I just came across this interesting site that began last week caled The Secret Life of Scientists. It’s a web-based series from NOVA on PBS that will spotlight two science and engineering stars every month. In a selection of three to six short videos, each person reveals his or her passions—both in and outside the lab. You can ask these scientists your questions and find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science. Coming up over the next few months will be a pole-vaulting engineer, a rock ‘n’ roll physicist, and a juggling climatologist, just to name a few. The current featured scientist is leech expert and culinary adventurer Mark Siddall.
I’m sure there will be some useful ‘starters’ here for science classes somewhere – or for follow-up and general interest participation for individual students.