The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Practical Biology Questions - W101

Friday 9th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : HumSS, VE LT

Speakers

  1. Mary Philpott - CLEAPSS
  2. Dominic Delaney - Edvotek

Are you finding it difficult to provide opportunities for your students to use gene technology to investigate cell biology in plants, animals and humans? Bring your questions along to this discussion session, and find out what CLEAPSS and Discovering DNA/Edvotek are doing to help

Dramatic Science - W48

Friday 9th January 2015

11:30 - 12:30

Location : Henley, 101

Speakers

  1. Deb McGregor - Oxford Brookes University
  2. Wendy Precious - Entrust

This workshop will show how you can employ more active, engaging, participatory and exciting ways to use drama to involve and engage your children in learning through and about science. There will be the opportunity to try some of the techniques so you can judge for yourself whether they are appropriate for your children. The activities shared will be those tried and tested through the projects funded by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Recent Advances on Learn Chemistry - W51

Friday 9th January 2015

12:00 - 13:00

Location : Palmer, G06

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.

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.

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

Friday 9th January 2015

12:15 - 13:45

Location : Chemistry, LT 2

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!

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

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!

Embedding 'Working Scientifically' Skills within Real-life Contexts - W52

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : Palmer, 107

Speakers

  1. Jenny Harvey - CIEC Promoting Science

In this session you will use engaging, real-life contexts from CIEC Promoting Science to explore links to the new primary science curriculum. Through practical activities you will develop a greater awareness of the new age-appropriate standards of expectation embedded within �Working Scientifically� and use these to plan for adequate challenge and progression from Year One to Year Six.

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.

IOP - Teaching Energy in the New National Curriculum - W103

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 14:00

Location : AMS, Lab G4

Speakers

  1. Charles Tracy - Institute of Physics

The statements about energy in the revised National Curriculum are quite different from those that have gone before. The changes provide an opportunity to think about more helpful ways of talking about energy with students. In this session, we will look at how to satisfy the National Curriculum and also help students.

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