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50 Ideas for Genius Hour

Ben Newsome

We love genius hour! Embedding genius hour into your weekly class schedule can be highly rewarding. Why not use these 50 genius hour ideas as a way to for kickstart student-led projects in all manner of fields.

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Episode: 100

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Podcast: Teaching archaeological science at the Penn Museum

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Bringing science, history & culture together can be so rewarding for learners! In this episode, we chat with Allyson Mitchell who is the Outreach Programs Manager for Penn Museum

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Episode: 99

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Podcast: Poetry & Science Combined

Ben Newsome

Here's a challenge to take up - why not try combining poetry with your science programs? We chat the positive impact this has on learning and about how this can be done with Dr Sam Illingworth, a Senior Lecturer in science communication at the University of Western Australia.

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50 questions kids can investigate about the environment

Ben Newsome

Why not pose these questions for your kids to investigate as part of their science projects. The results would make great student posters, student podcasts, student blogs or student reports! A great start to teach kids about the environment.

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Episode: 96

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Podcast: Chemistry education with Dr Seamus Delaney

Ben Newsome

Meet Dr Seamus Delaney, a science education lecturer and researcher from Deakin University. He has a real passion for chemistry education and for the past 15 years has been heavily involved with making chemistry accessible for students of all ages. together with the team from Deakin University, Dr Delaney is...

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Episode: 95

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Podcast: Virtual Excursions Australia

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Sadly distance education is now the new normal for at least the next few months. We chat with Karen Player, co-founder of Virtual Excursions Australia and founder of Sydney Science Education, to find out just what is available for schools, libraries, community groups and more in terms of live interactive...

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STEM Funding for Regional & Disadvantaged Schools

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Make that school STEM project of yours a reality by applying for these grants. Perfect for regional & disadvantaged schools!

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Ideas for teaching SDGs using STEM lessons

Ben Newsome

Teaching SDGs is a big deal and this idea has had some real momentum for schools across the globe ever since the United Nations announced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. We look at ideas for creating STEM lessons that address the sustainable development goals and why this can...

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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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10 Ideas for teaching science this term

Ben Newsome

Students get tired as we near the end of the year. With this in mind, the following teaching strategies will keep them focussed all the way until the Christmas break!

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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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Methods for teaching science

Ben Newsome

There are a variety of science teaching methods you can draw upon when helping students understand their world. We look at common methods we've seen teachers using in classrooms to help students understand how the scientific method actually works and why science impacts upon their own lives.

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Impact vs. Difficulty – a visual guide

Ben Newsome

Help students chart the impact vs. the difficulty of their project visually. With this simple tool they can work out whether their project is tactical, strategic, a luxury or a no brainer!

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