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Ben Newsome CF FRSA - Founder & Director : Fizzics Education

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Ben Newsome CF FRSA – Founder & Director

Ben Newsome CF FRSA – Founder & Director

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Ben Newsome CF FRSA – Founder & Director

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Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education to deliver science education across Australia, having now reached 2 million kids since 2004.  He is a qualified science teacher, 2013 Churchill Fellow, 2020 AMP Tomorrow Maker,  2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Winner for Children’s Education Services, 2020 WSABE Outstanding Business Leader of the Year, 2019 Blacktown Business Person of the Year, and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is a board member for Educating 4 Leadership, is an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration, an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW and is part of the  NSW Churchill Fellows Association committee. He is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’ & the host of the FizzicsEd Podcast.

In 2012 Ben co-founded the non-profit Virtual Excursions Australia which has now grown to include over 40 major cultural institutions and departmental distance education managers, where together VEA members create collaborative video conference events and share tips and tricks on best practice. In 2015 he co-founded another non-profit called the Pinnacle Education Collaborative, a network of over 30 cultural organisations in North America that deliver virtual excursions to schools, retirement homes, remand centres and more.

Ben is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences and presents at teacher professional development sessions for K to 12 science class delivery wherever possible. Putting together collaborative educational events with cultural organisations as well as the corporate sector is a major role these days which he thoroughly enjoys!

Latest Post by Ben Newsome CF FRSA – Founder & Director

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The Importance of STEM in Early Education

Ben Newsome

Ours truly is the technological age, and teaching children STEM subjects from an early age is an ideal way to ensure that these little ones are prepared to excel in the age of technology. We look at how to start them early!

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How to Prepare Students for a STEM Career

Ben Newsome

As a teacher, you’re in a great position to help engage students in STEM and set them up for career success! We look at practical ideas to get you started.

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Introducing Kids to Coding in a Fun, Approachable Way

Ben Newsome

As we continue to move more and more towards a high-tech, digital future, coding will only continue to become an essential and valuable skill. This means finding new and fun ways to get younger kids interested, and learning these skills is vital. Many children already...

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Australian Virtual Astronaut (AVA) challenge goes global

Ben Newsome

With Australian schools in lockdown during the 2021 winter, students in NSW spent the majority of the season completing their schooling via home learning. With these issues on their mind, a group of STEM education experts and design thinking leaders put their heads together and...

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7 unique student engagement strategies for STEM classes

Ben Newsome

Want to drive high engagement in STEM learning. We look at effective strategies that help each of your students to indulge in active STEM learning.

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8 Steps to Teaching Kids About Nutrition

Ben Newsome

When you teach kids about nutrition you really set them up well for a healthy life! We go through 8 simple steps that you can take!

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5 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

Ben Newsome

Check out these five inspiring STEM books for girls. From Hidden Figures to The Shadow Cipher, these books ignite their imagination.

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Inspiring Children to Be Advocates for Sustainability

Ben Newsome

Instilling environmentally and socially-friendly behaviour patterns in children now can make a big difference in the outcome of the future!

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Creative Ways to Ignite Excitement Around Engineering

Ben Newsome

How can parents and teachers get the ball rolling in the formative years? Kids learn best when they genuinely enjoy what they’re doing, after all. Lucky for you, there are tons of ways to make engineering fun, through hands-on projects, interesting trivia, and more!

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How to Keep Kids Busy Without Screen Time

Ben Newsome

Keeping kids busy without screen time needn't be a chore! We look at some simple steps you can take to get kids off the couch and out and about.

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