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  • An awesome new asset for teachers, written by an awesome science teacher!  Aaron Tait. Director of Innovation %u2013 Education Changemakers
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Be Amazing - How to teach science, the way primary kids love! By Ben Newsome. This is a green book cover, with the title writing in white

Think back to your first feelings when you entered school as a student teacher, and how you were prepared to try anything to get the kids actively involved in your lessons …

From engaging science experiments, effective role-play scenarios and useful digital technologies through to intriguing Maker spaces, colourful science fairs and community collaboration in your school, there are so many ways that you can be the spark that ignites a passion in students for understanding how the world works. This book takes you through the practical and realistic ways you can teach the kind of science that kids care about!

Discover how to address students’ science misconceptions, teach science with limited resources and ensure primary students can work to the scientific method in fun challenges where they can explore science in meaningful ways they’ll remember.
It’s time to reinvigorate your love of teaching and bring about sustained active learning. Your classroom can become a glowing example of how to engage students in STEM and a beacon for the greater community.
It’s not just about ‘teaching’ … your job is to inspire!

“This is by far the most engaging, cutting-edge and practical science book I’ve come across. Packed with eye-popping experiments, handy tools, great ideas and grounded in years of practical, down-to-earth educator insight from author Ben Newsome, this is a simple, fun and detailed, one-stop guide to creating an amazing STEM classroom.”
Heather Catchpole. Editor, careers with Code & head of content for Refraction Media, Australia’s leading STEM publishers.

'An awesome new asset for teachers, written by an awesome science teacher!’
Aaron Tait. Director of Innovation – Education Changemakers

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About the Author

Ben Newsome

Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education in 2004 to deliver science education across Australia which now reaches 300,000 students a year with staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Canberra. He is a qualified science teacher, former CSIRO Education member, 2013 Churchill Fellow,  2015 & 2016 Australian Small Business Education Services Winner and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is on the leadership team for the International Society for Technology in Education Interactive Video Conferencing group, an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW, contributes to the education advisory committee for the GWS Giants AFL team and the NSW Churchill Fellows Association committee.  In 2012 Ben co-founded the non-profit Virtual Excursions Australia which has now grown to include over 40 major cultural institutions and departmental distance education managers to create collaborative video conference events and to share tips and tricks on best practice. In 2015 he co-founded another non-profit called the Pinnacle Education Collaborative, a network of over 30 cultural organisations in North America that deliver virtual excursions to schools, retirement homes, remand centers and more.

Ben is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences and presents at teacher professional development sessions for K to 12 science class delivery wherever possible. Putting together collaborative educational events with cultural organisations as well as the corporate sector is a major role these days which he thoroughly enjoys!

You can also download his Churchill Fellowship report 
"Best Practice in Science Education via Video Conference" 

Twitter: @bennewsome_ 

2013 Churchill Fellow

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National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry

Creator: Newsome, Ben, author.
Title: Be Amazing: How to teach science the way primary kids love / Ben Newsome.
ISBN: 9780992317683 (paperback)
Pages: 310


Science--Study and teaching (Primary)
Effective teaching.
Teaching--Methodology. Motivation in education.

2013 Churchill Fellow CILC Pinnacle AwardFizzics wins at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards
Australian Science Teachers Association

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