Are you interested in integrating media making into your classroom or science education program? Making science-based media, such as videos, narrated slideshows and online maps, can be an engaging way for students to demonstrate knowledge and build critical thinking skills. Find instructions, worksheets and rubrics for implementing media-making projects with students.
- Media Making in the Science Classroom ( pdf ) An overview of the intersection between skills needed in science and media production.
- Introduction to the Media-Making for Science Education Toolkit ( pdf ) An overview of the resources in the Toolkit.
Choosing Content, Media and Equipment
Choosing Content (including worksheet) ( pdf ) What makes a quality piece of science media?
Choosing Content (blank worksheet only) on Google Docs
Choosing Your Media Format ( pdf ) What type of media format is best suited to tell your story?
Choosing Equipment ( pdf ) How do you decide on equipment to purchase and/or use?
Resources for Video and Slideshows
Media-Making Resources - Video ( pdf ) Tips and resources for creating short videos.
Media-Making Resources - Slideshows ( pdf ) Tips and resources for creating captioned and audio slideshows (a.k.a. "digital stories").
Interview Techniques ( pdf ) How do you get the most out of your interview?
Interview Worksheet on Google Docs (blank worksheet only)
Writing a Script ( pdf ) Sample QUEST script and script template for slideshow and video projects.
Script Template on Google Docs
Storyboard Template ( pdf ) Storyboard template for planning slideshow and video projects.
Media Planning Worksheet ( pdf ) Plan ahead for a smooth media-making process.
Media Planning Worksheet on Google Docs
Rubric for Video and Slideshows on Google Docs Sample rubric for slideshow and video projects.
Resources for Maps
Media Making Resources - Maps ( pdf ) Tips and resources for creating media-rich maps.
Map Planning Worksheet ( pdf ) Plan ahead for a smooth map-making process.
Map Planning Worksheet on Google Docs
Media Log for Maps ( pdf ) Keep track of the media you embed in your map projects.
Media Log for Maps on Google Docs
Rubric for Maps ( pdf ) Sample rubric for map projects.
Rubric for Maps on Google Docs
Multimedia Project Implementation Plan on Google Docs Worksheet to assist you in planning your project.
Media Copyright ( pdf ) Things to keep in mind regarding copyright.
Publishing Media ( pdf ) Sharing and publishing your media creations.
Glossary ( pdf )
You can also access KQED Science Education's Bookmarks (external website), our favorite links for media making and more.