Episode 54 – The Encyclopedia of Life

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL54.mp3   Originally imagined by Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson as “…an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth…”, The Encyclopedia of Life is a free, online, collaborative encyclopedia intended to document every living species known to science. It is compiled from existing databases and from contributions by experts and non-experts throughout the world. This week we talk with […]

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Episode 53 – Science We Can Learn

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL53.mp3   This week we talk with Daniel M. Carchidi (Publication Director) and Dr. Natalie Kuldell (instructor) about MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW).  OCW is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content, open and available to the world. How do you learn science? Join the conversation at www.laboutloud.com to share your favorite classes, media sources, or other ways to learn […]

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Episode 51 – Science We Can Blog About

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL51.mp3   This week we discuss our favorite science blogs and talk to Rhett Allain – an Associate Professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University.  Rhett discusses science teaching and his popular blog Dot Physics, at www.wired.com/wiredscience/dotphysics. What science blogs do you follow?  Join the conversation at laboutloud.com to share your favorite science blogs and websites. Want to setup an […]

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Episode 31 – The AMS Education Program

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL31.mp3   Our guest this week is Jim Brey, Director of the Education Program at the American Meteorological Society.  Jim talks to us about the AMS Education Program, which promotes the teaching of atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrologic sciences through pre-college teacher training and instructional resource material development. Links: AMS Education Program DataStreme Atmosphere – Links to weather maps and other items […]

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Episode 23 – The Periodic Table of Videos

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL23.mp3   Our second international podcast brings us to the University of Nottingham, where The Periodic Table of Videos is hosted.  An online periodic table that includes short videos about each element, the PTOV has been watched over 3.9 million times.  Dr. Martyn Poliakoff, CBE – a research professor at the University of Nottingham – tells us about The Periodic […]

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Episode 17 – Sir Harold Kroto on Science Education

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL17.mp3 To open our second season, we talked with Sir Harold Kroto. Kroto won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 (along with Curl and Smalley) for the discovery of fullerenes. He talks to us about a loss of hands-on experiences in our world, how to reform science education, and offers a new resource for science (and other) educators. Links: […]

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