Science On a Sphere® comes with a large collection of datasts that are grouped
by category. Sites typically find that the most convenient way to present the
datasets is by creating presentation playlists. A presentation playlist
is an ordered list of datasets that are generally related to one another in
It is often helpful to think of an SOS playlist as a music playlist in iTunes.
Playlists can be saved and repeatedly used. Different playlists can be made for
different presentations or shows. Also, docents can have their own playlists.
All playlist file names have to end with the extension .sos and are stored in
either /home/sos/sosrc or /home/sosdemo/sosrc depending on the user.
Educators at NOAA along with input from SOS sites have put together the Docent
Best Practices for SOS based on years of experience
with SOS. All SOS presenters are encouraged to read it. Feedback is welcome!