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Dollar stores: A treasure trove of materials for teaching science!

Written by Jacqui on May 31st, 2018.      0 comments

What can you find at your local discount store?

Join Jacqui on a shopping trip to look for inexpensive teaching materials for your next science lesson. Cheap finds and science experiment hacks in this week's blog!

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Thrifty science resource ideas!

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

Podcast: Youth Eco Summit

Written by Ben Newsome on May 29th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 55 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Very much a fixture of the school excursion calendar, the Youth Eco Summit is a major environmental education festival held in Sydney Olympic Park. In 2018, the summit will include student drama, film, music, debate, TED-style talks and global video exchanges. Find out more!

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Youth Eco Summit

Inspiring sustainability for future generations

Podcast: #PrimarySTEMChat with Rachael Lehr

Written by Ben Newsome on May 19th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 54 of the FizzicsEd podcast

#PrimarySTEMChat comprises a group of highly motivated primary science educators who chat every Thursday night on Twitter about all things primary STEM! Science and digital technology specialist Rachael Lehr drops by to talk about what she knows works in a primary science classroom and the importance of open-ended investigations for growing minds.

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Rachael Lehr

It's all about STEM for the younger years!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education, podcasts, STEM, teaching

Plastics and Us

Written by Jacqui on May 17th, 2018.      0 comments

Why does plastic have such a bad rep?

The invention of synthetic plastics has led to great leaps and bounds for technological progress and our society. This week we look at the chemistry of plastics and the global shift towards reducing plastic usage!

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Plastics are everywhere!


Podcast: Townsville STEM hub & more

Written by Ben Newsome on May 14th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 53 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Sarah Chapman is on a mission to inspire the next generation of STEM thinkers in QLD and beyond. From setting up the North QLD STEM Hub in Townville to spreading her knowledge gained from her recent Barbara Cail Fellowship into women in STEM, her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. As part of the expert advisory board for Women in Science Australia and the head teacher of science at Townsville State High School, wonder she received the Prime Minister’s Secondary Science Teaching Prize in 2013!

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Sarah Chapman

Inspiring QLD students!

Podcast: YouTube & Science Content

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

Episode 52 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Ever wondered whether a science video on YouTube, Vimeo or similar does the best job it can in teaching students science? PhD candidate Petr Lebedev from the School of Physics at the University of Sydney is researching exactly that. For Petr, it's not just the content that matters... it's also about whether the video grabs the viewer's attention enough to create deeper questions and reflections on the science behind the visuals.

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Petr Lebedev

Researching impacts of YouTube in science reflection
Teaching Topics: edchat , education, podcasts, scicomm, teaching

Toyota Community Trust and the Mirai!

Written by Jacqui on May 2nd, 2018.      0 comments

Good news for Melbourne's western suburbs!

The Toyota Community Trust is supporting an amazing initiative for STEM education in the western suburbs of Melbourne. In this week's blog, read about science clubs, FREE professional development sessions, and Holly test driving the new hydrogen fuel cell car: the Mirai!

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Mirai: the future!

Teaching Topics: club , edchat, teaching

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