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Podcast: Inclusion in STEM with the Warren Centre

Written by Ben Newsome on March 31st, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 47 of the FizzicsEd podcast

From inspiration at school through to developing the next entrepreneurial leaders in STEM, the Warren Centre’s Inclusion² program is designed increase young women's participation and leadership in STEM. Partially funded under the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, Inclusion² together with help from Rare Birds is genuinely about making a difference. Today we speak with Alexandra Harrington, Chief Operating Officer of the Warren Centre to find out more!

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Alex Harrington
Promoting inclusion of women in STEM
Teaching Topics: edchat, education , podcasts, STEM

Let's be label conscious: Science and maths lessons from product labels!

Written by Jacqui on March 29th, 2018.      0 comments

What can we learn from a label?

Pick up any food or cosmetic product and there's a label telling you all about what it's made of. But what are these chemical names? What do these codes mean? How do we know we are getting what we are paying for? Find out how to turn an ordinary label into a lesson packed with science literacy and maths that your students can apply in their everyday lives!

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What's in my snack?

Teaching Topics: edchat, food, maths , scicomm, teaching

Podcast: STEAM at the Museum of the Riverina

Written by Ben Newsome on March 25th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 46 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Students creating museums exhibitions? Love it! In this episode we speak with Sam Leah who is working on "STEAM the Museum", a project where an opportunity class from Sturt Public School are working to create an interpretative robotic display that will tell the story the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Wagga Wagga, NSW. From meshing coding & the arts together to designing interpretative displays, this project is all about students making history come alive.

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Samantha Leah
Inspiring students in the museum!

STEM Video Game Challenge + Science Talent Search!

Written by Jacqui on March 22nd, 2018.      0 comments

Looking to challenge your students this year?

Competitions and events in Victoria and nationwide! Become a mentor and help showcase your kids' awesome STEM talents! Get those registrations in for Science Talent Search and Australian STEM Video Game Challenge before closing!

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Register now!

Teaching Topics: edchat, edtech, events, gaming , teaching

Podcast: Australian F1 Grand Prix & STEM

Written by Ben Newsome on March 17th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 45 of the FizzicsEd podcast

With the goal of inspiring the next generation, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix has developed the Industry & Innovation Precinct as the destination for students taking part in the Driving Learning education program. Today we chat with Elyse Dawson, the Manager for Industry Integration at the precinct, where we find out how the hands-on learning opportunities and STEM challenges are designed to help students see endless opportunities.

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Industry and Innovation at the Australian F1 Grand Prix
The STEM in F1 up close!
Teaching Topics: edchat , podcasts, sport, STEM, teaching

Grant applications open for National Science Week!

Written by Jacqui on March 15th, 2018.      0 comments

Need funding for National Science Week 2018?

11- 19th August is National Science week! Planning on running an event for your students? Would love to see STEM activities for your kids to attend in your community? Grant applications have opened to all Australian schools, don't miss out!

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Be prepared for Science Week!


Podcast: Student fossil digs & more at Kronosaurus Korner

Written by Ben Newsome on March 11th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 44 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Museum Curator and Interpretive Manager Michelle Johnston drops by to chat about the growing educational opportunities being offered at Kronosaurus Korner, a working museum with nearly 1,150 unique fossil specimens from Richmond and the surrounding areas of northwestern Queensland. From public fossil digs to distance education, Michelle takes us through some of her learnings from her Churchill Fellowship in palaeobiology and remote palaeotourism.

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Kronosaurus Korner
Ancient fossils in outback QLD!

Famous Scientists & Their Jam: Rosalind Franklin and crystallography!

Written by Jacqui on March 8th, 2018.      0 comments

A practical experiment for a science history lesson!

We love a good hands-on experiment! Why not combine it with a story taken from the science history books? Here's one for understanding the work of Rosalind Franklin, the awesome scientist who used crystallography to decipher the secret structure of DNA!

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Great scientists from the past!

Teaching Topics: edchat, history , scicomm, teaching

Podcast: How Scienceability challenges stereotypes

Written by Ben Newsome on March 5th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 43 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Meet Siân Keys, an educator with a passion for breaking down barriers. On this episode you'll discover why she formed Scienceability, an organisation that challenges the traditional ideas of 'who does science' by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to lead science classes for the public during National Science Week.

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Scienceability with 2017 Inclusion Awrd
Challenging stereotypes in science!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education , kids, podcasts, teaching

Winter Olympics 2018 - The science of figure skating!

Written by Harley on March 2nd, 2018.      0 comments

The science of Olympic sports!

Sunday night marked the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. So here is the final instalment of our coverage of this year's games: figure skating!

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Science of this graceful sport!

Teaching Topics: edchat, events, scicomm , sport, teaching

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