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Podcast: Maker Hub at Jaycar Electronics

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Find out about Jaycar Electronics brand new Maker Hub at Central Park Mall! We chat with Michael Sutherland who is the Retail Innovation Manager about what you can create onsite.

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Episode: 65

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STEAM Up the Classroom with Tori Cameron

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Join Tori Cameron, host of the STEAM Up the Classroom Podcast, as she describes her journey in creating a STEAM lab at her school in Massachusetts, USA. We discuss the importance of low and high tech when it comes to maker spaces, how to source materials, ideas for engaging the...

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Episode: 57

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The Science and Engineering Challenge

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Listen to Dr Terry Burns as he describes why science & engineering challenges help students prepare to work collaboratively and creatively in real-world environments.

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3D printed brains! – April 18 , 2018

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Single-use plastic bags are a destroying the environment and harming our marine life - what can you do to help? Oof owie! How much does sleep affect the healing of our boo-boos? Scientists have 3D printed brain cells. If you've ever seen a more futuristic headline let us know. A...

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Essential components of a STEAM lesson

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It all about the Engineering Design Process! When it comes to teaching kids about the design process in the real works, nothing beats a STEAM lesson (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics all meshed together). Students love a project-based lesson where they can explore their creativity to solve challenges using...

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Teaching design thinking with Makers Empire

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When it comes to design thinking, having students create 3D objects that solve a real-world problem is pretty close to a perfect lesson. In this talk with Mandi Dimitriadis from Makers Empire we discover just how far 3D printing has come (you can even print in chocolate!) plus the critical...

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Why establishing science clubs for preschoolers works

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Adam Selinger from the Children’s Discovery Museum in Wollongong discusses why establishing science clubs in libraries for children under 5 years old through the Little Bang Discovery Club has been such a success. We also chat about the importance of allowing kids to guide their own learning and experience failures...

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Science you can do with a leafblower!

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Bring out the power! Who doesn't science when it's super-sized!?! A leaf blower is such a ubiquitous tool for the home and kids know it put out a fair bit of air ... why not use it to teach kids about air pressure in some fantastic science demonstrations that'll certainly...

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Top tips for 3D printing in schools

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Simple things to consider when 3D printing. 3D printing offers so much for students and educators to explore design! The technology has exploded across schools as the barriers to entry have dropped; it is becoming quite common to see a 3D printer in high schools and the trend is spreading...

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Ideas for using drones in science education

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Bring out the drones! The advent of drones has been heralded a potential game-changer in certain industries. Quite a few readers will be well aware of Amazon's interest in creating delivery drones for their online shopping business via Amazon Prime Air, you might have even heard of Dominos Pizza Delivery...

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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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