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Science Across the World takes on a new direction
Over the last twenty years, many thousands of school students from 150 countries have been ‘exploring science locally and exchanging their insights globally’ in many languages from French to Farsi – first entirely by post, then increasingly by fax, email and finally via the Science Across the World website as communications technology developed. Science Across the World is consolidating activities. All popular topics, in all languages, are now available from the eLibrary of the National STEM Centre
Click here to read more.
Free download of Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education
What are the principles and big ideas in science education? In this report, a group of scientists, engineers and science educators set out ten principles underpinning the science education of all students. Click here to visit the bookshop and download a free PDF. A limited number of printed versions are also available.
Please note: This offer is only available to ASE members.
ASE Booksales - Books for Primary Members
Primary Science and Literacy, Numeracy and ICT from ASE Publications provide support and ideas for successfully linking science with key areas of the primary curriculum. The material is organised into topic areas and includes a range of photocopiable resources for supporting suggested activities and strategies.
The Primary Project Box provides cross-curricular teaching units for Key Stage 1 using the theme ‘Our School/Our World’ to develop subject knowledge and skills. This resource provides teachers with enjoyable, simple activities related to individual subjects.
To view all publications available from ASE please click here.
Practical Chemistry LabSkills
is a set of engaging ICT resources designed to help students and teachers get the most out of practical chemistry lessons. Now all UK state and independently funded secondary schools and FE colleges can receive a free copy of the basic package.
Want to participate in the Primary Science Quality Mark as a hub leader, mentor or as a school in 2011? Click here to register your interest.
ASE membership is needed in order to take part. Benefits include a range of support for primary schools like publications, conferences and advice on curriculum and policy.
For more information, please visit the website.
Getting Practical Programme: Delivering the training and working with networks
Karen Crinyion, National Strategies Secondary Consultant working for Buckinghamshire School Improvement Service, writes about her experience with the programme and how it is being used within other networks in the latest issue of Education in Science
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ASE AGM & Nominations for the ASE Quality and Audit Committee
The Annual General Meeting of the Association for Science Education will be held on Friday 7th January 2011 at the University of Reading. All members of the Association are entitled to be present and to vote.
The proposed changes to the Rules and By-Laws of the Association and an explanation of the effects they will have are available on the members’ area of the ASE website, by calling the ASE Switchboard (01707 283000), or by emailing email@example.com.
At the AGM, three member(s) will be elected to the Quality and Audit Committee. Click here to view the remit of the Committee, as well as the application form. Please submit completed applications to ASE’s Suzanne Dickinson via email no later than Monday 13th December 2010. For more information about the work of the Q & A Committee, please contact Roger McCune (Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salters' National Awards for Science Technicians
The Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians are entering their eighth year. The Headteacher or Head of Science in schools and colleges catering for students to age 18 can nominate a science technician with 5 or more years experience. If you have a hard working technician at your school or college that deserves recognition, then please nominate them by downloading a nomination form from the website
. For further information please contact the Publicity Co-ordinator by email
or by telephone: 020 7628 5962 ext. 260.
The Winners of the Salters’ National Awards for Science Technicians 2010 were Gemma Towers, Steve Jarvis, Rosemarie Hogg and Sarah Atkinson (pictured - left to right).