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Most popular podcasts of 2017

Written by Ben Newsome on February 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

Insights from STEM education specialists

With so many awesome guests on the weekly FizzicsEd podcast, it's been a blast chatting with some of the best science education specialists from Australia and around the globe. Every episode has been highly popular, with a variety of insights into how different teachers, science communicators, museum professionals and outreach educators think when it comes to inspiring people of all ages. Amongst all of the episodes some were clearly revisited time and again... so... without further adieu, here's the most popular FizzicsEd podcast episodes that were released in 2017!

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Fizzics Ed podcast
Science audio on demand!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education , media, podcasts, STEM, teaching

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


Filming for The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

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

Promoting the work of the Churchill Fellows

Last night we were invited by The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to film a series of segments with Blue Clay Creatives as part of helping to spread the message of the Churchill Fellowships to a new generation. The Churchill Trust has partnered with NBCUniversal and Focus Features to tie-in with the upcoming film, 'The Darkest Hour' a film where Gary Oldman portrays Sir Winston Churchill during the height of the Battle of Britain.

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Filming for Churchill Trust
Science on camera!
Teaching Topics: Churchill Fellowship, media , scicomm

How to create a student science podcast

Written by Ben Newsome on October 8th, 2017.      0 comments

Help students spread their ideas!

Podcasting also offers yet another opportunity for your students to engage with their world digitally. Armed with a microphone and a recording device, your students could be sharing their ideas and insights gained as they conduct science at your school and beyond! The content they could produce doesn't need to be groundbreaking nor something required for student assessments, it just needs to be engaging for the intended audience and motivating for your students to put together.

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Rode podcaster
Going live!

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!


Fizzics wins NBN major grant to build education studio

Written by Ben Newsome on March 29th, 2017.      0 comments

New science education about to be built!

Woohoo! Fizzics Education was announced as a major grant recipient of $25K from the ‘Grow with nbnTM' program. The new funding will now allow Fizzics to create a purpose-built distance education space, complete with a chroma-key green screen, sound proofing and the ability to run concurrent video conference sessions.

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Fizzics boiling water demo in video conference
We're looking forward to build!


Filming for Create on ABC Me

Written by Ben Newsome on February 21st, 2017.      0 comments

Lights, camera, action!

Last week Ben in Melbourne had a blast filming a series of fun space science experiments for an upcoming episode of Create on ABC ME. From modelling meteorites creating craters on the moon through to demonstrating phases of the moon using Oreo cookies, Ben clearly had an awesome time working with the talented team at the ABC studios in Melbourne

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Ben hamming it up at ABC ME studios
It was very, very serious :)

Teaching Topics: edchat, media , outreach , STEM, television

Fizzics joins Top 100 coolest companies in Anthill Awards

Written by Ben Newsome on November 19th, 2016.      0 comments

Annual award shortlist announced

Fizzics Education has been named amongst the top 100 coolest' companies in Australia by Anthill Magazine, an entrepreneurial publisher that works to develop fast-growth innovative private companies. The finalists will be announced later this week but for now all of us at Fizzics want to thank everyone who has supported throughout the past 12 years; it's been amazing!

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Top 100 Cool Company 2016 by Anthill Magzine
Anthill Magazine Awards

Teaching Topics: Awards, media , scicomm

Science in public... brilliant communication by Yarra Trams!

Written by Ben Newsome on November 13th, 2016.      0 comments

Great science communication saves lives!

Every now and then you stumble across an important message that is just conveyed perfectly. We were in Melbourne last week for another PwC 21st Century Minds workshop and couldn't help yet again but notice they bold yellow and black signage at every Yarra Tram stop in the city centre. A simply brilliant blend of science communication made simple!

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Drivers beware safety sign by Yarra Trains
Driver beware!

Teaching Topics: edchat, media , scicomm, STEM , teaching

12 science podcasts for teachers & students

Written by Ben Newsome on September 29th, 2016.      0 comments

Science, straight to your phone!

The explosion of podcasting in the past few years offers busy teachers an awesome opportunity to subscribe to science content that you simply don't get on most standard radio stations. Find out more about some of the best science podcasts going around!

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podcast microphone
STEM Podcasts for the inquiring mind


Fizzics and Nova FM help launch Officeworks back to school basics 2014

Written by Ben Newsome on January 24th, 2014.      0 comments

What a fun way to start 2014! 

In collaboration with Nova FM we ran liquid nitrogen shows and hands-on science workshops in Adelaide, Brisbane, Wollongong and Melbourne on January 22 as part of the Officeworks back to school basics launch.

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Getting our science on!

Teaching Topics: edchat, events , media , outreach, scicomm, STEM

HoytsIQ; Live science outreach and IMAX cinema

Written by Ben Newsome on March 11th, 2013.      0 comments

This month we launched HoytsIQ, an immersive cinema experience where patrons experience the power of IMAX film documentaries with live science shows by Fizzics Education.

We’ve created a series of science shows that link directly to IMAX 3D documentaries... 

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Hoyts IQ, IMAX theaters and Fizzics

Outreach on the BIG screen!

Teaching Topics: edchat, education, events , media , outreach, scicomm

Working with Disney: Who stole the Cake?

Written by Ben Newsome on February 2nd, 2012.      0 comments

We had a bit of fun last week as we filmed a short segment for Saturday Disney – “Who stole the cake?”. With a few props and couple of takes Shae Brewster from Saturday Disney was on the case as we looked at...

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On the case with Disney!

Teaching Topics: edchat , events, media , outreach, scicomm, STEM

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