Download NASA’s Earth Observatory for Kids

We 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 […]

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Talking Movies with Andy Howell

Our guest this week is Andy Howell, scientist at Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) and Adjunct Faculty in physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Besides studying supernovae and working with robotic telescopes, Andy (with James Darling) has been working on a podcast to evaluate the scientific content in movies and the portrayal of scientists in media. Called […]

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Crash Course Astronomy with @BadAstronomer

The Bad Astronomer (a.k.a. Phil Plait) has been busy since we’ve last had him on Lab Out Loud.  As astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author, Phil can now add YouTube host to his resume.  Working with Hank and John Green (Crash Course) and PBS Digital Studios, Phil has been writing and filming a new series on YouTube called Crash Course Astronomy.  Listen […]

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Episode 95 – Helping Students Imagine Mars

This week we talk with David Delgado, lead of the Imagine Mars project from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The Imagine Mars Project gives students a chance to work with scientists and engineers to build and design a future human community on Mars.  Listen to learn about the project and other educational outreach opportunities from JPL. Links Jet Propulsion Laboratory Imagine […]

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Episode 87 – Using Technology in Science Instruction

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL87.mp3 Have you been striving to use more technology in your science instruction?  Our guest this week may have some insights for you.  We talk with Randy Bell – co-author of “Technology in the Secondary Science Classroom,” and Associate Dean and Professor of Science Education in the College of Education at Oregon State University.  Randy talks to us about the […]

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Episode 81 – Bonus Episode! Stephen Hawking comes to town

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL81.mp3 In this bonus episode, we talk with Dr. Kip Thorne (world renowned physicist and longtime friend and colleague of Stephen Hawking) about the wonders of modern physics. Plus, we’re giving away our tickets to see Stephen Hawking! An Evening with Dr. Stephen Hawking and Friends Stephen Hawking has agreed to present his newest discussion “Out of a Black Hole” […]

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Episode 72 – 2011 Science Breakthroughs of the Year

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL72.mp3 To kick off the new year, we invited Pamela Hines , senior editor at Science, to talk with us about science in 2011.  From the farthest reaches of the universe to the deepest mysteries of the cell, Hines highlights the major science breakthroughs of 2011. Listen to the episode to hear about these discoveries, and what we might expect […]

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Episode 58 – Exploring New Worlds with Kepler

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL58.mp3   This week we talk with Dr. Natalie Batalha, co-investigator of NASA’s Kepler Team. Dr. Batalha talks to us about her love of science (especially physics), the Kepler mission, and the discovery of planet Kepler 10b. Links: Dr. Natalie Batalha, co-investigator of the Kepler Team Dr. Natalie Batalha, San Jose State University Bay Area Native Takes Road Less Traveled […]

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BLAST from the Past

Last night Dr. Mark Devlin appeared on The Colbert Report to talk about BLAST the Movie. The movie is a documentary about an experiment in 2006 that involved launching a car-sized telescope in Antarctica using a balloon. Before Lab Out Loud, we did a podcast for the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers called Periodicity.  Dr. Devlin, a graduate of University […]

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Episode 32 – Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL32.mp3   Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Lab Out Loud for our season finale.  Dr. Tyson is an author (most recently The Pluto Files and Death by Black Hole), has been described as the ‘Carl Sagan of the 21st Century’ and named “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by PEOPLE magazine, appeared numerous times on The Colbert Report and The Daily Show, stars […]

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Episode 24 – The Bad Astronomer Returns

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL24.mp3   We welcome Phil Plait (aka The Bad Astronomer) back to the show.  Phil talks to us about the International Year of Astronomy and highlights a few events planned for the IYA.  As President of the James Randi Educational Foundation, Phil also discusses the role of skepticism in education. Links: The Bad Astronomer at Discover Magazine Original BA site […]

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Episode 12 – Skepticism and the Bad Astronomer

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol12.mp3   Today’s guest calls himself the Bad Astronomer. Phil Plait is an astronomer, an author, and a well-known blogger at www.badastronomy.com. Phil talks to us about myths and skepticism in the science classroom. Preview from the show: Plait: I am in fact a skeptic. In the public mind – if you ask somebody “what’s a skeptic” – most people […]

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Periodicity 30: BLAST– Balloon-borne Telescope

A Weekly Podcast from the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Find more Periodicity Episodes Today we talk with Dr. Mark Devlin (Department of Physics and Astronomy at UPenn) about BLAST (Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope). Running Time: 23:50 http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/periodicity3001182007.mp3 Show Notes: Today we talk with Dr. Mark Devlin (Department of Physics and Astronomy at UPenn) about BLAST (Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope). […]

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