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Ideas for citizen science for your students

Written by Ben Newsome on August 30th, 2016.      2 comments

Help scientists, help the world

The rise of citizen science projects has helped working scientists extend their reach through simply having more people on the ground contributing to data. Joining in citizen science projects not only teaches your students scientific thinking, it also teaches them to care for their world and create lasting links with responsible citizens working to make a difference. 

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Water scoops in Centennial Parklands
Students can contribute too


How to teach robotics without a robot or even a computer!

Written by Ben Newsome on August 27th, 2016.      0 comments

Can they program you?

One of the most captivating ways of teaching coding is whereby you deploy robotics in the classroom. Even if your school is short on cash, you can still teach the principles robotics without a robot in your room!

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Teaching robots without computers or robots!
No robots, no problem!

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

Holly wins Young Business Executive at the WSABE Awards!

Written by Ben Newsome on August 20th, 2016.      0 comments

Well done Holly!

Since 2004 I've worked with some fantastic people in science communication and it was great to see one of our own get recognised for the hard work she's done to help Fizzics Education reach >300,000 kids a year. Last night Holly won the Young Business Executive section of the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence amongst some fantastic individuals from across the Sydney basin.

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Holly at WSABE 2016 awards

Teaching Topics: Awards, edchat , education

Lesson ideas to use in your school garden for STEM

Written by Ben Newsome on August 18th, 2016.      0 comments

Get your green thumb on!

Students absolutely love getting their hands dirty in the garden. The traditional school garden offers a great chance to not only teach students about growing and caring for plants but also the importance of biodiversity, how agricultural science impacts their everyday lives and even local culture & customs. Lets look at how you can put science into your school garden...

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School vegetable plots
A chance to get students outdoors


Ideas for using drones in science education

Written by Ben Newsome on August 15th, 2016.      0 comments

Bring out the drones!

The advent of drones has been heralded a potential game-changer in certain industries. Quite a few readers will be well aware of Amazon's interest in creating delivery drones for their online shopping business via Amazon Prime Air, you might have even heard of Dominos Pizza Delivery drone too. So, lets look at some ways you can work with your student's interest in this technology to give students a new view of science from above!

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Drone for education
A birds-eye view of their world


How to improve school communication using Slack

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

Be less busy; Slack's tagline says it all!

Anyone who thinks that a school is easy to run most likely hasn't worked in one! It's no wonder teachers have little time to eat their lunch considering the never-ending list of demands placed on them.Thankfully there are many education apps that can make all the above much easier to deal with and one that just might change the game in your staff room could be Slack. This messaging app exploded onto the scene as a solution for busy teams... perhaps this might be a game-changer in your school?

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Reduce email & text clutter in your school

Teaching Topics: Apps, edtech, education , scied , teaching

Fizzics wins CILC Pinnacle Award again!

Written by Ben Newsome on August 5th, 2016.      0 comments

Woohoo! Great news coming into the weekend :)

We've been running science classes across the world using video conferencing technology and over the past few years we've been quite involved with delivering programs to schools in North America via the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC).

As part of ensuring that quality distance learning programs are delivered, the 
Pinnacle Award is given annually to content providers. Find out more about how science can be delivered to anywhere there is internet here!

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CILC Pinnacle Award 2016 for Fizzics Education 310px high


Australian Small Business Champion for Educational Servicestop 100 coolest company CILC Pinnacle AwardAustralian Science Teachers Association PwC 21CM-Initiative

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