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Science in 6.5 seconds! The value of Vine for teaching

Written by Ben Newsome on March 24th, 2016.      0 comments

Vine can be valuable for teaching science!

Vine is quite an interesting social media app that has become massively popular with people wanting to see a series of extremely small videos. How extremely small you say? At the time of writing this post Vine allows videos of just over 6.5 seconds in length (!). 

So, what could you possibly do with that time frame?
We have a look at how science teachers could really be taking advantage of this nifty app... and create more engagement in science lessons to boot.

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Science in 6.5 seconds 

Need to teach about plant structure? Raid your fridge!

Written by Ben Newsome on March 10th, 2016.      0 comments

This one seems like a simple task to run with your students but you might be surprised about the results.

Next time you're planning on running a basic plant anatomy class with your students, why not pop down to the shops and pick up some grocery items from the fruit and vegetable aisle to test them with? 

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Fruit and vegetables on a kitchen bench

What plant part is that? 

The PwC 21st Century Minds Accelerator Program Commences!

Written by Ben Newsome on March 3rd, 2016.      0 comments

This year PwC (formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers) launched a large STEM initiative aimed at "unearthing, growing and scaling Australia’s best STEM education initiatives focused on building Australia’s pipeline of innovators and problem solvers".

As part of this, Fizzics has been selected to work with some of the best eduaton & business minds in the country to establish our science clubs across the country. So... what does this all mean?

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21st Century Minds Accelerator Program

PwC is aiming high for STEM 
Teaching Topics: edchat, outreach, ozscied , scicomm, STEM, teaching

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