Learn Science with Crack the Circuit and Other Physics Games #teachercreated

Continuing with a theme of teacher created content, we are proud to share Matt Blackman’s physics games and apps.  As physics teacher and adjunct instructor at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, Matt founded The Universe & More where he creates educational games and apps such as Crack the Circuit and Action Graphing. Matt joins us to talk about his games, […]

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Tales of Lost Labs: What Happened to Ramp and Roll?

Have you ever relied upon a lab or resource so much that you don’t know what you would do without it?  This mini-lab episode discusses such a tool that was lost and then found again – Mihara Naoki’s Ramp and Roll. Originally developed to assist introductory physics students understand the simple motion of ball rolling on a ramp, Ramp and Roll’s unique user-friendly interface […]

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Exploding Supernovae and Robotic Telescopes

We had so much fun talking movies with Andy Howell, so we continued talking with him about his work as scientist at Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) and Adjunct Faculty in physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Andy joins us (again) to talk about studying supernovae, his work with robotic telescopes, and how science really happens. Links: Andy […]

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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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Physics Toolbox: Data Collection with Student Smartphones

We love collecting data. That’s why we are happy to welcome Chrystian and Rebecca Vieyra to the show.  Working as an app developer and high school physics teacher, this husband and wife team developed Physics Toolbox – a suite of apps that use the built-in sensors inside smartphones to complement the current probeware used in classrooms. Listen to the show […]

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Episode 104 – An Online Physics Course…With Lab!

This week we learn about MOOCs with Michael Schatz.   As professor of physics at Georgia Tech, Schatz has been running a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) for Introductory Physics I with Laboratory.  Schatz talks to us about his experience with the class, how the online lab requirements work, and his plans to expand it. Links: Michael Schatz, School of […]

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Episode 99 – Rhett Allain: Blogging, Birds and Movies

This week we welcome Rhett Allain back to the show.  As an Associate Professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, Rhett is an avid blogger for Wired Science at  Dot Physics. Rhett talks to us about his new book, analyzing physics in movies, and the ideas in his blog. Links Dot Physics Episode 51 – Science We Can Blog About Amazon.com: National […]

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Episode 79 – Vernier’s Game-Changer

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL79.mp3 Our guest this week is the co-founder of Vernier Software & Technology, David Vernier.  David talks to us about the history of the company, his popular software and data collection hardware, and the release of two new products that are part of Vernier’s Connected Science System – the LabQuest2 and Graphical Analysis iOS app. Links: Vernier Software & Technology About […]

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Episode 68 – Modeling Instruction in the Science Classroom

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL68.mp3 This week we talk with Mark Schober about using Modeling Instruction in the science classroom.  As president of the American Modeling Teacher’s Association, Mark shares with us a history of modeling, how it can be used in the classroom and that it is for more than just physics courses. Links Schober’s Physics: ModelingPhysics.org Contact Mark Schober Modeling Instruction in […]

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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 62 – The Sitcom Experiment

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL62.mp3   Bill Prady, Executive Producer and co-creator of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, joins us to talk about one of our favorite science shows. Links: The Big Bang Theory on CBS The Big Bang Theory (IMDB) Follow Bill Prady on Twitter Bill Prady on Facebook The Biog Blog Theory (David Saltsberg) David Saltzberg (UCLA Physics) Interview with […]

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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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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 44 – Griff Jones and the IIHS

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL44.mp3   Griff Jones is an award-winning science teacher plucked from teaching high school to work with UFTeach – a program with the University of Florida designed to increase the quantity and quality of secondary mathematics and science teachers.  Griff was also selected to work with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to make two videos about understanding the science […]

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Episode 43 – Mythbusters’ Adam Savage

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL43.mp3   We first met Adam Savage (from the Mythbusters) at The Amaz!ng Meeting 7 last summer, where he gave a talk about the creative process and failure that comes with ‘making’.  Of course, we knew that we had to get Adam on the show.  A few months later, we were lucky to talk with Adam about the Mythbusters, science […]

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Episode 40 – Being Sean Carroll

audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL40.mp3   Sean Carroll (physicist) and Sean B. Carroll (biologist) talk to us about their respective science fields, science education and being Sean Carroll.  (NOTE: Scientists displayed below in alphabetical order) Links: “Sean” data from Wolfram Alpha “Sean Carroll” Google Search Sean Carroll on Google News Sean B. Carroll (biologist) seanbcarroll.com Sean B. Carroll’s Lab About Sean B. Carroll HHMI […]

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Episode 35 – The Quantum Frontier

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL35.mp3   With the Large Hadron Collider scheduled to come back online in November, we were able to talk with writer and physicist Don Lincoln again (see Episode 8).  Dr. Lincoln talks about the LHC and his new book: The Quantum Frontier. Links: The Quantum Frontier The Large Hadron Collider – CERN Lab Out Loud Episode 8: The Future of […]

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Episode 28 – Who watches the Watchmen? Scientists Do!

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL28.mp3   Our guest this week is Jennifer Ouellette, director of the Science and Entertainment Exchange.  The Exchange provides entertainment industry professionals with access to top scientists and engineers to help bring the reality of cutting-edge science to creative and engaging storylines. Jennifer talks to us about her work with the Exchange, in how scientists advise pop culture – including […]

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