The Association for Science Education

Session Resources

There were over 280 session and 100 exhibitors are the ASE Annual Conference 2014. Some of these session providers have made there presentations and associated resources available to the ASE website. Please note that that the orginal author retains all copyright for this material

Resources and Event Highlights from ASE Annual Conference 2014, University of Birmingham, 8-11 January

New curricula - Resources

Literacy and numeracy in science, ASE 11-19 comittee update. These materials are from the Literacy and numeracy session delivered by Chris Colclough and Nick O’Brien from the 11-19 committee.  This includes not only their presentations but some examples of good classroom practice and ideas of activities to use with students. Download all resources, worksheets and brainteasers (.zip file) 

Fundamental particles, quark model and Feynman diagrams Dr Cristina Lazzeroni, Reader in Particle Physics, STFC Public Engagement Fellow. Review of the classification of particles, including the concepts of baryon, hadron, meson, strangeness and the quark model. The theory of Feynman diagrams and their usage for A-level particle physics. Download presentation

An Introduction to particle detection - the Higgs boson Dr Cristina Lazzeroni, Reader in Particle Physics, STFC Public Engagement Fellow. How to collect data using a cloud chamber and a cosmic telescope, to perform real physics experiments that can be repeated in a classroom. Download presentation

Biology in the real world: High pressure plants Dr Jeremy Pritchard, University of Birmingham. Plants are often seen as seen as boring in comparison 'exciting’ animals so this presentation presents plant as dynamic hydraulic machines Download presentation

Stem cells: up-to-date science and resources EuroStemCell provides a selection of educational resources on stem cells – all free to download or watch online. The Stem Cell Toolkit includes short films, lesson plans, games, comics, discussion tools and more. Download the toolkit

Practical science - Resources

The Wallace Resource Library - Operation Wallacea New free science resource to help post-16 science and environmental science teachers by providing novel and exciting data-sets for the classroom, including modular topics such as Animal Behaviour, Ecosystems, Ecological Survey Techniques and many others which are especially relevant to teaching. These data-sets originate directly from Operation Wallacea research sites from around the world and are uniquely processed and produced by the actual scientists involved in the research. More information Find the demo version at

CLEAPSS Supporting Practical Science Downloads include Heart dissection, Micro Electrolysis, Microscale Chemistry, Safe Practice in Dissection, DIY Spirit Burner, ASE Physics Plancks constant - Calculation spreadsheet, Photoelectric effect, Ammonia Drop Chemistry, Atmospheric Pollution and many many more! CLEAPSS is an advisory service providing support in science and technology.

RHS Campaign for School Gardening aims to encourage and support schools to develop and actively use a school garden.  The Campaign provides teachers with a host of online resources including lesson plans and gardening advice and ways to link outdoor learning to the curriculum. Download presentation

Policy into practice - Resources

British Sign Language (BSL) and inclusion in science education with the use of ipad apps by Jon Hickman Download presentation

Solar and energy efficiency STEM resources provides opportunities for gaining skills in problem solving and inspiring engineering curriculum activities - cross-subject engineering project helped pupils to transfer knowledge and skills between different subject areas to encourage young people to enter careers in engineering.

International - Resources

Science resources for global learning teaching resources (for students aged 7-11 and 11-14 years) from ASE and partners. Download presentations and case studies (zip) For further information on the Global Learning project visit Find information about CLIL and bilingual teaching resources in the State of Hesse, Germany. Visit website.

Using technology creatively - Resources

Augmented reality teaching Dr Francisco Perez Garcia, Institut Pompeu Fabra. Processing is an open source programming language with augmented reality capabilities, enabling the integration of digital information with live video. Explanation on how to find and how to create markers for augmented reality and 3D objects to teach in the classroom. Download presentation

Using technology creatively - Resources

Developing formative assessment in practice Mary Whitehouse, York Science Group. Good formative assessment needs good assessment items that will show evidence of learning. A teacher's guide to the principles of ‘backward design’ curriculum development. View blog and downloads.

Making animations for teaching and learning science Jocelyn Wishart, University of Bristol. A teacher's guide to making stop-motion animations to prompt peer discussion and can show any students' misconceptions. Download presentation and resources (.zip file)