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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