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Nature Narratives

Nature Narratives is a science podcast for kids age 8 to 14. Each episode describes one, awe-inspiring natural phenomenon as a dramatic adventure story and features custom music score throughout. This podcast is a resource to teachers and parents and seeks to continually develop curricular materials to enhance comprehension and engagement. Credits: - Nature Narratives is produced, narrated, and scored by Jonathan Byram - Writing and research by Jonathan and Eva Byram - For more music by Jonat...more

Episodes

  • Back to School SPECIAL: A Kids Listen Network Collaboration Episode

    Aug 16 2021

    A Back to School special with 2 minute segments from different Kids Listen network podcasts.  Get a handful of different perspectives on going back to school this fall.  This is a very fun variety show that you don't want to miss.  Nature Narratives contribute a story about the world's most fascinating creature!

  • Space: The Solar Flare and The Aurora part 1

    Jul 21 2021

    This is the adventure of plasma on the surface of the sun as it gets raised up by the Sun's magnetic fields.  The coronal loops and solar prominences are always shifting, and, occasionally, explode as a solar flare spraying out ionized gas and plasma particles.  And, directly in the particles' path... a small blue planet.  This is not the end of the story... www.naturenarrativespodcast.com/our-story/

  • Space: A Day in the Life of the Earth

    Jun 30 2021

    This episode of Nature Narratives tells the adventure of one rotation of the Earth.  It's eternal pirouette gives every land, creature, and person the chance to be presented to the Sun and then the chance to sleep.  Learn about how the time zones work and where the international date line lies. Visit www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com to upload your original artwork and to learn about joining the Patreon community to support Nature Narratives and gain access to classroom materials.

  • Space: The Orbit of the Moon and the Light on Its Face

    May 27 2021

    About every 28 days, the Moon takes a long walk around its friend, the Earth.  On this journey, the Moon slowly shows its face and then hides it again in the shadow created by the sun... Upload original artwork,  Learn about joining Patreon,  Dive deeper into sources,  at www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com

  • Space: Death of a Star, Blackhole

    May 01 2021

    What happens when a massive star runs out of hydrogen to burn?  This is the adventure of  the death of a star... Go to NatureNarrativesPodcast.com to dive deeper into this topic with references. Support us Nature Narratives on patreon.com/naturenarratives and you'll be listed on our website as a true Nature Fan!

  • Space: Main Sequence of a Star

    Mar 30 2021

    The adventure of the life of a star continues!  We make Nature Narratives because everywhere we look, we are always amazed.  Join us on our adventure of discovery and awe. Upload original artwork,  Learn about joining Patreon,  Dive deeper into sources,  at www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com

  • Space: Birth of a Star

    Feb 25 2021

    This is the start of our new series on space! Upload original artwork,  Learn about joining Patreon,  Dive deeper into sources,  at www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com

  • Life of a Cell: mRNA Vaccine (A Message in a Bottle)

    Jan 12 2021

    Special episode about the adventure of an mRNA Vaccine.  This is an addition to our Life of a Cell series.  Be sure to listen to those four episodes as well. Upload original artwork,  Learn about joining Patreon,  Dive deeper into sources,  at www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com

  • The Pearl

    Dec 01 2020

    Something dangerous gets transformed into something beautiful.  Listen to the adventure of the creation of one of nature's most precious objects in this continuation of the last episode. Are you creative? Draw while listening and upload your work on www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com to be featured in our next email!  

  • The Clam

    Nov 16 2020

    This little bivalve is snuggled up in some sand underwater.  There might be a little irritant inside of it.  What can it do? Visit www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com to upload your artwork. Support Nature Narratives for as little as $3 a month and gain access to exclusive teaching materials at www.Patreon.com/NatureNarratives  

  • Life of a Cell: B Cells

    Oct 20 2020

    How is a virus stopped?  What defense does the body have against virions that infect cells and turn them into virion making factories?  The answer is B Cells.  The B Cells are the main weapon on a team of Helper T Cells, Killer T Cells, and Memory B Cells that work together to eliminate harmful viruses.   Support on Patreon for as little as $3 a month and gain access to custom worksheets.  

  • Life of a Cell: Virus

    Oct 02 2020

    How does a virus work?  Listen to the adventure of this cell's harrowing encounter with a deadly invader.  Will the cell survive?  Spoiler alert: no, it won't! Support on Patreon.com/naturenarratives.  A big thank you to our supporters! Upload original artwork on www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com

  • Life of a Cell: Mitosis

    Sep 04 2020

    The cell is about to embark on it's greatest adventure: mitosis.  It's about to make a double of itself.  Visit www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com to upload your original artwork while listening. Nature Narratives is listener supported, so visit www.patreon.com/naturenarratives to join the adventure and gain access to exclusive community content and vote on future episodes.

  • Life of a Cell: Cell Structure

    Aug 21 2020

    Cells are the building blocks of living organism, but even a cell is a whole factory in itself with complicated parts working together under the command of the nucleus.   Do you enjoy this podcast?  Support Nature Narratives' monthly episodes at www.patreon.com/naturenarratives   This is the first episode in our series on microbiology and cell science.  Subscribe to stay in the know about each new episode.

  • A Tree Through the Seasons: Summer

    Jul 13 2020

    It's summer time, and this is the good life!  After the fast early wood of Spring, the slow late wood of Summer kicks in.  Grab a pencil or crayons and a piece of paper, and make some Nature Narrative artwork!  Share it on www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com  Be part of the adventure and support Nature Narratives at www.patreon.com/naturenarratives

  • A Tree Through the Seasons: Spring

    Jun 26 2020

    After a long and difficult dormancy, this deciduous tree has hope for new life! Grab a pencil or crayons and a piece of paper, and make some Nature Narrative artwork!  Share it on www.NatureNarrativesPodcast.com Do you love Nature Narratives? Be part of the adventure and support Nature Narratives at www.patreon.com/naturenarratives

  • A Tree Through the Seasons: Winter

    Jun 12 2020

    Experience winter with this deciduous tree.  It's cold, dark, and lonely, but that is not the end of the story... Draw a tree in winter and upload it to the NatureNarrativesPodcast.com website!

  • A Tree through the Seasons: Autumn

    May 28 2020

    This deciduous tree has to say goodbye to some dear friends and prepare for dormancy through the winter cold... Make art while you listen and upload to the NatureNarrativesPodcast.com website!

  • Geology: The Grand Canyon

    Apr 08 2020

    A really long time ago, a river started to flow...

  • Weather: Lightning Strike

    Apr 08 2020

    Hotter than the sun, positrons and electrons connect...