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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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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

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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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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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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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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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School science competitions

Ben Newsome

There are so many school science competitions to get involved in. Here is just a short selection of science competitions that give an opportunity for your students to shine!

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More useful science apps for the classroom!

Ben Newsome

Whether you're teaching early learners, primary-aged kids or high school students, there are plenty of science apps that can help support your classroom. Here's just some that have caught our eye this year!

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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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Episode: 56

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Ben Newsome

Meet Amanda Fox, an amazing educator and expert in digital technology in the classroom. An ISTE Emerging Leader & PBS Digital Innovator, get ready with pen and paper as in this episode you'll learn from Amanda about a bunch of platforms and ideas for using virtual reality in education plus...

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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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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: 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: 29

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Making Science Engaging

Ben Newsome

Dr Simon Crook, Founder of CrookED Science, drops by to discuss his work with schools across Australia in building science capacity. Nominated on the Educator Magazine’s Hot List for 2017, Simon reflects on what makes a great science lesson and the importance of working collaboratively.

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