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
September 16, 2018 44 min
STEM can be found in fiction! Everyone loves a good story and our guest Gillian King-Cargile from STEM Read in Northen Illinois University uses narratives in novels, picture books, comics and more to highlight scientific concepts to readers of all ages and in doing so makes science literacy all the more relevant. From live interviews with celebrated authors through to hands-on experiments based on the books themselves, STEM Read is all about making the science in the books shine!

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About Gillian King-Cargile

Gillian King-Cargile is the founder and director of NIU’s STEM Read, a program that introduces young readers to the science, technology, engineering, and math concepts behind popular fiction books. She earned her B.A. in film production and M.F.A. in creative writing from SIU. She also coordinates the Science Fiction Writing Competition and directs NIU’s Creative Writing summer day camp for middle school students. Gillian is interested in developing and nurturing local and national literary communities and creating connections between university experts, community professionals, and learners of all ages.

About STEM Read 

STEM Read uses live and online programs to inspire readers to learn more about the science, technology, engineering, and math concepts in popular fiction. Readers enjoy the books on their own or with school or library groups and then meet at NIU or connect with us online to explore the science behind the fiction through hands-on activities, presentations by NIU faculty and staff, author visits, interactive games, collaborative writing projects, and other STEAM activities (STEM plus the arts).About the FizzicsEd Podcast

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

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