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School Science Review number 351

Number 351 - December 2013

Contents Article
2 Contents, Editorial and Letters
13 You must be a member to download this article Science Notes: The reaction between iron(ii) iodide and potassium dichromate(vi) in acidified aqueous solution

Christopher Talbot

15 You must be a member to download this article Science Notes: Bromination of phenol

Christopher Talbot

16 Science Notes: A simple interactive introduction to teaching genetic engineering

Paula Child

19 You must be a member to download this article Science Notes: The antlion project with school pupils in Zomba, Malawi

Simon Young

24 You must be a member to download this article Science Notes: The Clubbers’ Guide - STEM clubs ‘Advice Corner’

Linda Scott

29 You must be a member to download this article Teaching health and safety through science

ASE Health and Safety Group

35 You must be a member to download this article Theme editorial: ASE’s Summer Celebration Conference, 27–28 June 2013

Annette Smith

37 You must be a member to download this article The interviewer interviewed and other background to ASE’s Summer Celebration Conference

Annette Smith

Rationale for the planning of the conference culminates in a well-attended interview session

40 You must be a member to download this article If we could plan the next 10 years in science education...

Warwick Mansell

A reflection on two sessions at the summer conference at which teachers had an opportunity to propose the future direction of education in science.

42 Science – are we world class?

Harriet Weaving and Gillian Whitehouse

A comparison of surveys on performance in science and mathematics.

45 You must be a member to download this article ‘Amazing Planet – action-packed science’

Elizabeth Devon, Peter Kennett and Chris King

A dynamic, interactive presentation of practical activities in Earth science

50 You must be a member to download this article Differentiated enquiry

Tony Sherborne

A curriculum approach for success with GCSE, Ofsted and fostering independent learners.

52 You must be a member to download this article Embedding assessment to improve learning

Mary Whitehouse

Planning teaching so that assessment is progressive and expectations from students have clear targets from the start.

57 How schools are using action research on practical work, new technologies and research and development to improve student outcomes

Carol Davenport with Ali Redmore, Mary Rees, Matt Hamilton, David Struthers, Jules Gordon, Sarah Torrance and Julie Jordan

A set of different presentations with the same aims.

61 You must be a member to download this article Outdoor learning and sustainability education

Margaret Fleming and Richard Dawson

Two ways of introducing sustainable development into science lessons.

67 You must be a member to download this article Supporting Scotland’s STEM education and culture

Stuart Farmer

A summary of the education system in Scotland now and in the future with particular regard to science.

69 You must be a member to download this article Turning a programme of study into an engaging scheme of learning: whose job was it to bring the sparklers to the party?

Ed Walsh

We are seeing the evolution of a new structure for education, but who has responsibility for the details?

72 You must be a member to download this article Teaching science with mobile technology

Richard Needham

A brief look at some of the many apps now available, and how to use them in class.

78 You must be a member to download this article ASE’s Summer Celebration Conference: the Editor’s view

Geoff Auty

The experience of the conference from one delegate who had the opportunity to play the part of a press reporter.

84 You must be a member to download this article Field studies for key stage 4 on mine water pollution: a university and museum collaboration

Jeremy D. Hopwood, Stuart D. Berry and Jayne L. Ambrose

Universities and museums have much to offer each other in enriching students’ perceptions of science in the context of their local industrial heritage

97 You must be a member to download this article CHEMopera for chemistry education

Yong Hee Chung

A musical entertainment to encourage participation in chemistry.

101 You must be a member to download this article A short history of the discovery of isotopes (and some of their uses)

Dave Scott

Problem solving at the heart of the discovery and certain uses of isotopes

106 You must be a member to download this article Engaging all students in the pursuit of STEM careers

Remy Dou and Kenneth D. Gibbs, Jr

Raising awareness of applications of science, technology, engineering and maths beyond school level.

114 You must be a member to download this article Response grids: practical ways to display large data sets with high visual impact

Simon Gates

Spreadsheets are useful for large data sets but they may be too wide or too long to print as conventional tables; response grids offer solutions to these challenges.

126 The Saggi and practical work

Wayne Melville

The Saggi di naturali esperienze was published in 1667, became the ‘laboratory manual’ of the 18th century, and still exerts an influence on school practical work.

133 You must be a member to download this article Reviews
139 You must be a member to download this article Science app reviews
141 You must be a member to download this article Science websearch
144 You must be a member to download this article SSR special issues and advertisers index