The FizzicsEd Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
Ep.19 Establishing a bone museum in regional QLD
5 days ago
Meet Deb and Jaimie Cook, two highly motivated educators who are putting together the Gympie Bone Museum Project in QLD. This is on top of running two successful STEM businesses in Dissection Connection and RockHoundZ! “Every kid says to me I’ll have to have a dig pit! So, I’ll be having some sort of a sandbox where they can get in and dig out their own bones. This also lends it to having guests come in and if we bury something in particular in that dig pit we can perhaps have an expert in that particular animal come in”. We also look at how your students can learn science whilst visiting a farm and we revisit a grab from a past episode in which Dr Timothy Smith explains the benefits of the National Youth Science Forum. Top 3 learnings
Just do it. Start small and aim big! Grow something that people can get involved in.
Listen your audience. Listen to the people who visit your museum, make things as hands-on as possible and respond to people’s needs.
Don’t be afraid to show works in progress.
Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About Debra Cook
Debra Cook was brought to Gympie by a job too good to refuse with the Forestry Research Centre at Fraser Rd and it's probably the best thing that ever happened to her. With an academic background in chemistry and a professional background in secondary schools science education, she now runs Dissection Connection biological specimen supplies & Rockhoundz geology specimen supplies with her partner, Jaimie Cook. Jaimie's professional background is in ecology, agriculture and forestry science research. The businesses supply schools, universities and medical training facilities. But a funny thing happened on the way to their first $Million. The Cooroy to Curra highway project was announced and it looked like Gympie might be in danger of becoming another forgotten regional QLD town. A downturn in the fortunes of the town not only threatened the supply chain for their businesses, it also threatened to put the brakes on the growth and vibrancy of our beautiful town. So they gathered a skeleton crew of like-minded people devoted to the future of Gympie and the Gympie Bone Museum Project was born.
About Jaimie Cook