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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

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    • 4.7 • 24 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).

    A Photographer's Time Capsule from the Anthropocene

    A Photographer's Time Capsule from the Anthropocene

    In The Human Element, James Balog exposes this relationship with vivid and often uncomfortable imagery that illustrates unmistakable human impacts on the essential elements of water, air, fire and earth. Balog joins co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler to talk about making the documentary, shares how he delicately balances the portrayal of hope and despair in his visual stories, and discusses his upcoming book with the same name.

    • 39 min
    Fighting Misinformation with Science Documentaries

    Fighting Misinformation with Science Documentaries

    Film maker Scott Hamilton Kennedy joins Lab Out Loud to discuss the process of making science documentaries, how he works to understand and portray the science correctly, and describes an upcoming project on vaccines.

    • 28 min
    Free Virtual Conferences with ScIC (Science is Cool)

    Free Virtual Conferences with ScIC (Science is Cool)

    In March, Dave Bakker and some of his colleagues were looking for a way to provide professional development to STEM teachers while #COVID-19 kept many of them at home. The result was a virtual conference called ScIC (Science is Cool) that has attracted tens of thousands of science teachers and education professionals from around the world. Here Dave discuss the origins of ScIC, celebrate the success of the first three conferences, and share some of their upcoming events.

    • 42 min
    Read about Lindsey, the GIS Specialist, in a free eBook

    Read about Lindsey, the GIS Specialist, in a free eBook

    This week, the Lab Out Loud podcast features GIS Specialist and author Tyler Danielson. Tyler has recently written a book geared towards children to help them understand GIS in the world around them. In "Lindsey the GIS Specialist - A GIS Mapping Story," the title character Lindsey helps to explain what GIS is, describe what data she might collect, and how she could use that data to create digital maps. Listen to the show to hear more about the free eBook.

    • 35 min
    A Discussion about Lab Safety during the Pandemic #Covid-19

    A Discussion about Lab Safety during the Pandemic #Covid-19

    With health and safety always as the priority, Dr. Ken Roy is back to discuss safety considerations while teaching science in the pandemic. We talk about important safety aspects such as checking for clean water pipes and functioning gas lines, using and cleaning safety goggles, when to use classroom and lab ventilation, and addressing safety for at-home investigations.

    • 45 min
    How Inventions have Shaped Us, and Our Role in Shaping Them

    How Inventions have Shaped Us, and Our Role in Shaping Them

    The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another is a new book by Ainissa Ramirez. In this collection of stories about eight inventions (from clocks to silicon chips), Ramirez unearths vivid stories that showcase how humans have created inventions, and in turn, how those inventions have shaped us.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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.

newscienceteacher ,

Inspiring for a new science teacher

I am in graduate school for science education right now, and I this podcast has been inspiring and informative. I have become aware of so many things that are going on in science education these days that I would not have been exposed to otherwise. The podcast is a great source for learning about blogs, shows, websites, songs, shows, and other resources that are useful to a science teacher.

The hosts are excellent - they do a wonderful job interviewing their guests. They are professional and informative while balancing this with a good sense of humor.

The variety of topics is outstanding, touching on many different areas of science and education. I feel well informed after listening to a bunch of these podcasts.

I found out about this podcast in an NSTA email, and I have been hooked ever since I listened to the first episode about a month ago. I plan on continuing to listen to this excellent podcast.

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