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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Find Science and Technology Videos from Sloan Science and Film

Our guest this week is Sonia Epstein, the Executive Editor of the Museum of the Moving Image’s online publication Science & Film. Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Science & Film is devoted to exploring the intersection of science and film and enhancing the public’s understanding of science and technology. Sonia joins us to talk about Sloan films and the […]

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Googling and MacGyvering

Making his third appearance on Lab Out Loud, we welcome Rhett Allain back to the show.  As an Associate Professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, Rhett is also an avid blogger for Wired Science.  In addition to his consultant work for MythBusters, Rhett has recently added another impressive accolade to his resume: Technical Consultant for the TV show MacGyver (2106).  Rhett joins […]

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Dr. Carin Bondar: Using Sex to Teach Biological Concepts

This week we talk sex with Dr. Carin Bondar (specifically, we discuss how science teachers can use sex to teach biological concepts).  As biologist, writer and presenter, Dr. Carin Bondar hosts an independent web series called Wild Sex and has just released her second book, also titled Wild Sex.  Listen to the show to hear ideas on how you might utilize biological sex to teach […]

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Science Games and Interactives from NOVA Labs

From NOVA Education, we welcome outreach coordinator Ralph Bouquet to showcase NOVA Labs – a free digital platform featuring games that foster authentic scientific exploration. With engaging interactives and informative videos, NOVA Labs allows students to participate in an area of active research where they can analyze and play with the same data that scientists use. Listen to the show to see how your students can participate […]

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Good Thinking! from Smithsonian Science Center [re-release]

NOTE: This is a re-release of episode 130 – one of our most popular episodes that we did in the summer of 2015.  Since they first released Good Thinking! last summer, The Smithsonian Science Education Center has been hard at work producing many more of these wonderful, short-format videos to support K-12 science educators. Listen to the episode for the first […]

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Leading With Awesome: How to Make a Good Science Video

As we have been talking about science videos lately, we decided to investigate what it takes to make a good science video.  So we invited Derek Muller, creator and host of Veritasium: An Element of Truth to the show. Veritasium is a YouTube channel of science and engineering videos featuring experiments, interviews, demos, and other cool science topics.  Derek joins us to talk […]

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Sal Khan explains the Breakthrough Junior Challenge

To kick off season nine of Lab Out Loud, we welcome Sal Khan to the show.  As founder of The Khan Academy, Sal is encouraging students age 13-18 to submit a 10-minute video to the Breakthrough Junior Challenge.  Presented by The Breakthrough Prize and The Khan Academy, The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is currently seeking innovative videos from students that explain a challenging concept or theory of mathematics, life sciences, […]

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Good Thinking! from Smithsonian Science Education Center

  From the Smithsonian Science Education Center, we welcome Marjee Chmiel (Associate Director of Curriculum and Communications) and Jean Flanagan (Science Education Research Specialist) to showcase Good Thinking!  – a new animated series that explores topics in science, cognition, and pedagogy.  Using peer-reviewed research, Good Thinking! addresses common student misconceptions with short, animated episodes specifically geared towards science educators. Listen to the episode to find out more about Good […]

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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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Demos, Resources and Inspiration from @SteveSpangler

This week we turn our attention to science demonstrations.  And who better to talk about demos than Steve Spangler.  Famously known for his Mentos+Diet Coke experiment, Steve is an engaging and entertaining speaker, as well as a YouTube sensation.  Steve joins us to talk about how demonstrations can engage students, while promoting safety, fostering critical thinking and providing suggestions for science […]

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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 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 55 – Science Comedian Brian Malow

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL55.mp3   This week we talk (and laugh with) Brian Malow – a science comedian and video correspondent for Time Magazine’s website.  Malow talks to us about about science and comedy, communicating science, and even lesson planning. See you next year!  Lab Out Loud will return in 2011 on January 10. Links: ScienceComedian.com TIME Video Essays by Brian Malow Insect […]

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