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The Presidential Address 2014: Teaching and learning: the long view

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Professor Alice Roberts

Extract: What makes us uniquely human? The Presidential Address delivered to the Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Birmingham, January 2014.

Chicken eggs: which comes first – the expected results or the science?

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Karen Haydock

Extract: Students used shell-less chicken eggs to study osmosis; unexpected results led them to learn more about science than about eggs.

The development of a new practical activity: using microorganisms to model gas cycling

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: James Redfern, Dariel Burdass and Joanna Verran

Extract: A simple practical activity that illustrates gas cycling – algae produce oxygen which is used by yeast, and yeast produce carbon dioxide which is used by algae.

A mineral processing field course

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Maurice Carmody

Extract: A description of a field course in Cornwall looking at mineral processing with the focus on the chemistry involved.

A lesson plan to develop structured discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of selected plastics using the product-testing method

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Mareike Burmeister and Ingo Eilks

Extract: The product-testing method provoked intense classroom debates and made students aware of science’s potential for contributing to the evaluation of everyday products.

Design and implementation of a bingo game for teaching the periodic table

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Antonio Joaquín Franco-Mariscal and María José Cano-Iglesias

Extract: A game for learning about the periodic table in a fun way in the chemistry class.

Effectiveness of demonstrations supported by ICT tools on upper secondary school students’ attitudes towards the learning of physics

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Boon Chien Yap and Charles Chew

Extract: Practical demonstrations enhance the motivation of students in Singapore accustomed to following worksheets in physics lessons.

Supplementary Lesson Plans: Effectiveness of demonstrations supported by ICT tools on upper secondary school students’ attitudes towards the learning of physics

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Boon Chien Yap and Charles Chew

Extract: Lesson Plan with Multiple Intelligences Theory Integrated -This is the instructional package that utilises dataloggers and demonstration will be conducted as an intervention to the groups of students enrolled into this research.

The Structural Challenge: a simple design-based science activity to foster creativity among kinaesthetic learners

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Nazir Amir and R. Subramaniam

Extract: The opportunity to complete extended practical challenges has been found to motivate students in learning science and enhance creativity in Singapore, especially for lower ability students.

The Teaching, Learning and Creativity (TLC) model for science

Issue: June 2014 353

Author: Kenneth Rotheram

Extract: The Teaching, Learning and Creativity (TLC) model integrates a wide variety of activities for both teachers and pupils.

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