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This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.html The K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge is a program from Purdue University Superheroes of Science.
 
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This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Are there habitable planets outside of our solar system? Dr. Ravi Kopparapu, Planetary Scientist at NASA Goddard, explains that almost every star in our galaxy has a planet around it. This means there may be 100 billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy! Most of these planets range between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. Data available to exoplanet s…
 
What might clouds on other planets, even planets outside our own solar system, look like? Alexandria Johnson, Assistant Professor of Practice and Research in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University discusses the process of analyzing a few pixels of light, detected by telescopes, in order to study cloud forma…
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Brian Bates, owner of Bear Creek Organic Farm, suggests thinking about organic farming in terms of an overall broad system that includes biodiversity, soil health, and water quality. Over the last five years, organic food has accounted for the fastest growing segment in the food industry. The biggest challenge in American organic agriculture? We do…
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Dr. Monika Bleszynski, Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, discusses some of the harmful impacts of road salt along with potential alternatives. There are many negative impacts of the bioaccumulation of salt in environments near roadways, including damage to plant life, physiological drought, and the buildup of sal…
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Yadu Pokhrel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. In this episode, Pokhrel explains different types of droughts: meteorological, agricultural, and hydrological; and that computer models help predict when and where droughts might occur. He also discusses how droughts might i…
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Lindsey Britt is a Product Formulator for Procter & Gamble where she creates (and patents!) beauty products. Currently, Britt is the lead formulator for natural products at Procter & Gamble. In this episode, she explains the chemistry behind product development at P&G and teaches us about the different types of sweat, along with how deodorants and …
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Dr. Avinash Bala, Research Associate at the University of Oregon and Founder of Perceptivo, noticed something about the way owls responded to unexpected stimuli. The owl’s pupil noticeably dilates each time it detects an unexpected sound. By studying this pupil dilation response, which is part of the Orienting Response, Bala and colleagues have dis…
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Rick Clark, 5th generation farmer from Williamsport, Indiana, is taking a systematic approach to regenerative farming. Improving soil health by supporting the microbial biome has allowed Rick to remove tillage and take away the need for applying lime, phosphorus, and potassium. He is working toward achieving a balance within the soil, which encoura…
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Honey bees will be foraging for food this spring and you can help! Anne Morningstar, Co-owner, Co-founder, Lead Beekeeper and Brand manager of Bear Creek Organic Farm, offers insight into the life cycle of honey bees, hive management, and helpful suggestions about small things each of us can do to help honey bees and all pollinators. Learn more abo…
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Kathy Lamb Kozenski, the Executive Director of the Geography Educators Network of Indiana, explains that geography is more than just making a map; it is telling a story. We can use story maps to visually tell a story. Story maps use a geographic reference tied to some sort of data. Kathy explains Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the layers …
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
This podcast is the recordings from the live K-12 Science Virtual Teachers' Lounge. Each Monday at 4:00 pm EST science educators from all grade levels get together to chat about something or nothing. If you would like to join the live meeting, check out the K-12 Science calendar for the next week's link. https://www.purdue.edu/science/K12/calendar.…
 
Matthew DeVerna, Ph.D. student, from the Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) at Indiana University discusses many aspects of “misinformation”. These include things like ‘fake news’, some types of memes, rumors or unverified information, the intent of a post, and disinformation. Below are some of the tools that the Observatory on Social Media at IU …
 
Jill Newton, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Purdue University joins us to discuss her career path that led her to become a professor at Purdue University. She also discusses some of the mathematical patterns in cultures that she has visited. Jill challenges a common perception of what mathematicians look like and presents a number …
 
Dr. Andrew Flachs, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University, has returned to discuss ways people impact the environment. Andrew shows us and explains areas that have been sustained farming for nearly thousands of years in South India. He then takes us to Southeastern Europe to discuss the labor and history that has gone into creatin…
 
Dimitrios Giannios, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University uses different wavelengths of light from the electromagnetic spectrum to study the universe. Dimitrios takes the time to explain the electromagnetic spectrum, wavelength bands. We learn about how an astrophysicist uses these wave bands to study neutron stars, puls…
 
Tiffany Lyle, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomic Pathology at Purdue University, speaks about the importance of the blood-brain barrier and ways that this barrier can be damaged from diseases like cancer. Lyle’s lab focuses on finding new ways to address and treat metastatic tumors, particularly tumors in the brain, and improve drug therapy…
 
Erica Carlson, theoretical physicist and 150th Anniversary Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University. Carlson discusses conductors, superconductors, and implications of research on superconductors toward solving the energy crisis. Carlson also describes how electrons can demonstrate states of matter.…
 
Matthew Ward, Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, joins us this week to discuss his work with medical devices (neurostimulators) to understand how to communicate with the nervous system. By gaining a better unde…
 
Chris Uyeda, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University, researches catalysts and catalytic reactions that are useful to the development of new drug molecules. The Uyeda lab focuses on using abundant (and less expensive) elements for catalysis.By Purdue University College of Science
 
Dr. Seema Mattoo, Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at Purdue, researches prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and Fic proteins. Mattoo explains proteins, HYPE, and folding of proteins. The Mattoo lab is collaborating with many science professionals, trying to find an early treatment of Parkinson's disease.…
 
Tony Rice, NASA Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses the moon. He discusses phases of the Moon and leads into some of the backgrounds in the various names of the different Moons that we see. These include the synodic month, sidereal month. Harvest Moon, Blue Moon, and the math behind them. We discover just how long “Once in a …
 
Colin Gray is an Assistant Professor in the computer graphics technology department in Purdue Polytechnic Institute. He is the program lead for user the experience design program. In this episode, we learn about User Experience (UX) design and some of the ways that social media and web sites are actively manipulating people.…
 
Dr. Ali Bramson, new professor (this semester!) of Planetary Science in Dept. of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. Ali has always been interested in space and did a variety of undergrad and grad projects. In this interview we discuss ice on Mars, what defines a planet, what types of planets are there, and the Earth’s ti…
 
The flu and COVID-19 are both spread via respiratory droplets. While the science behind hand washing, mask wearing, and social distancing is very effective at preventing both flu and COVID-19, these precautions must be consistent. It only takes one time of forgetting a mask or not washing hands to become exposed to a virus. At this point, we haven’…
 
Clinton Williams from the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture discusses the processes of wastewater treatment and what happens after the water is treated. We discuss how treatment plants work, nitrates, parts per billion, measuring zero, purple pipes, groundwater recharge, and water testing.…
 
Matt Kasson (Associate Professor) and Brian Lovett (postdoc) are both from West Virginia University and explain what mycology, entomology, and plant pathology are. They discuss the importance of fungi and how fungi work as decomposers and create things. They create chocolate, antibiotics, breads, beverages, and many other things that we use in our …
 
Description: Dr. Emily Hall is a staff scientist and program manager at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Hall explains her involvement with Mote, where she runs both the Ocean Acidification and Chemical and Physical Ecology programs. She discusses how oceans are able to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, therefore making them more acidi…
 
Don Robison seed administrator for the Office of Indiana State Chemist discusses seeds from China. The U.S. and other countries are getting unknown seed packets that vary in types. These seeds can be very dangerous to the U.S. agriculture and economy if planted. Don tells us that throwing them away is the same as planting them. He explains the 3 po…
 
Mohit Verma is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Verma’s group has been busy working on developing a better test for COVID-19 with the goals of both simplifying the current test and providing faster results to patients. Traditionally, when patients are tested for COVID-19, they provide a deep na…
 
Dan Dawson is an Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. Dawson researches the dynamics of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. He analyzes output from different computer simulations to help better understand different aspects of both storm and tornado behavior.…
 
Dan Cziczo, Professor of Atmospheric Science and head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. His group specializes in the study of aerosol particles in the atmosphere. Aerosol particles act as the seeds on which water, clouds, and ice crystals form within the atmosphere. The presence of these particles…
 
Buster Dunsmore is an Associate Professor of Computer Science who both researches and teaches software engineering at Purdue University. While computer programming can be accomplished by one person, software engineering requires a team of people. Software engineering is a current need for industries. There is not as much of a demand on individual p…
 
Herman Sintim, Drug Discovery Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University, has worked to develop a potential drug compound for treating an aggressive form of leukemia known as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Leukemia is one of several different types of blood cancers. While there are a number of different drugs approved…
 
Gouri Prabhakar is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. While the majority of her time is spent teaching both graduate and undergraduate students, she also researches both physical and chemical processes of the atmosphere that lead to change in the concentrations of…
 
Patrick Taylor is a climate scientist at NASA Langley. He discusses the interactions of Earth’s systems (atmosphere, ocean, land, humans, etc.) in impacting climate. Patrick’s research focuses on the impact of clouds and how clouds influence the energy balance of our planet. We discuss how the Earth emits energy upward, which escapes at the top of …
 
Briony Horgan, Professor of Planetary Science at Purdue University, joins us to discuss the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission. Perseverance will launch in July 2020 (link below) and is scheduled to land on Mars at the Jezero crater in February 2021. How does NASA decide where to send the next Rover? Horgan was part of a team of scientists that e…
 
Barbara Cohen is a Planetary Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her interest lies in impact events across the Solar System. Barbara’s work includes laboratory geochronology (time and earth) to determine when rocks formed. Because she is not able to travel to places like the Moon and Mars, Barbara instead relies on robots that can travel…
 
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