The Association for Science Education

ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading

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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.

Basic Microscopy for Teachers & Technicians - BC03

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

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

Speakers

  1. Frank Campbell - Irwin Science Education

A description of the microscope: the different types of microscopes used in schools and their applications, care and maintenance.

OCR Introduction to A-level Physics (Repeated) - T11

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:00 - 11:00

Location : Henley, 108

Speakers

  1. TBC - OCR

TBC

Research into Inheritance and Evolution - T16

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : Palmer, 104

Speakers

  1. Prof Terry Russell - University of Liverpool
  2. Dr Linda McGuigan - University of Liverpool

With Nuffield Foundation support, Terry Russell and Linda McGuigan have been working with KS1/2 teachers to explore the new English National Curriculum (NC) areas of Evolution and Inheritance. Even in the Foundation stage, children reveal an awareness of and enthusiasm for dinosaurs and fossils, so our research includes the entire primary age range. We wanted to discover what ideas prevail as children develop and how their understanding progresses in the context of relevant classroom activities. This session will review some of the emerging findings in some of the overlapping areas of inquiry defined as part of the project activity.

Science Resources for Global Learning - W07

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : Palmer, 103

Speakers

  1. Marianne Cutler - ASE
  2. Helen Harden - ASE

This session focuses on how science supports achieving the Millennium Development Goals, which we illustrate with new and popular older teaching resources (for students aged 7-11 and 11-14 years) from ASE and partners. This session is part of the Global Learning project, which is funded by the Department for International Development.

Science Opens Doors: Careers from Science - T19

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : Chemistry, LTG

Speakers

  1. Clive Thompson CBE - The Horners' Company
  2. Dr Barry Maunders/ Dr Michael O'Brien - The Horners' Company

Classroom science is fun, but does not link to what scientists DO. Science Opens Doors brings together 9-10 year olds in the classroom to do simple science investigations and give them information about science based careers. The project is based upon the KCL ASPIRES Work, and Science Council studies highlighting that of 6 million jobs needing science qualifications in UK only 20% are as pure scientists the 80% have valuable jobs throughout the economy.5 participating London schools to date.

The Elusive Indigenous Perspective - T20

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, 135 LT

Speakers

  1. Dr Gregory Smith - Charles Darwin University

This paper presents an analysis of the perceptions of an 'indigenous perspective' through science concepts and indigenous perspective concept maps and mind maps. These maps were analysed for their relational constructs using a network theory approach. Concepts were drawn from six interrelated areas of Western science: seasons and weather, astronomy, plants, animals, resources, and ecology. The results indicate that an indigenous perspective is a complex web construction of inter-related knowledge between Western science knowledge, indigenous knowledge and knowledge application.

STEM Study Visits: Expedition Iceland - T18

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : HumSS, 125

Speakers

  1. Wayne Jarvis - Science Learning Centre Central Consortia

Every year the network of Science Learning Centres run a STEM study visit to Iceland. The aim is to provide participants with the opportunity to conduct a STEM subject field work project in a remote environment and experience a different approach to practical activities. The visit also provides experience of an area of the natural world which has recently been at the centre of a number of STEM relevant stories. From earthquakes to Mars training, Iceland is a destination that can bring STEM subjects to life in the classroom! Discover the wide variety of field projects teachers carry out on the expedition, and find out the impact it has for themselves and the schools they teach at.

No More Ticker Timers! - W06

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 11:30

Location : AMS, G8

Speakers

  1. Barry Hawkins - Data Harvest

Demonstration of why ticker timers should be consigned to history. Get more from your time with time and motion. Less time making it work, more time showing why. More practical for less time, better results for less apparatus, better learning from focused teaching. If you have your own iPad or WiFi laptop to use, install the easy sense app and share the data

Particle Physics Resources to Inspire Learning - T21

Thursday 8th January 2015

10:30 - 12:30

Location : Palmer, 101

Speakers

  1. Cristina Lazzeroni - University of Birmingham
  2. Lynne Long - University of Birmingham

This session revises the particle physics school curriculum and gives an update on the latest results from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Participants are introduced to and given an opportunity to use a version of the software analysis tools used by researchers to track/identify particles, and see how this resource can be used to inspire students learning and give insights into "how science works".

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