Using Pop Culture to Teach Science
Our guest this week is Matt Brady. Along with his 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 us to talk about teaching science with pop culture, discuss how this approach can help connect teachers to their students, and share with us his favorite pop culture references used in his science classroom.
We also talk about the #MarchforScience that happened on Earth Day (April 22)2017.
— Lab Out Loud (@laboutloud) April 22, 2017
Also – listen to David Evans, Executive Director for NSTA on Science Friday (last 17 minutes): Can Science Survive In A More Politicized Age?
- The Science Of
- The Science Of – Engagement with Pop Culture in Your Science Classroom
- The Science Of – The Process: Turning Squirrel Girl into a Physics Problem
- C2E2: Content Literacy: Teaching STEAM with Comics
- (Pre-Deadpool) Stunt Barbie – A Laboratory Practicum Combining Constant Velocity and Constant Acceleration (Scott Hertting, 2011), Video Inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2PRozOLqs
- CNN Media: How diversity is driving ‘Furious 7’ box office success, 7 April 2015.
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