Lab Out Loud fans, we need your help!

We’re grateful for loyal listeners like you who have been following our show for years. Through these years, we’ve been fortunate to interview scientists, teachers, celebrities, and also listeners like you. As science teachers, science education has been our passion and we suspect it’s your passion too! Each show is created with the focus – science for the classroom, and […]

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Science Teachers Needed for Evolution Survey

Dr. William Romine and Dr. Amber Todd are co-leading a project to study teachers’ attitudes and emotions surrounding evolution. They are looking for current and former teachers who have taught biology at the K-college level. If you would like to participate in our study, please click the following link to complete the survey. This study has been reviewed by the […]

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PocketLab is Back on Kickstarter!

The Pocketlab is back on Kickstarter with two new products.  PocketLab Voyager and PocketLab Weather are rugged science labs that you can take anywhere to explore the world around you. Check out the new features: You may remember the original PocketLab from episode 129: Easy, Mobile Measurement with @ThePocketLab. Stay tuned – when we get a chance, Lab Out Loud is going […]

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Global Virtual Field Trip to Mars – Oct 4

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, middle school students from around the World are are invited to explore STEM Careers in Deep Space Exploration with this Inaugural Virtual Event on October 4, 2016. WHAT: Global Virtual Field Trip for Middle School Classrooms, which features unique access to: Orion crew module and the test lab team simulating and testing Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) […]

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Real-life da Vinci Mystery Inspires Global School Competition

Here’s a competition we thought we could share with our listeners (and their students), from our friends at Forensic Outreach (www.forensicoutreach.com): Over one thousand schools around the world will race to unravel a real-life mystery that has long captivated the art world as part of a worldwide STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) competition. Designed for ages 11 to 16, the […]

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NSTA 2015: Talking Science

Talking Science with the Hosts of Lab Out Loud Saturday, March 14 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM McCormick Place, W176b Join the hosts of the Lab Out Loud podcast to explore the benefits of using digital media in science education—helping to engage students and improve teaching practice. Presenter(s): Dale Basler (Johnston Elementary School: Appleton, WI), Brian Bartel (Johnston Elementary School: […]

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Lego EV3 Science Activity Pack

Even though our season already closed, we had a chance to talk with Abigail Fern (marketing director for LEGO Education in North America) about Lego’s new Science Activity Pack for EV3.  So we decided to share it with our listeners.   You may recall our conversation last spring with teacher Caroline Hanson last about Lego’s new Mindstorm EV3. It’s not a fully-produced show, but […]

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Analyzing the Google Hertz Doodle

Google honored physicist Heinrich Hertz with a Doodle on what would have been his 155th birthday. The wavy doodle scrolls by with color coded crests and troughs that represent the letters in the standard Google logo. Just like the Newton doodle, this logo screams for analysis. It turns out that the doodle is a simply animated gif. Since gif files can […]

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Lab Out Loud is Changing!

For almost three and a half years, Lab Out Loud has been providing shows that discuss science news and science education by interviewing leading scientists, researchers, science writers and other important figures in the field. However, we have always wrestled with the fact that we were not being true to the title of our show. Many of our listeners have […]

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POE Science in Action

In 2007-2008, I participated in a task force designed to examine the technology education standards and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses for science content and possible equivalency in Wisconsin.  The outcome of the task force led to the recommendation in 2008 that two PLTW courses (Principles of Engineering and Biotechnical Engineering) contain sufficient science content whereby a local school […]

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Plate Tectonics is a Hoax!!!

Lawmakers in Washington and in state governments across the United States have officially labeled earthquake damage as preventable. They have enacted laws that tax citizens for new building strategies. After watching the earthquake disasters unfold in Haiti and Chile, a majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical of the claim that human actions can prevent the massive amount of […]

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Video Quizzes in Science

Using video clips in the classroom is nothing new – a couple companies have even made a business model for this educational niche.  But Hollywood movies can also have educational value, especially when trying to find errors and discrepancies within them.  To assess some basic properties in matter in my chemistry class, I have been utilizing movie clips for help. […]

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