ASE has announced several new CPD events for 2014 in addition to TeachMeets, regional meetings and long-established area conferences. Check out our 2 latest events - our area conference at Ipswich School and our regional technician's conference at Silverstone UTC.
Meet our new CEO. Shaun Reason is to become the new Chief Executive of The Association for Science Education. Shaun, who was recently the Chief Executive of a Group Charity and a former headteacher, comments on taking on the exciting new role
Is your school a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) school? Then join in the nationwide school read of Simon Mayo’s children’s novel ITCH and get your hands on free copies for National Science and Engineering Week!
- ASE raises concerns for assessment of fieldwork in new A levels
ASE in a response today to an Ofqual consultation raises concerns over practical work, and particularly fieldwork, in science. The Outdoor Science Working Group (OSWG) welcomes the recognition of the importance of practical work, including fieldwork, but does not support the proposal for the outcomes of practical work assessment to be reported by a separate certificate and not to contribute to the overall A level grade.
- Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock helps students reach for the stars
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock gave the Margaret Collis ASE Primary Science Lecture at ASE Annual Conference 2014. This was a quick start guide to the universe and highlighted the importance of science engagement with primary students.
- Day 3 at ASE Annual Conference 2014 - Gallery now online
Day 3 of ASE Annual Conference 2014. View the galley now. Not registered? You can still book Saturday 11th January.
Science & Education News from the BBC
- Tree storm damage 'worst since 1987'
The winter storms that battered the UK caused the greatest loss of trees since the Great Storm of 1987 in some areas, the National Trust says.
- Teenage elephant mums 'are fitter'
Elephants that give birth as teenagers die younger, but are fitter than mothers that delay, scientists say.
- Careless farming 'adding to floods'
The UK government is discussing new rules to stop farmers contributing to flooding through poor land management.
- Cowboy 'trick rope physics' revealed
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
- VIDEO: The physics of lasso tricks slowed down
Two classic cowboy rope tricks in super-slow motion.
- Nuclear submarine to get new core
HMS Vanguard is to be refuelled at a cost of Â£120m after low levels of radioactivity were discovered in the cooling waters of a submarine test reactor.