March 2013 ASE Newsletter 18 March 2013
Develop science enquiry skills with ASE bookshop

Develop science enquiry skills with ASE bookshop

‘Science enquiry is what children do in order to answer scientific questions about the world around them.' It's Not Fair describes different types of science enquiry, how they help with developing scientific understanding and how children's scientific enquiry skills develop. It will help all primary teachers to broaden the range of science enquiries that children experience. Read a free sample. The ASE Online Bookshop has a selection of the well-known Millgate House publications, all offered with Members' discounts! Take a look at these popular titles,

  • Science Enquiry Games 4-7
  • Concept Cartoons: Talking Sport and Fitness
  • Concept Cartoons (revised edition)
  • Sunshine, Shadows and Stone Circles

 Shop online

Upd8 store - Special offers ending soon!

Upd8 store - Special offers ending soon!

Visit the new store before 30th April and get sparkling upd8 lessons and assessments at extra low prices. Need help making the difficult or dull bits of the curriculum lively and relevant? The upd8 store is a treasure trove of solutions to maximise learning by fully engaging your students. Choose from over 170 jewels, packaged with presentation materials, student sheets and full guides:

  • Crime: students solve a baffling theft, to grapple with particles
  • Emergency: keep ER patients alive, to supercharge cells
  • Lander: touchdown on Mars, to demystify the solar system

Want a more coherent approach to a topic? Try an upd8 'sequence' - a set of lessons to fully cover the big idea, with enquiry-based learning and assessments. Try them out from just £4.95, until 30th April!



ASE's celebrates this summer with practicals, primary sessions, policy talks and a picnic! Early Bird Offer

ASE's celebrates this summer with practicals, primary sessions, policy talks and a picnic! Early Bird Offer

ASE Summer Celebration Conference 2013, 27 & 28 June, University of Hertfordshire Join us to celebrate 50 years of ASE and to prepare for the next 50 years!

  • Discuss! Is it possible to deliver science education for all and science for future scientists in the secondary curriculum? find out from the experts.
  • Get Practical! Advice and support for the changes that are on their way incl. new curriculum, accountability, school structures and qualifications.
  • Celebrate! Primary Science with workshops, awards and advice from AZSTT
  • Get outdoors! Enjoy the summer experience with a wildlife trail, the #asechat tweet-up picnic and some outdoor citizen science

CPD opportunity comprising a two day, all inclusive, residential event. Delegate packages start from £235 for ASE members if you book before 8th April 2013. There are only 500 places available so book early to avoid disappointment.

ASE's Summer Celebration Conference is supported by AQA and AZSTT

 More info and book online

Latest resources from

Latest resources from

  • Thames and Kosmos Competition Answer one question for your chance to win £100 of kit for your school -  (Question) What areas of the curriculum is it hard to find resources for?
  • Total Green School Awards 2013 give teachers and their students the opportunity to study a huge range of environmental topics
  • Poster Competition on everyday uses of copper. Design an A3 poster that shows the vital role copper plays in our daily lives
  • Vision of the Future. Eye dissection and practicals investigating vision. A new free resource from BBSRC supporting biology teaching in schools.


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The little things that you say and do……

The little things that you say and do…… ASE CEO Blog February 2013

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Do we need a Secondary Science Quality Mark?

Do we need a Secondary Science Quality Mark?

22 Mar 2013

ASE needs your views on creating a Secondary Science Quality Mark. Take part in our 5 minute survey to establish the need for a well-recognised quality mark in secondary science.

Whizz-bang for ASE Scotland 2013

Whizz-bang for ASE Scotland 2013

13 Mar 2013

2 Whizz-bangs, 17 marvellous molecules and 13 Aberdeen Schools awarded Primary Science Quality Mark – 1 Amazing ASE Scotland Annual Conference 2013.

ASE needs your views on draft science programmes of study

ASE needs your views on draft science programmes of study

11 Feb 2013

ASE will be responding to the Department for Education consultation on the draft science programmes of study. As with all formal consultation responses from ASE, this response will be informed by the views and experiences of our members.

Evidence from SCORE contributes to government response on KS4 reform

Evidence from SCORE contributes to government response on KS4 reform

06 Feb 2013

The Government has not proved its case that GCSEs in the key academic subjects should be abolished and replaced with new English Baccalaureate Certificate exams, according to the House of Commons Education Select Committee.

ASE Events

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Find out about the latest ASE regional events in your area.

17 Apr 2013
The Science of Healthy Skin (Key Stage 2)

Location : East Garforth Primary School, Aberford Road, Garforth, Leeds LS25 2HF

A free event that is open to ASE and Non ASE members from North and West Yorkshire. This practical enquiry-focused workshop will focus on how 9-11 year olds can model practice of real scientists working in industry. The ABM of the West Yorkshire Section will take place at 6:30 pm all members welcome.

24 Apr 2013
Presentation and Teachmeet at Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham

Location : Thinktank Science Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused at this informal gathering of those curious about science teaching and technology. There will also be a 15 minute presentation by Professor Anthony Hilton

02 May 2013
Visit to Kelveden Hatch Nuclear Bunker and AGM

Location : Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker CM15 0LA

A visit to the Kelveden Nuclear Bunker and the Region AGM

14 May 2013
EU-UNAWE: “Discovering Our Place in the Universe”

Location : Glyndwr University Conf Services, St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph LL17 0DJ

You are invited to attend this new one-day astronomy teacher-training course. This initiative is kindly sponsored by EU-UNAWE EU-UNAWE (Universe Awareness) UK is part of a European educational project with its UK centre based at Armagh Observatory. We aim to use the beauty and splendour of the Universe to inspire young children (4 to 11 year olds) and especially those from an underprivileged background to become more interested in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). We also aim to broaden their minds and stimulate a sense of belonging to a wider international European and worldwide community.

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