The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Inquiry-Based Learning: Maths and Science in Life - T90

Friday 9th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Carrington, 101

Speakers

  1. Pete Sorensen - University of Nottingham
  2. Len Newton - University of Nottingham

Two of the three aims of the new Science National Curriculum for England focus on the development of an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science and of its uses and implications. Similar aims can be seen in science policy and curriculum documents internationally. This session reports on materials being developed in a European project, 'Maths and Science in Life' (Mascil), aimed at helping teachers to develop approaches with an emphasis on scientific inquiry within authentic contexts.

Recent Advances on Learn Chemistry - W51

Friday 9th January 2015

12:00 - 13:00

Location : Palmer, 101

Speakers

  1. Duncan McMillan - Royal Society of Chemistry

Bring your own device to a demonstration of the latest developments with Learn Chemistry. You will be able to try out a range of mobile and desktop-compatible tools and apps, and explore our Online Experimentation, Assessment, Chemistry of Art, Periodic Table, and other websites. The session will be suitable for subject specialists and non-specialists alike, teaching students aged 11 to undergraduate level.

Inspiring Secondary Science: Novel & Fun Ways to Engage Your Pupils! - BC19

Friday 9th January 2015

12:15 - 13:45

Location : Booked course, pre-registration required. Confirmed upon booking.

Speakers

  1. Dr Mark - Dr Mark's INSPIREducation

Dr Mark' is back again! This lively and �inspirational� session - especially for SECONDARY teachers - is packed full of simple, novel 'hands-on' science experiments from across the science curriculum. The activities will help you put a 'WOW!-Factor' into your science lessons, and more fully engage your pupils! Featured on Teachers' TV, Dr Mark's activities will stimulate 'creative thinking', and get your pupils thinking and talking 'scientifically'! The resources provided are worth �200, and include full details of about 150 experiments!

Biology in the Real World - Life on Mars: The Past and the Possibilities - T97

Friday 9th January 2015

12:15 - 13:00

Location : Palmer, 109

Speakers

  1. Dr Louisa Preston - Cambridge University

What kind of life might have lived on Mars in the past? And what possibilities does the future hold for communities - and even farms - on Mars? As NASA carries out its first ever attempt to grow plants on the Moon's surface, astrobiologist Dr Louisa Preston will talk about what the challenges of growing food in space reveals about extreme biology here on earth. She'll even reveal how to visit Mars without leaving the surface of our planet.

Meet the Lord Speaker - T100

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : Henley, G11 LT

Speakers

  1. Baroness D'Souza - House of Lords

The keynote would centre on the role, work and membership of the House of Lords, highlighting areas of scientific knowledge and expertise available within it in terms of both individual members and the Lords science and technology select committees. The keynote would include the following themes: � Information on Lords members with knowledge and expertise in science / science education � Insight into Lords work in this policy area � How to raise issues, influence policy and engage with members

AQA A-level Biology: New specification (Repeated) - T101

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : HumSS, 25

Speakers

  1. Caroline Chambers - AQA

An introduction to our new Biology specification. Come and learn about the changes to our A-levels, including linear assessment and how practical work will be assessed.

Introduction to the New Pearson Edexcel A-level Biology - T99

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : Henley, 201

Speakers

  1. Kathryn Booth - Pearson

Find out more about the changes to Edexcel A level Chemistry, our new specification and how we'll support you in the run-up to 2015 and beyond.

Exploring Cosmic Mysteries - W54

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : HumSS, 125

Speakers

  1. Dr. Damian Pope - Perimeter Institute
  2. Kevin Donkers - Perimeter Institute

Join Perimeter's newest workshop, designed to help teachers and students unravel the mysteries of space and the universe. This session shares hands-on activities focused on the big bang theory, expanding universe, black holes, redshift, cosmic microwave background, and more! Perimeter's Cosmic Mysteries classroom resource is developed in collaboration with educators and PI researchers with connections to the A-level and GCSE Specifications.

Electricity is Just Energy - W53

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : AMS, G8

Speakers

  1. Barry Hawkins - Data Harvest

Feel the force! Hand held electric generators as interactive teaching tools. A chance to use small compact hand generators to study the link between electricity, work, power and efficiency. Engaging, interactive teaching through simple apparatus that touches directly to the learners experience. This is not about replacing batteries but a better teaching of essential concepts, and it is so much fun!

Primary Pop-Up - T102

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : Palmer, 105

Speakers

  1. Steve Marshall - Barnet LA

Inspiring activities for primary science teaching and learning.

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