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Visit National parks using Google Street View!

Ben Newsome

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 360-degree camera and GPS system...

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Episode: 27

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Field studies at Sydney Olympic Park

Ben Newsome

Just across from the mangroves in Sydney Olympic Park is an education center designed to help students to discover more about their environment. We caught up with Danielle Leggo, who as the education coordinator at SOPA has very much had the opportunity to see first-hand the positive impact that biological...

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Garden chemistry: pH indicators in your backyard!

Jacqui

From colour-changing teas to blossoms in your garden! Now that the weather is warming up, why not get your students out and about for some chemistry in the garden! Learn about colourful plants, acids and bases, and DIY pH indicators with this simple experiment!

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Episode: 25

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Neil Bramsen on the importance of primary science education

Ben Newsome

We speak with Neil Bramsen, recent winner of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools and Assistant Principal at Mt Ousley Public School in NSW. From students counting birds for citizen science to using drones & robotics, Neil’s passion for STEM clearly shines through!

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Episode: 19

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Establishing a bone museum in regional QLD

Ben Newsome

Meet Deb and Jaimie Cook, two highly motivated educators who are putting together the Gympie Bone Museum Project in QLD. This is on top of running two successful STEM businesses in Dissection Connection and RockHoundZ. So much science, so little time!

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Episode: 16

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Live from the Innovation Games

Ben Newsome

Time for a different sort of podcast episode! This time we bring you to the Innovation Games where the last day of National Science Week finished with a bang in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday! 4000 members of the public were able to explore drones, virtual reality,...

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Episode: 15

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The Museum of Human Disease… biology teaching at its best

Ben Newsome

Hidden in the heart of UNSW is the Museum of Human Disease, a fascinating site filled with over 3000 unique specimens for students study and for the public to check out. Recently named one of the city’s treasures by the Sydney Morning Herald, the museum is part of the school...

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Episode: 14

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What you can discover at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Ben Newsome

A botanic garden is more than just a collection of pretty flowers; they’re a living laboratory used by botanists, plant pathologists, historians, geologists, students and more. In this podcast Mary Bell tells us how students can learn about our landscapes, vegetation and heritage whilst visiting one of Australia’s premier outdoor...

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Science for kids at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Ben Newsome

Biology in the heart of the city Taking kids around the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney can offer so many learning opportunities! This week we completed another round of kids holiday science programs at the Maiden Theatre in the gardens and we couldn't help but incorporate a guided walk as part...

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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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Science kids can learn whilst fruit picking

Ben Newsome

Getting kids outdoors Taking kids fruit picking not only exposes them to the outdoors but gives you the opportunity to teach them agriculture and science too. There are a number of concepts kids can learn when they visit an orchard or vegetable plot, topics which can certainly be worth talking...

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How to teach classification with simple stuff

Ben Newsome

Teaching kids to sort things logically So you want to teach your students how biologists classify organisms but you're a bit short of materials to use? Get creative! You don't have to have a bunch of museum quality specimens on hand to teach kids how to group things based on...

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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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Need to teach about plant structure? Raid your fridge!

Ben Newsome

This one seems like a simple task to run with your students but you might be surprised about the results. Next time you're planning on running a basic plant anatomy class with your students, why not pop down to the shops and pick up some grocery items from the fruit...

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