The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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The STEM Challenge - W33

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : HUMSS, 125

Speakers

  1. Karen Hornby - National STEM Centre

The challenge is to get to grips with a range of toys and gizmos for inspirational science teaching in just one hour! There are so many engaging examples that pupils have access to but which are also great for teaching science concepts. This session takes a look at a variety of gizmos and gadgets and tries to unpick the science that sit behind them. The challenge is further extended to integrate these ideas into your teaching and learning.

Buzz Aldrin Space Academy - W36

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, Lab G4

Speakers

  1. Sotira Trifourki - Artemis Space

The Buzz Aldrin Innovation Institute (BAii) is an global initiative that fosters innovation in a variety of skill building fields. Students from early years to university level are inspired by using Space as a platform to increase their competencies by working with experts in the field of their interests. The Space Academy is an opportunity for young people to acquire 21st Century knowledge and skills through exploring space science, developing their ideas into experiments and applications and participating in real space missions.

Constructivist Theatre Instruction - T68

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 12:30

Location : Henley, G14

Speakers

  1. Ngozi J. Anyaegbunam - University of Nigeria

The work demonstrates the procedures for the development of a Constructivist Theatre Instruction (CTI) package which can be used for teaching any content e.g. HIV and AIDS. - Training process for script writing - Enlightenment programme on HIV and AIDS content area - Actual script writing by participants - Script vetting and selection by experts - Acting, videoing and packaging of selected script - Rating of the Constructivist Theatre Instruction Package

Practical Sixth Form Physics (Repeated) - W35

Friday 9th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Exhibition Marquee, A110

Speakers

  1. Karl Fairbank - Lascells

Come and have a look at some of the apparatus and resources that can be used to capture interest and enhance student learning in A' Level Physics - Includes a mix of traditional and unique experiments with a wealth of ideas all geared towards practical activities tied to the new curriculum.

Elementology - D04

Friday 9th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Henley, G03

Speakers

  1. Dee Haughton - Methodist Ladies' College, Australia

A pHun way to engage your students with the elements and their properties. What do the elements say about you? I'm a Fluorine with a Nitrogen influence - strong character, always on tap for my friends and enjoy travel.

Reforming GCSE Sciences (Repeated) - T81

Friday 9th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : HumSS, 127

Speakers

  1. OCR Subject Specialist - OCR

These qualifications are currently being redeveloped for first teaching in September 2016. The session presents an opportunity to meet some of the development team and give your views on the new qualifications.

Newton's Laws on Earth and in Space - T79

Friday 9th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Chemistry, Lab G

Speakers

  1. Dr Cyril Isenberg - University of Kent

The application of Newton's laws of motion has enabled man to enter the industrial age and explore the solar system. Some of the principles involved will be explained with demonstrations. The Voyager mission to the outer planets , using the slingshot effect, will be examined.

Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Education Research Group Lecture - T80

Friday 9th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Chemistry, LT1

Speakers

  1. Professor David Read - University of Southampton

Professor David Read, University of Southampton will give this lecture on behalf of CERG. Details will follow.

Is language the Barrier to learning Science? - T78

Friday 9th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Henley, 102

Speakers

  1. William Hirst

Science is a foreign language, just as foreign as French or German - no wonder that pupils lose interest in Science! I will show that pupils need to be familiar with more words in the language of science at KS3 than they learn for French at GCSE. I will also present myriad ideas for word games that complement any scheme of work and will increase pupil understanding.

What's Next After pGLOļæ½ Bacterial Transformation? - W37

Friday 9th January 2015

10:00 - 12:00

Location : Chemistry, Lab 1

Speakers

  1. Sherri Andrews - Bio-Rad Laboratories

Don't stop at cloning the gene - identify the protein responsible for the green fluorescence! Dive deeper using chromatography and SDS-PAGE electrophoresis.

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