E-newsletter 05 October 2011

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Getting to Grips with Graphs

Getting to Grips with Graphs


A comprehensive pack that presents imaginative activities to support the teaching of graphs in science investigations.

The pack provides a variety of stimulating activities, including copiable pages of pupil activities, ICT activities, learning objectives and teaching strategies. These materials are invaluable in helping pupils construct and use graphs.


To purchase your copy click here


Reviews of new titles from ASE are on the website, click here


Remember ASE members enjoy substantial discounts on all resources in the online bookshop.


Science Newswise 2 COMPETITION!

Science Newswise 2 COMPETITION!


Competition deadline extended!! Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to win a copy of Science Newswise 2.


To submit your entry by December 16, go to the schoolscience website

And while you are there, see the range of teaching resources on the site.


Over recent years many education websites and portals have come and gone as enthusiasm and funding has dried up or moved on ...but not this one!






 Schoolscience - where things never stand still!

Spread the Cost

Spread the Cost

ASE is now able to offer members who pay by direct debit the opportunity to spread their membership cost over 12 instalments.


To take up this offer contact Sharon Rolland in the ASE Membership Team either by phone on 01707 283000 or by e-mail sharonrolland@ase.org.uk

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Teachers wanted - help evaluate new technology

Teachers wanted - help evaluate new technology


Following the recent launch of the TI-Nspire Lab Station data logging tools that support 58 Vernier sensors and probes, Texas Instruments are looking for teachers to evaluate the technology in the classroom and share their experiences with others.


Becoming part of the T³ (Teachers Teaching with Technology™) network, supported by TI, opens up free CPD and development opportunities for practitioners. T³ is a professional development network offering hands-on experience and sharing of practical classroom examples. Inset days can be arranged at no cost, with a consultation into the learning needs of your school to ensure that the professional development meets individual requirements. T³ members also author and share free lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom and beyond.


Teachers can be as formally or informally involved as they like - from simply evaluating the resource to taking on a leading role in the CPD network.


For more information, please visit the t cubed site or email contact@tcubed.org.uk


ASE News

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Taking risks with science education

It is clear that the decision to take risk is highly subjective.
I mused on the subject of risk while away in Italy this Summer.

ASE News

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Early Bird Discount for 2012 annual conference

Early Bird Discount for 2012 annual conference

22 Sep 2011

GET your Early Bird Discount by booking a place at the ASE’s Annual Conference in 2012 by the October 21 deadline.

Life-changing prize for talented science students

Life-changing prize for talented science students

19 Sep 2011

Talented science students are being urged not to miss out on their chance of winning a life-changing prize, worth up to £40,000, to encourage and support them on their path to success.

The Great Bug Hunt is back!

The Great Bug Hunt is back!

16 Sep 2011

Children at schools in the UK can get close up with the world of creepy crawlies by entering next year’s Great Bug Hunt competition.

Commons practical work and field trips report

Commons practical work and field trips report

14 Sep 2011

Concerns raised by the ASE over practical work and field trips in school science lessons have been highlighted in today’s House of Commons report into the matter.

Student reporters in Schoolscience competition

Student reporters in Schoolscience competition

12 Sep 2011

THE winners of a competition jointly run by the ASE’s learning-resource site schoolscience.co.uk and Primary Engineer, to teach students turned reporters about scientific career options, have been announced this month.

ASE Events

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ASE Regional Events

Visit your region page to find local events, regional forums, documents, and links.

Click here to view a list of upcoming regional events.

07 Oct 2011
Using The Outdoor Classroom 2

Location : The Arboretum Trust, Kew at Castle Howard, YO60 7DA

Join us to find out how the outdoor classroom can be used to enhance the delivery of the National Curriculum and gain hands on experience in a wide variety of curriculum linked activities you could use with school or community groups in your own setting.

08 Oct 2011
ASE Cymru Conference 2011

Location : National Museum Cardiff

Antarctica A day about Antarctica for science teachers, teacher trainees, science communicators and other interested professionals.

12 Oct 2011
Learning outside the classroom

Location : The Deep, Hull

Are you looking for some inspiration for your lesson plans?

15 Oct 2011
Supporting Practical Work in School Science CPD Conference

Location : King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham

Key note speaker Professor Robin Millar, workshops, raffle and market stalls.

15 Oct 2011
Titanic Science

Location : Pump House at the Northern Ireland Science Park, Belfast.

This year is the centenary of the Titanic. This is a Primary Science workshop which will look at a variety of learning activity which link with the topic of the Titanic. This is open to both ASE Members and Non-Members.

18 Oct 2011
Teaching tips for the changes to GCSE’s

Location : Spen Valley Sports College Robertown Lane, Liversedge, West Yorkshire WF15 7LX

7:00 - 8:30pm Tuesday, October 18th 2011 Spen Valley Sports College Presented by Linda & Richard Needham of Vicia Learning Solutions Ltd, who have significant experience of working with national bodies on teaching, learning and assessment.

18 Oct 2011

Location : Techniquest Glyndwr Wrexham

4.30pm ThinkLearnChallenge Julie Addis more details to follow shortly

18 Oct 2011
Cheese & Wine Evening

Location : University of Newcastle

Cheese & Wine Evening at the Unversity of Newcastle, 6-8 pm, 18th October 2011. Whilst this event is principally targetting trainee teachers, any ASE member (and their colleagues) are welcome.

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