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Scenarios that spark students interest in science!

Ben Newsome

Scenarios always grab attention and fire up the imagination in students! Creating a scenario that challenges students to solve a mystery or puzzle is always great fun. When this is combined with a concrete timeline to get the study done and a requirement for the student to present their findings...

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International Day of “—–“… there’s a STEM learning opportunity here!

Ben Newsome

Want to create a buzz in your school? Perhaps the United Nations focus campaigns might be a way to do it! There are so many global challenges that scientists, engineers, doctors, mathematicians and more are coming to grips with and its these very challenges that when described properly can really...

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Teachers Toolbox – inexpensive materials that teach science at a pinch

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Would you be prepared to run a STEM lesson at a moment's notice? We have a look at the simple science materials you can always have on hand to run engaging science lessons that learners will care about and where you don't have to scramble for that missing ingredient. It's...

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The seed of an idea: using stimulus material to prompt a discovery mindset

Ben Newsome

Ever wondered what is going through the kids minds when they first enter your classroom? Apart from the usual chatter about they did on the weekend, what happened on TV last night and the standard hustle to get their bags packed away, kids are also both consciously and subconsciously looking...

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Science in 6.5 seconds! The value of Vine for teaching

Ben Newsome

Vine can be valuable for teaching science! Vine is quite an interesting social media app that has become massively popular with people wanting to see a series of extremely small videos. How extremely small you say? At the time of writing this post Vine allows videos of just over 6.5...

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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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Kids perceptions on how the world works… you’d be amazed how they think!

Ben Newsome

Ever wondered what kids are thinking? Just how do students perceive their world when their background to measure their experiences is limited? In this post we look at a variety of children's misconceptions in science and what to do about them!

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Science Apps for the classroom; devices on the ready!

Ben Newsome

With today's technology there are so many options to enrich your student's classroom experience. One of the quickest ways to make that happen is by integrating science apps into your lessons. Listed here are a bunch of science apps that can really help students understand science in an environment that's...

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Create a science fair at your school that draws attention!

Ben Newsome

Science fairs are so much fun to put together and they really bring your school hall to life when done properly. Who wouldn't want to come visit your school when the students have created robots, DNA extractions, weather simulations, colourful chemical concoctions and more? ... it's certainly much more interesting...

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Lessons & learnings when taking students on bushwalks

Ben Newsome

The great outdoors offers so many learning opportunities for students! Taking them outside your classroom is your chance to inspire them to understand their local environment and to take notice of the world around them. The following briefly lists some of the teaching opportunities that you might discover when you...

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Top tips for teaching via video conference

Ben Newsome

Often as a teacher you get your training on how to use the newly installed VC system and then you're left to your own devices to work out the intricacies on how to use it. Here are some quick ways that will you to get them most out of your...

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13 quick ways to integrate technology into a primary science lesson

Ben Newsome

Integrating technology into your classroom can be a lot of fun for students. Here are 13 quick ways you introduce more technology into your classroom that are fun to do and highly rewarding for students!

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Blowing stuff up for MAAS!

Ben Newsome

Earlier this year we were invited to the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences for Éxplode it With Science, part of the 2015 Sydney Science Festival organised on behalf of Inspiring Australia Here's the highlights from tick tick BOOM!

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Preserving student STEM engagement throughout K – 12.

Ben Newsome

Because we visit the entire K to 12 learning spectrum we can quickly get a snapshot of the disparity between primary and high school classes; we might see excited students in a Year 7 science classroom and then see students at the same school in Year 9 utterly bored despite...

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