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Ben Newsome

Ben Newsome

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Ben Newsome

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Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education in 2004 to deliver science education across Australia which now reaches 300,000 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 Australian Small Business 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, contributes to the education advisory committee for the GWS Giants AFL team, 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 centers 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!

You can also download his 2013 Churchill Fellowship report “Best Practice in Science Education via Video Conference” here. 

 

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School science competitions

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There are so many school science competitions to get involved in. Here is just a short selection of science competitions that give an opportunity for your students to shine!

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More useful science apps for the classroom!

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Whether you're teaching early learners, primary-aged kids or high school students, there are plenty of science apps that can help support your classroom. Here's just some that have caught our eye this year!

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Dipnetting for the National Waterbug Blitz!

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Contributing to the nation's knowledge It doesn't matter whether you are young or young at heart, you can help ecologist's understanding of the health of our waterways by participating in the National Waterbug Blitz! So, pop on your gumboots and wade on in :)

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Tips for explaining abstract concepts to early learners

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Making key concepts understandable for young children Explaining science & technology to early learners can be quite the challenge, especially when the ideas you want to convey are difficult for kids to visualise. In this article, we look into some ways to break down the...

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Winter Olympics 2018 – The science of figure skating!

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The science of Olympic sports! Sunday night marked the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. So here is the final instalment of our coverage of this year's games: figure skating!

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Why is science important?

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... even if you're not a scientist It would be hard not to notice the renewed focus on science & technology these days. Lately not a week goes by without the media discussing how science will impact on our lives and how the next generation...

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Science in Blaze and the Monster Machines

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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...

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Visit National parks using Google Street View!

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Take a walk on the wild side! Planning a bush walk and not too sure what to expect? Why not get trail-side using Google Street View? A couple of years ago, NSW National Parks & Wildlife partnered with Google to use the Trekker, a backpack-mounted...

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What makes an awesome science presentation?

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Wow them! Yesterday I was privileged to be invited to help judge the Postgraduate Research Forum Speakers at a 3-minute thesis pitch event at the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (UNSW BEES). What a fantastic event! During this jam-packed morning, I got...

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Filming for The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

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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...

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