Comic books... they can teach chemistry! Dr. Colleen Kelley from the University of Arizona has created an amazing set of comic books designed to help students of many ages understand chemistry and become molecular literate.
Podcast: What makes a good marine scientist with Prof. Kirsten Benkendorff
August 23, 2023
What does it take to be a great scientist? What skills do you need? What is most important? We speak with Professor Kirsten Benkendorff from Southern Cross University to learn her thoughts as well as discover the work she does to protect our marine ecosystems.
Podcast: Science teaching, assessment & curriculum with Prof. Manjula Sharma
August 10, 2023
Effective science lessons, assessment of learning and pulling apart the curriculum are all different skills that we need to master as we guide our students. Professor Manjula Sharma drops by to share her thoughts on her approach.
Podcast: Software mashups for STEAM lessons with Judy Keller
July 25, 2023
Dive into a STEAM & Google masterclass with Judy Keller, Technology Training Specialist for K-6 at Penn Manor School District. Learn how to apply Google CS First to help your students showcase their learning on any given science topic as well as a variety of software mashups that will learners...
Podcast: Coronavirus is here – How can you protect yourself?
March 13, 2020
Coronavirus is here and it can be both scary and confusing. What even are viruses and what makes coronavirus different? In this episode, we conduct an experiment about how viruses can be transmitted from person to person, and how you can prevent getting infected. This episode is curriculum-linked from Year 5...
Experimenting with Nuclear Science with ANSTO!
January 17, 2020
Fizzics TWIST is back! In this episode we're doing something a little different. Nuclear power has a pretty bad reputation right now, but it might be the energy solution that we need. But wait - how does it work? How does nuclear science work? In this episode we visit ANSTO...
Why the UN has warned of biological annihilation (and how the dinosaurs really died)
May 17, 2019
Biological annihilation: The UN has warned of a 6th global extinction event, but what does this really mean? Are we headed to certain destruction? Will the mosquitoes finally disappear? Quill deconstructs the story.
What that fuzzy black hole photo really means
May 3, 2019
The first ever photo of a black hole has been released by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and while it’s an amazing feat it’s a bit hard to figure out what you’re looking at - Duncan looks past the event horizon to explain what’s going on.