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Most popular science teaching ideas of 2017

Written by Ben Newsome on December 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

Science teaching ideas that people loved this year

What a year! This post lists 10 of the most shared science teaching ideas that we wrote in 2017. Some of these articles are perfect for teaching from preschool to Year 12, whereas others are more general nature. Either way, we've had a ball putting together these STEM ideas on the blog for you... enjoy!

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mixing it up
Just some of >100 teaching ideas!

Teaching Topics: education , preschool , scicomm, teaching

Safety first: What to watch out for when replicating experiments from the internet!

Written by Jacqui on December 13th, 2017.      0 comments

Stay safe while having fun!

Planning on ending the school year with a bang? Hoping to perfect that epic trick from a Youtube video over the holidays? Before jumping into recreating these exciting feats, here are some safety tips from us to help everyone have an awesome time over the summer break while staying safe!

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Holly from Fizzics blowing up a hydrogen balloon with a splint yellow fire ball to an audience of children
Blowing stuff up the safe way!

Teaching Topics: edchat, safety , scicomm, social media, teaching

Podcast: Educational Leadership

Written by Ben Newsome on December 10th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 31 of the FizzicsEd podcast

The Science Teachers Association of NSW exists to help teachers from all years and from all school types to learn from each other and to share best practice. This week we’re joined by Margaret Shepherd, president of STANSW and lecturer in science education, who shares her thoughts on educational leadership and the huge variety of experiments that can be used to grab the hearts and minds of students.

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Margaret Shepherd from STANSW
Collaboration & relationships matter!

10 Christmas science experiments for the holidays!

Written by Jacqui on December 5th, 2017.      0 comments

Christmas Science!

Looking for festive activities suitable for the whole family? Want to find ways to occupy the kids during the holidays? We have transformed our accessible, popular hands-on experiments to bring you a list of fun things to do over the summer break that will keep young minds engaged, with a Christmas twist!

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white crystals growing on the edges of green paper tree standing in a clear plastic container, pink background
Experiments for the holidays!


Science in Blaze and the Monster Machines

Written by Ben Newsome on December 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

Preschool STEM on TV!

Science for preschoolers! Since 2014, Nickelodeon has run Blaze and Monster Machines, an animated cartoon series designed to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts to preschool children. Created by Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin, Blaze and the Monster Machines highlights concepts such as friction, trajectories, volume and more for kids in a fun way! With an underlying STEM curriculum developed by Dr Christine M. Ricci, the show follows several monster trucks and two human characters who solve challenges using their knowledge of STEM.

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STEM in Blaze and the Monster Machines
Science made accessible


Podcast: Flame Challenge!

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

Episode 30 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Since 2012 the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science has been running a global competition called The Flame Challenge’. Here, scientists from around the world compete to create a compelling visual or written explanation for a scientific concept, whereby entries are judged by thousands of 11-year-old children! In this episode we chat with Johanna Howes, the visual submission winner of the 2017 question ‘What is Energy’, where we learn why its so important to make your explanation understandable, interesting and entertaining

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Johanna Howes
What is Energy?
Teaching Topics: edchat, education, podcasts, scicomm, teaching

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