The Naked Scientists - Here is yet another great down-to-earth, practical application science website that has resources that may be used in the FCS classroom to reinforce the science concepts taught in many of our courses. If you're not a family and consumer sciences teacher, you might be wondering how science relates to the family and consumer sciences field. You might be surprised then to know that the founder of the home economics/domestic sciences/family and consumer sciences field, Ellen S. Richards, was actually a scientist trained at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was also the first woman to attend MIT.
Some of the podcasts and articles that might be of interest include:
Do Mints Make Your Mouth Cold? (health and food science)
Fizzy Yeast (food science)
Blood Circulation (health science)
The Pathway to Obesity (health science)
Thank Bacteria for the Flavor of Food (food science)
Spider Man Becomes a Reality (textile science)
There are other items on their website that could be used as extensions of learning for interested students.
From the www.nakedscientists.com website - The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. Their award winning BBC weekly radio programme, The Naked Scientists, reaches a potential audience of 6 million listeners across the east of England, and also has an international following on the web.