The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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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.

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

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : HumSS, G44

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.

Getting Started with SOLO Taxonomy - T103

Friday 9th January 2015

12:30 - 13:30

Location : Henley, G03

Speakers

  1. Michelle Pope - Reigate Grammar School
  2. Sarah Pannell - Lingfield Notre Dame School

Balancing the need of all learners whilst covering the breadth of the curriculum is a significant challenge in science education. SOLO taxonomy allows teachers to set differentiated learning outcomes and provide a personalised learning experience by encouraging deeper thinking. Particularly useful for promoting synthesis of concepts, it also promotes self-assessment and reflection by learners. Michelle and Sarah will introduce SOLO taxonomy and reflect on how it can improve learning in science by using examples from their classes. They will address both the theoretical basis of this pedagogy and will offer practical, take away strategies for getting started using SOLO taxonomy in your classes.

Ready-to-Load Dye Electrophpresis - W50

Friday 9th January 2015

12:45 - 13:45

Location : Exhibition Marquee, A110

In this hands-on workshop, you will explore four hot topics in biotechnology using Gel Electrophoresis: DNA Fingerprinting, Paternity Testing, Medical Diagnostics, and Genetically Modified Organisms. Brightly coloured dyes simulate DNA fragments, eliminating post-electrophoresis staining and saving you valuable classroom time! Results are analyzed using a semi-logarithmic plot, which fosters critical thinking skills and STEM learning techniques.

Biotechnology Basics - W67

Friday 9th January 2015

12:45 - 14:00

Location : Exhibition Marquee, A110

Feeling overwhelmed by the wide array of experiments performed in biotechnology laboratories? If so, join us for a hands-on workshop! You will explore biotechnology techniques commonly used in research labs (DNA isolation, PCR and gel electrophoresis). Once these experiments are incorporated into your curriculum, your students will be able to see how abstract concepts like genetic engineering work in a real-world context.

Biology in the Real World - Beloved Barnacles: Learning from Darwin's Collections - T105

Friday 9th January 2015

13:30 - 14:15

Location : Palmer, 109

Speakers

  1. Miranda Lowe - Natural History Museum

Ten years after returning from the Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin prepared to embark on another journey of discovery - this time of a slightly different kind. The year was 1846, and Darwin was fascinated by barnacles of all shapes and sizes. He studied their structures and life history over a period of eight years, developing a natural classification system that is still used today. We'll examine the importance of Darwin's collection and its relevance to a scientist of today.

AQA A-level Biology: New specification (Repeated) - T114

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

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.

Preservation of Fish Using Natural Crude Extracts - Spices - W57

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : AMS, Lab G6

Speakers

  1. Dr Adesola Osibona - University of Lagos
  2. DR BEATRICE OLUBUNMI ONAFOWOKAN - ST AUGUSTINE COLLEGE, AKOKA, LAGOS. NIGERIA

Effect of ethanol extracts of spices; red pepper, black pepper, African nutmeg and ginger on matured larvae of Dermestes maculate Deeger exposed to four concentrations (10g, 15g, 20g, 25g) for 20days was determined. Mortality was monitored for seven days. Piper nigrum gave the highest mortality of 100% at two concentrations at the end of five days. The study showed that spices are effective in preservation and sustaining the protein level of smoked fish.

Earth Theme - Interactive Earth Science for the New KS2 Curriculum - W58

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:30

Location : Chemistry, Lab G

Speakers

  1. Elizabeth Devon - Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU)
  2. Peter Kennett
  3. Chris King

How can you teach the Earth science content of the new KS2 science curriculum, making sure it is appropriate for Year 3 pupils? Our ESEU workshop offers a range of interactive practical activities that have been tried and tested through ESEU's primary workshops across the UK. These not only help you to develop your own understanding of the KS2 Earth science content - but involve you in 'off the shelf' activities that you could easily use in your classroom next week.

On the Move: Simple Mechanisms - W60

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Palmer, 104

Speakers

  1. Dr Carol Davenport - Think Physics @ Northumbria University
  2. Joe Shimwell - Think Physics @ Northumbria University

Simple mechanisms are now in the primary science curriculum. In this hands-on workshop you will try out simple activities to teach pupils about forces and simple mechanisms. You will also consider how to integrate D&T with science when teaching this topic.

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