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Fizzics wins NBN major grant to build education studio

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

New science education about to be built!

Woohoo! Fizzics Education was announced as a major grant recipient of $25K from the ‘Grow with nbnTM' program. The new funding will now allow Fizzics to create a purpose-built distance education space, complete with a chroma-key green screen, sound proofing and the ability to run concurrent video conference sessions.

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Fizzics boiling water demo in video conference
We're looking forward to build!


Animated science infographics we love!

Written by Ben Newsome on March 27th, 2017.      0 comments

Science made visual!

Using science infographics in the classroom can be a quick way to get students to quickly visualise the ideas you're putting forward. Why not look further for some animated versions which grab the attention of the students and dive deeper into the detail?

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animated wooden person
Animation is always better!


Our most popular science teaching ideas of 2016

Written by Ben Newsome on March 18th, 2017.      0 comments

So many science teaching ideas!

Recently we were asked about which of our science teaching articles have been the most popular for teachers. No problem! In this article we list 10 of the most shared teaching articles we wrote in 2016. Some of the articles are fantastic for K-12 teaching whilst others are more specialized, however all of them can be handy to have in the back of your mind whilst integrating STEM in your classroom.

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Fizzics science blog
Science ideas worth sharing


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

Creating short Instagram videos as a student STEM challenge

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

BYOD in action...

As we all know, students love smart phones! Why not take advantage of the content creation apps available on smart phones to get students to create informative short science videos they can upload onto Instagram?
Every day in your classroom students gain new insights and in doing so create their own interpretation of how the world works, this is a fantastic opportunity for students to use their devices as a creative outlet to share their knowledge in a medium they love.

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Instagram in the science classroom
Get your devices ready!
Teaching Topics: Apps , edchat , edtech, social media, STEM, teaching

6 tips for teaching students to create awesome science posters

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

Grab the attention!

Presenting the context to students doesn't just have to be as part of an assessment component; the ability to create a science poster is an important skill for scientists wishing to summarize their research findings at conferences to attract discussion or even win funding for further research! So with this in mind, the following lists some ideas that students can use to help out their thoughts together...

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Microbes poster at Mt Keira Demonstration School
Make it fun!

Teaching Topics: Art, edchat, scicomm , scied , STEM, teaching

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