Practical Science Webinars - Chemistry Session 3 Follow-Up

03 December 2020
16:30 - 17:30

The ASE is committed to championing the role of hands-on practical science in partnership with the RSB, the RSC and the IoP by offering a series of practical science webinars throughout Nov-Dec 2020.

Event Type: 
Online event
11-19 Teachers
Early Career Teachers

Delivering Practical Chemistry in a challenging environment - Session 3 Follow-Up

Presented by Heidi Dobbs and Rizwana Alvi, Education Coordinators Royal Society of Chemistry

Chemistry is, and always will be a practical subject.

Chemistry practicals however, often need specialist equipment and are almost always, wet. This can present challenge in itself for schools, but add in the current landscape of distancing with restricted movement, and teachers need to think even more strategically about delivery of the practical aspects of the curriculum. This session will consider, based upon recent education research, strategies for delivering practicals in the context of the current situation as well as look to the future of practical chemistry in general.

We will be using titrations as our practical exemplar.

Expected outcomes:

  • Implementable ideas for carrying out microscale chemistry in the current circumstances (and beyond)
  • Awareness of current research into practical science best practice
  • Strategies for applying education research into practical science in the current landscape and into the future
  • Access to resources to support ideas presented   

Key research base considered  

Series overview

The ASE is committed to championing the role of hands-on practical science both through the current crisis and in the future. In partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Society of Biology and the Institute of Physics, we are delighted to be able to offer a series of practical science webinars delivered using Zoom, throughout November and early December 2020, focusing on Good Practical Science Benchmark 7 (real experiments and virtual enhancements).  

The series has been generously sponsored by The Gatsby Foundation and ASE members and non-members are invited to participate free of charge, though places are limited, so delegates are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

The aim is to provide immediate, subject-specific support for teachers, for example around ways to use digital technologies to support and enhance experiments where practical work may be limited by social distancing restrictions. These events will be of interest to a broad range of practitioners, but will be of particular interest to early career teachers and those teaching outside their subject area.

The series will be recorded and made available via the ASE website.

Chemistry Sessions presented by Heidi Dobbs and Rizwana Alvi, Education Coordinators, Royal Society of Chemistry

Wednesday 11th November at 16:30 – 17:30 and Thursday 19th November at 16:30 -17:30

Follow-up session on Thursday 3rd December at 16:30

Physics Sessions presented by Institute of Physics Coaches Andrew Bailey, Alessio Bernardelli, Martyn Crawshaw and Daisy Fox

Monday 16th November at 17:00 – 18:00 and Wednesday 18th November at 17:00 – 18:00

Follow-up session Tuesday 1st December 17:00 – 18:00

Biology Sessions presented by Euan Douglas and Tara Neve-Scott

Tuesday 10th November at 16:30 – 17.30 (TBC) and Wednesday 25th November at 16:30 – 17:30 (TBC)

Follow-up Session on Thursday 10th December 16:30 -17:30 (TBC)

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