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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!

Jacqui

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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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!

Jacqui

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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#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

Jacqui

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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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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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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Toyota Community Trust and the Mirai!

Jacqui

Good news for Melbourne's western suburbs! The Toyota Community Trust is supporting an amazing initiative for STEM education in the western suburbs of Melbourne. In this week's blog, read about science clubs, FREE professional development sessions, and Holly test driving the new hydrogen fuel cell car: the Mirai!

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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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Why data science is essential

Ben Newsome

Dr Linda McIver started out as an Academic with a PhD in Computer Science Education. When it became apparent that High School teaching was a lot more fun, Linda began a highly successful career at John Monash Science School, where she built innovative courses in Computational and Data Science for...

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Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast!

Jacqui

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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