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Plastics and Us

Jaqueline Kao

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!

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SciComm-edy! Science and comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Jaqueline Kao

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!

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Grant applications open for National Science Week!

Jaqueline Kao

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!

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How the ASTC helps science centers shine!

Ben Newsome

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.

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Episode: 20

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Inspiring critical thinking with Living Maths

Ben Newsome

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.

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Fizzics is a finalist for 3 WSABE Awards!

Ben Newsome

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...

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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: 9

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Combining science, sport & leadership with the GWS Giants

Ben Newsome

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...

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Episode: 8

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How volunteering for museums opens doors & deepens knowledge

Ben Newsome

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...

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Episode: 6

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National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP)

Ben Newsome

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...

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Why establishing science clubs for preschoolers works

Ben Newsome

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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Fizzics wins NBN major grant to build education studio

Ben Newsome

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...

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Filming for Create on ABC Me

Ben Newsome

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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The PwC 21st Century Minds Accelerator Program Commences!

Ben Newsome

This year PwC (formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers) launched a large STEM initiative aimed at "unearthing, growing and scaling Australia’s best STEM education initiatives focused on building Australia’s pipeline of innovators and problem solvers". As part of this, Fizzics has been selected to work with some of the best eduaton &...

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