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Fun summer science experiments!

Ben Newsome

Summer science experiments are always great fun for kids on holidays. The following science experiments have been tried & tested with kids who've been searching for ways to keep cool!

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Gamechangers and changemakers

Kate O'Sullivan

Spreading knowledge & ideas This National Science Week, we’ve been out around Sydney with the Game Changers Show. We’ve talked about people who changed the way we operate – from Archimedes to Elon Musk, Ada Lovelace to Elizabeth Blackburn. But we’ve been being asked the most questions about the final...

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Dipnetting for the National Waterbug Blitz!

Ben Newsome

Contributing to the nation's knowledge It doesn't matter whether you are young or young at heart, you can help ecologist's understanding of the health of our waterways by participating in the National Waterbug Blitz! So, pop on your gumboots and wade on in :)

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Episode: 43

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How Scienceability challenges stereotypes

Ben Newsome

Meet Siân Keys, an educator with a passion for breaking down barriers. On this episode you'll discover why she formed Scienceability, an organisation that challenges the traditional ideas of 'who does science' by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to lead science classes for the public during National Science Week.

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Episode: 42

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Science parties are awesome

Ben Newsome

From running science parties across the UK to presenting at TEDx, Marc Wileman from Sublime Science brings a passion for teaching kids critical thinking. In this episode, we chat about just what is important when presenting science to students and how teaching risk-taking can help prepare kids for their future

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Science in Blaze and the Monster Machines

Ben Newsome

Preschool STEM on TV! Science for preschoolers! Since 2014, Nickelodeon has run Blaze and Monster Machines, an animated cartoon series designed to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts to preschool children. Created by Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin, Blaze and the Monster Machines highlights concepts such as friction, trajectories,...

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Episode: 26

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Code like a Girl

Ben Newsome

Ally Watson co-founded Code like a Girl after experiencing first-hand the barriers women have in the male-dominated computer science and developer industry. Code like a Girl aims to change the playing field, with a strong focus on mentoring girls in coding and computational thinking in a creative environment that sparks...

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Science and Cooking: Baked Alaska

Jaqueline Kao

Learn about thermal insulation through delicious baking! This classic dessert involves the seemingly impossible combo of hot and cold, of fire and ice (cream)! Find out how to make your own in the classroom or at home for a tasty demonstration in the physics of heat transfer and thermal insulation!

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Innovation Games rock Sydney Olympic Park!

Ben Newsome

A science bonanza at Sydney Olympic Park! The last day of National Science Week finished with a bang in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday! With help from Federal Government via Inspiring Australia and the NSW State Government, the Innovation games concluded the Sydney Science Festival with flare...

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Episode: 13

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Less screen time & more STEM at the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, Michigan

Ben Newsome

Learning by doing is by far the best way for kids to learn skills for life. At the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, the Corrina Strecker and the team have created an immersive STEM environment that captures kid’s imaginations and teaches families valuable lessons in creativity, exploration and collaboration. From interactive...

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Inspiring TEDTalks by kids… STEM in action!

Ben Newsome

Get inspired! It's often the case that the best way to teach students is to have students teach other instead! When it comes to describing a scientist to kids, inevitably they think they have to be old (and sadly male too) where as the reality is that people from all...

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Our comprehensive guide to SLIME!

Jaqueline Kao

Why slime? They're making it at home, at school, and even selling it on the internet! Slime-making is the latest fad sweeping across the globe. We've combed the internet to bring you this extensive list of recipes, ideas and the science of slime!

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Science for kids at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Ben Newsome

Biology in the heart of the city Taking kids around the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney can offer so many learning opportunities! This week we completed another round of kids holiday science programs at the Maiden Theatre in the gardens and we couldn't help but incorporate a guided walk as part...

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Things kids can do without the internet

Ben Newsome

Kids activities that don't need a computer or smart device Getting kids to peel their eyes away from the screen doesn't have to be like pulling teeth; you just need to create some enticement for them! There is so much kids can do without the need for the internet and...

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