The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Introduction to the New Pearson Edexcel A-level Physics - T112

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Henley, 201

Speakers

  1. Damian Riddle - Pearson

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

Links Between Air Pollution and Climate Change - T110

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Henley, G10

Speakers

  1. Dr Nicolas Bellouin - Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

Climate change is often described as resulting from increases in carbon dioxide alone, but is in fact the result of the competition between the warming caused by greenhouse gases and the cooling caused by particles of pollution. In this presentation, we will describe how particles of pollution affect the Earth's climate, and discuss the dilemma of current air quality policy: how to reduce pollution levels without leaving an increasing fraction of greenhouse gas warming unopposed?

Alan Tunnicliffe Memorial Primary Hands-On Workshop: European Pri Sci Net Project - W61

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Palmer, 106

Speakers

  1. Dr Tuula Asunta - Jyv�skyl� University, Finland
  2. Kath Nugent - CASTME

A hands-on workshop of primary science activities, many from the European Pri Sci Net Project for 3-11 year olds which advocate the inquiry-based science (IBSE) approach and from ICASE pre-secondary project. Activities have been tried and tested over the years and can enhance science and engineering (design and technology) in schools.

Better Practicals, Better Learning: Improve your Skills (Hands-On!) (Repeated) - D16

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 16:00

Location : AMS, Lab G11

Speakers

  1. Matt Endean - CLEAPSS
  2. Harriet Truscott - Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS)

A chance to get hands-on and try out new and interesting practical activities covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Many of these are based on the reduced scale principle. Also you can make your own equipment which you get to take back to school with you.

Teaching Sustainability and Climate Change through Songs - T111

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 16:00

Location : AMS, 135 LT

Speakers

  1. Jess Gold - Big Green Machine

Project Earth Rock is a new multi-media resource designed to enable primary school teachers to teach about sustainability and climate change through songs and animation. Engaging cross-curricular lesson plans are supported by song videos and animation and can be carried out by non-specialist classroom teachers with little preparation. This session will introduce participants to the pack and will show how it supports science and the expressive arts in the primary school classroom. Visit www.projectearthrock.com to find out more.

ESERO-UK: The Impact of Space - T107

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : HumSS, 126

Speakers

  1. Tom Lyons - National STEM Centre

Hear from teachers involved in the UK Space Education Office primary project and the STFC Space Education Quality Mark. 60 primary schools have been working with ESERO-UK Space Ambassadors through multiple interventions, including in-class support, CPD and trips. The impact of this work has primarily been assessed through pupil surveys - preliminary results are now available.

Assessment and Working Scientifically at KS3 - W55

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Henley, 102

Speakers

  1. Alex Holmes - Assessment Editor (Smart Science), PhD in assessment in science and teacher

How is your department measuring progress for your KS3 students in light of the new curriculum? How do you show that your KS3 students have a secure understanding of scientific knowledge and can work scientifically? This practical workshop will look at assessment models for demonstrating measurable progress. Drawing on research, classroom practice and the flexible assessment model from Smart Science, you will leave with resources and enthusiasm to make a significant difference to assessment and working scientifically.

Gut Bugs: Drivers of Immune and Metabolic Health? - T106

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Henley, G15

Speakers

  1. Dr Marie Lewis - Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading

The bacterial population of the small intestine develops during infancy and drives the expansion of the immune system and influences metabolism. It is becoming apparent that many immune and metabolic conditions including allergy, obesity and diabetes, can originate during early life and are linked to disrupted patterns of intestinal colonisation. Such disruption can be caused by antibiotics, formula feeding and caesarean delivery. This talk explores possible interventions which could 'rescue' infants from increased risk of disease susceptibility.

Low Budget but Fantastic Forensics - BC20

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 16:00

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

Speakers

  1. Elena Setterfield - Freelance consultant

A hands-on crime scene workshop that stimulates student interest in school science, but at a low cost to set up. Presented by a teacher experienced in practical forensics for exam courses, forensic events and school project work. (A published author of Forensic material too!) A lively and professionally fulfilling 2 hours of blood spatter, trace evidence, hair and fibre analysis, latent prints, imprints and crime scene analysis. Comprehensive forensic work booklet provided. Early booking recommended for this highly evaluated course.

Developing Literacy Skills in Science - D06

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : HumSS, 124

Speakers

  1. Ed Walsh - Cornwall Learning

KS4 science courses involve students in producing extended written responses and for this to be successful approaches need to be embedded in KS3. This workshop features a number of practical classroom strategies to support students in producing written outcomes that are both more detailed and of higher quality. Participants will be encouraged to try these out, discuss their impact and take details away to enable them to use the approaches in their own lessons. Sponsored by Collins Education.

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