Fire-Ed Up Challenge : Fizzics Education


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Fire-Ed Up Challenge

Fire-Ed Up Challenge

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Join the Fire-Ed Up challenge to explore the world of bushfires through STEM! Delve deep into their impacts, learn how STEM aids in mitigation, and be inspired for a future in bushfire management.

The Fire-Ed Up Challenge logo

Students in Years 5 – 10 will have 6-weeks to complete a STEM-based design sprint focused on challenges posed by bushfires and the Australian bushfire management sector. Teams will select from a set of 3 scenarios and design a solution presented either as a 90-second video pitch or poster.

  1. Understand bushfire consequences.
  2. Develop STEM skills.
  3. Discover careers in bushfire management.
  4. Engage with the community & raise awareness.
  5. Win prizes for your school.

Free Teacher Resources

There is a comprehensive set of resources that have been developed by the Fire-Ed Up team that are available from the Fire-Ed Up website.

2023 Fire-Ed Up Challenge Scenarios

Your students choose one of the following scenarios;

1. New technologies driving bushfire innovations

From drones to satellites, there are many technologies being developed to reduce the impact of bushfires. Explore what is available and think of new ways that technology can be utilised in your community to reduce bushfire impact.

2. Protecting human life & property from bushfires

How can you protect life and property in the face of a bushfire? What is feasible? How can you prevent severe damage or even stop it from occurring in the first place? Learn how government agencies, researchers and innovators are working together to mitigate against disaster.

 3. Protecting fauna & flora from bushfires

Bushfires can be devastating to local ecosystems. Discover what is being done to help our habitats in the face of severe bushfires.

Important Dates

Start Date: 9 October 2023

End Date: 30 November 2024

Cost: Free


Fire-Ed Up is funded by the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer, developed from Central Coast Council’s Award Winning program. Delivered by Hunter Innovation and Science Hub and managed by Sleap Business Consultants in collaboration with Fizzics Education.

Calendar of Events

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Feb 26, 2024 - Mar 29, 2024

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Price: $100

Fizzics Education STEAM Day: Robots vs Dinosaurs, Lalor, Apr 14

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Price: $45 - $50

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