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Education in Science number 270

Number 270 - November 2017

Contents Regulars
1 Contents
3 Editorial

Shaun Reason

4 You must be a member to download this article ASE in Action

- The ASE Primary Science Survival Guide new edition
- ASE congratulates Professor Robin Millar OBE
- ASE 11-16 Maths in Science Chartered College of Teaching Network
- Forthcoming highlights of the 2018 Annual Conference

6 You must be a member to download this article ASE AGM 2018

Minutes of the 2017 AGM and Agenda for the 2018 meeting to be held on Saturday 6th January 2018 at the University of Liverpool.

8 You must be a member to download this article Sir John Holman on Good Practical Science

Sir John Holman

Experimentation gives science its identity, and the appeal of practical science is the reason that many scientists, technicians and engineers chose their career path. Science uses experiments to discover the realities of the world, and the appeal of this practical approach is as intrinsic for young learners as it is to professional researchers.

10 You must be a member to download this article Passionate about science education?

Linda Needham

...then you need the ASE Education Group! Linda outlines the work of this important ASE group and appeals for new members, as well as asking for ideas for areas that the group should be looking at in the coming year.

11 You must be a member to download this article Leadership opportunities with ASE

Vacancies on the ASE Trustee Body and an appeal for nominations for ASE Chair 2019/20, together with details of an exciting new practical experiment workshop to be held on Thursday 4th January 2018 at the ASE Annual Conference in Liverpool.

12 You must be a member to download this article International News

International Day at the ASE Annual Conference 2018 - highlights. Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

13 ASE Schools' Exhibition

Details of the exciting STEM showcase of classroom ideas and projects at the annual ASE Schools' Exhibition on Friday 5th January 2018 at the University of Liverpool.

14 News from schoolscience.co.uk

Rebecca Dixon Watmough

The Great Bug Hunt 2017, news from the Copper Development Association and new resources from ABPI...and more.

16 Primary Science Focus

A new edition of the 'ASE Guide to Primary Science Education' is due out in January 2018. This article gives a summary of every chapter in this flagship ASE publication for anyone interested in primary science education.

18 You must be a member to download this article Safety Matters!

Ralph Whitcher

Changes in legislation on using radioactive sources, and the effect on schools.

20 You must be a member to download this article Research Focus

Chris Harrison and Shirley Simon

News from the world of research, the ASE Research in Science Education Group, and details of sharing teacher-researcher experiences and journeys at the 2018 ASE Annual Conference in Liverpool.

23 Encouraging girls to study STEM subjects...

Cleo Fatoorehchi (BESA)

...starts with non-gender-specific educational resources. BESA describes the many initiatives over the past few years to entice more girls to study STEM subjects.

24 You must be a member to download this article Stop the Spread...a CREST Discovery Award activity from Practical Action

Jeremy Thomas

Abingdon School is an ideal organisation to pilot Practical Action's 'Stop the Spread' STEM challenge, which can be used to gain a CREST Discovery Award.

26 You must be a member to download this article The Prep Room

Sue Smith

More about the two technician surveys carried out in 2017, plus committee changes and a summary of the 20th National Technicians' Conference held in July.

28 The ASE Green Tick Evaluation Scheme - latest awards

Summary evaluations of the ABPI's 'New Horizons in Medicine'and Tassomai's Learning Program resources.

29 You must be a member to download this article Publications Update - the 2017/18 ASE Science Book of the Year Award

The four shortlisted entries for this year's Award are announced here! The winning entry will be announced at the 2018 ASE Annual Conference in Liverpool.

30 You must be a member to download this article Think Universe! All is One

Francisco Diego and Shirin Sheikh-Bahal

'Think Universe! All is One'is a novel approach to science education, which provides a solid, coherent and holistic foundation to KS2 and KS3 National Curriculum Science.

32 You must be a member to download this article Sharing globally - STEM resources for Russia

Adrian Fenton

The British Council has been considering what makes a 'good' STEM teaching resource and what has to be done to make such resources work in other cultural settings.

33 You must be a member to download this article The importance of teaching students about sustainability

Mark Stevenson

This article takes a look at how teachers can integrate the discussion of sustainability into the classroom.

34 You must be a member to download this article In Your View: The use of coloured pens to demonstrate student progress...

Steven Weir

Using coloured pens to demonstrate student progress over time has been under-researched. The author appeals for anyone interested in furthering such research.

36 You must be a member to download this article ASE contacts