Best Science Education podcasts (Updated June 2018; image)   Science Education public [super 1695800]
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Math Ed Podcast
Monthly
 
Interviews with mathematics education researchers about recent studies. Hosted by Samuel Otten, University of Missouri.www.mathedpodcast.comProduced by Fibre Studios
 
Learn how to rapidly do Math calculations in your head! Perfect for students in algebra, geometry, calculus, or any math course. Also great to get an edge in business or in the workplace. Also very helpful for students taking the GRE, SAT, LSAT, MCAT, and other standardized tests. Free yourself from using calculators and iphone applications to do basic math. Impress your friends with your mental math abilities!
 
A weekly tour of the periodic table, from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
Monthly podcast from Chemistry World, the magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
A series of talks and lectures from Oxford Mathematicians exploring the power and beauty of their subject. These talks would appeal to anyone interested in mathematics and its ever-growing range of applications from medicine to economics and beyond.
 
Introduction to Biology
 
Breaking Math is a podcast that aims to make math accessible to everyone, and make it enjoyable. Every other week, topics such as chaos theory, forbidden formulas, and more will be covered in detail. If you have 45 or so minutes to spare, you're almost guaranteed to learn something new!
 
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Breaking Bio
Monthly+
 
A group of biologists brings you into the world of evolution and biodiversity research by interviewing the people making new and exciting discoveries about our world.
 
Organic Chemistry - Audio
 
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biobytes
Monthly
 
biobytes is a series of life sciences news podcasts highlighting original scientific research published in Journal of Cell Biology. Each show features interviews with leading scientists from across the globe.
 
Analytical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed research journal that explores the latest concepts in analytical measurements and the best new ways to increase accuracy, selectivity, sensitivity, and reproducibility.
 
ACS Synthetic Biology introduces a series of podcasts highlighting articles published in the journal.
 
ACS Chemical Biology publishes free Podcasts highlighting articles and news pieces published in the journal and discussing the latest activities on its community web site. These include interviews with our authors, editorial board members, editors and science writers.
 
Principles of Chemical Science (2008)
 
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VCE Biology
Daily
 
Mr. Barlow discusses the VCE Biology course content. Each episode covers a discreet topic and lasts for around 5 to 20 minutes. Great to listen to a few episodes before a test and concise enough to listen to an entire semester before an exam. Episode 1 to 12 covers Unit 1. Episode 13 to 23 covers Unit 2. Episode 24 to 31 covers Unit 3. Episode 32 to 39 covers Unit 4. *** Don't forget to Download the ‘Unit 1 Biology‘, ‘Unit 2 Biology‘, ‘Unit 3 Biology‘ and ‘Unit 4 Biology‘ iPhone/iPod Touch a ...
 
Biology is the study of life, and this course examines all aspects of life. Throughout the semester, students will study cell structure and function, how energy is obtained, cell reproduction and ecology, DNA and genetics.Students will also learn about the nature of science by formulating hypotheses, designing and conducting experiments, and relating science and technology to societal issues.
 
A podcast focussed on the Victorian VCE Unit 3/4 Biology course.
 
Join us to discuss the latest in popular science books. We interview authors and dissect the issues raised by each book. It's a book review with a difference.
 
These lectures on the biology of aging are presented to you by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo of the College of St. Scholastica. The information provided will be of interest to students and those planning careers in science and medicine as well as current practitioners in the field. Please note: The content and opinions expressed here belong to the author and are not necessarily endorsed by The College of St. Scholastica. For the course outline or to view a digital blackboard of images associated with t ...
 
This is the podcast created by Biology Teacher Aaron Mathieu from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Massachusetts. Each episode, I will sit down with a different life science teacher and talk about his or her path to the classroom, work in the classroom, and hopes and dreams for the future.
 
Student-Created Tutorials Companion to our iTunes Education Podcast
 
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Discover bat-borne-bombs and a classic chemistry textbook, as Mike Freemantle examines the history of kerosene
 
The history of physics as a natural science is filled with examples of when an experiment will demonstrate something or another, but what is often forgotten is the fact that the experiment had to be thought up in the first place by someone who was aware of more than one plausible value for a property of the universe, and realized that there was ...…
 
Michael Ralph & Laurence Woodruff are the hosts of the podcast “2 Pint PLC.” Laurence is a Biology teacher at Olathe East High School and Michael works at the University of Kansas Center for STEM Learning. At one time, they worked in the same high school science department where they both taught biology and developed a professional relationship ...…
 
One mineral form may look like gold, but Brian Clegg isn't fooled by the value of iron sulfides
 
Hello. This is Jonathan Baca from Breaking Math here with a quick message. We will be back Tuesday June 19th with an episode on Bell's inequality, which is an important and meaningful problem in quantum physics that confirms some strange and unintuitive properties of entanglement. So how do particles speak to each other from far away? What do w ...…
 
Michael Steele from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Craig Huhn from Holt High School (Michigan) discuss their new book, A Quiet Revolution: One District's Story of Radical Curricular Change in High School Mathematics, published by Information Age. Mike's Professional Webpage Craig's District Webpage See the comments for references C ...…
 
Join Emma Stoye at the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. She speaks to New Scientist's Rowan Hooper about his book Superhuman, finds out from Philip Ball why quantum physics is Beyond Weird, and discusses the genesis of a new book with Gabrielle Walker. Plus, an in-depth chat about the very nature of the universe with Pete ...…
 
From tacky Hallowe’en decorations to the stuff of an arachnophobe’s nightmares, spiders don’t have the greatest reputation. But, as Kat Arney is here to prove, there’s fascinating chemistry at work in their webs.
 
Tom Martinez is an AP Biology and Biotechnology teacher at Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Illinois. Throughout his long career, Tom has worked to bring a wide variety of research opportunities anc connections to his students. This included working with the BioBuilder synthetic biology curriculum, working with the Barcoding Life’s Matrix ...…
 
Jamie Durrani on the compound that gives pepper its characteristic kick
 
Brian Clegg with the winemaking byproduct that may be lurking in your larder
 
Kelly Kluthe is a Biology teacher at Olathe West High School in Olathe, Kansas. She also recently accepted a position to teach biology classes at Baker University. Kelly has present at both state and national biology meetings including the 2017 NABT National Conference where she presented “Project-Based Learning in the NGSS Biology Classroom” a ...…
 
Jere Confrey from North Carolina State University discusses her career in mathematics education, including her ideas about children's mathematical thinking, learning progressions, and the Common Core State Standards. Guest host: Kim Morrow Leong Jere's Professional Webpage Turn on CC Math Scaling Up Digital Design Studies (SUDDS) See the commen ...…
 
Kat Arney discovers the strange things that happen when organic compounds go round the twist
 
For this month’s podcast, we explore the world of anti-GM campaigning which Mark Lynas was a part of for years, and discover what it was that made him turn his back on his extreme views. The book looks at how and why he decided to help scientists on the other side of the divide, and explores the work he has done to help farmers in developing co ...…
 
The fabric of the natural world is an issue of no small contention: philosophers and truth-seekers universally debate about and study the nature of reality, and exist as long as there are observers in that reality. One topic that has grown from a curiosity to a branch of mathematics within the last century is the topic of cellular automata. Cel ...…
 
A component of 'trench atmosphere' and ‘the most powerful antiseptic known’, Mike Freemantle explores calcium hydroxide and the birth of a chemical dynasty
 
Brittany is a biology teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland. Brittany teaches multiple levels of biology, including AP Biology. Brittany is involved with several high quality professional development communities, including as a member of the BSCS AP Bio Leadership Academy and as a Senior Fellow & Kaleidoscope Associate Editor ...…
 
Swipe, tap, pinch, poke and prod – Neil Withers gets hands on with touchscreen material indium tin oxide, ITO
 
A paradox is characterized either by a logical problem that does not have a single dominant expert solution, or by a set of logical steps that seem to lead somehow from sanity to insanity. This happens when a problem is either ill-defined, or challenges the status quo. The thing that all paradoxes, however, have in common is that they increase ...…
 
Science imitates art imitating science, as sitcom The big bang theory inspires the creation of a new compound
 
This digest episode features the following summaries (timecodes indicated): (2:06) Doerr, H. M., DelMas, R., & Makar, K. (2017). A modeling approach to the development of students’ informal inferential reasoning. Statistics Education Research Journal, 16(2), 86–115. Summarized by Jeremy Strayer (6:47) Rubel, L. H., Hall-Wieckert, M., & Lim, V. ...…
 
Concluding our pair of podcasts on a recent cycling scandal, Ben Valsler looks at the steroid triamcinolone
 
Brandon Boswell is a science teacher at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Florida. Brandon has taught a wide variety of science classes throughout his career including AP Biology, Honors Chemistry, and Physics. Brandon is a very active advocate for students learning and is active in many professional development activities. At his school, Bran ...…
 
The spectre of disease causes untold mayhem, anguish, and desolation. The extent to which this spectre has yielded its power, however, has been massively curtailed in the past century. To understand how this has been accomplished, we must understand the science and mathematics of epidemiology. Epidemiology is the field of study related to how d ...…
 
Acetylcysteine is a versatile drug, helping manage lung conditions and treat paracetamol overdose. But, as Ben Valsler discovers, it has found itself at the centre of a cycling controversy
 
Jamie Durrani presents a pair of plant-based poisons
 
Jim Hiebert from the University of Delaware discusses his career in mathematics education, from children's mathematical thinking to conceptually-rich teaching to systems of instructional change. Jim's Professional Website Jim's Remarks to SIG-RME The Teaching Gap See the comments for references Complete list of episodes…
 
Are things getting better, or are we on the decline? In Enlightenment now, Steven Pinker argues that science and reason have made us better than ever before. Emma Stoye, Kit Chapman and Aurora Walshe find out if he hits the mark.
 
Camden Hanzlick-Burton teaches biology and AP Biology at Summit Sierra High School in Seattle, WA. He is a Knowles Teaching Initiative Senior Fellow and actively collaborates with his fellow alumni of the UKanTeach program as well as with other teachers. He is a member of NSTA, the Region IX Coordinator for NABT (covering the Pacific States), a ...…
 
Kat Arney wraps herself around the tree sap that saved transatlantic telecommunications
 
Corey Drake from Michigan State University discusses the article, "Curriculum spaces for connecting to children’s multiple mathematical knowledge bases," written by Land, Bartell, Drake, Foote, Roth McDuffie, Turner, and Aguirre, published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies. Article URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00220272.2 ...…
 
Heather Johnson (@HthrLynnJ) from the University of Colorado at Denver discusses her article, "A link between students' discernment of variation in unidirectional change and their use of quantitative variational reasoning," published in Educational Studies in Mathematics, Volume 97. (Co-author: Evan McClintock) Heather's Professional Webpage He ...…
 
Cheryl is an adjunct faculty member at 2 universities in Portland, Oregon where she is supporting and supervising 6 hard-working science teacher candidates. Cheryl taught high school biology for 26 years, teaching AP Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology for over 20 years. She also taught biology at the college level. Since 1997, Cheryl has le ...…
 
A giant marine toxin with a total synthesis story to tell
 
For this month’s podcast, we peruse Steve Mould and Helen Arney’s new book: The Element in the Room. Inspired by the popular science stand-up show, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, the book takes us on an energetic journey of discovery through science, showing us how to do a range of science experiments at home, and revealing facts and intriguing s ...…
 
Information theory was founded in 1948 by Claude Shannon, and is a way of both qualitatively and quantitatively describing the limits and processes involved in communication. Roughly speaking, when two entities communicate, they have a message, a medium, confusion, encoding, and decoding; and when two entities communicate, they transfer informa ...…
 
This digest episode features the following summaries (timecodes indicated): (02:10) Thompson, P. W., Hatfield, N. J., Yoon, H., Joshua, S., & Byerley, C. (2017). Covariational reasoning among U.S. and South Korean secondary mathematics teachers. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 48, 95–111. Summarized by Jeremy Strayer (08:28) Lobato, J., & Wal ...…
 
John is the Eugene McDermott Master Teaching Chair in Science at St. Mark's School of Texas, in Dallas, Texas. John is a biology teacher, science communicator, and a nature photographer fascinated by Human origins, evolution, and microscopic organisms. In 2015, John traveled to the Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) at the University of the W ...…
 
Colourful crustaceans and the story of a ubiquitous biological pigment
 
Jonathan and Gabriel discuss what you have to expect with Breaking Math's second season!
 
Kat Arney investigates the biological pigment that links sun tanning, squid ink and browning bananas
 
Ann Brokaw is a biology teacher at Rocky River High School, in Rocky River, Ohio. Ann currently teaches Advanced Placement Biology, Principles of Biology I/College Partnership (dual credit) and Academic Biology. Ann is a leader in many aspects of the Biology teaching community including as a member of the NABT/BSCS AP Biology Leadership Academy ...…
 
Zal Usiskin from the University of Chicago discusses his career in mathematics education. Zal's UChicago Profile UCSMP Textbook Series http://ucsmp.uchicago.edu/ We Need Another Revolution collected volume See the comments for references Complete list of episodes
 
This month we take a look at Testosterone rex. Cordelia Fine dismantles various ideas about gender equality, and examines why these perceptions have managed to garner such mainstream support.
 
We speak to Yuri Oganessian about the element that bears his name
 
Three Tennessee institutions contributed to the discovery of element 117, now fittingly named tennessine
 
Meet the Mayor of Livermore, California, and discover how his city has been immortalised on the periodic table
 
The US-Russian collaborative superheavy element 'factory' strikes again, but only 100 atoms of element 115 have ever been observed
 
How 'hot fusion' research saw an end to cold war tensions
 
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