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Podcast: Inspiring critical thinking with Living Maths

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

Episode 20 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Steve Sherman, TEDx speaker & Director of Living Maths, shares his highly student-centered approach to teaching mathematics & logical reasoning. In many ways it’s not about how integers are moved in equations, it’s about producing a learning environment that students can thrive in.

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Steve Sherman of Living Maths
Inspiring critical thinking!

Podcast: The impact of the National Youth Science Forum

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

Episode 18 of the FizzicsEd podcast

We speak with two alumni from NYSF, a not-for-profit organisation that has been running STEM residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science since 1984. This episode looks at the positive impact that this enrichment experience can have on school students and how the skills they learn are highly beneficial for early career scientists.

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Inspiring kids since1984!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education , gifted , podcasts, teaching

Podcast: How One Giant Leap is changing lives

Written by Ben Newsome on September 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 17 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Bringing students to Space Camp USA opens up new horizons for students interested in STEM! In this episode, we talk with One Giant Leap founder Jackie Slaviero and the newly announced student ambassador Emily Rozanc about the enormous opportunities that Space Camp brings. From meeting NASA astronauts and flight directors through to training on spacecraft simulators and touring Northrup Grumman aerospace facilities, the students have a blast as they learn all things out of this world at the US Space & Rocket Center.

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One Giant Leap Australia
Expanding horizons!

Preserving student STEM engagement throughout K - 12.

Written by Ben Newsome on November 2nd, 2015.      0 comments

Because we visit the entire K to 12 learning spectrum we can quickly get a snapshot of the disparity between primary and high school classes; we might see excited students in a Year 7 science classroom and then see students at the same school in Year 9 utterly bored despite a teacher’s best efforts.  

Yet if you visit the primary schools in the surrounding district you’ll find students in Year 6 very eager to try science, stating that they “can’t wait to get to high school”... so why do some of these student’s lose interest when they finally get to that high school?

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Does the mad scientist image hurt  science classes?


Teaching science to gifted kids… overcoming the challenges

Written by Ben Newsome on July 5th, 2011.      0 comments

As most readers are aware, working with gifted children offers its own challenges when it comes to science. Our approach to any child, gifted or not, is to work with what they can do rather than concentrate on their particular age.

Having supplementary material on hand is the best insurance to keep active minds busy, as well as being flexible enough to alter the lesson...

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Fizzics Dry Ice
Working with gifted kids
Teaching Topics: edchat, education, gifted, scicomm, STEM, teaching

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