Learning the Rules with Sean B. Carroll

To close season 10, we welcome back Dr. Sean B. Carroll – award-winning scientist, writer, and educator.  Dr. Carroll’s new book, The Serengeti Rules, examines the fundamental question of how life works as he uncovers the rules that determine the what controls the number of species in an environment and the diversity within that community.  What this molecular biologist learns […]

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Safer Science and the Duty of Care

Making his third appearance on Lab Out Loud, we welcome Dr. Ken Roy back to discuss safety in science classrooms and other potentially harmful areas (such as makerspaces).  This fall, Ken launched the NSTA Safety Blog to share commentaries on the latest safety issues, legal standards and better professional practices.  Ken reminds us about important science safety practices such as yearly safety training, […]

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Climate Change in Science Education: Survey Results

In February, the journal Science published an article entitled “Climate Confusion Among U.S. Teachers” that has been attracting a great deal of mainstream media attention. Examining a nationwide survey of how middle school and high science teachers address climate change in their classes, the article reveals some encouraging insights and uncovers a few areas for improvement. To help us better […]

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Propose a Solution for a Real Problem with eCYBERMISSION

  Our guest this week is Matt Hartman, the content manager for eCYBERMISSION. Sponsored by the Army and administered by NSTA, eCYBERMISSION is a web-based STEM competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams tasked with proposing a solution to a real problem in their community.  Matt joins us to tell us about the competition and its alignment to the Next Generation Science […]

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Using the Claim, Evidence and Reasoning Framework

Prompted from listener feedback, we welcome Dr. Kate McNeill and Dr. Joe Krajcik to the show.  As authors of Supporting Grade 5-8 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science, Kate and Joe join us to talk about using the Claim, Evidence and Reasoning (CER) framework as a method to guide students towards explanations in science.  Listen to the show to understand what CER is […]

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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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Episode 108 – Science in Early Childhood Education

We invite Karen Worth to the show to discuss NSTA’s recent adoption of a position statement in Early Childhood Science Education.  In addition to helping write the position statement, Worth serves as faculty member at Wheelock College where she teaches courses in elementary education and science education to pre-service and in-service teachers.  Listen to the show to learn about the what […]

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Episode 82 – Science of the Summer Olympics

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL82.mp3 As the school year begins, why not think back to the summer?  Join us as we kick off our sixth season by talking with Senior Producer Mark Miano about NBC Learn’s Science of the Summer Olympics.  NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, has been providing historic stories, images and primary source documents available on-demand to teachers, students […]

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