To close season 10, co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler welcome back Dr. Sean B. Carroll – award-winning scientist, writer, and educator. Dr. Carroll’s new book, The Serengeti Rules, examines the fundamental question of how life works as he uncovers the rules that determine the number of species in an environment and the diversity within that community. What this molecular biologist learns in the field provides insights into evolution, conservation and functional environmentalism that affect us all on the local and global level. Listen to the show to hear how Dr. Carroll shares compelling stories of science that include exploration with epic adventures, surprise, and even a little detective work in The Serengeti Rules. Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2017/05/episode-168-serengeti-rules/ About the “Lab Out Loud” Podcast
Lab Out Loud is a podcast and blog that began in October 2007 to examine topics relevant to teachers of science and the science classroom. Lab Out Loud discusses science news and science education with leading scientists, researchers, science writers and other important figures in the field.
This week, Lab Out Loud welcomes Darlene Cavalier to the show. In addition to her position as Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s Center for Engagement and Training, Darlene is the founder of SciStarter – an online community to designed to help people find, join and contribute to science through both formal and informal research projects and events. Darlene joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to help promote Citizen Science Day – a month-long challenge (through May 20, 2017) that seeks to celebrate and engage citizen scientists throughout the world. Listen to the show to learn how you, your students and your family can be citizen scientists by catching clouds with an app, documenting road kill, or fighting Alzheimer’s with an online game! Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2017/05/episode-167-scistarter/ About the “Lab Out Loud” Podcast
This week, Lab Out Loud welcomes Matt Brady to the show. Along with wife Shari, these two high school science teachers have been working to bring pop culture into the classroom to increase student engagement and understanding of science. Their website The Science Of helps broadcast these ideas and strategies with the goal of providing a place for popular culture to act as a springboard to science education, discussion and information. Matt joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to talk about teaching science with pop culture, discuss how this approach can help connect teachers to their students, and share his favorite pop culture references used in his science classroom. Brian and Dale also talk about the March for Science on Earth Day, 2017. Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2017/04/episode-166-pop-culture-science-education About the “Lab Out Loud” Podcast
Fredi Lavjardi teaches marine science at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, where he is also coach of Falcon Robotics – an extracurricular high school STEM program that won the 2004 MATE National Underwater ROV championships with their robot “Stinky,” besting juggernaut teams such as MIT. This inspiring story was originally covered by Wired Magazine, expanded by the same author into a book, and graced the silver screen in 2015 as the movie Spare Parts. Along with other engaging stories, the success of Falcon Robotics is now being featured in the IMAX documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World. Using human stories to expose the hidden world behind exciting inventions and structures across the world, Dream Big aims to at bring engineering into the forefront of our culture while inspiring kids of all backgrounds to become the innovators, educators and leaders of the 21st century and beyond. Fredi joins Lab Out Loud to share more about Falcon Robotics, how STEM education is addressed in his classroom and robotics program, and how schools might better address STEM education for authentic student learning. Listen to the show to be inspired, and then find out where you can experience the Dream Big: Engineering Our […]
Co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler recently discovered EO Kids – a web publication that brings engaging science stories from NASA’s Earth Observatory to a younger audience. Published with support from NASA’s Landsat, Terra, and Aqua missions, EO Kids provides kid-friendly content in a PDF that can be easily downloaded or printed. Each issue of EO Kids also features hands-on activities, experiments and opportunities for students to interact with real data. To learn more about EO Kids, listen to Lab Out Loud as they welcome Editor-in-Chief Ginger Butcher and Managing Editor Tassia Owen to the show. Show notes: http://laboutloud.com/2017/03/episode-164-eo-kids/ About the “Lab Out Loud” Podcast