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Lunar science teaching ideas

Ben Newsome

Discover a bunch of classroom-tested ideas for teaching about the Moon. From rocket trajectories to soil samples, there is a heap you can do with students!

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Episode: 15

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Quit Rubbishing Pluto – October 5, 2018

Ben Newsome

You can't use your phone while driving, but what about using your phone while... learning? Quill's on the case.  Pluto's a planet again! Hooray! Maybe!  The Ocean Cleanup has been deployed. A giant plastic-eating machine has been set loose towards the Great Pacific Garbage patch. Hopefully it will tide-y up! ...

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Episode: Bonus!

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Special Edition: Mars Rover Magic

Ben Newsome

Welcome to this special edition episode of Fizzics TWIST! Water on Mars, alien life, cosmic farts, and planet-sized dust storms; the two active Mars Rovers, Opportunity and Curiosity, have been creating some huge news lately. So what exactly has been going on up there? Duncan tells the story of the...

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Episode: 12

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The Sun, the Moon, and Curry (feat. new Secret Sound!) – August 23, 2018

Ben Newsome

Don't forget to send us your science questions and we will consult the experts on your behalf! NASA are firing a spacecraft into the sun! But why, and will its intrepid crew survive? Just kidding it's a robot. The Moon has ice on its surface! Which means it has water!...

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Episode: 9

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Supernova stargazing – June 4, 2018

Ben Newsome

Don't forget to send us your science questions and we will consult the experts on your behalf! The ABC’s Stargazing Live has set a new world record for most people simultaneously stargazing! But how many people were involved, what was the previous record, and what did they find? The Blue...

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Episode: 4

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Hawking Radiation – March 23, 2018

Ben Newsome

The last male northern white rhinoceros has died, but there may still be hope for the future of the species. How can 3D printing tech help to snuff out poaching? A giant space station is about to crash back down to Earth, so should you be watching out overhead? Read...

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Episode: 17

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How One Giant Leap is changing lives

Ben Newsome

Bringing students to Space Camp USA opens up new horizons for students interested in STEM! In this episode, we talk with One Giant Leap founder Jackie Slaviero and the newly announced student ambassador Emily Rozanc about the enormous opportunities that Space Camp brings. From meeting NASA astronauts and flight directors...

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Google takes you inside the International Space Station

Ben Newsome

Explore to your hearts content! Ever wondered just what it would be like to tour the International Space Station? Well, with Google Maps you can! Google has teamed up with NASA to create a tour of all the sections of the ISS! Using your mouse or fingers you can look...

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International Asteroid Day!

Jacqui

A great reason to talk about space science! It's a day for education and awareness about the impact of asteroids on our planet and our lives, so why not include some of these ready-made resources in your lesson this week! With content from institutions like NASA and videos featuring real...

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Can poor science models still be useful for teaching science?

Ben Newsome

This might be counter-intuitive but sometimes presenting poorly designed scientific models to students can be extremely helpful in allowing students to critically analyse a given topic area. This week I was teaching a Stars & Planets workshop to primary school students and we started tearing apart this solar system model...

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Up, up and away!

Ben Newsome

This is a significant weekend for science. At 1.25am AEST Saturday, Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to be launched into space for the 33rd and last time. As I was reading up on facts for a post about the final launch of Atlantis, I found out that it is also...

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Well that was really, really close!

Ben Newsome

Earlier this week, we had a close shave. An asteroid passed by the Earth at just 12,000 km. The distance between the Earth and the Moon is roughly 400,000 km. That is really, really close. The asteroid was between 5 and 20 km in diameter and probably would have burned...

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How to donate to SETI@Home Project

Ben Newsome

Always wanted to participate in the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)? How about donating some of your computing power at your school, office or home to the SETI project! Find out more on how your humble computer could help contribute...

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2009: International Year of Astronomy

Ben Newsome

What is your local school doing for this year's theme? Here are some easy ideas that can be run in class!

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