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Creating short Instagram videos as a student STEM challenge

Ben Newsome

BYOD in action... As we all know, students love smart phones! Why not take advantage of the content creation apps available on smart phones to get students to create informative short science videos they can upload onto Instagram? Every day in your classroom students gain new insights and in doing...

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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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Filming for Create on ABC Me

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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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Things kids can learn about the environment whilst kayaking

Ben Newsome

Science in a kayak! Taking the kids kayaking out on the local lake, dam or creek not only gives them something to do away from the screen, it also brings a perfect chance to teach them about the environment whilst getting active! So with this in mind, what can kids...

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Things kids can do without the internet

Ben Newsome

Kids activities that don't need a computer or smart device Getting kids to peel their eyes away from the screen doesn't have to be like pulling teeth; you just need to create some enticement for them! There is so much kids can do without the need for the internet and...

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Science you can do with a leafblower!

Ben Newsome

Bring out the power! Who doesn't science when it's super-sized!?! A leaf blower is such a ubiquitous tool for the home and kids know it put out a fair bit of air ... why not use it to teach kids about air pressure in some fantastic science demonstrations that'll certainly...

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10 Science experiments for toddlers

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Toddler science made simple! Are there science experiments that a 2 year old could do? Absolutely! Young children are rapidly learning about their world through their 5 senses and as such you can easily provide rich experiences that show how the world works just by targeting sight, hearing, smell, touch...

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How to teach classification with simple stuff

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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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Ideas for setting up a primary science room

Ben Newsome

Making science accessible & fun Engaging kids in science can be a breeze if you prepare the right environment. Normally in most primary schools there just isn't enough space for a room like this but in this case the school had definitely done a great job in making the most...

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Science in public… brilliant communication by Yarra Trams!

Ben Newsome

Great science communication saves lives! Every now and then you stumble across an important message that is just conveyed perfectly. We were in Melbourne last week for another PwC 21st Century Minds workshop and couldn't help yet again but notice they bold yellow and black signage at every Yarra Tram...

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How to teach science using role plays

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Using role plays to grab the imagination! Role playing in education has been used for years as a tool for kids to understand the world around them. By combining play, games and simulation in scenarios that teach science, students get a real feel for what it is like to be...

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The value of DIY skills for science educators

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Why DIY skills are valuable in science class Being able to apply DIY skills to science education is an incredibly useful skill to have! In this post we look at how the ability to fix and create apparatus and science projects can help in a busy science education faculty.

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10 TED talks on science teaching to check out

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TED talks that grab your attention! Love teaching science? Want get more inspired? Why not listen to these awesome people talking about the way they teach science & imaginative thinking via some TED talks? These people are fascinating to listen to and in many ways embody the essence of great...

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20 ways to impart a love of science with your kids

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Inspire their curiosity! So you love science & technology? Want to impart this enthusiasm onto your kids? No problem! Children are born as curious learners and exposing them to science doesn't have to be an arduous and formal process. Given this, here's just some of the ways you can introduce...

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