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Ideas for setting up a primary science room

Written by Ben Newsome on November 28th, 2016.      0 comments

Making science accessible & fun

Engaging kids in science can be a breeze if you prepare the right environment. Normally in most primary schools there just isn't enough space for a room like this but in this case the school had definitely done a great job in making the most of it!

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Primary science classroom exploratory material
An inviting room for students!

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

Fizzics joins Top 100 coolest companies in Anthill Awards

Written by Ben Newsome on November 19th, 2016.      0 comments

Annual award shortlist announced

Fizzics Education has been named amongst the top 100 coolest' companies in Australia by Anthill Magazine, an entrepreneurial publisher that works to develop fast-growth innovative private companies. The finalists will be announced later this week but for now all of us at Fizzics want to thank everyone who has supported throughout the past 12 years; it's been amazing!

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Top 100 Cool Company 2016 by Anthill Magzine
Anthill Magazine Awards

Teaching Topics: Awards, media , scicomm

Science in public... brilliant communication by Yarra Trams!

Written by Ben Newsome on November 13th, 2016.      0 comments

Great science communication saves lives!

Every now and then you stumble across an important message that is just conveyed perfectly. We were in Melbourne last week for another PwC 21st Century Minds workshop and couldn't help yet again but notice they bold yellow and black signage at every Yarra Tram stop in the city centre. A simply brilliant blend of science communication made simple!

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Drivers beware safety sign by Yarra Trains
Driver beware!

Teaching Topics: edchat, media , scicomm, STEM , teaching

How to teach science using role plays

Written by Ben Newsome on November 1st, 2016.      0 comments

Using role plays to grab the imagination!

Role playing in education has been used for years as a tool for kids to understand the world around them. By combining play, games and simulation in scenarios that teach science, students get a real feel for what it is like to be in the real situation. The main thing is that you'll need to do a bit of thinking and pre-planning so that your role play in the classroom has the best chance of succeeding!

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role play as a vet
It's more than just dress-ups!


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