • Audio course on Himalaya Learning: https://www.himalaya.com/tumble • Science Storytelling, past podcast episode: http://www.k12engineering.net/episodes/59 • Rob Dunn, scientist: https://cals.ncsu.edu/applied-ecology/people/rob-dunn/ • iNaturalist project and app: https://www.inaturalist.org/ • NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards): https://www.nextgenscience.org/ • Pokemon Go game: https://www.pokemongo.com/ • Free Music Archive: https://freemusicarchive.org/ • PodingtonBear on FreeMusicArchive: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear • Ableton Live, music production software: https://www.ableton.com/ • Apple Mainstage, musician production software: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mainstage-3/id634159523?mt=12 • PowerSchool, learning management system: https://www.powerschool.com/ Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs. You’ll also be supporting projects like the Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games or The Calculator Gator. Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.