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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 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, 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 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!

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

 

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Lunar science teaching ideas

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Discover a bunch of classroom-tested ideas for teaching about the Moon. From rocket trajectories to soil samples, there is a heap you can do with students!

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Pi Day lessons & activity ideas

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Pi Day is a celebration all about Pi! Here are some activities & lesson ideas for celebrating mathematics special day.

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Cisco Webex Teams is live for Victorian DET Schools

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Virtual excursions, lessons and collaborative learning opportunities available for P - 12 Victorian State Schools using Cisco Webex Teams.

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How to claim the Creative Kids Voucher Rebate

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You can claim $100 each year towards educational programs run by registered organisations that have been assessed by Service NSW. Learn more here!

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Science jokes for kids

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Science jokes for kids! A collection of jokes & puns for children that'll make them smile or maybe groan :) Either way, we had fun listing them... enjoy!

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Minute to Win It science games

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Minute to Win It challenges are so much fun! With some easily found craft materials and a timepiece, you can create an awesome competition at a moments notice. No matter which way you use these short competition ideas, the kids will love it!

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Science experiments for preschoolers with water

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Science experiments for preschoolers using water are easy to set up and certainly don't cost the earth. Time for some fun :)

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4 slime recipes without glue

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Slime is awesome! However, lots of people have been asking us about ways to make slime without glue. No problems, check out 4 non-glue slime recipes :)

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Fun summer science experiments!

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Summer science experiments are always great fun for kids on holidays. The following science experiments have been tried & tested with kids who've been searching for ways to keep cool!

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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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