" Connecting learning with communities "
June 4, 2019
Find out more about Engineers without Borders from Erin Hughes, a 2019 Superstar of STEM & passionate advocate for indigenous education in the Torres Strait.
May 17, 2018
Why does plastic have such a bad rep? The invention of synthetic plastics has led to great leaps and bounds for technological progress and our society. This week we look at the chemistry of plastics and the global shift towards reducing plastic usage!
April 18, 2018
More than just science jokes! This week we explore a slightly different medium for science communication. The Fizzics Victoria Team checks out some science-related acts at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!
March 15, 2018
Need funding for National Science Week 2018? 11- 19th August is National Science week! Planning on running an event for your students? Would love to see STEM activities for your kids to attend in your community? Grant applications have opened to all Australian schools, don't miss out!
" Helping science centers shine! "
October 6, 2017
Even the best science & technology centers in the world need a support network. Ann Hernandez drops by to discuss how the Association of Science-Technology Centers helps over 600 members across 50 countries make their exhibitions even more interactive and engaging than ever for ages young and old.
" Inspiring critical thinking! "
September 23, 2017
Steve Sherman, TEDx speaker & Director of Living Maths, shares his highly student-centered approach to teaching mathematics & logical reasoning. In many ways it’s not about how integers are moved in equations, it’s about producing a learning environment that students can thrive in.
September 1, 2017
Excellence in Business, Education & Social Enterprise Wow, Fizzics is a finalist for three awards for the upcoming Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence! This will be the 27th WSABE Awards, an annual celebration of businesses that work to create opportunity and growth throughout the Greater Western Sydney region. Hosted...
August 23, 2017
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...
" Working for western Sydney kids! "
July 11, 2017
Working with disadvantaged communities can be challenging yet incredibly rewarding. Meet Gavin Robertson, Ali Faraj and Emad Elkheir from the GWS Giants, a major football team who is not only kicking goals on the field but is also working tirelessly with schools, libraries, charities and more to unearth the biggest...
" From volunteer to outreach extraordinaire! "
July 3, 2017
Getting a gig at a major science museum can be highly competitive. We chat with Karen Player, Manager for Museum Outreach at the Australian Museum, who began her museum career in 1998 when she began volunteering on the museum floor. Plus we look at what it was like as an...
" Indigenous science that works "
June 19, 2017
Meet A/Prof Joanne Jamie and Dr Emma Barnes, two university biochemists from Macquarie University who have created the incredibly successful National Indigenous Science Education Program, an initiative designed to place Indigenous youth in leadership positions so they gain the confidence, motivation and skills to stay in school and consider pathways...
" Helping preschoolers learn! "
May 26, 2017
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...
March 29, 2017
New science education about to be built! Woohoo! Fizzics Education was announced as a major grant recipient of $25K from the ‘Grow with nbnTM' program. The new funding will now allow Fizzics to create a purpose-built distance education space, complete with a chroma-key green screen, sound proofing and the ability...
February 21, 2017
Lights, camera, action! Last week Ben in Melbourne had a blast filming a series of fun space science experiments for an upcoming episode of Create on ABC ME. From modelling meteorites creating craters on the moon through to demonstrating phases of the moon using Oreo cookies, Ben clearly had an...
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