The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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Pinhole Photography, Camera Obscuras and 6-Month Exposures - BC02

Thursday 8th January 2015

09:30 - 12:30

Location : AMS, Lab G4

Speakers

  1. Justin Quinnell

Designed to push experimentation and learning alongside automated technology. The session will cover Camera obscura construction, Pinhole photography, Solargraphy (6 month exposures tracking the sun) and non chemical approaches as well as darkroom construction and digital image capture with pinhole. The techniques will benefit primary, secondary and FE teachers.

e-Bug Educational Resources - T01

Thursday 8th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Henley, 201

Speakers

  1. Beverley Hoekstra - Public Health England

e-Bug is an exciting, fun and free health education resource for junior and senior school children covering topics around microbes and the spread of infection. Developed by Public Health England, the resources are available in 19 different languages and are promoted through partners in 21 countries across the world. In this session we will present the e-Bug resources, including lesson plans and interactive activities, to provide teachers with the skills to make learning about microbes fun and interactive for all!

BERG - Lesson Design for Conceptual Progression - T02

Thursday 8th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Palmer, 108

Speakers

  1. Dr Pamela Black - University of Cambridge

How to design and teach science/genetics lessons that support 14 to 18 year olds' conceptual progression. Join this talk and discussion with lesson exemplars.

Reduced Scale Science: A New Way to Improve Practical Work (Repeated) - T06

Thursday 8th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : HumSS, VE LT

Speakers

  1. Bob Worley - CLEAPSS

Practical procedures for pupils using conventional equipment are often time-consuming and left out of teaching, consequently lowering pupil expectations of secondary school science. Small-scale chemistry is quick, saves on chemicals and offers variety in presentation. The course covers indicators, precipitation, salt preparation, reaction kinetics, iron/sulphur reactions, working with toxic gases and carrying out small-scale vigorous reactions.

"Square Pegs" Science for Everyone - T09

Thursday 8th January 2015

09:30 - 10:30

Location : Palmer, 105

Speakers

  1. Juliana Texley - President, National Science Teachers Association

Although we celebrate diversity, we often short-change the most diverse learners in our classrooms and out. This presentation will discuss students who are able but have great difficulty fitting into structured school environments--their psychology, their motivations and ways to excite them to science.

Explore Evolution via Electrophoresis - W04

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 12:00

Location : Chemistry, Lab 1

Speakers

  1. Sherri Andrews - Bio-Rad Laboratories

In this hands-on workshop you will generate protein profiles from distant and closely related species of fish using protein gel electrophoresis. Test the hypothesis that protein profiles are indicators of evolutionary relatedness and construct cladograms from your own gel results. Learn about proteomics and explore the central mantra of biology: DNA> RNA>Protein>Trait.

Concept Cartoons: New Resources for a New Curriculum (Repeated) - T15

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Palmer, 106

Speakers

  1. Jo Horlock - Millgate House Education
  2. Jo Moules - Millgate House Education

Concept cartoons have been around for a long time but have only covered a small proportion of the secondary curriculum. There is now a brand new set of concept Cartoons specifically for KS3 and KS4 and written with the new curriculum in mind. In this interactive session we will showcase some of the new concept cartoons and explore different ways of using them in science education. Whether or not you have used Concept Cartoon before this workshop will give you some thing new.

The Sustainable School Alliance: Come and Learn more - T12

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Palmer, 102

Speakers

  1. Margaret Fleming - Margaret Fleming
  2. Ann Finlayson - SEEd

The ASE is a member of this alliance. WEBSITE TO BE INCLUDED IT IS IN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS! At this workshop, you will learn more about the organisation, its remit and how it can help you with teaching and learning resources contacts and information about Sustainable Schools. We hope to have board members along to answer your queries. These include representatives from all of the major organisations working with schools on this agenda for example Ecoschools, RSPB, Learning through Landscapes, the London Sustainable Schools Forum to name a few!

Top Grades from Outstanding Teaching - T13

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 12:00

Location : Henley, G14

Speakers

  1. Stuart Sherman - Welsh Government- Central South Consortium
  2. Martin Reece - Advance Education

Participants will hear the very latest Ofsted updates and advice about how science teaching can be outstanding. Colleagues will experience a wide range of activities that will engage high ability pupils, develop their higher level thinking, nurture independence, and enhance literacy and numeracy skills, hence helping to ensure they achieve the highest grades and are suitably prepared for further study.

Assessing Practical Skills in the 2016 GCSE Science Courses - T14

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : HumSS, 27 LT

Speakers

  1. Ed Walsh - AQA
  2. Jo Gough - Treviglas Community College

The next suite of GCSE science courses are likely to see practical skills being assessed in a rather different way. As part of the development process pilot schools have been working with draft criteria and applying them to practical activities to evaluate their impact and usefulness. This session will be led by developers from AQA and the Head of Science from one of the pilot schools. It will be an opportunity to see how the pilot went and the lessons learned about how practical work can be valued as well as be assessed.

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