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Podcast: Inspiring critical thinking with Living Maths

Written by Ben Newsome on September 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 20 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Steve Sherman, TEDx speaker & Director of Living Maths, shares his highly student-centered approach to teaching mathematics & logical reasoning. In many ways it’s not about how integers are moved in equations, it’s about producing a learning environment that students can thrive in.

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Steve Sherman of Living Maths
Inspiring critical thinking!
 

Podcast: Establishing a bone museum in regional QLD

Written by Ben Newsome on September 17th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 19 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Meet Deb and Jaimie Cook, two highly motivated educators who are putting together the Gympie Bone Museum Project in QLD. This is on top of running two successful STEM businesses in Dissection Connection and RockHoundZ. So much science, so little time!

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Deb and Jaimie Cook
Supporting regional QLD!
 

Podcast: The impact of the National Youth Science Forum

Written by Ben Newsome on September 9th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 18 of the FizzicsEd podcast

We speak with two alumni from NYSF, a not-for-profit organisation that has been running STEM residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science since 1984. This episode looks at the positive impact that this enrichment experience can have on school students and how the skills they learn are highly beneficial for early career scientists.

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Inspiring kids since1984!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education , gifted , podcasts, teaching
 

Science and Cooking: Baked Alaska

Written by Jacqui on September 5th, 2017.      0 comments

Learn about thermal insulation through delicious baking!

This classic dessert involves the seemingly impossible combo of hot and cold, of fire and ice (cream)! Find out how to make your own in the classroom or at home for a tasty demonstration in the physics of heat transfer and thermal insulation!

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Baked Alaska with a slice cut out on a white plate and a silver fork, chocolate ice cream, yellow cake and white meringue are visible
Science + dessert!

 

Podcast: How One Giant Leap is changing lives

Written by Ben Newsome on September 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 17 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Hidden in the heart of UNSW is the Museum of Human Disease, a fascinating site filled with over 3000 unique specimens for students study and for the public to check out. Recently named one of the city’s treasures by the Sydney Morning Herald, the museum is part of the school of medical sciences and provides information to the public about health, disease, human anatomy and biology. Visitors will see and learn about various infectious, genetic and lifestyle-related diseases. The Director for the Museum, Derek Williamson, takes us behind the scenes to learn more about how the museum is now educating people globally.

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One Giant Leap Australia
Expanding horizons!
 

Fizzics is a finalist for 3 WSABE Awards!

Written by Ben Newsome on September 1st, 2017.      0 comments

Excellence in Business, Education & Social Enterprise

Wow, Fizzics is a finalist for three awards for the upcoming Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence! This will be the 27th WSABE Awards, an annual celebration of businesses that work to create opportunity and growth throughout the Greater Western Sydney region. Hosted by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, each award category is judged by an independent panel of experts.

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WSABE 2017 Awards
Winners announced September 15

Teaching Topics: Awards, edchat, education , events, outreach
 

Podcast: Live from the Innovation Games

Written by Ben Newsome on August 24th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 16 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Time for a different sort of podcast episode! This time we bring you to the Innovation Games where the last day of National Science Week finished with a bang in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday! 4000 members of the public were able to explore drones, virtual reality, augmented reality, wildlife displays, fossils, science toys, cognitive puzzles, indigenous science, sports science and much more...

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Innovation games logo
Some of the highlights of the science festival!
Teaching Topics: events, podcasts, scicomm, scied , STEM
 

Innovation Games rock Sydney Olympic Park!

Written by Ben Newsome on August 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

A science bonanza at Sydney Olympic Park!

The last day of National Science Week finished with a bang in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday! With help from Federal Government via Inspiring Australia and the NSW State Government, the Innovation games concluded the Sydney Science Festival with flare as more than 20 captivating STEM providers descended on Cathy Freeman Park to bring science to the public. From autonomous cars & drones to discussions on the mathematics of zombie outbreaks and how to counter mosquito infestations, western Sydney celebrated scientific innovation & creative thinking with over 4000 attendees!

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Innovation games logo
Celebrating innovation and STEM!

Teaching Topics: events, kids , outreach , scicomm, scied, STEM
 

Podcast: The Museum of Human Disease… biology teaching at its best

Written by Ben Newsome on August 20th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 15 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Hidden in the heart of UNSW is the Museum of Human Disease, a fascinating site filled with over 3000 unique specimens for students study and for the public to check out. Recently named one of the city’s treasures by the Sydney Morning Herald, the museum is part of the school of medical sciences and provides information to the public about health, disease, human anatomy and biology. Visitors will see and learn about various infectious, genetic and lifestyle-related diseases. The Director for the Museum, Derek Williamson, takes us behind the scenes to learn more about how the museum is now educating people globally.

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Derek Williamson
Making human biology come alive!
 

Podcast: What you can discover at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Written by Ben Newsome on August 13th, 2017.      3 comments

Episode 14 of the FizzicsEd podcast

A botanic garden is more than just a collection of pretty flowers; they’re a living laboratory used by botanists, plant pathologists, historians, geologists, students and more. In this podcast Mary Bell tells us how students can learn about our landscapes, vegetation and heritage whilst visiting one of Australia’s premier outdoor spaces. From the science of chocolate to plant collections created by Sir Joseph Banks, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is certainly thriving in the heart of the city.

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Mary Bell from Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Making botany rock!
 

Podcast: Less screen time & more STEM at the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, Michigan

Written by Ben Newsome on August 6th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 13 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Learning by doing is by far the best way for kids to learn skills for life. At the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, the Corrina Strecker and the team have created an immersive STEM environment that captures kid’s imaginations and teaches families valuable lessons in creativity, exploration and collaboration. From interactive water play through to Halloween slime sessions, Corrina and the team at Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum know how to grab a kid’s attention. Let’s get a little messy!

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Corrina Strecker from Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum
Putting the A in STEM!
 

Fizzics wins CILC Pinnacle Award three years running!

Written by Ben Newsome on August 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

Wow..three years in a row!

The team at Fizzics Education are proud again to announce that we've now been fortunate enough to pick up the coveted CILC Pinnacle Award for the third year running! This education award is given annually by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration for virtual excursion content providers who have excelled in running distance education classes via video conferences to schools, libraries, retirement homes and more across the globe. We're very happy to be included amongst these awesome virtual excursion providers!

So, who is the CILC? Think thousands of schools, libraries, retirement homes and more connecting with subject matter experts from museums, zoos, aquariums, galleries and more in live interactive virtual excursions across the globe. There is SO much for your students to discover at CILC...

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CILC Pinnacle Award for Fizzics Education
Woohoo!

 

Pairing students & teachers in TPL for the win!

Written by Ben Newsome on July 31st, 2017.      0 comments

Shared experiences = accelerated learning!

The ability to see students interact with a lesson is often times the BEST way to see if a given lesson will actually work or not and lately we couldn't agree more! Recently we worked with Condell Park Public School in Sydney, who had gone to a massive effort to arrange teachers and students from surrounding schools to join us for a full day of Lego Robotics TPL. Find out how it went!

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Robot at Condell Park TPL session
Collaboration is the key!

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

Podcast: Teaching STEM lessons using maritime history

Written by Ben Newsome on July 30th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 12 of the FizzicsEd podcast

From shipwrecks & salvage to ship engines and sails, the maritime heritage of every country affords a context that students of all ages can relate to. We chat with Anne Doran, an education officer at the Australian National Maritime Museum and find out how her background as a teacher librarian and gallery attendant has helped her craft marine science lessons that grab student’s imagination. From oceanography to exhibits on the evacuation of Pompeii, Australia’s premier maritime museum is certainly an interesting place to visit… let’s dive in!

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Anne Doran from Australian National Maritime Museum
Taking students on voyage of discovery!
 

Inspiring TEDTalks by kids... STEM in action!

Written by Ben Newsome on July 29th, 2017.      0 comments

Get inspired!

It's often the case that the best way to teach students is to have students teach other instead! When it comes to describing a scientist to kids, inevitably they think they have to be old (and sadly male too) where as the reality is that people from all walks of life can be a scientist with the right support. So, why not flip this thinking on its head and show students recordings of TED talks where kids are the creators of ideas? The following presentations were done by students no older than 15 years old... nothing like some role models you age to look up to :)

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audience
Time for something awesome!

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

Podcast: How virtual excursions enrich classroom teaching

Written by Ben Newsome on July 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 11 of the FizzicsEd podcast

No matter what topic your class is studying, you can connect your students with experts from around the globe in museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums and more using conferencing technology. Jan Zanetis, ISTE Board Director and the Executive Director for the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration discusses how schools are using this experiences to enrich their lessons as well the how the use of video has transformed the teaching landscape via flipped learning.

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Jan Zanetis, Managing Director for CILC and ISTE Board Member
Global learning made accessible!
 

Google takes you inside the International Space Station

Written by Ben Newsome on July 22nd, 2017.      0 comments

Explore to your hearts content!

Ever wondered just what it would be like to tour the International Space Station? Well, with Google Maps you can! Google has teamed up with NASA to create a tour of all the sections of the ISS! Using your mouse or fingers you can look around each module to your hearts content, zooming on interesting technology and reading about the history, origin and the use of each module.

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Inside the ISS Cupola February 2017 Image via Google Maps
Out of this world!

 

Essential components of a STEAM lesson

Written by Ben Newsome on July 20th, 2017.      0 comments

It all about the Engineering Design Process!

When it comes to teaching kids about the design process in the real works, nothing beats a STEAM lesson (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics all meshed together). Students love a project-based lesson where they can explore their creativity to solve challenges using materials in new and interesting ways. There are many ways to create a STEAM lesson, however, the best lessons often have a number of common components that make the students outcomes shine. Consider these steps as part of your next STEAM lesson planning!

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soldering circuits
Students getting creative!

 

Podcast: Teaching design thinking with Makers Empire

Written by Ben Newsome on July 17th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 10 of the FizzicsEd podcast

When it comes to design thinking, having students create 3D objects that solve a real-world problem is pretty close to a perfect lesson. In this talk with Mandi Dimitriadis from Makers Empire we discover just how far 3D printing has come (you can even print in chocolate!) plus the critical importance of project-based learning in allowing students to explore their own creativity.

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Mandi from Makers Empire
Teaching design thinking through 3D printing
 

What is an ISTE conference actually like?

Written by Ben Newsome on July 14th, 2017.      0 comments

Discover one of the largest teaching events on the planet

Ever wanted to find out the latest and greatest technology tools, tips & tricks that'll spice up your learning space? More importantly, would you rather discover this information from educators that are actually using the technology in their classroom? Perhaps joining the next ISTE conference might be for you? Over 20,000 educators can't be wrong!

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Sign: Powerful learning starts here
It certainly does :)

Teaching Topics: coding, edchat, edtech, edutech , events , teaching
 
 

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