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Dollar stores: A treasure trove of materials for teaching science!

Jaqueline Kao

What can you find at your local discount store? Join Jacqui on a shopping trip to look for inexpensive teaching materials for your next science lesson. Cheap finds and science experiment hacks in this week's blog!

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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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Episode: 31

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Educational Leadership

Ben Newsome

The Science Teachers Association of NSW exists to help teachers from all years and from all school types to learn from each other and to share best practice. This week we’re joined by Margaret Shepherd, president of STANSW and lecturer in science education, who shares her thoughts on educational leadership...

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Episode: 16

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Live from the Innovation Games

Ben Newsome

Time for a different sort of podcast episode! This time we bring you to the Innovation Games where the last day of National Science Week finished with a bang in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday! 4000 members of the public were able to explore drones, virtual reality,...

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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: 15

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The Museum of Human Disease… biology teaching at its best

Ben Newsome

Hidden in the heart of UNSW is the Museum of Human Disease, a fascinating site filled with over 3000 unique specimens for students study and for the public to check out. Recently named one of the city’s treasures by the Sydney Morning Herald, the museum is part of the school...

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Episode: 13

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Less screen time & more STEM at the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, Michigan

Ben Newsome

Learning by doing is by far the best way for kids to learn skills for life. At the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, the Corrina Strecker and the team have created an immersive STEM environment that captures kid’s imaginations and teaches families valuable lessons in creativity, exploration and collaboration. From interactive...

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Pairing students & teachers in TPL for the win!

Ben Newsome

Shared experiences = accelerated learning! The ability to see students interact with a lesson is often times the BEST way to see if a given lesson will actually work or not and lately we couldn't agree more! Recently we worked with Condell Park Public School in Sydney, who had gone...

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Essential components of a STEAM lesson

Ben Newsome

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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Beyond the volcano: vinegar and bicarb soda experiments for the classroom!

Jaqueline Kao

What else can you teach with vinegar and bicarb soda? Got some vinegar and bicarbonate soda leftover from making a volcano? Need a quick and easy science experiment or demonstration to do with your students, using only what you've got in the pantry? We've compiled a list of fun stuff...

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Ideas for teaching creativity in STEM lessons

Ben Newsome

Get creative! Sparking creativity in students in some ways is not a challenge, kids are naturally creative regardless of their background. As such weaving some creative aspects into your next STEM lesson will definitely be welcomed in your classroom! There many ways to approach this, however the following ideas can...

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Our most popular science teaching ideas of 2016

Ben Newsome

So many science teaching ideas! Recently we were asked about which of our science teaching articles have been the most popular for teachers. No problem! In this article we list 10 of the most shared teaching articles we wrote in 2016. Some of the articles are fantastic for K-12 teaching...

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6 tips for teaching students to create awesome science posters

Ben Newsome

Grab the attention! Presenting the context to students doesn't just have to be as part of an assessment component; the ability to create a science poster is an important skill for scientists wishing to summarize their research findings at conferences to attract discussion or even win funding for further research!...

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How to teach classification with simple stuff

Ben Newsome

Teaching kids to sort things logically So you want to teach your students how biologists classify organisms but you're a bit short of materials to use? Get creative! You don't have to have a bunch of museum quality specimens on hand to teach kids how to group things based on...

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