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Lesson ideas from LEGO Masters

Ben Newsome

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has not grown up using LEGO bricks at some point in their lives and as such the TV show's audience ballooned on the back of this nostalgia, drawing in new enthusiasts of all ages. With this in mind, teachers can use the...

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Episode: 65

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STEAM Up the Classroom with Tori Cameron

Ben Newsome

Join Tori Cameron, host of the STEAM Up the Classroom Podcast, as she describes her journey in creating a STEAM lab at her school in Massachusetts, USA. We discuss the importance of low and high tech when it comes to maker spaces, how to source materials, ideas for engaging the...

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Episode: 13

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Less screen time & more STEM at the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, Michigan

Ben Newsome

Learning by doing is by far the best way for kids to learn skills for life. At the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, the Corrina Strecker and the team have created an immersive STEM environment that captures kid’s imaginations and teaches families valuable lessons in creativity, exploration and collaboration. From interactive...

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Essential components of a STEAM lesson

Ben Newsome

It all about the Engineering Design Process! When it comes to teaching kids about the design process in the real works, nothing beats a STEAM lesson (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics all meshed together). Students love a project-based lesson where they can explore their creativity to solve challenges using...

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Science songs: teaching science through the power of music!

Jacqui

Can you teach science through songs? Music is a fun and accessible way to inspire learning. Why not add a musical flair to jazz up your STEM lessons? Engage kids with catchy melodies and clever lyrics for more effective learning. Get your students involved, then watch them teach themselves and...

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Animated science infographics we love!

Ben Newsome

Science made visual! Using science infographics in the classroom can be a quick way to get students to quickly visualise the ideas you're putting forward. Why not look further for some animated versions which grab the attention of the students and dive deeper into the detail?

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6 tips for teaching students to create awesome science posters

Ben Newsome

Grab the attention! Presenting the context to students doesn't just have to be as part of an assessment component; the ability to create a science poster is an important skill for scientists wishing to summarize their research findings at conferences to attract discussion or even win funding for further research!...

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How to teach science using role plays

Ben Newsome

Using role plays to grab the imagination! Role playing in education has been used for years as a tool for kids to understand the world around them. By combining play, games and simulation in scenarios that teach science, students get a real feel for what it is like to be...

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Colour blindness in the classroom

Ben Newsome

Can your students see clearly what is happening in class? Many people are aware of the variety of colour blindness tests available. The thing is, how often does the inability to perceive colours get picked up in class? Does it really have an impact on education, or is it just...

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Teaching STEAM on a limited budget

Ben Newsome

Let your student's creativity shine, without breaking the bank! Teaching science in your classroom doesn't necessarily have to be just about following the textbook. If you want to truly engage kids in the sciences you have to tap into their creative side, that is, let them go about solving a...

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Vivid: science lessons on light & colour

Ben Newsome

Use the Vivid Light, Music & Ideas Festival to your advantage! With the Vivid Light, Music & Ideas Festival in full swing in Sydney from May 27 until June 18 this year it's the perfect time to teach light & colour with your students. Students love colour, they love lasers...

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Science and Art video conferences by the Cleveland Museum of Art

Ben Newsome

After an inspiring time at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History I headed over to the Cleveland Museum of Art to visit Dale Hilton and her distance education team. One of the reasons I wanted to visit was to find out how the museum mixes art and science in a...

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