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Our comprehensive guide to SLIME!

Written by Jacqui on May 30th, 2017.      0 comments

Why slime?

They're making it at home, at school, and even selling it on the internet! Slime-making is the latest fad sweeping across the globe. We've combed the internet to bring you this extensive list of recipes, ideas and the science of slime!

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boy sticking tongue out while holding green slime with his fingers
Gross/Awesome sensory play!

 

Podcast: The importance of scientific literacy & student-led project-based learning

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

Episode 2 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Meet Isabelle Kingsley, a former science teacher who now heads up the Sydney Science Festival as well as adult programming at the Museum of Applied Arts Museum in Sydney. I In this episode we talk about the importance of scientific literacy and value of allowing students to explore their learning through guided long term science projects.

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Isabelle Kingsley
Improving scientific literacy!

 
 

Podcast: Why establishing science clubs for preschoolers works

Written by Ben Newsome on May 26th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 1 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Adam Selinger from the Children’s Discovery Museum in Wollongong discusses why establishing science clubs in libraries for children under 5 years old through the Little Bang Discovery Club has been such a success. We also chat about the importance of allowing kids to guide their own learning and experience failures when exploring science experiments and maker space challenges.

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Adam Selinger podcast picture: Adam helping a little girl walk across a log
Helping preschoolers learn!
 

Beyond the volcano: vinegar and bicarb soda experiments for the classroom!

Written by Jacqui on May 21st, 2017.      0 comments

What else can you teach with vinegar and bicarb soda?

Got some vinegar and bicarbonate soda leftover from making a volcano? Need a quick and easy science experiment or demonstration to do with your students, using only what you've got in the pantry? We've compiled a list of fun stuff you can do with these two common ingredients, and the science you could be teaching with them!

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Boy pouring bicarbonate soda mix into volcano
Twists on this classic science experiment!

 

FizzicsEd podcast about to be released!

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

Hot off the press!

We've been very busy chatting with nationally recognised educators and science communicators over the past couple of weeks to pull together some fantastic STEM education podcasts for you to enjoy. No matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn.

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Fizzics Ed podcast logo (green, blue and white)
Let them cre

Teaching Topics: edchat, edutech , podcasts
 

Science songs: teaching science through the power of music!

Written by Jacqui on May 14th, 2017.      0 comments

Can you teach science through songs?

Music is a fun and accessible way to inspire learning. Why not add a musical flair to jazz up your STEM lessons? Engage kids with catchy melodies and clever lyrics for more effective learning. Get your students involved, then watch them teach themselves and their classmates through creative song-writing!

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Confident baby with text
Learn science through songs!

 

Ideas for teaching creativity in STEM lessons

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

Get creative!

Sparking creativity in students in some ways is not a challenge, kids are naturally creative regardless of their background. As such weaving some creative aspects into your next STEM lesson will definitely be welcomed in your classroom! There many ways to approach this, however the following ideas can guide the development of a great lesson that students will remember.

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Paper plane making
Let them create stuff!

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

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