The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Making the most of Scientist in the Classroom - T133

Saturday 10th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Henley, G04

Speakers

  1. Charlotte Thorley - Queen Mary University of London

How do we make the most of opportunities to have scientists in our classrooms? What do the scientists think about coming into schools? This session presents the preliminary findings of a study that has examined this relationship closely, and provides an opportunity for you to have your say!

Triple Science for Most? - T130

Saturday 10th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : AMS, 135 LT

Speakers

  1. Jasper Green - Mossbourne Community Academy

Historically, triple science GCSE has been reserved for 'elite' students in top sets. In 2014 just 22 % of students in English schools sat GCSEs in biology chemistry and physics. Here we review a new program in an inner London Academy where over 80% of students study triple science. We review attitudes of teachers and students towards the 'triple science for most' approach and compare attainment of groups. Finally, to see which students, if any, benefited from studying triple science, we compare what students would have achieved in double science to their actual attainment and consider how this impacts on whole school performance measures.

Data Logging and more with iPads - W78

Saturday 10th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : AMS, G8

Speakers

  1. Barry Hawkins - Data Harvest

Use Apple iPads, WiFi computers and data loggers to create collaborative learning groups. Bring your own iPad or WiFi enable PC with the Easysense App loaded. A workshop to explore the advantages and problems of tablet data logging. We believe there are more advantages and curriculum developments when using the iPad, but here is chance to test flight in an experimental class.

e-Bug Peer Education Workshops - T137

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Chemistry, LT 1

Speakers

  1. Beverley Hoekstra - Public Health England

e-Bug is an exciting, fun and free health education resource for school aged children. e-Bug have recently developed a peer education workshop in which senior school children are trained on how to deliver the interactive e-Bug roadshow. These peer educators then go on to teach the roadshow to local primary school children, developing key communication skills as well as increasing knowledge and confidence. The evaluation of this workshop will be presented, along with ideas for how schools can get involved.

Energy Trumps and Other Activities - W83

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Henley, 208

Speakers

  1. Deirdre Raffan - CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology)
  2. Ann MacGarry - CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology)

Come and try out our Energy trumps card game and up to ten related activities suitable for KS3 and 4, devised by CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology). All activities will be downloadable for use in the classroom and will also be available in Welsh by end of March.

Case Study: Letter X - A Pre-school Curriculum for Literacy/Science Lessons - W86

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : HumSS, 128

The Bricks 4 Kidz pre-school curriculum is a source for meaningful literacy/science lessons. Take the letter X... In the Bricks 4 Kidz pre-school curriculum, letter X is presented through models built out of LEGO: a xylophone model for upper case X; and an X-ray model for lower case X.

Science on a Shoestring - W84

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : AMS, Lab G4

Speakers

  1. Linda Scott - Worcester University
  2. Phil Collins

Great ideas for Biology, Chemistry and Physics practical work without expensive kit. University of Worcester trainee teachers, ex-trainees and mentors will demonstrate how everyday materials can be used effectively to illustrate scientific concepts in the classroom or lab. Some activities will be interactive and participants will be given a free booklet of further practical ideas.

Assessment Without Levels - BC16

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 12:00

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

Speakers

  1. Ed Walsh - Cornwall Learning

The requirement to report on pupil progress using levels has been dropped; however, teachers will want to ensure that pupils are making good progress and likely to secure good grades at the end of KS4. This course will explore how outcomes can be identified and evidence used to track progress. It is not only the Programme of Study that should influence the design of any system used but also the skills and concepts needed to embark on KS4 courses.

Astrophysics in the Sixth Form - Examined and Non-examined - BC15

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 12:00

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

Speakers

  1. Alan Pickwick

Easy enough for the beginner, tough enough for the accomplished teacher, the workshop will cover the Astronomy and Cosmology found at A-level. It will emphasise daytime laboratory work and provide worksheets. You can view printed resources and excellent downloadable software. There will be a critical appraisal of the UK robotic telescopes and a chance to share experiences. A small Meade �goto� telescope will be available to experiment with - the ideal school ��1000� project. Come along. No question too simple!

iPad for Science - BC17

Saturday 10th January 2015

10:00 - 12:00

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

Speakers

  1. Jon Scott - Stormfront

A hands-on workshop looking at ways in which iPad may be employed as a powerful tool the teaching laboratory. The activities will give delegates first hand experience of putting together a practical report using a range of different media including data collection, graphical analysis, audio and video recordings, and several different types of animation. We shall also look at how reports may be shared and marked electronically and some options for integrating iPad into a school's existing network.

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