A Breath of Fresh Science Writing from Sam Kean

Making his third appearance on Lab Out Loud, we welcome science storyteller Sam Kean back to the show.  As author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb, Sam has a new book out called Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us.  Sam joins us to talk about how a chemistry thought problem lead to the title of […]

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It’s Mole Day! How do you Celebrate?

It’s Mole Day! Celebrated on October 23, Mole Day recognizes Avogadro’s number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic unit of measurement in chemistry. We discuss mole day, reminisce on how we have celebrated it, and celebrate the founder of the National Mole Day Foundation: Maurice Oehler (a Wisconsin Science Teacher).  How do you celebrate Mole Day?  Leave a comment, […]

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Brewing for Science #sciencecareers

Science degrees can be found in the most intriguing careers. This week we talk with Becca Ransohoff, an analytical chemist for MadTree Brewing in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In June, MadTree released Entropic Theory (a hoppy, juicy IPA) with a special can launch party whereby a portion of the proceeds were donated to iSPACE, a local non-profit that promotes education of science,  engineering, technology […]

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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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STEM Education in the Every Student Succeeds Act

As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) takes full effect this fall, educators might be curious to know how this new legislation affects STEM education. To help us navigate through ESSA, we welcome James Brown to the show. As executive director of the STEM Education Coalition, James works with the Coalition to raise awareness in Congress, the Administration, and other organizations about […]

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Teaching as a True Profession

From Math for America, we welcome John Ewing (President) and Megan Roberts (Executive Director) to the show.  With a goal of making teaching a viable, rewarding and respected career, MƒA provides a mechanism that encourages professional STEM educators to engage in their subject matter while working in a collaborative and supportive environment.  In practice, MƒA’s fellowship program engages New York City teachers to engage in professional growth […]

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Learn Science with Che[M]ystery – a Science Graphic Novel #teachercreated

To kickoff season 11, we welcome Christopher Preece to the show.  As a high school chemistry teacher, Chris recently created Che[M]ystery – a graphic novel that teaches chemistry concepts. Written by Preece and illustrated by Josh Reynolds, Che[M]ystery follows the adventures of two kids as they gain superpowers, fight a radioactive monster and learn some science along the way. Chris joins us to discuss […]

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