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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

The Past

From our very first moments as student teachers, we felt the thrill of the challenge of imparting knowledge to the students we were tasked with teaching. We were given a curriculum to follow and teaching aids to help each lesson make it into the minds of children, in the hope it would teach them how science really works in a way that students understand. Often it could feel hit and miss!

The Future

So what can you change? What can you do make lessons more engaging, more directed towards the scientific method that still grabs kids attention? How do you take a science curriculum you cannot control and make your lessons inspire today's generation of tech-savvy, hungry for information students who can (and should) question everything you teach them? It’s not about changing the curriculum, it’s about being amazing at teaching kids how the world works!

Inspire them

Discover how to address students’ science misconceptions, teach science with limited resources and ensure primary students can work to the scientific method with 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 primary students in STEM, and a beacon for the greater community.

A Learning Experience

From creating engaging science experiments, effective role-play scenarios and making use of 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 science book takes you through the practical and realistic ways you can teach the kind of science that kids care about!

Your job is not just to give lessons … your job is to inspire learning!

To get an idea of what this primary education book contains please take a virtual flick-through some example pages.

What people are saying about this STEM teaching handbook
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  • An awesome new asset for teachers, written by an awesome science teacher!  Aaron Tait. Director of Innovation %u2013 Education Changemakers
  • This is by far the most engaging, cutting-edge and practical science book I%u2019ve come across. - Heather Catchpole. Head of Content, Refraction Media
  • \'If you%u2019ve been looking for a way to bring science to life in your classroom, then grab a copy of this book.%u2019 Marc Wileman %u2013 Founder of Sublime Science & TEDx Speaker
  • I wish I had this book when I was training as a science teacher. Ben will inspire a whole new generation of science educators and their students. - Vanessa Barratt. Science teacher and communicator
  • %u2018Just finished your book %u2013 this is gold and a great resource! Brilliant.%u2019 Paul Stafford. School literacy consultant & aaward winning author


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About the Author

Ben Newsome
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

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_ 



Place order for Be Amazing

RRP $29.95 inc. GST plus shipping & handling

Place order for Be Amazing

Also available as an eBook

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Go to the Kindle Store

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.

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