New DIY Podcast Module Available -- Recycling

Status Report From: NASA Education Office
Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012

NASA's Do-It-Yourself Podcast offers resources for educators and students to create podcasts using free NASA images, video footage and audio clips. The newest DIY Podcast topic module focuses on recycling. While recycling may be a relatively new task for humans, it is common practice for Mother Nature. Air and water are constantly recycled by nature for use on Earth. NASA recycles too, on Earth and in space.

NASA centers recycle paper, plastic, batteries, excess materials from construction and demolition projects, and other items. But what does NASA recycle in space?

NASA uses special purification systems on the space station to recycle water, sweat, urine and air so that astronauts have clean water to drink and use and have fresh air to breathe.

Challenge your students to brainstorm about how to make recycling a common part of their lives. And then visit NASA's DIY Podcast site today to integrate podcasting into your classroom. Encourage your students to mashup audio and video clips to develop informative and creative podcasts about recycling. Video and audio clips feature interviews with astronauts and NASA specialists. The site also provides background information on recycling.

Additionally, educators may visit the DIY Podcast blog for tips and ideas on how to use podcasting in your lessons.

For more information and to access the Recycling topic module, visit NASA's DIY Podcast site today at

If you have questions or comments about NASA's DIY Podcast, please email

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