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).
So What Have We Learned? #COVID-19
To close out season 14, the Lab Out Loud podcast reflects on experiences educating and learning through a pandemic. Co-hosts Brian Bartel and Dale Basler also re-connect with Fred Ende and his kids as they share their experiences learning science and communicating with others over the last year.
Smelling Your Ants and Other Tips from a Myremocologist #ScientistOutLoud
Dr. Terry McGlynn joins the Lab Out Loud podcast to discuss his research with ants and other insects found in tropical rainforests. Since 1995, Terry has been working out of La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica studying ants as a model system. Instead of the boring ants we might find in North America, these tropical species are far more interesting and can teach us a lot about social interactions, organizing behaviors, and balancing ecosystems.
Explore Sound Online with Listening to Waves
In an attempt to help students make visible connections between science and sound, Dr. Victor Minces and his team have created Listening to Waves - a suite of online tools that allow students to easily view, manipulate and generate sound.
The Impact of Pop Culture and Video Creation in Science Education
With a shift to online learning during the pandemic, students have relied on watching and creating more videos. Rhett Allain joins Lab Out Loud to help make sense of how videos can impact science education.
Bringing science home with Science Buddies
Our exploration into science at home connects us with Ben Finio and Svenja Lohner, both senior staff scientists at Science Buddies. With an emphasis on providing kid-friendly, bite-sized STEM learning activities for students to do at home, Science Buddies also offers a robust array of resources like science news, interactive simulations, NGSS-aligned lesson plans, and more.
What Students can Learn from Perseverance
A chemist by training, Brandon Rodriguez teaches high school chemistry and physics while working as an Education Specialist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he provides resources and training for K-12 schools. Brandon joins Lab Out Loud to remind us of the impossible task of landing a rover on Mars, shares what we can expect to learn from the Perseverance mission, and provides a little advice for students interested in working for NASA and other STEM fields.
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!
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.
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.