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10 Ideas for teaching science this term

Ben Newsome

Students get tired as we near the end of the year. With this in mind, the following teaching strategies will keep them focussed all the way until the Christmas break!

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Episode: 85

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Podcast: Gifted Ed and OC enrichment with Desilee Tait & Dr Haydn Allbutt

Ben Newsome

Providing science enrichment classes for students makes a huge difference for students, not only for the understanding of science but also in their appreciation of how science fits in their world. For the past 7 years, Desille Tait and Dr Hayden Allbutt have worked with the students of Loreto Kirribilli...

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Methods for teaching science

Ben Newsome

There are a variety of science teaching methods you can draw upon when helping students understand their world. We look at common methods we've seen teachers using in classrooms to help students understand how the scientific method actually works and why science impacts upon their own lives.

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Episode: 84

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Podcast: Ecolinc with Bob Hartmann

Ben Newsome

Ecolinc is one of several science & technology innovation centres in Victoria. In this episode, we chat with Bob Hartmann, a highly experienced science teacher who guides us through what is on offer at Ecolinc and his thoughts on helping students understand more about our world.

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Episode: 82

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Podcast: Primary Science & Maths with Libby Foley

Ben Newsome

Science and mathematics are so fundamental for primary students in getting them ready for high school and Libby Foley has a lot to share about ways to ignite that passion! From teaching in Far North QLD down to the Sunshine Coast, Libby is a true leader when it comes to...

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Lesson ideas from LEGO Masters

Ben Newsome

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has not grown up using LEGO bricks at some point in their lives and as such the TV show's audience ballooned on the back of this nostalgia, drawing in new enthusiasts of all ages. With this in mind, teachers can use the...

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Ideation & design thinking in STEM

Ben Newsome

Got a challenge you need to be solved? Having difficulty coming up with new ideas to solve it? Applying design thinking and ideation principles in a group think environment just might be the answer! 

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Episode: 75

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Podcast: The Power of Play with Liz Rossiter

Ben Newsome

Liz Rossiter from Mud Kitchen describes how Unplug & Play Pop Up STEM playgrounds are helping kids explore science & engineering through play.

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Helping students structure scientific reports

Ben Newsome

Scientific report writing is an essential part of science in the classroom. We look at ways students of different ages can structure meaningful lab reports.

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Episode: 74

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Podcast: Agricultural Science with Jenny Hughes

Ben Newsome

Discover just what the students can learn at the Primary Preview Day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with education coordinator Jenny Hughes from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.

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Lunar science teaching ideas

Ben Newsome

Discover a bunch of classroom-tested ideas for teaching about the Moon. From rocket trajectories to soil samples, there is a heap you can do with students!

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Episode: 72

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Podcast: Learning design with Zeina Chalich

Ben Newsome

#AussieEd co-founder & passionate primary educator Zeina Chalich drops by to discuss the importance of learning design for STEAM lessons.

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Minute to Win It science games

Ben Newsome

Minute to Win It challenges are so much fun! With some easily found craft materials and a timepiece, you can create an awesome competition at a moments notice. No matter which way you use these short competition ideas, the kids will love it!

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Episode: 69

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Podcast: Design thinking with Joanne Gadaleta

Ben Newsome

Design thinking & scientific literacy come hand in hand when it comes to making STEM shine in the classroom. Joanne Gadaleta has a huge amount of experience when it comes to helping students understand how to think clearly when it comes to problem-solving & ideation and as such has seen...

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