The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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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.

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.

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.

ASE Presidential Address: Sir David Bell FRS - T113

Friday 9th January 2015

14:00 - 15:00

Location : Palmer, G10

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.

Biology in the Real World - Life in Town - T115

Friday 9th January 2015

14:15 - 15:00

Location : Palmer, 109

Speakers

  1. TBC - British Ecological Society

How do humans and other organisms live side by side in urban settings and which species have been able to adapt and thrive in towns? Take journey through our towns to discover the diversity of life on our doorsteps. Even in the most urban of environments, species are able to find food, shelter and mates and thrive

DNA Fingerprinting and Forensic Blood Typing (Repeated) - W85

Friday 9th January 2015

14:30 - 15:45

Location : Exhibition Marquee, A110

Explore genetic diversity using forensic science! Your students become crime scene investigators as they analyze biological evidence using DNA fingerprinting, a technique that identifies people via genetic differences. Gel electrophoresis is used to create DNA fingerprints from crime scene and suspect samples. A match between samples suggests which suspect committed the crime.

ASE AGM - AGM

Friday 9th January 2015

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Palmer, 102

Speakers

  1. Peter Robinson - The Association for Science Education
  2. Shaun Reason - The Association for Science Education

The Annual General Meeting for The Association for Science Education

Success in the New Linear A-levels - W66

Friday 9th January 2015

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Henley, 101

Speakers

  1. Oxford Science - Oxford University Press

Strategies for effective formative assessment and independent study.

Introduction to the New Pearson Edexcel GCSEs in Science - T119

Friday 9th January 2015

15:00 - 16:00

Location : Henley, 208

Speakers

  1. Kathryn Booth - Pearson

GCSEs are changing in September 2016. This session gives an overview of the changes to the Edexcel Specifications, it will give you the opportunity to ask questions and hear about our support.

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