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Toyota Community Trust and the Mirai!

Jaqueline Kao

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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Episode: 51

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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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Episode: 50

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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!

Jaqueline Kao

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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Let’s be label conscious: Science and maths lessons from product labels!

Jaqueline Kao

What can we learn from a label? Pick up any food or cosmetic product and there's a label telling you all about what it's made of. But what are these chemical names? What do these codes mean? How do we know we are getting what we are paying for? Find...

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Science and Cooking: Mayonnaise!

Jaqueline Kao

Learn about emulsions! Make your own mayonnaise with just a few ingredients for a lesson in food chemistry! An hands-on activity about how different liquids can interact for the classroom or home without using any heat!

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Episode: 46

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STEAM at the Museum of the Riverina

Ben Newsome

Students creating museums exhibitions? Love it! In this episode we speak with Sam Leah who is working on "STEAM the Museum", a project where an opportunity class from Sturt Public School are working to create an interpretative robotic display that will tell the story the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth...

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Episode: 45

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Australian F1 Grand Prix & STEM

Ben Newsome

With the goal of inspiring the next generation, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix has developed the Industry & Innovation Precinct as the destination for students taking part in the Driving Learning education program. Today we chat with Elyse Dawson, the Manager for Industry Integration at the precinct, where we...

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Famous Scientists & Their Jam: Rosalind Franklin and crystallography!

Jaqueline Kao

A practical experiment for a science history lesson! We love a good hands-on experiment! Why not combine it with a story taken from the science history books? Here's one for understanding the work of Rosalind Franklin, the awesome scientist who used crystallography to decipher the secret structure of DNA!

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Episode: 43

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How Scienceability challenges stereotypes

Ben Newsome

Meet Siân Keys, an educator with a passion for breaking down barriers. On this episode you'll discover why she formed Scienceability, an organisation that challenges the traditional ideas of 'who does science' by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to lead science classes for the public during National Science Week.

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Winter Olympics 2018 – The science of figure skating!

Ben Newsome

The science of Olympic sports! Sunday night marked the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. So here is the final instalment of our coverage of this year's games: figure skating!

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Winter Olympics 2018 – The science of cross country skiing!

Jaqueline Kao

The science of Olympic sports! The third instalment of our 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics coverage is here! This week we delve into the fascinating world of cross country skiing!

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Episode: 41

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How to nail a 3 minute thesis

Ben Newsome

What makes an awesome science presentation? At the Postgraduate Research Forum Speakers at a 3-minute thesis pitch event at the UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (UNSW BEES) you certainly can find out! In this podcast, we chat with two of the finalists, Claire Brandenburger and Hayden Schilling,...

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Winter Olympics 2018 – The science of bobsleigh!

Jaqueline Kao

The science of Olympic sports! The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are underway! Over the next couple of weeks Fizzics will bring you a series of blog posts about the science behind these exciting sports! In this post we'll be looking at the fast-paced sport of: bobsleigh!

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