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Podcast: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki on continuous learning

Ben Newsome

Incredibly well known across Australia, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has been instrumental in helping science be accessible to people. From his many, many popular science books to his nearly 3 decades in public radio and now podcasting, Dr Karl continues to inspire people young and old about the world around us....

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FizzicsEd now in California!

Ben Newsome

Fizzics Education is now on the ground in San Diego! Hear from co-founder Jeanette McConnell of Fizzics Education USA about her work in science outreach and her thoughts on what makes hands-on experiments memorable.

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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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Episode: 60

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Museums & Education

Ben Newsome

All about museum education and the thoughts behind public exhibitions at the Australian Museum! Ellie Downing is the Manager for Science Engagement and Events at the Australian Museum and has been involved in science engagement and content creation for many years in the museum sector. Listen in as we chat...

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Episode: 57

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The Science and Engineering Challenge

Ben Newsome

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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Hot Topic: Volcanoes!

Jaqueline Kao

Things to learn from Mt. Kilauea's eruption! Are your students currently working through their module on natural disasters? With the ongoing eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii, now is a great time to talk about volcanoes if you haven't already!

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Episode: 55

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Youth Eco Summit

Ben Newsome

Very much a fixture of the school excursion calendar, the Youth Eco Summit is a major environmental education festival held in Sydney Olympic Park. In 2018, the summit will include student drama, film, music, debate, TED-style talks and global video exchanges. Find out more!

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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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Episode: 53

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Townsville STEM hub & more

Ben Newsome

Sarah Chapman is on a mission to inspire the next generation of STEM thinkers in QLD and beyond. From setting up the North QLD STEM Hub in Townville to spreading her knowledge gained from her recent Barbara Cail Fellowship into women in STEM, her energy and enthusiasm is infectious. As...

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Episode: 52

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YouTube & Science Content

Ben Newsome

Ever wondered whether a science video on YouTube, Vimeo or similar does the best job it can in teaching students science? PhD candidate Petr Lebedev from the School of Physics at the University of Sydney is researching exactly that. For Petr, it's not just the content that matters... it's also...

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Episode: 51

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California Academy of Sciences Virtual Field Trips

Ben Newsome

Virtual science field trips can transport students to any point around the globe in real time. Today we speak with Jacque Benitez, a distance learning science specialist for the California Academy of Sciences. From running programs on astronomy through to penguins, Jacque knows how to engage remote audiences with real-time...

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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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STEMpunk

Ben Newsome

This week it's a dual interview... one between Tom Gordon who helps anchor the STEMpunk podcast and Ben from the FizzicsEd podcast! Tom Gordon is a highly accomplished science communicator, where his work at Kickstart at the University of Sydney gives him the chance to show high school students what...

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Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast!

Jaqueline Kao

More science of sports! 2018 is the year for international sporting events! This month the Commonwealth Games are being held right here on our soil, in sunny Gold Coast. Here is a round up of fun science facts about some of the events at the Games, get your students to...

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