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Post-It notes teach collaboration & identify understanding

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A simple yet powerful tool in student hands Nothing could be simpler than having students sit down and create a mind map of their ideas prior to a science lesson or project based learning activity. Why not take this classic thought process a step further and have students share their...

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10 tips for first year science teachers

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Learn how to thrive in your first teaching year It can be quite daunting on your first day as a science teacher. Sure, you've done the required face to face days as a student teacher and you've passed all the exams... but now it's the real deal! Entering a new...

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Colour blindness in the classroom

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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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Teaching STEAM on a limited budget

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Let your student's creativity shine, without breaking the bank! Teaching science in your classroom doesn't necessarily have to be just about following the textbook. If you want to truly engage kids in the sciences you have to tap into their creative side, that is, let them go about solving a...

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Vivid: science lessons on light & colour

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Use the Vivid Light, Music & Ideas Festival to your advantage! With the Vivid Light, Music & Ideas Festival in full swing in Sydney from May 27 until June 18 this year it's the perfect time to teach light & colour with your students. Students love colour, they love lasers...

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Lego robotics teaching ideas that work

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Lego robotics captures kids attention like nothing else! We love Lego Robotics! Also known as Lego Mindstorms, we've been using these robots for years to teach kids coding and logical reasoning in schools for years. Students intuitively understand it and can very quickly have their robot moving and sensing it's...

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5 solutions to classroom organisation & lesson planning using Trello

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How to get your classroom on task and organised! These days there are so many little tasks a busy classroom teacher need to keep track that it can almost be overwhelming, especially for a new teacher on their first placement! The good news is that there are free apps that...

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Pinterest for education: it’s a hive mind of ideas!

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How to use Pinterest to remember all of those experiments! Ever been planning for a science lesson and for the life of you cannot remember that experiment website you needed? Pinterest is most definitely the education app for you! Established a couple of years ago, Pinterest is a free virtual...

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Big History – our history, our present & future discussed using science

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If science is boring the kids, maybe the narrative is missing? Ever sat in class and thought that the classroom texts being used just simply are uninspiring? Maybe its not that the facts presented are boring, perhaps its simply the way that they are being presented that is the issue....

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Science memes you can teach with

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How to use memes as a powerful way to engage students. Who doesn't love a chuckle? When you enter most science faculty staff rooms you'll undoubtedly notice a variety of humorous education and science memes posted on the walls. Funny memes connect with people in a way that other media...

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Classroom science blogging: document, engage & inspire!

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Create a education blog to engage students and be proud of! Why not have your students create a blog about their science experiments and subsequent discoveries in a safe site you control! Students love to hear from other students. They like to share stories, behind-the-scenes video, funny anecdotes and above...

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Fizzics wins at the 2016 Australian Small Business Champions Awards

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Wow, another business award for Fizzics Education!</b After an awesome evening meeting business leaders from across the country, our team was proud and delighted to be recognised as the 2016 winner for the Education Services category at Australia's national small business awards evening. Thank you to everyone's continuing support in...

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Establish a Maker Space and join the movement!

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Why not truly allow kids to express their creativity? We love the Maker movement! The popularity of Maker spaces, Maker fairs, Maker nights and more has just grown and grown from a grassroots movement to a worldwide phenomenon to bring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics together where students can...

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Variables & fair testing; teaching the heart of science experiments

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How are good experiments constructed in the first place? Anyone can follow a science experiment from beginning to end but fewer people can construct a fair experiment in the first place! In this article we delve into the ways in which scientists create experiments that can be fairly tested and...

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