The FizzicsEd Podcast

The FizzicsEd Podcast

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.... Show More

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September 10, 2019 26 min

Ecolinc is one of several science & technology innovation centres in Victoria. In this episode we chat with Bob Hartmann, a highly experienced science teacher who guides us through what is on offer at Ecolinc and his thoughts on helping students understand more about our world. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Bob Hartmann Bob has been teaching Science and specializing in Chemistry for over 30 years. Having... Read more

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Learn how students of all ages can learn how to code games and more using the e-learning platform created by Mammoth Interactive. We speak with CEO and Lead Developer John Bura about his thoughts on teaching kids how to code. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About John Bura John Bura is the CEO and Lead Developer of Mammoth Interactive, a company that helps students understand how to code games for a variety of platf... Read more

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Science and mathematics are so fundamental for primary students in getting them ready for high school and Libby Foley has a lot to share about ways to ignite that passion. From teaching in Far North QLD down to the Sunshine Coast, Libby is a true leader when it comes to science and mathematics education for primary kids. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Libby Foley Elizabeth (Libby) Foley is a primary school te... Read more

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are so important and they represent an opportunity for you and your students to make a real impact in your local community and beyond! We chat with Helena Nicholson, a Digital Technology teacher and sustainability leader in South West Western Australia who is doing just that! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Helena Nicholson With over 20 years teaching experience... Read more

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July 12, 2019 23 min

Find out about Jaycar Electronics brand new Maker Hub at Broadway Shopping Center! This site is designed so that you can drop in and work on on your own projects and have access to fabrication services like 3D printing, plus join facilitated workshops on coding and more. We chat with Michael Sutherland who is the Retail Innovation Manager for Jaycar Electronics. He is undoubtedly having a blast in the Maker Hub as he applies his sc... Read more

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July 2, 2019 41 min

You can't help but be enthusiastic about mathematics when you hear from Asha Rao! Hailing from RMIT as a Professor and Associate Dean of Mathematical Sciences, Asha is a recent winner of the 2019-2020 Superstars of STEM program and she brings a real passion and authenticity to mathematics with her undergraduate students. Her enthusiasm is infectious! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Professor Asha Rao Asha Rao ... Read more

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June 18, 2019 26 min

Find out about the One World Robotics competition being held in Australia and Asian countries for 2019. It's all about students applying digital literacy skills to a real world promblem! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About the One World Robotics Competition Mastering STEAM-related skills is essential for students to become innovative job creators in our fast-changing society. The ability to harness STEAM skillsets... Read more

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June 3, 2019 23 min

Meet Ering Hughes, a highly passionate Senior Surface Water Engineer who also is involved in delivering engineering outreach to remote schools in the Torres Straits in collaboration with Engineers Without Borders. As a 2019 Superstar of STEM, Erin clearly shows a huge interest in inspiring the next generation of engineers! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education More about Erin Hughes With water being fundamental to life, n... Read more

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Find out more about the Innovation Games, a free science event held in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park as part of National Science Week and the Sydney Science Festival. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About the Innovation Games Part of Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week, The Innovation Games is a free event held in Sydney Olympic Park that is full of ways to taste, touch and see science and technology... Read more

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Creating opportunities for children for play opens up a world of STEM learning opportunities for students young and old. We chat with Liz Rossiter from Mud Kitchen who through her Unplug & Play Pop Up STEM playgrounds is helping kids across the country explore science & engineering through hands-on activities traditionally found in children's museums. From programs in schools and preschools through to libraries, shopping centres an... Read more

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We discover just what the students can learn at the Primary Preview Day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show! Education coordinator Jenny Hughes from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW takes us through a variety of exhibits and discusses the work RASNSW is doing to link agricultural science to learning in metropolitan areas. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics EducationAbout Jenny Hughes Jenny has a passion for agricultural science,... Read more

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Be inspired as we chat with Corey Tutt who has made it his mission to spread his love of science to remote and regional indigenous communities through sending science books to schools & linking these students to scientists via Skype. This project is completely self-funded and he works hand in hand with local elders in each community. Not only is Corey increasing scientific literacy, he is also helping kids see true pathways to high... Read more

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March 17, 2019 45 min

Creating learning opportunities that truly help students is a passion for Zeina Chalich. A multi-award-winning educator, keynote speaker and co-founder of the #aussieEd Twitter chat, Zeina has a lot to share when it comes to STEAM education! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics EducationAbout the FizzicsEd Podcast With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highli... Read more

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Meet Michael Kasumovic, a highly motivated evolutionary biologist from UNSW who started creating apps for his students so they could understand biology concepts. From this Arludo was born, a team of dedicated people that empower students to understand scientific thinking through gaming. We explore just what is truly important for people to consider when creating apps and as you'll find, it's not just about the coding. Hosted by Be... Read more

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Gamification and education is such a hot topic and Claire Seldon certainly knows a bunch about it! Claire works as a learning designer for the NSW Department of Education and as such has seen the positive impact gamification has had on everyday classroom experiences. Listen to find out her thoughts, tips & ideas on what makes a well-designed gaming lesson! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Claire Seldon Claire S... Read more

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Design thinking & scientific literacy come hand in hand when it comes to making STEM shine in the classroom. Joanne Gadaleta has a huge amount of experience when it comes to helping students understand how to think clearly when it comes to problem-solving & ideation and as such has seen primary students across Sydney grow as a result! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Joanne Gadaleta During her career, Joanne ha... Read more

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Incredibly well known across Australia, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has been instrumental in helping science be accessible to people. From his many, many popular science books to his nearly 3 decades in public radio and now podcasting, Dr Karl continues to inspire people young and old about the world around us. In this chat, we learn a bit about his thoughts on the importance of continuous learning! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Edu... Read more

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October 31, 2018 25 min

Get inspired as we chat with Jacyln Gerakios, Expeditions Manager for EarthEcho International which a global leader in marine science education for schools and beyond. We chat about the recent expedition held in Victoria as well as how EarthEcho works with students across the globe to help create a sustainable future. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About  Jacyln Gerakios Jaclyn Gerakios is an avid ocean advocate an... Read more

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October 14, 2018 36 min

Meet Sean Forde, a passionate educator who has been heavily involved in global collaboration lessons with students. From Flipgrid through to interactive video conferencing, Sean has always been about giving the best avenues for his students to learn! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Sean Forde Sean Forde is an international educator, who is currently the Elementary EdTech Coach at Chadwick International in Song... Read more

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September 27, 2018 66 min

Join Tori Cameron, host of the STEAM Up the Classroom Podcast, as she describes her journey in creating a STEAM lab at her school in Massachusetts, USA. We discuss the importance of low and high tech when it comes to maker spaces, how to source materials, ideas for engaging the wider community and much more! Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Tori Cameron Tori is a passionate educator who truly respects that valu... Read more

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