Co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler welcome John Timmer to Lab Out Loud.  As senior science editor for Ars Technica, John has been paying particular attention to state legislatures that, in the first few month of each year, tend to propose bills that attempt to dictate how science is taught in their schools.  Listen to the Lab Out Loud to hear what bills might affect teaching science in your state.

Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2015/03/episode-125-ngsschat/

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Have you wanted to reach out to other science teachers with your questions about NGSS?  Lab Out Loud guests Fred Ende and Tricia Shelton can help.  Using Twitter, Fred and Tricia moderate #NGSSchat - an online forum to learn and share around the Next Generation Science Standards and great science teaching.  Listen to the Lab Out Loud this week to find out how you can "lurk", learn and contribute to #NGSSchat.

 

Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2015/03/episode-125-ngsschat/

Direct download: LOL125.mp3
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Continuing an exploration of art in science, co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler invite author, illustrator and math/science teacher Dale Debakcsy to the show.  Every two weeks, Debakcsy writes and illustrates about important women in science.  Now that he has now completed half of his two-year project, Debakcsy has compiled the first 26 portraits into a book called The Illustrated Women in Science: Year One.  Listen to Lab Out Loud to hear about how Debakcsy started making science comics, the importance of showcasing women in science, and how you can use his art in your classroom.

 

Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2015/02/episode124/

Direct download: LOL124.mp3
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Artist and Scientist Dr. David Goodsell join co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler on Lab Out Loud this week.  As Associate Professor at the Scripps Research Institute, Dr. Goodsell splits his time on research and science outreach.  His science outreach includes artwork featured online, in a variety of media and even in science museums.  Listen to the show to learn how Dr. Goodsell makes his art, how accurate science is reflected in this art, and how you can use it to teach molecular structure and function.

art, biology, books, online resources

Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/?p=2980

Direct download: LOL123.mp3
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The Bad Astronomer (a.k.a. Phil Plait) has been busy since we've last had him on Lab Out Loud.  As astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author, Phil can now add YouTube host to his resume.  Working with Hank and John Green (Crash Course) and PBS Digital Studios, Phil has been writing and filming a new series on YouTube called Crash Course Astronomy.  Listen to the show to hear about the show and how you might properly use it in your classroom.

Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/?p=2968 

Direct download: LOL122.mp3
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This week Lab Out Loud welcomes journalist Mark Johnson to the show.  As medical and science journalist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, researching and communicating science to the public is the core of Mark's work.   Excelling in long form journalism, Mark joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to talk about his experiences with science journalism, including the Pulitzer Prize winning story of Nicholas Volker and a new series in the lab of Dr. Murray Blackmore.  Listen to the show to see how you might use science articles in the classroom to learn science content, discuss ethical issues and examine examples of real scientific research.

 

Show notes at:  http://laboutloud.com/?p=2955

Direct download: LOL121.mp3
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According to our Lab Out Loud's guest, Einstein thought like an artist, and Picasso thought like a scientist.  As Professor emeritus of history and philosophy of science at University College London, Arthur I. Miller has been exploring the intersection of art and science.  His new book Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art tells the story of how art, science and technology are fusing in the twenty-first century.  Listen to the Lab Out Loud to learn about how you might encourage art in your science class "…leaving the door open for the next as yet unimaginable avant-garde".

 

Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/?p=2937

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As science educators, we are likely to recognize Sputnik as the first satellite in space.  But what has happened with satellites since Sputnik?  How many satellites are even out there, and how do we rely upon them?  To help answer some of these questions, co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler welcome Dr. James Clay Moltz to the show.  As author of Crowded Orbits, Dr. Moltz examines the conflict and cooperation in space with the growing number of satellites managed by public, commercial and even private entities.  Listen to Lab Out Loud to learn about our history with satellites in space, what the future of satellites might look like, and what that could mean for our students today.

 

Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/?p=2926

Direct download: LOL119.mp3
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To prepare for this episode, co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler had to do a little homework: see the movie Interstellar. After seeing it, they knew they had to invite Kip Thorne back to Lab Out Loud.  As Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, at the California Institute of Technology, Thorne was the scientific advisor and executive producer of Interstellar.  Dr. Thorne joins Lab Out Loud to discuss Interstellar, the science in the movie, and how it might inspire us to dream about our future.

 

Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/?p=2904

Direct download: LOL118.mp3
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As webmaster for the ENSI (Evolution and the Nature of Sciences Institute) website, Larry Flammer has helped to provide a number of free, student-centered, interactive lessons focusing on the nature of science.  So Larry wrote Science Surprises: Exploring the Nature of Science - a text supplement available as an eBook that helps teach the nature of science, with lessons for practicing scientific argumentation, and critical and skeptical thinking.  Listen to the episode as Larry talks to us about the nature of science, and learn how his eBook could help replace (or at least supplement) the standard introductory chapter in any secondary science textbook.

Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/?p=2893

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