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Podcast: Helping students with design using Splat 3D

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Students often have trouble putting their design ideas on paper, especially when it comes to creating designs that need to functionally fit together for a STEM project. We chat with award-winning designer Kylie Burrett as she talks about how the Splat 3D tool she created is helping students of all...

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Podcast: Tocal Virtual Farm

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Not all students have the opportunity to visit a real farm! Thankfully the NSW Department of Primary Industries has solved this problem by creating the Tocal Virtual Farm. We chat with Jo Hathway who is the school program project officer for the farm.

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Remembering the Curiosity Show

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From 1972 to 1990, Deanne Hutton and Rob Morrison astounded audiences across Australia with explanations of strange phenomena and curious science with memorable demonstrations using household items. There were plenty of times when I would be begging my parents to get materials together after watching a segment of the show!

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Podcast: CERN’s Beamline For Schools BL4S

Ben Newsome

Learn more about an international science competition for high school students, where they can propose an experiment, which can be performed using a real particle accelerator. Winners are invited each year to visit CERN or DESY for two weeks with all costs covered to perform their proposed experiments together with...

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Most popular podcasts of 2019

Ben Newsome

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

Ben Newsome

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 traditional conference and formal meeting...

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Augmented reality in the classroom

Ben Newsome

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 teachers are incorporating AR in...

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Activity ideas for Vacation Care Centres

Ben Newsome

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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Episode: 85

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Podcast: Gifted Ed and OC enrichment with Desilee Tait & Dr Haydn Allbutt

Ben Newsome

Providing science enrichment classes for students makes a huge difference for students, not only for the understanding of science but also in their appreciation of how science fits in their world. For the past 7 years, Desille Tait and Dr Hayden Allbutt have worked with the students of Loreto Kirribilli...

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Podcast: Engineers without borders

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Find out more about Engineers without Borders from Erin Hughes, a 2019 Superstar of STEM & passionate advocate for indigenous education in the Torres Strait.

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Episode: 75

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Podcast: The Power of Play with Liz Rossiter

Ben Newsome

Liz Rossiter from Mud Kitchen describes how Unplug & Play Pop Up STEM playgrounds are helping kids explore science & engineering through play.

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Cisco Webex Teams is live for Victorian DET Schools

Ben Newsome

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

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Podcast: Design thinking with Joanne Gadaleta

Ben Newsome

Design thinking & scientific literacy come hand in hand when it comes to making STEM shine in the classroom. Joanne Gadaleta has a huge amount of experience when it comes to helping students understand how to think clearly when it comes to problem-solving & ideation and as such has seen...

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Podcast: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki on continuous learning

Ben Newsome

Incredibly well known across Australia, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has been instrumental in helping science be accessible to people. From his many, many popular science books to his nearly 3 decades in public radio and now podcasting, Dr Karl continues to inspire people young and old about the world around us....

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