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Podcast: FizzicsEd now in California!

Written by Ben Newsome on August 7th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 61 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Fizzics Education is now on the ground in San Diego! Hear from co-founder Jeanette McConnell of Fizzics Education USA about her work in science outreach and her thoughts on what makes hands-on experiments memorable.

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Jeanette pouring dry ice and green liquid from a flask into a glass owl

Hands-on science rocking the States!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education, podcasts , scicomm, teaching
 

Gamechangers and changemakers

Written by Kate on August 4th, 2018.      0 comments

Spreading knowledge & ideas

This National Science Week, we’ve been out around Sydney with the Game Changers Show. We’ve talked about people who changed the way we operate – from Archimedes to Elon Musk, Ada Lovelace to Elizabeth Blackburn. But we’ve been being asked the most questions about the final three discoveries we mention in the show. So we’ve collated together some extra information about these discoveries for you.

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Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao
Making the right waves

Teaching Topics: edchat, education, kids , scicomm, STEM, teaching
 

Podcast: Museums & Education

Written by Ben Newsome on July 30th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 60 of the FizzicsEd podcast

All about museum education and the thoughts behind public exhibitions at the Australian Museum! Ellie Downing is the Manager for Science Engagement and Events at the Australian Museum and has been involved in science engagement and content creation for many years in the museum sector. Listen in as we chat during the busy lead up to the Australian Museum Science Festival.

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Ellie Downing

Making museums come alive!
Teaching Topics: edchat, museums, podcasts , scicomm, STEM
 

Dipnetting for the National Waterbug Blitz!

Written by Ben Newsome on July 22nd, 2018.      0 comments

Contributing to the nation's knowledge

It doesn't matter whether you are young or young at heart, you can help ecologist's understanding of the health of our waterways by participating in the National Waterbug Blitz! So, pop on your gumboots and wade on in :)

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Dipnetting for Australian Waterbug Blitz
Citizen science for all ages!

 

Podcast: DigitalEd & the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Written by Ben Newsome on July 18th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 59 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Bringing students into the great outdoors offers them the opportunity to enjoy and discovery unique natural environments through meaningful, quality and fun educational experiences. Listen in to hear the latest updates from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Education Team about how they inspire students and teachers to get outdoors and connect with nature.

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It's all about connecting learners to the outdoors
 

Podcast: Inspiring schools creating STEM festivals

Written by Ben Newsome on July 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 58 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Discover an inspiring story of how 13 schools in the Northern Beaches of Sydney have come together to form the Peninsula Community of Schools, a collaborative group of motivated educators that put on STEM Festivals and so much more. Get inspired! 

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Peninsula Community of Schools

Inspiring schools creating STEM Festivals!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education, events , podcasts, STEM, teaching
 

Podcast: The Science and Engineering Challenge

Written by Ben Newsome on June 19th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 57 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Listen to Dr Terry Burns as he describes why science & engineering challenges help students prepare to work collaboratively and creatively in real-world environments.

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Challenging students Australia-wide to expand their creativity
 

Hot Topic: Volcanoes!

Written by Jacqui on June 16th, 2018.      0 comments

Things to learn from Mt. Kilauea's eruption!

Are your students currently working through their module on natural disasters? With the ongoing eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii, now is a great time to talk about volcanoes if you haven't already!

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Volcano aerial view kilauea
Volcano facts and current events!

Teaching Topics: edchat, environment , scicomm, teaching
 

Tips for explaining abstract concepts to early learners

Written by Ben Newsome on June 4th, 2018.      0 comments

Making key concepts understandable for young children

Explaining science & technology to early learners can be quite the challenge, especially when the ideas you want to convey are difficult for kids to visualise. In this article, we look into some ways to break down the communication challenge and make your preschool science lessons more meaningful for children!

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Helping kids understand their world

Teaching Topics: edchat, education , preschool, teaching
 

Podcast: Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Written by Ben Newsome on June 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 56 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Meet Amanda Fox, an amazing educator and expert in digital technology in the classroom. An ISTE Emerging Leader & PBS Digital Innovator, get ready with pen and paper as in this episode you'll learn from Amanda about a bunch of platforms and ideas for using virtual reality in education plus much more!

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Amanda Fox

Taking VR to new levels
Teaching Topics: edchat, edtech, education, podcasts, STEM , teaching
 

Dollar stores: A treasure trove of materials for teaching science!

Written by Jacqui on May 31st, 2018.      0 comments

What can you find at your local discount store?

Join Jacqui on a shopping trip to look for inexpensive teaching materials for your next science lesson. Cheap finds and science experiment hacks in this week's blog!

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Thrifty science resource ideas!

Teaching Topics: edchat, education, scied, STEM , teaching
 

Podcast: Youth Eco Summit

Written by Ben Newsome on May 29th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 55 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Very much a fixture of the school excursion calendar, the Youth Eco Summit is a major environmental education festival held in Sydney Olympic Park. In 2018, the summit will include student drama, film, music, debate, TED-style talks and global video exchanges. Find out more!

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Youth Eco Summit

Inspiring sustainability for future generations
 

Podcast: #PrimarySTEMChat with Rachael Lehr

Written by Ben Newsome on May 19th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 54 of the FizzicsEd podcast

#PrimarySTEMChat comprises a group of highly motivated primary science educators who chat every Thursday night on Twitter about all things primary STEM! Science and digital technology specialist Rachael Lehr drops by to talk about what she knows works in a primary science classroom and the importance of open-ended investigations for growing minds.

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Rachael Lehr

It's all about STEM for the younger years!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education, podcasts, STEM, teaching
 

Plastics and Us

Written by Jacqui on May 17th, 2018.      0 comments

Why does plastic have such a bad rep?

The invention of synthetic plastics has led to great leaps and bounds for technological progress and our society. This week we look at the chemistry of plastics and the global shift towards reducing plastic usage!

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Plastics are everywhere!

 

Podcast: Townsville STEM hub & more

Written by Ben Newsome on May 14th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 53 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Sarah Chapman is on a mission to inspire the next generation of STEM thinkers in QLD and beyond. From setting up the North QLD STEM Hub in Townville to spreading her knowledge gained from her recent Barbara Cail Fellowship into women in STEM, her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. As part of the expert advisory board for Women in Science Australia and the head teacher of science at Townsville State High School, wonder she received the Prime Minister’s Secondary Science Teaching Prize in 2013!

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Sarah Chapman

Inspiring QLD students!
 

Podcast: YouTube & Science Content

Written by Ben Newsome on May 5th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 52 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Ever wondered whether a science video on YouTube, Vimeo or similar does the best job it can in teaching students science? PhD candidate Petr Lebedev from the School of Physics at the University of Sydney is researching exactly that. For Petr, it's not just the content that matters... it's also about whether the video grabs the viewer's attention enough to create deeper questions and reflections on the science behind the visuals.

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Petr Lebedev

Researching impacts of YouTube in science reflection
Teaching Topics: edchat , education, podcasts, scicomm, teaching
 

Toyota Community Trust and the Mirai!

Written by Jacqui on May 2nd, 2018.      0 comments

Good news for Melbourne's western suburbs!

The Toyota Community Trust is supporting an amazing initiative for STEM education in the western suburbs of Melbourne. In this week's blog, read about science clubs, FREE professional development sessions, and Holly test driving the new hydrogen fuel cell car: the Mirai!

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Mirai: the future!

Teaching Topics: club , edchat, teaching
 

Podcast: California Academy of Sciences Virtual Field Trips

Written by Ben Newsome on April 29th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 51 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Virtual science field trips can transport students to any point around the globe in real time. Today we speak with Jacque Benitez, a distance learning science specialist for the California Academy of Sciences. From running programs on astronomy through to penguins, Jacque knows how to engage remote audiences with real-time experiences about their world.

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Jacque Benitez from California Academy of Sciences

Connecting learners globally
 

Podcast: Why data science is essential

Written by Ben Newsome on April 22nd, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 50 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Dr Linda McIver started out as an Academic with a PhD in Computer Science Education. When it became apparent that High School teaching was a lot more fun, Linda began a highly successful career at John Monash Science School, where she built innovative courses in Computational and Data Science for year 10 and year 11 students. Nominated one of the inaugural Superstars of STEM in 2017, Linda is passionate about creating authentic project experiences to motivate all students to become technologically and data literate.

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Dr Linda McIver

Teaching students to understand data
Teaching Topics: edchat, education , maths, podcasts, STEM, teaching
 

SciComm-edy! Science and comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Written by Jacqui on April 18th, 2018.      0 comments

More than just science jokes!

This week we explore a slightly different medium for science communication. The Fizzics Victoria Team checks out some science-related acts at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!

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Science through hilarious storytelling!

Teaching Topics: edchat , events, outreach, scicomm
 
 

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