Podcast: Isla Nakano from Scope TV : Fizzics Education


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Podcast: Isla Nakano from Scope TV

Podcast: Isla Nakano from Scope TV


We hang out with Isla Nakano as she chats about her role as the host of Scope, a national kids science show that goes across Australia on Network Ten. Isla is passionate about getting kids into science and we get to hear about her pathway into being a science presenter on TV and what it takes to pull segments together for a national audience.

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About Isla Nakano

Isla Headshot behind a science desk

Isla is currently the host of a national kids’ science show, Scope on Network Ten. She then studied a Bachelor of Science at The University of Sydney before pursuing her passion for communicating science. She studied a Master of Science Communication while touring remote and regional Australia performing live science shows for schools and communities with the Questacon Science Circus. From there, Isla continued to work with Questacon – the National Science and Technology Centre, where she facilitated hands-on STEM, design and innovation workshops. She then went on to coordinate the Questacon Science Circus, where she trained and mentored Masters students in Science Communication.

As the host of Scope, Isla’s role involves writing and presenting segments that aim to spark an interest in science for kids between 8 and 12, as well as liaise with scientists to communicate their research in an engaging and interesting way. She is passionate about increasing more women and girls into STEM, and increasing diversity in television.

With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It’s not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it’s about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

Hosted by Ben Newsome

Ben Newsome


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