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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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Dipnetting for the National Waterbug Blitz!

Ben Newsome

Contributing to the nation's knowledge It doesn't matter whether you are young or young at heart, you can help ecologist's understanding of the health of our waterways by participating in the National Waterbug Blitz! So, pop on your gumboots and wade on in :)

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Episode: 59

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DigitalEd & the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Ben Newsome

Bringing students into the great outdoors offers them the opportunity to enjoy and discovery unique natural environments through meaningful, quality and fun educational experiences. Listen in to hear the latest updates from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Education Team about how they inspire students and teachers to get...

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Inspiring schools creating STEM festivals

Ben Newsome

Discover an inspiring story of how 13 schools in the Northern Beaches of Sydney have come together to form the Peninsula Community of Schools, a collaborative group of motivated educators that put on STEM Festivals and so much more. Get inspired!

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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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Tips for explaining abstract concepts to early learners

Ben Newsome

Making key concepts understandable for young children Explaining science & technology to early learners can be quite the challenge, especially when the ideas you want to convey are difficult for kids to visualise. In this article, we look into some ways to break down the communication challenge and make your...

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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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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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Episode: 54

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#PrimarySTEMChat with Rachael Lehr

Ben Newsome

#PrimarySTEMChat comprises a group of highly motivated primary science educators who chat every Thursday night on Twitter about all things primary STEM! Science and digital technology specialist Rachael Lehr drops by to talk about what she knows works in a primary science classroom and the importance of open-ended investigations for...

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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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