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20 ways to impart a love of science with your kids

Ben Newsome

Inspire their curiosity! So you love science & technology? Want to impart this enthusiasm onto your kids? No problem! Children are born as curious learners and exposing them to science doesn't have to be an arduous and formal process. Given this, here's just some of the ways you can introduce...

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12 science podcasts for teachers & students

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Science, straight to your phone! The explosion of podcasting in the past few years offers busy teachers an awesome opportunity to subscribe to science content that you simply don't get on most standard radio stations. Find out more about some of the best science podcasts going around!

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Collaborative schools creating STEM events

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Schools working together for student STEM outcomes The Peninsula Community of Schools on the Sydney's northern beaches ran an awesome STEM day at Narrabeen Sports High School as part of National Science Week celebrations. Here we look at the outstanding outcomes that can be achieved when primary, high and tertiary...

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Ideas for citizen science for your students

Ben Newsome

Help scientists, help the world The rise of citizen science projects has helped working scientists extend their reach through simply having more people on the ground contributing to data. Joining in citizen science projects not only teaches your students scientific thinking, it also teaches them to care for their world...

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How to teach robotics without a robot or even a computer!

Ben Newsome

Can they program you? One of the most captivating ways of teaching coding is whereby you deploy robotics in the classroom. Even if your school is short on cash, you can still teach the principles robotics without a robot in your room!

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Holly wins Young Business Executive at the WSABE Awards!

Ben Newsome

Well done Holly! Since 2004 I've worked with some fantastic people in science communication and it was great to see one of our own get recognised for the hard work she's done to help Fizzics Education reach >300,000 kids a year. Last night Holly won the Young Business Executive section...

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Lesson ideas to use in your school garden for STEM

Ben Newsome

Get your green thumb on! Students absolutely love getting their hands dirty in the garden. The traditional school garden offers a great chance to not only teach students about growing and caring for plants but also the importance of biodiversity, how agricultural science impacts their everyday lives and even local...

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How to improve school communication using Slack

Ben Newsome

Be less busy; Slack's tagline says it all! Anyone who thinks that a school is easy to run most likely hasn't worked in one! It's no wonder teachers have little time to eat their lunch considering the never-ending list of demands placed on them.Thankfully there are many education apps that...

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Fizzics wins CILC Pinnacle Award again!

Ben Newsome

Woohoo! Great news coming into the weekend :) We've been running science classes across the world using video conferencing technology and over the past few years we've been quite involved with delivering programs to schools in North America via the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). As part of...

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Amusement arcade STEM – game on!

Ben Newsome

Roll up, roll up! Science & math learning opportunities can be found in the most unlikely places! Amongst the predictable driving games and shoot 'em ups you can still find some old favourites that can illustrate some concepts in your classroom, you just have to aim the lesson at the...

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Create a class STEM pitchfest just like Shark Tank!

Ben Newsome

Students... pitch me your ideas! The business pitching TV show Shark Tank and it's competitor Dragon's Den have certainly captured the public's imagination in the past year or so. Why not take this idea into your science classroom and create a STEM pitch fest? Not only will it be fun...

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Pokemon Go – Lesson ideas for the science classroom

Ben Newsome

An augmented reality gaming giant Well, hasn't this app exploded across the world!?! With so many kids, teens and adults using Pokemon Go surely this is an opportunity for teachers to use this highly addictive content in the classroom to engage students, especially those kids that don't readily engage with...

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Ideas for teaching science to preschool children

Ben Newsome

Early learning science that works There are so many options for teaching science in an preschool setting! Kids are highly inquisitive at this young age with an eagerness to investigate their world that older kids rarely match. Why not take advantage of this and create science lessons to match their...

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5 ways Beebots can teach students

Ben Newsome

Coding for younger students Got to love a Beebot! They're such a well designed robotics teaching tool for young students that not only serve as an entry mechanism for more complex robotics but used correctly can be a versatile tool for teachers wanting to creatively teach classroom content.

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