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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.

    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/

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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

    Extra links


    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? 

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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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    • 37 min
    STEM hackathons with Melanie De Gioia

    STEM hackathons with Melanie De Gioia

    Hackathons truly accelerate innovation and Melanie De Gioia very much has an understanding of what makes them work!

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Melanie De Gioia

    Melanie is a Project Manager, by nature and training.  She specialises in bringing order to chaos and thrives when working with a number of key stakeholders delivering projects that promote STEM. Some of Melanie's current clients include the University of Sydney, World Federation of Engineering (for UNESCO), TEDxSydney, AusIndustry and Engineers Australia.  She's delivered projects, hackathons, events and podcasts that have reached around the globe and are inspiring innovation and change in the world.https://melaniedegioia.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniedegioia/https://ramaley.media/

    About the FizzicsEd podcastHosted 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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    • 32 min
    STEM in Environmental Education with Meridith Ebbs

    STEM in Environmental Education with Meridith Ebbs

    Want to incorporate STEM into environmental education? Meridith Ebbs is someone to guide you through this! Meridith is a highly experienced teacher with a real passion for teaching students in natural environments whilst using different technologies.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Meridith Ebbs

    Meridith is an experienced teacher with a background in Education, Environmental Science and Digital Technologies. She is currently exploring applications for STEM and technology while learning outside and applications for STEM in low-cost real-world projects. She facilitates the hashtags #STEMnNature and #STEMinTheWorld on social media and shares knowledge and ideas using the handles @iMerinet and @MakeCreateEducate 

    In the past, Meridith worked for 4 years as the CSER NSW Project Officer on the Digital Technologies project with the University of Adelaide. Meridith has experience teaching students K-10 and she is an experienced facilitator of adult workshops, with experience working in both school and corporate environments. She has worked as an instructional designer documenting computer systems and creating training materials. Meridith is accredited as a Makey Makey ambassador, an Apple Teacher, an Apple Teacher in Swift Playground and Sphero Lead Educator. 

    Contact Meridith

    https://withkoji.com/@iMerinet  - one link for all contacts

    https://www.instagram.com/imerinet/

    https://www.facebook.com/makecreateeducate

    https://twitter.com/iMerinet

    https://www.youtube.com/c/MeridithEbbsiMerinet/videos

    https://makecreateeducate.blogspot.com/ 

    More information about Meridith https://imerinet.weebly.com/ 

    Resources for more information

    What is Citizen Science - https://citizenscience.org.au/10-principles-of-citizen-science/ 

    Project Finder

    https://www.csiro.au/en/education/get-involved/citizen-science 

    https://citizenscience.org.au/ala-project-finder/

    https://biocollect.ala.org.au/acsa#isCitizenScience

    Projects mentionedInternational:

    Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 https://www.greatsouthernbioblitz.org/about-1 

    iNaturalist https://www.inaturalist.org/

    Backyard Bioblitz https://www.backyardbio.net/

    Australian:

    Frog ID Project https://www.frogid.net.au/ 

    Dead Tree Project ​​https://biocollect.ala.org.au/acsa/project/index/77285a13-e231-49e8-b212-660c66c74bac

    About the FizzicsEd podcastHosted 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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    • 43 min
    SDGs & United Nations Association of Australia - NSW Division

    SDGs & United Nations Association of Australia - NSW Division

    Learn about the work being done by the United Nations Association of Australia and how to get involved as we chat with Brett Martin, the UNAA NSW Director for Members and Volunteers + Global Citizenship Pillar Lead

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Brett Martin & the United Nations Association of Australia - NSW Division

    His role involves supporting volunteers, developing partnerships and coordinating monthly meetups to raise awareness about UN aims and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The UNAA NSW purpose is to inform, inspire and engage Australians to create a safer, fairer and more sustainable world through a wide range of activities, including their current UN Day campaign with NSW schools, running the United Nations Diploma, and hosting a wide range of events and projects. To learn more, check out their website www.unaa,nsw.org.au and subscribe to their newsletter. 


    UN Day Schools Program
    UNAA NSW UN Diploma

    About the FizzicsEd podcastHosted 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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    • 22 min

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