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Voting is now open for positions on our new Council which will be the board of trustees of the Association, following our Rule Change, and the position of Chair-elect. Click here for more information
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The membership survey, which will help shape the future of ASE, is now available
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NEW! It's Not Fair
‘Science enquiry is what children do in order to answer scientific questions about the world around them.’
This new publication 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.
It's Not Fair will be available for purchase soon. Please click here to view all publications available from ASE. Members receive great discounts!
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ASE members are entitled to discounts on the products or services of many other organisations. These discounts include:
- Up 40% on New Scientist Magazine
- Intercontinental Hotels accommodation discount
- NEW! 50% discount subscription to Nature
- Europcar Rental – Preferential rates for car and van rental
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Primary Science is trying to produce a way of searching for articles with particular themes, or key words. Click here
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Have you been thinking about joining ASE? Do you have a colleague who can’t make up their mind? Now is the time to act.
ASE Chat is a weekly online science education discussion group. The discussion is conducted via Twitter using the #asechat hashtag. It takes place on Monday evenings from 8.00-9.00pm (UK time).
If you are an ASE member, you can submit ideas for future #asechat discussions via the ASE Forum
. Polls will then be conducted in order to select a topic.
Polls and summaries of past discussions can be found on the #asechat page.
Cafe ASE presents 'Why should we teach about how science works?'
Andrew Hunt will present 'Why should we teach about how science works?' on July 14 at Waterstones Bookshop in London. The talk will begin at 6.45pm at Waterstones Bookshop (2nd Floor), Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ. Admission is free. To discuss this topic, login to the ASE member forum
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For more information, including video of past events, please click here.
Schoolscience is working with the British Heart Foundation to promote their Emergency Life Support in schools campaign. Visit unfortunate Eric
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- An exceptional opportunity to be involved with the development of a real space experiment at this Imperial College summer school from 1 - 5 August 2011.
Crucial - the GCSE resource you can't afford to be without
upd8 has developed Crucial as the most effective and affordable preparation for success. In 'New Antibiotics', students discover how to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria. It is designed to teach new content from the AQA A 2011 specification, and develop the assessed skill of deciding whether evidence justifies a conclusion. The online preview shows the teachers’ presentation. In the full version there is also an exam question with marking guide, student sheets, and a teacher’s guide. Sign up to recieve Crucial activities.
Choose Crucial - the essential upgrade for 2011.