266 episodes

Lab Out Loud is a show about science teaching in the classroom and beyond. Lab Out Loud seeks to explore science education through discussions with educators, researchers, leading scientists, science writers and other guests who are committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

Support for Lab Out Loud is provided by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA).

Lab Out Loud Dale Basler and Brian Bartel

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

Lab Out Loud is a show about science teaching in the classroom and beyond. Lab Out Loud seeks to explore science education through discussions with educators, researchers, leading scientists, science writers and other guests who are committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

Support for Lab Out Loud is provided by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA).

    Fostering Educational Stewardship

    Fostering Educational Stewardship

    Stephen Pompea joins the show to discuss how scientists can support science education in formal and informal settings.
    Show notes at:
    https://laboutloud.com/?p=5624

    • 47 min
    Learn Chemistry with Ninjas in Games and Graphic Novels!

    Learn Chemistry with Ninjas in Games and Graphic Novels!

    Nathan Schreiber returns to the Lab Out Loud podcast to talk about his newest project using a series of graphic novels designed to teach chemistry concepts. Building off of the popular game, Valence uses science ninjas in an action packed adventure that teaches foundational chemistry about what makes up the universe, how it’s measured, and how it’s transformed. Nathan joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to discuss his games and graphic novels, describe how his characters can engage students in learning science, and share a sneak peak at his next project!
    Show notes at:
    https://laboutloud.com/2022/05/learning-chemistry-with-ninjas/

    • 35 min
    Bringing Untold Stories to the Surface

    Bringing Untold Stories to the Surface

    The next guest on the Lab Out Loud podcast is National Geographic Explorer and storyteller Tara Roberts. For the last couple of years, Tara has been following a group of black scuba divers around the world as they search for and help document slave shipwrecks. These explorations to the ocean floor and within human journeys have been shared as rich stories through her "Into the Depths" podcast and as a cover feature in the March issue of National Geographic magazine. Tara joins Lab Out Loud to share her experiences as an Explorer, describe the importance of discovery through a different lens, and emphasize the significance of telling these stories.
     
    Show notes at:
    https://laboutloud.com/2022/04/episode-265-tara-roberts-storytelling/

    • 52 min
    Addressing Alternative Conceptions when Teaching Science

    Addressing Alternative Conceptions when Teaching Science

    Our guest this week is Tim Hartelt from the Department of Biology Education at the University of Kassel in Germany. With colleagues Helge Martens and Nina Minkley, Tim recently co-authored a study investigating if science teachers were able to diagnose the alternative conceptions the may hold when teaching biology concepts. Tim joins us to discuss the study and its findings, how teachers might identify alternative conceptions, and explain how they might be connected to their own professional experiences and content knowledge.
    Show notes at:
    https://laboutloud.com/2022/04/episode-264-alt-conceptions-teaching-science/

    • 46 min
    How to Cultivate the Next Generation of Science Teachers

    How to Cultivate the Next Generation of Science Teachers

    [ This episode is sponsored by Siemens STEM Day Possibility Grant Sweepstakes ]
     
    This week, the Lab Out Loud podcast welcomes Dr. Meenakshi Sharma to the show. From her unique perspective as a professor of science education who trains pre-service teachers, Dr. Sharma recently wrote an article detailing the characteristics of elementary teachers who effectively implement the Next Generation Science Standards. Dr. Sharma joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to discuss these characteristics, explain how they are grounded in using real-world phenomena, and describe why this shift in science teacher training is so important.
     
    Show notes at:
    https://laboutloud.com/2022/03/episode-263-characteristics-of-effective-science-teachers/

    • 50 min
    Reorganizing the Tree of Life #ScientistOutLoud

    Reorganizing the Tree of Life #ScientistOutLoud

    In this installment of #ScientistOutLoud, the Lab Out Loud podcast welcomes research and teaching professor Prashant Sharma from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Using morphology and genomic data, Dr. Sharma and his lab recently challenged our understanding of arachnid classification, by adding horseshoe crabs to the same class as spiders and scorpions. Dr. Sharma joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to remind them how modern classification works, describe why his team believes horseshoe crabs should be classified as arachnids, and discuss how this work showcases the process of science.
    About The Guest:
    Dr. Prashant Sharma is the principal investigator of the Sharma Lab in the department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The lab’s research broadly addresses macroevolution of invertebrates through the lenses of phylogenetics, genomics, and comparative development, with emphasis on chelicerate arthropods (from sharmalabuw.org)
    Show notes at:
    https://laboutloud.com/2022/03/episode-262-horseshoe-crab-classification/

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Inspiring, informative, and fun! ⭐

As an aspiring life-long learner, this podcast is a must-listen. Dale and Brian are wonderful hosts that encourage great conversations with their high-quality guests. They take potentially complicated topics and present the information in a fun and engaging way. Definitely recommend listening and subscribing!

LenKlein ,

Great fun and wonderful information

I look forward to listening to this podcast. It is great info and one of the best edited podcasts I listen to. Thank you for this.

Meg in PA ,

Inspirational Enthusiasm

I was excited to find the Lab Out Loud podcast about two years ago. At the time, I had just begun taking Science Ed classes to obtain my Secondary Ed Physics cert. In one of the first episodes I listened to, Dale and Brian were talking about how they get scientists and other guests on their show. They said they just ask - what's the worse thing that can happen - the person will say no. I don't know how many guests say no, but I have been amazed at quality of their quests and knowledge that they share. Lab Out Lab will continue to be a weekly must listen as i begin teaching this fall. Highly recommend this podcast for any science teacher or parents of would be scientists and engineers.

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