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For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a science teacher, author and founder of the multi-award winning science outreach team at Fizzics Education.

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For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a science teacher, author and founder of the multi-award winning science outreach team at Fizzics Education.

    Maths Teacher Circles with Michaela Epstein

    Maths Teacher Circles with Michaela Epstein

    Helping students understand mathematics is so critical when it comes to their future. We speak with Michaela Epstein, founder of Maths Teacher Circles, to learn some simple ways you can help students find the delight in problem solving.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Michaela Epstein

    After searching for ways to make professional learning more meaningful, in 2020 Michaela Epstein founded Maths Teacher Circles. Since then, over 700 primary and secondary teachers and school leaders have come together to share expertise and uncover new maths teaching ideas.Michaela has also taught maths at schools in rural and urban areas, served as President of the Mathematical Association of Victoria and on the Council of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers. She has also completed Masters research and presented internationally on the intent of the mathematics curriculum.At heart, Michaela is an avid learner and maths enthusiast, with a commitment to helping others reignite their own curiosity for mathematics.Learn more


    https://www.mathsteachercircles.org/fizzicsed
    https://twitter.com/MathsCirclesOz
    https://www.facebook.com/MathsTeacherCircles

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

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    • 28 min
    Community STEM Projects through the T3 Alliance

    Community STEM Projects through the T3 Alliance

    Providing an avenue for students to learn and use their STEM skills for real community projects is at the heart of what the T3 Alliance does. Plus, you can get involved too! We speak with Adam Low who is the director of T3 Alaska and Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Upward Bound Program to learn just how they make this happen.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Adam Low

    Adam Low is the Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Upward Bound Program and the director of T3 Alaska.  He is a science and technology educator with a passion for involving students in community engagement projects. Adam has extensive experience developing and supporting curricula to connect STEM technologies and service-learning as part of both the T3 Alliance and Modern Blanket Toss National Science Foundations grants.  He has worked as a teacher in a makerspace, supported an online school based on cultural and environmental learning in Hawaii, taught at the high school and collegiate levels in Alaska,  and worked as a professional geologist. In 2008 Adam was named science teacher of the year for the state of Alaska.Learn more


    T3 Alliance
    Upward Bound Alaska

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

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    • 42 min
    Science for all ages with Jacqueline McCarthy

    Science for all ages with Jacqueline McCarthy

    Whether you're teaching young students or high schoolers, you need to make it accessible, fun and clearly linked to their lives. We join primary science specialist Jacqueline McCarthy to learn just what makes a great science lesson for any age student.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Jacqueline McCarthy

    Jacqueline McCarthy is currently a primary school science specialist at Abbotsleigh, having transferred there from Sydney Grammar. She is a qualified primary and secondary teacher specialising in agriculture. Prior to specialising in Primary Teaching Jac was engaged by the Royal Agricultural Society as their Education manager. She is passionate about nurturing the curiosity of primary-aged students and is a STANSW Councilor.Twitter

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

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    • 30 min
    Science Comedy with the STEAM Room

    Science Comedy with the STEAM Room

    Combine science & comedy together? Love it! Through Praxical a team of scientists were trained by comedians to perform STEM comedy on stage at the Sydney Comedy Festival, Australian Museum, at Splendour in the Grass & more. We speak with Luke Stellar, Co-founder and Director of Praxical to find out more

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About the STEAM Room

    The STEAM Room trained seven scientists to perform on stage to sold-out shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival, Australian Museum Jurassic Lounge, and the Science Tent at Splendour in the Grass, alongside comedians and Dr Karl! You can learn more about this year's ABC Radio National interview or this write-up in chemistry world magazine. 

    Applications open for the 2023 STEAM Room Science Comedy Program 

    Participants will receive free workshops and mentoring from leading comedians and science communicators (including Dr Karl!) to turn their funny STEM stories into an entertaining stand-up performance.  So if you’re looking to learn fresh communication skills to present your research to a huge new audience, follow this link to learn more and apply: www.praxical.com.au/the-steam-room/steam-room-2023-apply-now

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

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    • 27 min
    BackyardBio & iNaturalist with Jesse Hildebrand

    BackyardBio & iNaturalist with Jesse Hildebrand

    Imagine bringing citizen science to your students & contributing your images of local wildlife globally in an effort to help educate and inspire the next generation of wildlife explorers! We chat with Jesse Hildebrand from Exloring by the Seat of your Pants to learn more.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Jesse Hildebrand

    Jesse Hildebrand is the VP of Education for Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants, a global education non-profit that connects scientists and explorers to kids through 40+ monthly live, free, interactive programs (exploringbytheseat.com). Their full library of 2500 past programs featuring divers, mountaineers, conservationists, astronauts and more is on Youtube athttps://www.youtube.com/c/Exploringbytheseatofyourpants/videosJesse is the lead on their BackyardBio global nature campaign run every May, which gets kids outdoors observing, documenting and sharing all the local wildlife that lives near them through social media (#backyardbio), INaturalist and through direct international teacher connections facilitated through their website

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    https://www.backyardbio.net/
    https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/backyardbio-2023
    https://www.youtube.com/c/crashcourse
    https://www.youtube.com/c/inanutshell
    https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/seek_app

    Recommended books


    Regeneration
    Drawdown 
    Under a White Sky (for adults)
    An Immense World
     A Short History of Nearly Everything

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

    Share it!The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )http://www.aeon.net.au/
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    • 26 min
    Teaching science effectively with Stuart Kohlhagen

    Teaching science effectively with Stuart Kohlhagen

    Teaching science effectively is incredibly important when it comes to improving science literacy levels. The important part, it doesn't require overly expensive items! We speak with Dr Stuart Kohlhagen, also known as The Science Nomad and former Director of Science and Learning at Questacon - Australia's National Science and Technology Centre for over 35 years.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Dr Stuart Kohlhagen

    Stuart helped pioneer Questacon's exhibit development, science demonstrations and shows over a period 35 years. He as part of the original group that established the internationally renowned Science circus, and worked on the transformation of the original Questacon into the National Science and Technology centre. His passions are for simple, open-ended hands-on exhibits, and inquiry-based activities that provide learning opportunities. He has been active in capacity development programs for science centre staff and educators in South Africa, Lesotho, Indonesia, Korea, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, as well as lead a number of international workshops and master classes in exhibit development.In recent years he has been able to conceive develop and implement and realize a range of significant outdoor exhibits and public sculptures. He has also been leading the development and delivery of a range of teacher professional development programs within Australia and internationally.https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-kohlhagen-3625bb78/Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

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