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
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.
Valerie Bayes joins Lab Out Loud this week to talk about modern agriculture. As the K-12 STEM Outreach Lead for Monsanto, Valerie is busy engaging educators in modern agriculture where cross-cutting concepts like engineering, math, and biology are used to solve important problems in our world today. Through Monsanto’s STEM page, Valerie assists educators in finding powerful classroom resources and even helps teachers in obtaining GM seeds for use in the classroom. Valerie joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to share how she got into science outreach, describe Monsanto’s educational collaborations, and discuss the connections between STEM and modern agriculture (including drones!). Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2017/03/episode-163-monsanto/ About the “Lab Out Loud” Podcast
Lab Out Loud’s guest this week is Gary Weimberg, co-director of the PBS documentary “My Love Affair With The Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond.” Produced and released in collaboration with AAAS and Scientific American, and narrated by The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, this upcoming documentary showcases the life and work of engaging professor, inquisitive learner and YouTube sensation Dr. Marian Diamond. Gary joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to discuss the film, reveal how Dr. Diamond’s work challenged assumptions in science and society, and share his beliefs in telling human stories to illustrate how science actually happens. Listen to the show to be inspired by Dr. Diamond’s work and learn how you might use her story in your science classroom and participate in this public engagement in science. Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2017/02/episode-161-my-love-affair-with-the-brain/ About the “Lab Out Loud” Podcast
Lab Out Loud is proud to welcome David Pogue to the show. As tech critic for Yahoo Tech, correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, and columnist for Scientific American, many listeners might recognize Pogue as host of many NOVA science specials. In 2012, he shared his exploration of the periodic table with the wildly popular NOVA special Hunting the Elements. Now he’d like to continue that story with Beyond the Elements, where he will explore and share the mysteries of the molecular world. But he needs your help. Together with NOVA, Pogue is working hard on a Kickstarter campaign to fund Beyond the Elements. The goals of the campaign start with producing the show and continue with adding classroom resources and possibly a VR experience. David joins Lab Out Loud to talk about science and tech, his work with NOVA, and the Kickstarter project Beyond the Elements. Listen now to learn how to help NOVA and David Pogue produce this new special for families and science classrooms across the nation! Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2017/02/episode-161-nova-kickstarter/ About the “Lab Out Loud” Podcast
Co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler welcome Zach Kaplan to Lab Out Loud. As founder and CEO of Inventables, Kaplan hopes to inspire and enlist a new wave of makers with tools like Carvey (a desktop 3D carving machine) and Easel (a simple and free cloud-based app for 3D design to carving). In schools, with an increased focus on engineering and a push to include more STEAM classes and Makerspaces, these tools are also providing students with an opportunity to learn career and college ready skills in a hands-on and authentic manner. Zach joins Lab Out Loud to talk about Inventables, the growth of the maker movement, and the future of desktop fabrication and manufacturing. Show notes at: http://laboutloud.com/2017/01/carving-into-stem-with-inventables/ About the “Lab Out Loud” Podcast