Ben Newsome CF - Founder & Director : Fizzics Education

Ben Newsome CF – Founder & Director

Ben Newsome CF – Founder & Director

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Ben Newsome CF – Founder & Director

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Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education in 2004 to deliver science education across Australia which now reaches 350,000 students a year with staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Canberra. He is a qualified science teacher, former CSIRO Education member, 2013 Churchill Fellow,  2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Children’s Education Services Winner and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is on the leadership team for the International Society for Technology in Education Interactive Video Conferencing group, an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW, is the secretary for the NSW Churchill Fellows Association committee and an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration. 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!

Ben is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’.
You can also download his 2013 Churchill Fellowship report “Best Practice in Science Education via Video Conference” here. 

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Chinese student science & technology camp in Sydney

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Science & technology camps for Chinese students visiting Sydney are awesome! Find out about a recent visit from students for a STEM camp to Australia.

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Most popular podcasts of 2019

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We had some fantastic guests on the FizzicsEd podcast in 2019! From leading educators through to technologists making a real difference for kids, there was plenty learn about when it comes to STEM education this year.

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The power of TeachMeets

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One of the most powerful things that you can do is to bring like-minded teachers in a room to share ideas! That is the idea of teachmeets, where highly motivated teachers catch up to share lesson ideas, resources and support to each other outside of...

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Using science in cross-curricular teaching

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Embedding science across subjects can create deeper connections. Here's just a few ideas on how you could integrate science as part of your other subjects!

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Augmented reality in the classroom

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There are so many ways to incorporate augmented reality in the classroom! Augmented reality, also known as AR, is where a device overlays a digital image or animation over the top of a users view of the world. Here we look at some ways that...

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Activity ideas for Vacation Care Centres

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Stuck for an activity idea for your vacation care centre? Need activities that are low cost & work for kids of all ages? Look no further!

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10 Ideas for teaching science this term

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Students get tired as we near the end of the year. With this in mind, the following teaching strategies will keep them focussed all the way until the Christmas break!

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Teaching ideas for air pressure

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Air pressure can be a difficult concept for learners to grasp. Help students understand more about air pressure with these easy to run classroom experiments!

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Methods for teaching science

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There are a variety of science teaching methods you can draw upon when helping students understand their world. We look at common methods we've seen teachers using in classrooms to help students understand how the scientific method actually works and why science impacts upon their...

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Impact vs. Difficulty – a visual guide

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Help students chart the impact vs. the difficulty of their project visually. With this simple tool they can work out whether their project is tactical, strategic, a luxury or a no brainer!

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