Episode 101 – Everyday Science from BrainStuff

This week we explore everyday science found on BrainStuff with our guest Cristen Conger.  As host of BrainStuff and Stuff Mom Never Told You, Cristen talks to us about her work as a writer and host, and how she gets her ideas and does her research.  Listen to the show and explore everyday science explained on BrainStuff. Links: TestTube – A Discovery Digital Network BrainStuff […]

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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 85 – NASA Wavelength

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL85.mp3 This week we learn about a new digital resource called NASA Wavelength.  Organized by topic and audience level, NASA Wavelength delivers a powerful search of Earth and space science resources funded through NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. We were able to chat about NASA Wavelength with Theresa Schwerin (Vice President, Education; Lead, NASA Earth Science Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) Forum; Institute for […]

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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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Episode 77 – Gaming for Science

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL77.mp3 Our guest this week is Zoran Popović.  As director for the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, Zoran helped create (with David Baker and Seth Cooper) Foldit – a popular online game that teaches protein folding and ultimately allows scientists to discover protein structures through crowdsourcing and community collaboration.  Zoran talks to us about Foldit and using games to help solve […]

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Episode 73 – NCSE Now Defending Climate Change Education

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL73.mp3 As science educators are increasingly reporting attacks on climate change education, the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is announcing that they will also be defending climate change science in public school science education.  Join us as Dr. Eugenie Scott explains this new initiative for NCSE by adding climate change to their portfolio in defending good science education. Links: […]

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Episode 67 – Take a Field Trip…In Your Classroom

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL67.mp3 Our guest this week is Jamie Loizzo, project manager for Purdue zipTrips™. A zipTrip is an electronic, interactive field trip that connects students across the country to scientists at Purdue University.  Through the experience, students are able to observe real-life science laboratories, research and science careers.  Listen to the interview and take your kids on a zipTrip! Links Purdue […]

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Episode 66 – But Are They Really Learning?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL66.mp3 This week we discuss teaching techniques with Frank Noschese.  Frank is a high school physics teacher at John Jay High School in Cross River, N.Y.  and an active blogger.  We talk with Frank about blogging, active student engagement, flipped classrooms, psuedoteaching, and the Khan Academy.  Join the conversation and leave your comments. Preview from the Show: There’s a lot of […]

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Episode 65 – Framing a New Vision for Science Education

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL65.mp3 Join us to kick off our 2011-2012 season by talking science standards with Jonathan Osborne from Stanford University.  As a committee member who helped draft the Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards released this summer, Osborne talks to us about science practices, crosscutting concepts and core ideas found within the framework. Preview from the Show: The intention of […]

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Episode 56 – More Chemistry Videos from the PTOV

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL56.mp3   To kick off the International Year of Chemistry, we talk with Dr. Martyn Poliakoff and Dr. Samantha Tang from The Periodic Table of Videos.  Having completed all videos for all 118 elements, the team is working on updating every element video, while adding other videos such as molecular videos and chemical definition videos.  Drs. Poliakoff and Tang talk […]

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