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Wednesday, January 3
 

10:00am

International Day Welcome I01
Limited Capacity seats available

A warm welcome to the ASE Annual Conference International Day. Hear about the aims of the day and the wider work of ASE in the UK and internationally.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Reason

Shaun Reason

Chief Executive, ASE

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →



Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Rathbone Eleanor Rathbone

10:20am

Argument-Driven Inquiry I06
Limited Capacity seats available

Promoting science proficiency by transforming lab activities.

Speakers
VS

Victor Sampson

University of Texas at Austin


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall LT5

10:20am

Difficult Ideas in Chemistry REPEATED I05
Limited Capacity seats available

Difficult ideas in Chemistry

Particles which do not change amidst change, burning which builds up oxides, the funny pH scale, reaction rates - how do we approach these difficult ideas?

  • We explore some of the barriers to understanding our chemical environment, starting with those particles which do not change even though things burn, grow, rot and evaporate around us.
  • Then we examine the process of burning which is a constructive process with energy stored in the fuel/oxygen system (no energy is stored in food or fuels!).
  • The gaseous oxides of combustion are acidic and the solid ashes are alkaline, but what is this strange pH scale?
  • And why do slow reactions get so much faster as the temperature rises – a 10 degree rise in temperature often doubles the rate? (Think of the time it takes milk to go sour – 8 days in the ‘fridge at 4 degrees, 4 days in a cool house at 14 degrees, 2 days in a warm house at 24 and a day at 34 degrees.)

My talk will be exemplified by reactions we see in everyday life, and I will suggest ideas for helping students understand the underlying chemistry.

Attached is a draft of the PowerPoint I will use - the final version will be available after the conference.

About Keith Ross

I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a Master's in Education at Leicester University and was involved with some of the early challenges made to the science national curriculum by Ros Driver and colleagues.

In1980 I moved to teacher education at what became the University of Gloucestershire at Cheltenham. I began by working with students from Africa on A level chemistry teaching. Later I became the science tutor for the GITEP post graduate secondary teacher education project and the book “Teaching Secondary Science” now in its 4th edition was the outcome. Today’s talk is based on chapter 14 - 'Difficult ideas in Chemistry'.

In 2007-8 I worked with primary teachers in a college of education in Pakistan, and more recently, retired and living in the South West of France, I have been helping to develop chemistry videos for Fuseschool.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Ross

Keith Ross

Keith Ross
I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a M... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall S6

10:20am

Science Across Borders I04
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out how big data can connect your science class to international research – and give your pupils something solid to work on with partners abroad.

Speakers

Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall LT1

10:20am

Cognitive Load in Science REPEATED I02
Limited Capacity seats available

What is Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), why is it so important, and how can it be applied to the Science Classroom?

In January Professor Dylan Wiliam tweeted that “…Cognitive Load Theory is the single most important thing for teachers to know". This session explains the principles of CLT and shows how an understanding of how CLT can be used to improve teaching and learning in Science.

Speakers
PG

Phil Gregory

hi-impact Consultancy
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

Science & CPD Consultant, hi-impact Consultancy
Science & CPD Consultant at hi-impact. I deliver engaging and challenging Science workshops to pupils of all ages and provide high-quality Science CPD for teachers. I am also a Polar Ambassador and a Lead Advocate for the Chartered College of Teaching. Fascinated with the implica... Read More →
AT

Alan Thompson

hi-impact Consultancy

Exhibitors
avatar for Hi-Impact Consultancy

Hi-Impact Consultancy

Education Consultancy, hi-impact Consultancy
hi-impact is an education consultancy based in Merseyside, whose innovative and creative learning methods and pioneering projects are bringing science and technology to life for hundreds of young people, many of primary school age for whom access to technology would otherwise be... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall LT4

10:20am

Science Meets English REPEATED I03
Limited Capacity seats available

This session explores a creative, link-learning approach to teaching science by weaving imaginative and inspiring English activities throughout a unit of work.

We will share a couple of chapters from our 'Science Meets English' publication which utilises a cross-curricular approach to teaching science. It explores creative ways to link science and English in activities that are mutually beneficial to both subjects. The aim being to excite children’s curiosity and allow them to develop their scientific conceptual understanding whilst also improving their literary skills. This link-learning approach allows teachers and children to spend more time on activities, gives a real sense of purpose, develops further opportunities for working scientifically and explores science within real life contexts.


Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

BEd Programme Leader, ASE Primary Committee, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest: | Drama and Science | Science and English | Primary Science Journal | | I worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this t... Read More →
NH

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultancy


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am
Rendall S11

11:20am

Engineering your Curriculum: Research by teachers, for teachers I11
Limited Capacity seats available

Hear the experiences of practitioners in Early Years, Primary and Secondary whose action research into STEM has impacted on their pedagogy and their wider learning community.

Speakers
avatar for Lise McCaffery

Lise McCaffery

Regional Director, Primary Engineer
I design and deliver Master's-level study for practitioners and teachers at Early Years, Primary and Secondary around STEM pedagogy and leadership.

Sponsors

Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Rendall LT2

11:20am

Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) I09
Limited Capacity seats available

A hands on session where you can find out how an EU funded project involving the UK, Cyprus, Poland and Sweden is inspiring more girls to consider STEM careers. Each country is represented by a university or NGO working with a partner secondary school. In addition in the UK a major partner is Practical Action. So far each country has trialled one or more 'Global STEM Challenges'. These fit into curriculum areas across Europe not only in science but also in geography and citizenship. Each one is drawn from a Sustainable Development Goal:
Zero Hunger
Clean and affordable energy
Sustainable cities and communities
Climate Action
The 'challenge' is for older students (15-16) to develop activities for a younger cohort (12-14) using materials generated by Practical Action. These activities bring together science, global issues and mobile technologies and current thinking is that they will inspire pupils to think how science and technology can provide practical, often low-cost answers to important global issues. We have devised surveys for our school students both before and after the practical work and will look carefully at the results for both boys and girls in the coming weeks. Part of our session will feature students from De Ferrers Academy demonstrating one of their Global STEM Challenges.   You will find out more about all this work and about Years 2 and 3 of the project  at our session!

www.gigsproject.eu

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Burden

Kevin Burden

Professor of Educational Technology, University of Hull
I am currently leading several international projects exploring the use of mobile technologies in teaching and learning, with particular emphasis on teacher education. These include the Mobilising and Transforming Teacher Education Pedagogies project (www.mttep.eu).
avatar for Bren Hellier

Bren Hellier

Education Officer, Practical Action
Bren works within the education team at Practical Action, an international development organisation. | Her role includes running CPD courses for trainee and qualified teachers and writing STEM education resources. | She is particularly interested in the importance of embeddin... Read More →
GH

Greg Hughes

The de Ferrers Academy
avatar for Ray Kirtley

Ray Kirtley

Project Co-ordinator, University of Hull
I am the project coordinator working with Prof Burden and with our 8 partner organisations. I am also involved in two other University of Hull projects with university partners in Thailand and Vietnam. Outside of the university I chair the Global Learning Association which is re... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Practical Action

Practical Action

Head of Education, Practical Action
If you are looking for good quality, FREE resources that will engage your pupils in science and STEM then come along to the Practical Action stand. Set within a real –life global context our popular STEM challenges and other materials fit the UK science curriculum (we have a do... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Rendall S4

11:20am

International Earth Science: Earthlearningidea I07
Limited Capacity seats available

Earth-learning activities with few resources.

Speakers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →

Exhibitors

Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Rendall S10

11:20am

Remember the Egg Race REPEATED I08
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants can try out a simple practical challenge with simple materials, as could be used in a technology competition. Led by the Editor of ASE's School Science Review.

Speakers
GA

Geoff Auty

Geoff Auty

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Rendall S3

11:20am

Simple Experiments in a Complex World I10
Limited Capacity seats available

Simple and little known chemistry experiments are shown that allow the students to discover experimentally and enquiry-based chemical principles and to gain deep insight into our complex world.

Speakers
KK

Klemens Koch

Pedagogical University Bern, Switzerland


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm
Rendall LT3

12:15pm

International Day lunch I12
Free to all International Day delegates. Join ASE for a buffet lunch and a chance to talk to science educators from around the world.


Wednesday January 3, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Rendall S11

1:15pm

Good Practical Science: international perspectives I13
Limited Capacity seats available

The Good Practical Science report launched in Autumn 2017. The report provides a framework for good practical science in schools. Using international visits, surveys and literature reviews, we’ve developed a series of ten benchmarks for schools to use when planning their own approach to delivering practical science. 

Its author, Professor Sir John Holman, and international contributors, will discuss its recommendations.

Download the report here.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Sir John Holman

Sir John Holman

Advisor, Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. | President, Royal Society of Chemistry, July 2016. Senior Adviser in Education at the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre from 2004 until September 2010, and adviser to the English government as National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Director from 2006 until September 2010. | Has taught learners of chemistry and science at all levels from 11 year olds to undergraduates.  Has created curricula and written books for science learners of most ages in the UK and overseas and was the founding director of the Salters Advanced Chemistry programme. | After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge, taught in a range of secondary schools and in 1994 became principal of Watford Grammar School for Boys, an all-ability, multi-ethnic state school. From 2000 to 2004, Salters’ Professor of Chemical Education at the University of York; appointed Chairman of the Salters’ Institute Board in 2013. Trustee of the Natural History Museum since 2011 and Chair of the Teacher Development Trust since 2014. Trustee of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2013. | Named by the Science Council in 2014 as one of the 100 leading practising and inspirational UK scientists.  Winner in 2014 of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Lord Lewis Award and the Royal Society’s Kavli Education Award. Honorary graduate of University of York, 2016 and of Sheffield Hallam University, 2008. Knighted in 2010 for services to education... Read More →



Wednesday January 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:10pm
Rathbone Eleanor Rathbone

2:15pm

Practical Physics in Sub-Saharan Africa I16
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us to explore practical physics in sub-Saharan Africa, how it is taught and how we can influence the teaching of physics internationally.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Brock

Joe Brock

Tanzania Coordinator, Worth School
I have been a teacher of Physics for 28 years. With the IoP and PAGEANT I have been running teacher training projects in both The Tanzania and The Gambia for over 10 years. The projects concentrate on re directing teaching from teacher lead board work and rote learning to focussing learning based on practical experiments. A... Read More →
avatar for Linsey Clark

Linsey Clark

International Officer, Institute of Physics
I am currently the international officer at the Institute of Physics (IOP) where I manage the organisations international capacity building projects. These include entrepreneurial workshops and the IOP for Africa project which delivers practical physics teacher training in Tanzan... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm
Rendall S6

2:15pm

Trashed World I17
Limited Capacity seats available

A global schools' platform for curriculum exchange work on the topic of waste, based on the award-winning documentary from Jeremy Irons 'Trashed' - Free Subscription! Led by the ASE International Committee.

Proposers
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Kelly

Keith Kelly

Creator, Keith Kelly
'Hi. I'm one of the co-authors of TrashedWorld. I'm a teacher and trainer in bilingual education and CLIL and have written a number of books for OUP, Macmillan and run a CLIL school in Bulgaria (www.anglia-school.info). I've participated in many educational Science projects and i... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm
Rendall S3

2:15pm

Why Don’t you Enjoy HEC? I14
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know "Kasetsu", Hypothesis-Experiment Class? We present a concrete method and theory on how HEC enables students to engage in learning science concepts with unique teaching materials indispensable for HEC. Most students evaluate HEC as FUN! no matter when, where, and by whom it is carried out.

Speakers
avatar for Haruhiko FUNAHASHI

Haruhiko FUNAHASHI

Professor, Kyoto University
TH

Tomoko Hasegawa

Tomoko Hasegawa
avatar for Mariko Kobayashi

Mariko Kobayashi

Association for Studies in Hypothesis-Experiment Class


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm
Rendall S10

2:15pm

Concepts Frameworks in IB Sciences I19
Limited Capacity seats available

The review of the IB Diploma sciences is underway starting with Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The new courses will be fundamentally different to all previous iterations with a move away from a content focused experience toward a concept driven curriculum augmented by the skills which underpin understanding in science. These skills include collaboration and team work as well as an understanding of causality and complexity. The presentation will demonstrate the thinking underlying the changes, illustrated with interactive examples from the new Biology curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Corry Blades

Corry Blades

Senior Strand Manager for Science and Mathematics, International Baccalaureate
I have been working at the International Baccalaureate for the last five years in the Acadmic Department on curriculum design, development and innovation for the Diploma Programme. In addition I manage the alignment between the primary, middle years and diploma programme in scien... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm
Rendall LT2

2:15pm

Squelch! Bang! Ooh! The transformative potential of children’s non-fiction REPEATED I18
Limited Capacity seats available

A look at how lyrical nonfiction texts for children can be used to capture the imagination of young learners in Year 4-6 Science classrooms.

Speakers
ZA

Zahra Amlani

Knightsbridge Prep School


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm
Rendall LT1

3:15pm

Across The Divide: Improving teaching and learning across primary, secondary and HE I20
Limited Capacity seats available

A presentation and discussion of the research findings from an innovative project that trials cross-sector, collaborative STEM CPD for school teachers and university academics.

Speakers
DR

Deborah Ralls

SEERIH, The University of Manchester


Wednesday January 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Rendall S5

3:15pm

Introducing Dynamics by 'HEC' I23
Limited Capacity seats available

Why not come along to find fun in our dynamics class? This is based on Japanese leaning theory Hypothesis-Experiment Class (HEC).

Speakers
YI

Yoshitaka Imamura

Tokyo University of Science
KT

Koji TSUKAMOTO

Professor, Chiba Institute of Science


Wednesday January 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Rendall S10

3:15pm

Teaching Low-SES Students Science I15
Limited Capacity seats available

Key findings from a recent systematic and rigorous literature review of promising educational approaches to improve the attainment and progression of low-SES students in science.

Speakers
JH

Judith Hillier

University of Oxford
JM

Jaimie Miller-Friedmann

University of Oxford


Wednesday January 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Rendall LT5

3:15pm

Transforming STEM Education: Air Quality as a powerful theme for integration I22
Limited Capacity seats available

Air quality, especially in urban areas, is a world-wide problem. Using an active, audience-involved format, this keynote shows how subject integration engages all levels.
  1. It makes the case for STEM subject integration rather than separate disciplines
  2. It makes the case for action as part of STEM Education, as part of learner engagement
  3. It moves from hypothetical contexts (nuclear powerstations in every town) to real community issues

Speakers
JO

John Oversby

Independent


Wednesday January 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Rendall LT3

3:15pm

Working Scientifically Outdoors I21
Limited Capacity seats available

Children have an intrinsic need to play. They have inquisitive minds and like to manipulate, create and investigate.  Tapping in to this 'play' mindset we will use this as a way of helping children to connect and experiment with the world they live in.  This will be a 'hands on' session introducing a series of tried and tested ways of facilitating and enabling children to set up, carry out and record their own science enquiries, research and investigations in their own school grounds - even if it is a bit of a tarmac desert!  We will be working indoors and outdoors and getting stuck in so you can discuss how the activities might work with your pupils.


Speakers
avatar for Georgina Greaves

Georgina Greaves

Environmental Studies Service Manager, Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service
I have a background in Environmental Studies, education and Teaching. I've worked in a wide range of positions from Ecological Assistant for a quarry and landfill firm, teaching in a Secondary School, teaching in Ghana, running an educational and field studies centre at Carsingt... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Rendall LT4

4:15pm

Busking Science REPEATED I25
Limited Capacity seats available

Street performers inspire their audiences (they have to or they don't eat!). Come along to this highly participative session, looking at the use of street performance skills to deliver sticky science messages in schools.

Speakers
DP

David Price

Business development Manager, Science Made Simple
Science Busking | David Price has been the Manager of Science Made Simple North from 2007 until present day. In his day-to-day role he has to understand the balancing act of running a social enterprise that has a variable mix of grant and sales income. He oversees the internati... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Rendall S4

4:15pm

Get your School to Go Green! REPEATED I26
Limited Capacity seats available

What are schools in the UK doing to enable young people to play a role in developing a more sustainable future for society? With the pressure caused by curriculum changes and ofsted criteria, is it possible to fit this in too?

The session will explore how attendees can help their students to build valuable skills by leading projects and campaigns on themes such as energy saving, recycling, encouraging walking to school and creating a vegetable garden. It will also look into how they can save their schools thousands of pounds in reduced energy bills.

The session will include practical activities that will enable attendees to develop ideas that they can take away to make their school a more environmentally friendly place.


 


Speakers
avatar for Henry Greenwood

Henry Greenwood

Founder and Managing Director, Green Schools Project


Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Rendall S11

4:15pm

MASCIL I24
Limited Capacity seats available

Inquiry science and maths learning across the EU.

Speakers
PS

Pete Sorensen

University of Nottingham


Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Rendall LT8

4:15pm

Archaeoschool for the Future REPEATED I27
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the possibilities of introducing science aspects to a non-scientific European Project. Learn about sustainability, building materials, new teaching and assessment approaches with secondary schools, universities and experts working together. Led by a member of the ASE International Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Juan Pons

Xavier Juan Pons

Science Officer, Xavier Juan

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Rendall S6

4:15pm

“My students are always surprised when they learn that they will be using maths in secondary science classes.” I28
Limited Capacity seats available

Customer insight research by Cambridge University Press amongst international IGCSE Science teachers reveals that whilst Mathematics is an integral part of scientific study across each of the IGCSE Science subjects, it is one that many students find a barrier to progression and success, and that science teachers lack the knowledge, understanding and confidence to integrate successfully. This session will explore the results of Cambridge University Press research into the practical difficulties faced by teachers in delivering the mathematical elements of IGCSE Science, and introduce a new set of student resources developed in partnership with the ASE to help overcome the difficulties that students and teachers face, to help students build these skills more quickly and effectively, and to improve their success in IGCSE Sciences.

Speakers

Wednesday January 3, 2018 4:15pm - 5:10pm
Rendall S3

5:15pm

International Panel: Teaching and assessing science when working with English as an additional language – opportunities and issues I29
Limited Capacity seats available

Our panel of teachers and teacher educators from different European countries, and with experience beyond Europe, will offer perspectives on content and language integrated learning, the dominance of English language in evaluation and its impact on the translation of science ideas into concrete assessment items, and the interplay between science culture and language. Panel members include: Keith Kelly, Lida Schoen, Xavier Juan Pons and Adrian Fenton, with Egbert Weisheit.

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Cutler

Marianne Cutler

Director Curriculum Innovation, ASE
avatar for Adrian Fenton

Adrian Fenton

Science Adviser: STEM Education and Public Engagement, British Council
avatar for Keith Kelly

Keith Kelly

Creator, Keith Kelly
'Hi. I'm one of the co-authors of TrashedWorld. I'm a teacher and trainer in bilingual education and CLIL and have written a number of books for OUP, Macmillan and run a CLIL school in Bulgaria (www.anglia-school.info). I've participated in many educational Science projects and i... Read More →
avatar for Xavier Juan Pons

Xavier Juan Pons

Science Officer, Xavier Juan
avatar for Lida Schoen

Lida Schoen

Lida Schoen
Chemistry education all over the world about new content and new methodoly, dealing with cultural differences and communication/language issues.
avatar for Egbert Weisheit

Egbert Weisheit

Senior Teacher Trainer, Egbert Weisheit

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 5:15pm - 6:10pm
Rathbone Eleanor Rathbone

6:30pm

International Dinner
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore a bit more of Liverpool and indulge in an evening of food and chat. The International Dinner will be held in the historic Bluecoat Chambers: built in 1716-17 as a charity school, it is the oldest surviving building in central Liverpool, and is nestled within the modern Liverpool One.

The International Dinner is an informal, lively evening bringing together people from across the world to share stories and relax. The three-course meal and coffee is in the charming Bluecoat Bistro. 

Join us from 6.30pm for a welcome drink. Just add the International Dinner to your booking. £35 per head.

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →



Wednesday January 3, 2018 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Bluecoat Chambers School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am

Do STEM Teachers Praise Intelligence More than Arts Teachers? ... And other questions T02
Limited Capacity seats available

What do the pupil reports we write say about our values? This session describes and reports on our first research project as part of a programme to improve teachers' understanding of educational research methods.  Here I will talk about the challenges of encouraging a diverse staff body to engage with education research, as well as the specific challenges and rewards of carrying out research in school.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Turner

Kristy Turner

School Teacher Fellow, Kirsty
I am a school teacher fellow uniquely splitting my time between teaching chemistry at Bolton School Boys' Division and the University of Manchester. I am an active researcher in chemistry education where I have published a paper on modelling covalent bonding with craft materials... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Maths 104

9:30am

21st Century Physics T04
Limited Capacity seats available

See how to use CLEAPSS-developed resources to carry out a range of practicals including micro-controllerrs, IR cameras, USB oscilloscopes and much more.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
CTH C

9:30am

Archaeoschool for the Future REPEATED W04
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the possibilities of introducing science aspects to a non-scientific European Project. Learn about sustainability, building materials, new teaching and assessment approaches with secondary schools, universities and experts working together. Led by a member of the ASE International Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Juan Pons

Xavier Juan Pons

Science Officer, Xavier Juan

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Maths 106

9:30am

Difficult Ideas in Chemistry REPEATED T162
Limited Capacity seats available

Difficult ideas in Chemistry

Particles which do not change amidst change, burning which builds up oxides, the funny pH scale, reaction rates - how do we approach these difficult ideas?

  • We explore some of the barriers to understanding our chemical environment, starting with those particles which do not change even though things burn, grow, rot and evaporate around us.
  • Then we examine the process of burning which is a constructive process with energy stored in the fuel/oxygen system (no energy is stored in food or fuels!).
  • The gaseous oxides of combustion are acidic and the solid ashes are alkaline, but what is this strange pH scale?
  • And why do slow reactions get so much faster as the temperature rises – a 10 degree rise in temperature often doubles the rate? (Think of the time it takes milk to go sour – 8 days in the ‘fridge at 4 degrees, 4 days in a cool house at 14 degrees, 2 days in a warm house at 24 and a day at 34 degrees.)

My talk will be exemplified by reactions we see in everyday life, and I will suggest ideas for helping students understand the underlying chemistry.

Attached is a draft of the PowerPoint I will use - the final version will be available after the conference.

About Keith Ross

I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a Master's in Education at Leicester University and was involved with some of the early challenges made to the science national curriculum by Ros Driver and colleagues.

In1980 I moved to teacher education at what became the University of Gloucestershire at Cheltenham. I began by working with students from Africa on A level chemistry teaching. Later I became the science tutor for the GITEP post graduate secondary teacher education project and the book “Teaching Secondary Science” now in its 4th edition was the outcome. Today’s talk is based on chapter 14 - 'Difficult ideas in Chemistry'.

In 2007-8 I worked with primary teachers in a college of education in Pakistan, and more recently, retired and living in the South West of France, I have been helping to develop chemistry videos for Fuseschool.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Ross

Keith Ross

Keith Ross
I started teaching science in school on VSO in India after a metallurgy degree at Oxford. After a year in industry I made teaching my career, first in secondary schools in Birmingham and Leicestershire, then for 3 years in Nigeria. I was deeply inspired by Clive Sutton during a M... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Rendall LT5

9:30am

Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T13
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will discuss why it is opportune to rethink the way we represent energy in schools and look at some more helpful approaches. Specifically, there will be an introduction to the ideas of start & end points, stores and pathways. There will be opportunities to try out the new language in some examples you might use with students. We will move on to discussing processes that involve heating and think of the most important features of any changes in approach relating to the way that you represent and discuss energy with students.

Attendees may find it useful to view the conversation on TalkPhysics around this topic here - https://www.talkphysics.org/groups/energy-in-the-new-curriculum/forum/topic/classroom-physics-article-march-2017/#post-46591



Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Rendall S3

9:30am

Preparing for GCSE Assessments in a Linear Qualification REPEATED T01
Limited Capacity seats available

How best to prepare for linear assessments? A session based on the OCR "Modular to Linear" resource, with ideas and strategies for teachers and learners.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Milne

Sarah Milne

Science Team, OCR
Sarah is a member of the OCR Science Team.  She has worked as a teacher in Edinburgh and Norfolk.  She has organised Science events in Edinburgh.  She also has experience of marking exams
avatar for Ann Wolstenholme

Ann Wolstenholme

Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences, OCR
Ann is a Subject Advisor for GCSE Sciences at OCR. She has worked for OCR for the last 8 years, working on and developing OCR’s GCSE Science qualifications.


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Maths Proudman

9:30am

RAF 100 T03
Limited Capacity seats available

The Institute of Physics is working with the Historical Association on an educational project for the centenary of the Royal Air Force.  This workshop will allow teachers to investigate the STEM activities that form part of the project.

 The RAF100 Schools Project is a national scheme that uses the story of the RAF to explore concepts in both history and physics.

The project offers teachers and students an excellent opportunity to investigate how history and physics are interlinked, showing how human need has driven scientific developments in areas such as computing, radar and navigation. At the same time it will show how physics can be instrumental to humanitarian efforts such as disaster relief. All this has shaped our society in the past – and will continue to do so in the future.

As well as a series of events for teachers and pupils around the UK in 2018, we are offering this set of eight STEM activities, primarily for Years 8 to 10.  These are all downloadable and use simple, cheap materials.  They are linked to a competition for schools.  Schools can sign up at: http://raf100schools.org.uk


Speakers
TR

T R Bonella

Institute of Physics


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Chadwick Barkla LT

9:30am

The STEM Pit Stop Challenge W02
Limited Capacity seats available

How quickly can your pupils dismantle and rebuild (perfectly) a go-kart? Suitable for children (and grown-ups!)  of all ages, this STEM engineering challenge develops planning, communication and teamwork. Come and have a go for yourselves, and see how a simple wooden go-kart can be used to teach a vast range of STEM skills.

Speakers
PG

Phil Gregory

hi-impact Consultancy
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

Science & CPD Consultant, hi-impact Consultancy
Science & CPD Consultant at hi-impact. I deliver engaging and challenging Science workshops to pupils of all ages and provide high-quality Science CPD for teachers. I am also a Polar Ambassador and a Lead Advocate for the Chartered College of Teaching. Fascinated with the implica... Read More →
AT

Alan Thompson

hi-impact Consultancy

Exhibitors
avatar for Hi-Impact Consultancy

Hi-Impact Consultancy

Education Consultancy, hi-impact Consultancy
hi-impact is an education consultancy based in Merseyside, whose innovative and creative learning methods and pioneering projects are bringing science and technology to life for hundreds of young people, many of primary school age for whom access to technology would otherwise be... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
CTL 8

9:30am

Flying the Flag for FE Science S23

The Education and Training Foundation is committed to supporting improvements in STEM teaching and learning across our sector. Activity is currently being explored in partnership with a wide range of external partners and bodies, and we are seeking to build a national consensus on the most effective actions to improve recruitment of teaching staff, retention and CPD.

Currently the Foundation is supporting the SET for Teaching Success programme, training and mentoring 50 new teachers for the FE and Skills sector. These new recruits to this innovative pilot programme will deliver the majority of their teaching within the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) subject areas, with a focus on those careers within the relevant routes of the Sainsbury Review. Additionally we are delivering over a million pounds of teaching and learning improvement work in the OTLA National technical teaching programme, focussing on growing employer - provider dialogue and working, in preparation for the implementation of the government Skills Plan. We are currently working with SEMTA to develop support for employers in delivering high quality apprenticeships and training in STEM, and previously with SEMTA delivered the STEM Exchange and the STEM Alliance.

We are also working to promote wider activity to our sector, including ENTHUSE bursaries, the STEM Insight programme and CPD opportunities offered through STEM Learning. Our professional membership body, the Society for Edcuation and Training supports a range of career development for STEM educators in the FE and Training sector, and we are proud to promote and be involved in the work of the ASE in the FE sector.

 

 


Speakers
PK

Paul Kessell-Holland

Head of Partnerships, Paul Kessell-Holland
Most of Paul’s career has been related to leading and developing policy, and supporting the implementation of Professional Standards and Workforce Development across Further and Higher Education. Most recently his work has included the development of research strategies for the Education and Skills Sector including... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Rendall LT3

9:30am

Physics Students’ Graph Comprehension D01
Limited Capacity seats available

To explain the interpretation and understanding of use of algebraic graph to solve kinematics graphs

Speakers
IP

Itumeleng Phage

Postgraduate student, Central University of Technology, Free State
Would like to learn on Physics Education


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Maths 103

9:30am

Can Technology Help Students to Learn Science at Primary School? T17
Limited Capacity seats available

What is sound? How to keep my tea warm? With our complete and easy-to-use Primary Science Teaching Set, pupils use temperature, light and sound sensors to carry out simple science investigations and explore the world around them.

Proposers
TE

Ton Ellermeijer

CMA, Amsterdam

Speakers
EK

Ewa Kedzierska

CMA Amsterdam


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Maths 105

9:30am

Chemistry in the Primary Classroom W01
Limited Capacity seats available

Taken from our repertoire of workshops and family day activities, this session includes a wide variety of exciting, practical chemistry activities. Chemistry is part of the primary curriculum (although rarely called that!): to study materials, their uses and properties and how to change them. Teachers will have chance to get their hands dirty!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Langford

Sarah Langford

Sphere Science
investigative activities in schools, science communications

Exhibitors
avatar for Sphere Science Ltd

Sphere Science Ltd

Director, Martin Wesley
Since Sphere Science was founded in 2000 the three Directors (Sarah Langford, Meg Post, Martin Wesley) have designed, organised and taught a wide variety of practical and investigative workshops, both as Sphere Science and also on behalf of other organisations. The company has worked with pupils in schools, students at universities, teachers on INSET and CPD courses and families at school and public events. They have also designed and run a number of courses for primary pupils from school clusters who have been identified as gifted and talented for science. | The three Directors have organised and run family events both indoor and outdoor for up to 2000 visitors on behalf of many different organisations. All these events involved creating suites of practical science activities that work well together to keep the families entertained and asking science questions for the whole day. | Over the past eighteen years Sphere Science has worked with over 750,000 pupils in over 7200 schools across the United Kingdom. For eleven years the company managed Shell... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Guild of Students Mandela Room

9:30am

Web-based Post-16 Learning Resources for Protein Structure & Function W32
Limited Capacity seats available

Puzzled by protein structures? Baffled by beta-sheets? 

Come along and let us help with helices and probe the peptide bond!

Explore these web-based resources developed with the PDBe to learn about protein structure and function in post-16 chemistry and biology.

Find the trial resources on our website here: http://tiny.cc/proteinLR


Speakers
avatar for Dr Matthew Conroy

Dr Matthew Conroy

Outreach Lead, Protein Data Bank in Europe
I work in managing the protein structure database at PDBe. If you're teaching protein structure, DNA structure, or biochemistry in general, I'd love to talk to you.
avatar for Dr Peter Hoare

Dr Peter Hoare

STEM Outreach Officer, Newcastle University
I'm a former chemistry teacher (20 yrs) and previously was the Chemistry Outreach Officer in the former School of Chemistry at Newcastle University (8yrs). | I am now a STEM Outreach Officer in the Science Faculty Marketing & Recruitment team at Newcastle. I deliver quality o... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
CTL 6

9:30am

Exploring Rock, Soil, Water & Fossils W03
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands-on rocks, soils water and fossils.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
CTL 5

9:30am

Year 7 & 8 Practical Experiment Showcase D16
Would you like hints and tips for curriculum focused practical work and advice from specialists on how to perform a range of science activities? All disciplines covered! Plus how can virtual enhancement augment and reinforce practical work?
ASE, in partnership with BESA (British Educational Suppliers Association) will be delivering an inspiring workshop aimed at Year 7 and 8 teachers and their science technicians. That is FREE to attend.
Focusing on the all-important practical work in the classroom, the experiments, which have been chosen by our Science Education 11-19 Committee and Science Laboratory Technicians Committee, in association with our Health and Safety Specialist Group, will be aimed to inspire and delight the students, so to foster a love of science, whilst giving teachers the confidence to perform the experiments safely.
Expert lab technicians will be on hand to answer questions, to show the experiments and to let you try your hand at them, whilst the suppliers will be there to give advice regarding equipment and chemicals with maybe cheeky little discounts especially for you!
To support practical work in schools, ASE and BESA are funding teachers to attend this workshop free. Just register for 'Free Entry Exhibition Only' ticket when you book at www.ase.org.uk/annual-conference and you can attend this workshop PLUS tour the scientific resources on offer in the Exhibition Marquee.
So come along and see how we can help.

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →



Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
CTL 7

9:30am

A-level Biology Practicals W13
Limited Capacity seats available

Since the introduction of the new A levels with no coursework element, it is important that students have an in depth understanding of practical methods in order to answer the relevant exam questions. This session will investigate how practical understanding can lead to exam question success.


Speakers
AG

Adrian Greenall

I am a teacher of Biology in a large college in Merseyside, specialising in A levels and GCSE. I also deliver professional development to a wide variety of teachers from both science and non-science subjects.

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
CTL 1

9:30am

Technicians' Drop-in D17
Limited Capacity seats available

Come to this drop-in, running throughout the day, for practical ideas and support for technicians. Led by AQA.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 5:00pm
Guild of Students Gilmour

10:00am

BERG: Brain science in schools T07
Limited Capacity seats available

Outreach, misconceptions and the challenge of neuromyths.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Teaching Fellow, University of Sussex
I have several 'hats' for this conference | ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region | Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press | ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex | CSciTeach | | Talk to me about: assessment... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Rendall S10

10:00am

Frontier Science: Artificial Photosynthesis - making fuels from air, water and light T06
Limited Capacity seats available

Solar energy is abundant but intermittent. We aim to use sunlight to generate fuels that can be stored and used when required. The only inputs are light, carbon dioxide and water! In this talk I will outline my research on developing new materials that can efficiently produce carbon fuels from these abundant sources.

Speakers
DG

Dr Gaia Neri

Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy - University of Liverpool

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
CTH D

10:00am

ASE Secondary Science Guide - Launch S01
Come along and hear about the new edition of this exciting new publication written by teachers, researchers and teacher trainers from our membership. Edited by Judith Hillier and Indira Banner, this key publication will help all members engage with innovative and informative ideas from science education, designed to support and raise science teaching to an outstanding level in our schools and colleges.

Proposers
CH

Chris Harrison

King's College London

Speakers
DI

Dr Indira Banner

Leeds University
JH

Judith Hillier

University of Oxford

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Guild of Students Library

10:00am

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T160
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
JC

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum - Science, AQA

Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths G03

10:00am

GCSE Physics Technician in Action REPEATED W49
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is design for those who wish to find out more about how the AQA GCSE Physics required practical work and our resources specifically designed for technicians. There will be opportunity to set up a selection of our practicals using different techniques, depending on what equipment is available at your school and to discuss an alternative approaches. The session will also focus on the potential to make equipment including both a Leslie cube and Ripple tank to keep costs to a minimum.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Guild of Students Gilmour

10:00am

The Revised Edexcel International GCSEs T05
Get the latest information on support for teaching, learning and assessment for Edexcel's revised International GCSEs

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Pearson
Visit us to learn more about free support for our secondary science qualifications including BTEC, GCSE and A level, plus our published resources for primary and secondary including brand new support for practicals, intervention and progression.

Speakers

10:30am

BERG: So where are we with STEM? T11 CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
TBA

10:30am

Animal Practicals W17
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching science using animals and using animal behaviour to learn about biological processes. Practical ideas, brilliant lessons and free resources for all key stages. We will be handing out free resources, tweeting and supporting the "Biology in the Real World" talks on Friday. Please do come and say hello.

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Evans

Charlotte Evans

Education Officer, ASAB
The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour has an Education Committee that supports colleagues in schools and colleges who teach animal behaviour. We provide free teaching resources and offer funding to teachers keen to develop new resources. Our Education Officer visits s... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Rendall LT4

10:30am

Quest for Speed REPEATED W06
Limited Capacity seats available

Highlighting selected Frederiksen lab manuals, we will investigate acceleration and speed: From Galileo’s inclined plane – over free fall, conservation of momentum, the speed of sound, and  supersonic speeds – to finally measuring the speed of light.
Instead of Galileo’s water clock, we use electronic timers and an oscilloscope as our stopwatch.


Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

Science Product Developer, Timstar / Frederiksen Scientific
1982: M.Sc. nuclear physics / 1983-2007: Teaching physics and math at a Danish high school / 2007: Joined Frederiksen Scienetific, first as a product manager, now working as developer. | As a developer my aim is to contribute to Frederiksen's range of affordable, high quality p... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Chadwick Chadwick LT

10:30am

Teaching with Pace and Challenge T10
Limited Capacity seats available

Planning for and managing pace and challenge is absolutely essential if all students are to make good progress. This session encourages teachers to reflect on their practice and to consider how they can enhance their lessons through effective planning and using simple strategies to monitor progress and actively manage challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Reece

Martin Reece

Self employed independent advisor
After having taught for 15 years in secondary schools, I worked for Northamptonshire LA as a school advisor for a number of years and for the past six years have worked for myself. I work for a wide range of partners and organisations including STEM Learning, AQA, Hodder and ASCL... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Rendall S6

10:30am

The National Survey of Practical Work in Science T08
Limited Capacity seats available

A report on the findings of the second year of staff survey on practical work in science in England and Scotland funded by the Gatsby foundation and run by Durham University

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

10:30am

STEM Careers: Making better use of industry and university support T12
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the different programmes and resources that help schools and colleges make better use of the supported offered by industry and university.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
GT

Gemma Taylor

STEM Learning

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Rendall S11

10:30am

Alan D Tunnicliffe Hands-on Workshop W05
Limited Capacity seats available

Drop in and try out! Try out hands-on, low cost materials everyday science activities and talk to colleagues.  How children can make their own  weather recording instruments, plus other ideas for practical primary science. UK and international activties.

Proposers
SD

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

Speakers
DB

Denise Balmer

Denise Balmer
I have spent some 50 years working in Earth Science and 30 years promoting STEM careers. | I am just completing a PhD looking at developing primary science through using earth science, mainly in practical ways. have spent 20 years helping primary teachers teach science


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Guild of Students McAusland Room

10:30am

Linking Science and Literacy for Improved Student Outcomes W07
Limited Capacity seats available

Come explore strategies for linking science and literacy that support students’ abilities to read, write, and discuss in the context of science and inquiry-based learning using fiction and non-fiction texts. Hands-on examples of how science supports literacy and literacy supports science will be used.

Speakers
BB

Bill Badders

William Badders


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

10:30am

Primary Engineer: STEM by Stealth T09
Limited Capacity seats available

Primary Engineer schemes from Early Years to Y6. Practical STEM projects with training to support teachers deliver exciting design and make, curriculum based activities all supported through our online training portal.

Proposers
SS

Susan Scurlock

Primary Engineer

Speakers
SC

Steve Crowther

Primary Engineer

Sponsors

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Maths Forsyth

11:00am

Frontier Science: Dirty Little Secrets in Brain Surgery T20
Limited Capacity seats available

I am an Irish doctor, I did an MSc in Neuroscience during my medical degree and now I am doing a PhD on neurosurgical CSF infections. My research is aiming to improve the tests we have for brain surgery related meningitis.

Speakers
LV

Libby van Tonder

Institute of Infection and Global Health

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTH D

11:00am

What is Experimental Science? S02
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel discussion to consider ‘Why we do experimental science?’ in schools. The debate will consider a range of perspectives including employers, research scientists and classroom teachers and consider the pedagogical benefits. The Royal Society is currently understanding research into the benefits of experimental science for science education with an evidence synthesis due to be published in early 2018.

Speakers
CH

Chris Harrison

King's College London
IM

Ian McDaid

Teaching & Learning Leader for Science | | Independent education consultant, with experience nationally. | | Author and winner of the The Education Resources Awards 2016 Best Secondary Resource for my 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Science Lessons | | Work invol... Read More →
avatar for Dr Abbie Trewin

Dr Abbie Trewin

Dr Abbie Trewin is a University of Liverpool graduate (2002), obtaining her Ph.D there in 2005 using density functional theory (DFT) to investigate the surface structure of different metals with carbon, particularly the Ni(111) surface. In 2006 she joined the materials chemistry... Read More →

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTH A

11:00am

Benefits and Challenges of Technology in Teaching Science: Examples and teacher preparation T159
Limited Capacity seats available

How to make Science Education more challenging, relevant and attractive for our students? How to stimulate the development of creative thinking, problem solving, and other higher cognitive skills?
Technology can help! Examples will be given!
A major challenge is the preparation of teachers for using. I will present an effective course for teachers, in-service and pre-service, tested in 3 countries.

Speakers
TE

Ton Ellermeijer

CMA, Amsterdam


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall LT5

11:00am

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W10
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance to get hands on, carry out new and exciting practical’s and even make equipment to take back to school.

This is a practical workshop, which is hands on.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTL 3

11:00am

Create Engagement in Science Learning T19
Limited Capacity seats available

In Finland inquiry-based science education is a solution to students' declining interest and engagement in science learning this problem. Two narratives of PDs during two PD-projects.

Speakers
avatar for Ari Myllyviita

Ari Myllyviita

Lecturer, Teacher educator, Viikki Teacher Traijning School of Universoty of Helsinki
Author, Book writer - the first editable high school chemistry e-book in the world. | ICT, social media and e-mentoring specialist. | Creator of the biggest chemistry teachers´ network (CoP) in Finland.


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maths 1st Floor PC

11:00am

CREST Awards for Secondary W11
Limited Capacity seats available

How can I use open-ended science investigations to develop my students' scientific thinking and transferable skills?

In this hands-on session you will find out how the CREST Awards scheme can help you do this.

* Find out how to get started using CREST Awards in your school and register for a free account on our new online platform
* Try out some of the activities from our latest free project resources 
* Explore the evidence for the impact of CREST on students, schools and teachers
* Discuss how CREST projects can be used to engage students of all abilities and interests from CREST Discovery level all the way to Gold level

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people, around 40’000 students in the UK gain CREST Awards every year. It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM project work (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-to-19-year olds.

Speakers
JD

Jane Dowden

Education Manager, British Science Association


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S9

11:00am

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED W09
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop that is interactive, engaging and fun. With our hand-held DC generator you can generate electricity and study about energy transformation, energy loss and efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for almost 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. On display will be our physics related products, especially Genecon (hand held... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S4

11:00am

How to Reduce the Effects of Climate Change W08
Limited Capacity seats available

How the UK and Earth's climate is changing and what can be done on a personal and collective level to reduce the drivers for this change.

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S3

11:00am

Microscale Chemistry: “In a little you can see a lot” REPEATED T18
Limited Capacity seats available

Low-cost and quickly performed procedures to enhance students' chemistry experience in all parts of chemical education and to add variety to practicals.

Speakers
BW

Bob Worley

CLEAPSS

Exhibitors
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTH C

11:00am

Questioning in the Science Classroom T16
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee. The session will look at different types of questioning and how they can be used in the Science classroom. This will include a discussion of questions used to address misconceptions; to elicit knowledge and to develop understanding. We will also consider synoptic questions. We will look at what makes a good question and have a go at writing some too!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Longshaw

Sarah Longshaw

Sarah Longshaw
I am a former head of science and now lead the Cheshire & Stockport Science Learning Partnership. I am also the chemistry subject lead for the Cheshire East SCITT. After 22 years in the classroom (with experience at all stages!) I am now pursuing a portfolio career and am inter... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Guild of Students Mandela Room

11:00am

A Taxonomy for IAPS T14
Limited Capacity seats available

A taxonomy categorising skills used in the indirect assessment of practical skills by written examination developed by OCR and Cambridge International Exams is presented and reviewed.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neil Wade

Neil Wade

Lead Subject Advisor (Science), OCR
Neil Wade is Lead Subject Advisor (Science) at OCR, Cambridge Assessment. He has extensive subject expertise and knowledge of assessment, manages partnerships with stakeholders to support qualifications and represents OCR on the Cross-Board Working Group on the Practical Endorsem... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maths 105

11:00am

Bioinformatics in the Classroom W12
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will demonstrate how you can bring bioinformatics activities into the classroom using free resources from the website www.yourgenome.org. These resources are suitable for A-level students.

This will be a workshop that walks the participants through the activities and gives them the opportunity to try out each activity. Three activities will be show cased:

Function Finders BLAST: an activity where a DNA sequence is translated into a protein sequence which can be used to search the UNIPROT database.

MRSA gene hunt – use a flash-based app to compare the genes of two strains of Staphylcoccus aureus bacteria

BRAF and COSMIC – an activity where students have to identify a cancer mutation from DNA sequence data and find out more about it on the COSMIC database


Speakers
avatar for Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Education Officer, Welcome Trust Sanger Institue
Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. Responsible for the education programme on and off campus, I work alongside scientists to develop engaging resources for school students of all ages and lead professional develo... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
CTL 2

11:00am

Chemistry Doesn't Just Happen in Test Tubes T15
Limited Capacity seats available

A talk to open your eyes to chemistry outdoors: concrete, metals, graveyards, gas anodes, followed by a field trip (on foot) to see what we can spot.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Borrows

Peter Borrows

partner, Dr Peter Borrows
Retired(ish) Director of CLEAPSS. | Member since 1966, and former Chair, of ASE Safety in Science Group (and its predecessors). | Author of 54 articles in Education in Chemistry between 1994 and 2012 on chemistry outdoors, two in School Science Review [(1984), The Pimlico che... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
CTL 8

11:30am

BERG: Darwin and the Arts T22
Limited Capacity seats available

As an example of STEAM (Science Teachnology Enginneering ARTS and mathematics) I will draw on the life and work of Darwin. The relationship between ‘The Arts’ and ‘The Sciences’ has both fascinated and troubled STEM educators. Darwin’s connection with the arts changed radically over his lifetime. In his early years he embraced cultural activities loved by so many early Victorians. But later, as his science advanced, he became increasingly estranged from poetry, literature and theatre. Darwin’s changing and ambivalent relationship with the arts reminds us of what C.P. Snow called the ‘Two Cultures’ and the inherent dangers that perceiving this division and continuing it holds for education. In this talk I use Darwin’s experiences to explore science’s relationship with the arts and then use this to show what the arts can offer science and STEM education. The learner of science benefits from engagement in arts, making abstract concepts understandable as they are connected to personal experiences such as painting and drawing, creative writing, and acted drama. Engagement with the arts contributes to learners’ realisation of the nature of science/STEM and appreciation of viewpoints on scientific/STEM issues, thereby enhancing their literacy in STEM. Darwin’s work and life inspire many examples of this learning. This talk uses  two examples from the project, Darwin Inspired Learning, in which over 30 Darwin scholars and biology educators collaborated to provide examples of how Darwin’s life and science might stimulate scientific, cultural and interdisciplinary studies promoting criticality and problem solving. The examples of creative writing and drawing and simulations of survival in nature discussed in the paper provide inspiring moments bringing school biology, science and STEM to life. This is part of a wider international initiative to broaden STEM, adding the ‘A’ of the arts to create Science Technology Engineering ARTS and Mathematics (STEAM) learning. The wider implications of these initiatives in addressing continuing poor attitudes to STEM learning and modernising the school curriculum bringing learning in line with how STEM operates in the 21st Century are discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Martin Braund

Dr Martin Braund

Honorary Fellow, University of York
I have been involved with ASE and Science Education for 45 years. My interests are in the arts and science, particularly in using drama, transition from primary school, talk in the classroom, the use of museums and out of school contexts and professional development. I hold hono... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Rendall S10

11:30am

Amazing Planet: Action-packed classroom science T21
Limited Capacity seats available

Interactive Earth-science lecture presentation.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Maths Proudman

12:00pm

BERG: Can a robot hear? T25
Limited Capacity seats available

An intervention study to develop teenagers’ epistemic insight.

Speakers
PB

Professor Berry Billingsley

University of Canterbury
DM

Dr Mehdi Nassaji

University of Canterbury


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Rendall S10

12:00pm

Busking Science REPEATED W16
Limited Capacity seats available

Street performers inspire their audiences (they have to or they don't eat!). Come along to this highly participative session, looking at the use of street performance skills to deliver sticky science messages in schools.

Speakers
DP

David Price

Business development Manager, Science Made Simple
Science Busking | David Price has been the Manager of Science Made Simple North from 2007 until present day. In his day-to-day role he has to understand the balancing act of running a social enterprise that has a variable mix of grant and sales income. He oversees the internati... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rendall S8

12:00pm

Frontier Science: Juvenile-onset Lupus Nephritis and the Role of Human Glomerular Endothelial Cells T28
Limited Capacity seats available

Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most frequent complications of childhood-onset lupus, affecting up to 80% of young patients. As the role of the resident renal cells in LN is still largely unknown, the aim of my research is to investigate the role of the renal glomerular endothelial cells.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Paraskevi Dimou

Paraskevi Dimou

PhD Student, Institute of Children\\\'s Health - University of Liverpool
I am PhD student from Greece, working on childhood lupus. | I love biology and doing experiments in the lab :) | Being a researcher, is an amazing job ! | Finally, friends call me Vivian :)


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CTH D

12:00pm

The Science of Learning T26
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, discover how you can utilise the ‘Science of Learning’ research (neuroscience and psychology) relevant to the classroom, how you can interact with researchers in this field and how teachers are conducting their own research to build the evidence of what works.

Speakers
avatar for Lia Commissar

Lia Commissar

Programme Manager - Education and Neuroscience, Wellcome Trust

Sponsors
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. | 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 | Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rendall LT2

12:00pm

Application of Science Capital in the Classroom W18
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore strategies for tweaking your lessons to easily apply a science capital approach to your teaching.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
ML

Mark Langley

STEM Learning

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rendall S11

12:00pm

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W19
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance to get hands on, carry out new and exciting practical’s and even make equipment to take back to school.

This is a practical workshop, which is hands on.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CTL 3

12:00pm

Good Practical Science: making it work in secondary schools S03
Limited Capacity seats available

The Good Practical Science report launched in Autumn 2017. The report provides a framework for good practical science in schools. Using international visits, surveys and literature reviews, we’ve developed a series of ten benchmarks for schools to use when planning their own approach to delivering practical science. 

Its author, Professor Sir John Holman, and international contributors, will discuss its recommendations. 

Download the report here.

Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Sir John Holman

Sir John Holman

Advisor, Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Emeritus Professor in the Chemistry Department, University of York. | President, Royal Society of Chemistry, July 2016. Senior Adviser in Education at the Wellcome Trust and the Gatsby Foundation.  Founding Director of the National Science Learning Centre from 2004 until September 2010, and adviser to the English government as National Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Director from 2006 until September 2010. | Has taught learners of chemistry and science at all levels from 11 year olds to undergraduates.  Has created curricula and written books for science learners of most ages in the UK and overseas and was the founding director of the Salters Advanced Chemistry programme. | After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge, taught in a range of secondary schools and in 1994 became principal of Watford Grammar School for Boys, an all-ability, multi-ethnic state school. From 2000 to 2004, Salters’ Professor of Chemical Education at the University of York; appointed Chairman of the Salters’ Institute Board in 2013. Trustee of the Natural History Museum since 2011 and Chair of the Teacher Development Trust since 2014. Trustee of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2013. | Named by the Science Council in 2014 as one of the 100 leading practising and inspirational UK scientists.  Winner in 2014 of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Lord Lewis Award and the Royal Society’s Kavli Education Award. Honorary graduate of University of York, 2016 and of Sheffield Hallam University, 2008. Knighted in 2010 for services to education... Read More →



Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CTH B

12:00pm

Using Dry Ice for Science Demonstrations REPEATED W77
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will include a series of demonstrations which use dry ice to bring elements of the primary and secondary national curiculum to life. Mike is a chemical engineer and has worked with dry ice for over a decade he regularly visits schools to provide demonstrations. Areas covered include phase change and (safe!) explosions, small water rockets powered by dry ice, how to make fizzy grapes, classroom fog effects, instant icecream, vortex rings, making a comet, cloud chambers and more - if there's time! The presentation will explain how you can use dry ice for lessons and open evenings.

Safety issues and practical matters such as how to order, use and store dry ice will also be covered.

Proposers
avatar for Chillistick

Chillistick

Chillisticks Ltd.
Hello! Chillistick is the leading supplier of dry ice for schools in the UK. We also manufacture hardware to enable the curriculum to come to life for both Primary and Secondary students. In our demonstrations we will be showing indoor flying rockets, (safe!) explosions how to m... Read More →

Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rendall LT3

12:00pm

Using Inquiry Science to Build Language for Students whose First Language is not English T164

The session will utilize a Learning Cycle format as the participants are engaged in the phenomena of “how a skewer can go through a balloon without popping it.” This phenomena will be explored through participants interacting with balloons and skewers to try to replicate the phenomena.  A physical model will be built using participants to show the structure of the balloon and how this phenomena is possible. All four language modalities will be utilized and accentuated in the teaching to show explicit connections to science learning. Explicit connections on shifting social language to academic language through a scaffolded process will be modeled.   Participants will have an opportunity to learn the concept of the structure of matter (DCI) with appropriate academic vocabulary strategies. The activity will also show the connection to using models (SEP) as well as Cause and Effect (CCC) to show the 3D nature of the lesson.  Finally, adaptations for different ELD levels will be discussed. 


Speakers
avatar for Dr David Crowther

Dr David Crowther

NSTA President & Professor Science Education, David Crowther
Dr. David T Crowther is a Professor of Science Education and the Executive Director of the Raggio Research Center for STEM Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. David is also the President of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Dr. Crowther received his PhD... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rendall S6

12:00pm

Waterloo Bridge Sculpture Competition T27
Limited Capacity seats available

Waterloo Bridge Sculpture Competition Outline. Art meets Engineering. In September 2017 a national competition will be launched to challenge students to come up with a sculpture design that will be showcased on one of the four plinths of the Waterloo Bridge in London at the Thames Festival in September 2018. The competition will be based on the history of the Waterloo Bridge which was built by women during WW2, and the history of the plinth sculpture competition that took place in the late 1940s but which didn't result in a winning sculpture being commissioned, despite some iconic designs being produced by the likes of Barbara Hepworth. The competition will draw on this history and challenge students to use 3d printing to produce models of their sculptures that pay tribute to the work of women engineers and technicians during the two world wars. This session will outline the competition and inspire the delegates to get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Bonfield

Dawn Bonfield

Director, Towards Vision
I am an engineer and work in the field of diversity and inclusion as a consultant and a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Aston University. In addition I am organising a schools educational outreach initiative around the Waterloo Bridge and the Year of Engineerin... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rendall LT1

12:00pm

The Science of Music: Hands-on workshop W76
Make and play a one string electric guitar and a glitchy electronic synthesiser powered by high fives. Explore the science, technology and history of analogue and electronic instruments. No making or music experience required.

Speakers
HS

Helen Steer

Do It Kits



12:00pm

Wireless Datalogging in Action REPEATED W15
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how wireless technology will connect your logger to Ipads, Iphones, Android phones, tablets and the PC. Bring your own device and join in.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

Sales Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.
Worldwide suppliers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math equipment (STEM) for over 35 years; whether it's hardware or software, Data Harvest offers multi award-winning, high quality, innovative and affordable educational solutions. | | EasySense Data Logging Range... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CTL 1

12:00pm

Attitudes Up: CCI success! T29
Limited Capacity seats available

Children Challenging Industry: classroom activities and a local industry visit put science learning in context. Research into effectiveness of CCI shows increased engagement and knowledge.

Speakers
JP

Joy Parvin

Director, CIEC
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD and industry visits.
avatar for Dr Maria Turkenburg

Dr Maria Turkenburg

Researcher, University of York


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maths Forsyth

12:00pm

Bringing Sustainability Issues to Life W41
Limited Capacity seats available

This practical session shares Manchester Museum’s expertise in ways of using objects – from museums and from your local environment – to work scientifically and raise awareness of sustainability issues in your classroom. Live creatures from our Vivarium will add to the excitement, and you’ll have a chance to shape the future programme at this fantastic local resource.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Gray

Manchester Museum
avatar for Amy McDowall

Amy McDowall

Primary Learning Coordinator, Manchester Museum
I am a qualified primary teacher and museum learning specialist with almost 10 years experience in the museum/heritage and education sectors. I am interested in science and history education, and in enabling access to science and culture for all children.


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guild of Students Library

12:00pm

Introducing STEM into the Primary Classroom W158
Speakers
AT

Andrew Tidswell

Director of International Professional Development
, Andrew Tidswell

Exhibitors
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Discovery Education
Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom. | | Discovery Education Espresso | • Foundation to Key Stage 2 | • 23,000+ digital resources, i... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guild of Students McAusland Room

12:00pm

New Free Primary Science Materials and other resources from Spacelink W153
Six new Primary Science lesson resources aligned with the KS2 science curriculum, which are Space based.   The materials will be a free resource.  Details of our other Primary focussed projects such as our Hangouts project and our 2018 Get Space Day will also be discussed. See http://spacelink.org


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maths 103

12:00pm

Questions: The heart of science REPEATED W14
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
MS

Matt Stanford

Primary Practicals


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

12:00pm

Science Meets English REPEATED T23
This session explores a creative, link-learning approach to teaching science by weaving imaginative and inspiring English activities throughout a unit of work.

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

BEd Programme Leader, ASE Primary Committee, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest: | Drama and Science | Science and English | Primary Science Journal | | I worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this t... Read More →
NH

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultancy


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maths G03

12:00pm

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W142
Limited Capacity seats available

Timstar are offering a fun and exciting hands-on practical session using PCR and Gel electrophoresis techniques to obtain a DNA fingerprint. This demonstrates how easy this can be done within the science practical lesson. Results are guaranteed every time with Edvotek equipment and kits.

Speakers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rendall S6

12:00pm

Perimeter Institute's Physics Highlight Reel W82
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage with Perimeter's best hands-on activities. Every day lessons are applied to interesting concepts in modern physics!

Speakers
GD

Greg Dick

Greg Dick is a charismatic education thought leader, author, trailblazing teacher, and passionate advocate of scientific literacy. Since 2007, Greg has served as the Director of Educational Outreach at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, w... Read More →
TW

Tonia Williams

Educational Outreach Program Manager, Perimeter Institute

Exhibitors
avatar for Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

Explore new and changing ideas about our universe alongside leading physicists. Perimeter Institute shares ideas with students, teachers, and like-minded people through programs and resources that communicate the power, joy, and mystery of science. Perimeter’s award-winning Out... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rendall LT4

12:30pm

Assessment & Intervention in KS3 Science W20
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will look at how assessment activities can be designed to produce diagnostic information which can then be used to identify intervention activities.  It will look at the idea that assessment is important but only really useful if it can answer the 'so what?' question.  What have I, as a teacher, learned about my students and what will I do about it?  There's a lot of work that goes into running assessments; it's not always so apparent how teachers then intervene to address specific aspects of underperformance.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh Consulting Ltd.,
Teaching and learning in science at primary and secondary. I'm involved with developing teaching materials and running CPD with a particular focus on scientific enquiry, literacy, maths skills and questioning.

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Visit the Collins stand to see how we’re helping you meet the challenges of the science curriculum with engaging and supportive primary, secondary, international and revision resources. Find out what’s new, see how our online learning platform Collins Connect can help you del... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Guild of Students Mandela Room

12:30pm

Solving Physics Problems with your Students W151
Have you been asked to run a Physics Extension class, prepare an Oxbridge group, or perhaps just get students a good grade? All equally challenging. Teachers need the resources to allow students to progress by developing their understanding of the physics ideas. This talk will look at several problems, show the resources available for free, and how you can use them without an added workload. Isaac Physics offers the opportunity to have marking done online, support your classroom activity, directs students who want to know how they can extend themselves, whilst the BPhO allows them to compete against other aspirational students. Don’t miss the opportunity to challenge your students, whilst it does not have to be at the expense of your workload.

Speakers
avatar for Ally Davies

Ally Davies

Hub Events Manager, Isaac Physics
Physics GCSE and A level. | Skills Mastery and Problem Solving. | Less marking, better feedback.
avatar for Robin Hughes

Robin Hughes

Chairman (& Project physicist on Isaac Physics), British Physics Olympiad
Physics is about skills as well as knowledge. I am interested in giving students and teachers the support to develop their understanding of a great subject, by encouraging them in solving a wide range of problems in physics. This will develop confidence and interest, and enable a... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Rendall S4

12:30pm

Teaching Students with SEND T30
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee. This session will empower teachers of students with SEN by providing a range of teaching ideas and strategies to use in the classroom.

Until recently Rob worked as a deputy head in a small special school academy in Nottinghamshire where he taught science to GCSE level.  Rob is now a freelance education & science teaching consultant.  Rob is also a chartered science teacher and a member of the ASE's 11-19 committee.

Rob's workshop will serve as an introduction to the most common specific learning difficulties encountered in the secondary classroom.  Rob will share strategies that can be used to bring about learning, engagement and student retention that have been tried and tested in his own lessons in over 20 years of working with SEN students.

This workshop is aimed at teachers of KS3 & 4.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Butler

Rob Butler

The Beech Academy
Freelance education & science teaching consultant. Chartered Science teacher and ASE activist. I focus on science teaching, SEND and leadership.

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Maths G02

1:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D02
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools
SAPS is charitably funded to support the teaching of biology in the 11-19 curriculum working with teachers, technicians and those engaged in CPD and teacher training to promote plant science in the classroom.


Thursday January 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CTL 5

1:30pm

BERG: What’s nature got to do with it? T31
Limited Capacity seats available

The A-level Biology residential field course experience.

Speakers
MG

Melissa Glackin

King's College London
Outdoor secondary science education; environmental education; biology field work


Thursday January 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Rendall S10

1:30pm

The Revised Edexcel International A-levels T32
Come along to hear about the revised content, structure and assessments of Edexcel's International A-level Sciences

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Pearson
Visit us to learn more about free support for our secondary science qualifications including BTEC, GCSE and A level, plus our published resources for primary and secondary including brand new support for practicals, intervention and progression.

Speakers

2:00pm

BERG: Are field ecologists barking up the wrong tree? T37
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
ST

Steve Tilling

Field Studies Council


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Rendall S10

2:00pm

Citizen Science: Sharing knowledge. Inspiring action. Valuing nature W29
Limited Capacity seats available

Earthwatch’s innovative education programmes for primary and secondary schools (Teach Earth and Discover Earth) reconnect school children with nature and science whilst helping teachers gain the confidence and experience needed to deliver lessons outside. Learn about our programmes, resources and our new Citizen Science project Naturehood, launching in February 2018.

Speakers
avatar for Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute
The Earthwatch education team will be running a workshop and exhibiting at the ASE 2018 Conference. We'll be sharing our Teach Earth and Discover Earth programmes, connecting teachers and students to nature and taking the classroom outside. | | We'll be at stand D29 - come... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rendall S6

2:00pm

Earth Science Out of Doors W30
Limited Capacity seats available

Testing outdoor Earth science opportunities.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTL 5

2:00pm

Frontier Science: Drug Discovery in the Developing World; a Medical Chemistry Perspective T38
Limited Capacity seats available

The Medicinal Chemistry Group at the University of Liverpool has the privilege of being involved in multiple projects which aim to provide new and improved therapies to treat several diseases within the developing world. Our research covers a range of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology areas focused on malaria, TB, filariasis and more recently the systemic fungal infection Cryptococcus neoformans. The talk will focus on two current projects within different disease areas (malaria and tuberculosis).

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
DG

Dr Gemma Nixon

Department of Chemistry - University of Liverpool


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTH C

2:00pm

Space, the Universe and holidays on the Moon W147
Join John Baruch, astrophysicist and creator of the first robotic telescope for a tour of the Universe and discover captivating ways of teaching your pupils about the wonders of space.

Speakers
avatar for John Baruch

John Baruch

Visitor, Open University

Moderators
avatar for Millgate House Education

Millgate House Education

Managing Director, ASE
We're well known for our innovative resources for primary and secondary science and have the pleasure of working with some of the very best names in science education. Whether you're an old friend or new, pop along for a chat and see what's new this year and what we've got planne... Read More →

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chadwick Barkla LT

2:00pm

50 Shades of Science W28
Limited Capacity seats available

PGCE Secondary Science trainees from the University of Worcester will wow you with a range of practical activities which can be used to engage and inspire all students. Practicals are linked to the new curriculum and come with guidance and support sheets.

Speakers
JD

Janinne Delorenzo

University of Worcester, Institute of Education


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTL 8

2:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D03
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools
SAPS is charitably funded to support the teaching of biology in the 11-19 curriculum working with teachers, technicians and those engaged in CPD and teacher training to promote plant science in the classroom.


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTL 5

2:00pm

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W31
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance to get hands on, carry out new and exciting practical’s and even make equipment to take back to school.

This is a practical workshop, which is hands on.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTL 3

2:00pm

Creating Engaging Demonstrations to Enhance Learning S38
  • Why most teachers fail in making their subject interesting to their students
  • The Psychology of Engagement
  • How Demonstrations Enhance Learning
  • 3 Ways to Create Eye-catching, Effective Demonstrations

Speakers
avatar for Hélio Vogas

Hélio Vogas

Hélio Vogas International
In spite of being a college drop-out, Hélio can often be found at universities across Europe and Brazil speaking to university students as a guest lecturer and training professors in accelerated teaching skills to improve their students' performances. Hélio also built and sold... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CTH B

2:00pm

GCSE Physics Technician in Action REPEATED W73
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is design for those who wish to find out more about how the AQA GCSE Physics required practical work and our resources specifically designed for technicians. There will be opportunity to set up a selection of our practicals using different techniques, depending on what equipment is available at your school and to discuss an alternative approaches. The session will also focus on the potential to make equipment including both a Leslie cube and Ripple tank to keep costs to a minimum.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Guild of Students Gilmour

2:00pm

Getting the Best Out of SEND Learners in Science T39 CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled.

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED W21
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop that is interactive, engaging and fun. With our hand-held DC generator you can generate electricity and study about energy transformation, energy loss and efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for almost 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. On display will be our physics related products, especially Genecon (hand held... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rendall S4

2:00pm

Learn Science Using Cognitive Science T33
Limited Capacity seats available

Seneca is a social enterprise that uses cognitive neuroscience to double students’ science performance. Our free homework and revision platform is exam board specific, has been tested in a 1,120 student RCT and was developed with input from leading neuroscientists. We want to create universal access to the best resources.

Speakers
SW

Stephen Wilks

CEO, Seneca
Seneca is a social enterprise that uses cognitive neuroscience to improve students' information retention and understanding. Our platform is free for all schools and has been found in a 1,200 student RCT to improve learning by 105%.

Exhibitors
avatar for Seneca Learning

Seneca Learning

CEO, Seneca
We are a free learning platform that uses psychology and cognitive neuroscience to improve students' learning performance by 105% (1,120 student RCT). We offer exam board specific content, written by examiners, in both our platform and physical form free of charge.


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maths Forsyth

2:00pm

Oceans in the KS3-4 Science Curriculum W155
Take a peek at a brand new film and try out some new learning resouces developed especially for KS3-4 taking young people into the wild to learn about the science behind ocean sustainbility. Created by the Marine Stewardship Council, this session explores the science of sustainable fishing as an area of scientific interest for teachers, and trials a couple of new, practical-learning materials that will help science teachers embed ocean sustainability into their classrooms.

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rendall S11

2:00pm

Unconscious Bias and Its Effect in the Classroom T35
Limited Capacity seats available

For more than 30 years, uptake of A-level physics among girls has remained at around 20%. Previous research from the IOP has shown that this 20% comes from certain schools and that schools that achieve a good gender balance in physics achieve a good gender balance in other subjects, suggesting that the problem isn’t with girls or physics - whole school environment makes a difference. 

The latest project from the IOP has trialled interventions that looked at how bias and stereotyping could be addressed in a school environment as well how lower confidence of girls could be addressed. The project shows promising results with the number of girls taking A level physics in targeted schools trebling. This workshop looks at what unconscious bias is, how it affects the classroom and what teachers can do about it.


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Rowson

Jessica Rowson

Gender Balance Manager/Development Coach, Institute of Physics
Jessica Rowson is the Gender Balance Manager Pre-19 for the Institute of Physics, responsible for managing projects that look at the barriers faced by girls when deciding whether to continue to study physics at A-level, and what active steps can be taken to redress the imbalance... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chadwick Barkla LT

2:00pm

Workshop on Pedagogical Content Knowledge on questioning T36
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop on integrating subject knowledge with questioning. It is both research and experience based. Active with many ideas, some novel.
  1. Flexible workshop format i.e. participants can choose how much time to spend on each activity.
  2. Work with one or two others to increase ideas and applications
  3. Uses innovative methods and traditional methods of questioning, linking data to flexible teaching
  4. Links personal subject knowledge to classroom knowledge through questioning for learning
  5. Focuses on formative learning for the teacher in a realistic context

Speakers
JO

John Oversby

Independent
JS

Jude Sanders

Hibernia College


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rendall S9

2:00pm

Connect to Bring STEM Learning to Life! W23
Limited Capacity seats available

A workshop focussed on how to achieve genuine collaboration through effective employer engagement, creating inspiring, enriched, enjoyable STEM learning experiences that will support learner progression. Explore a variety of approaches and ready -to-use resources that provide ‘a clear line of sight of work’ and the ‘connect’ to bring STEM learning to life!

Speakers
CA

Cerian Ayres

FutureSkills South West


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rendall S1

2:00pm

AQA A-level Biology Essay T34
Limited Capacity seats available

The essay question is a long-standing part of AQA’s Biology A-level. This 25 mark question allows students to bring together ideas from throughout the course in a holistic way. This session is aimed at teachers who are new to AQA or who want to have a better understanding of how to prepare their students for the essay question. It will also be useful for teachers of KS4 sciences to help their students transition to A-level.

Proposers
Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maths G02

2:00pm

Cards for A2/Y13 Organic Chemistry W22
Limited Capacity seats available

Activities to help students recognise organic compounds and link reactions. Challenging and fun!

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maths G03

2:00pm

CREST Primary: From star to superstar W26
Limited Capacity seats available

CREST star helps primary pupils develop scientific skills, through open ended investigation. Try out some activities and discuss how to integrate open ended investigations into primary teaching.

Speakers
JD

Jane Dowden

Education Manager, British Science Association


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

2:00pm

Playing with Protons T40
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how the Large Hadron Collider at CERN can be used to engage, enthuse and excite your pupils about science!

This session will provide primary school teachers with practical ideas about how the LHC can be used to teach different aspects on the primary curriculum with a focus on 'working scientifically'. CERN and the LHC are inspirational for children (and adults) of all ages. They provide an excellent vehicle for; showing that science is collaborative; demonstrating how scientific ideas have changed over time and modelling how scientific evidence has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

In addition this session will show how Particle Physics can be taught in primary schools in a relevant, engaging and meaningful way. 
 

Speakers
TH

Tom Holloway

The Ogden Trust


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maths Proudman

2:00pm

Practical Fun Delivering the Curriculum W25
Limited Capacity seats available

We have nearly twenty years' experience of working in primary schools to support the ‘thinking and working scientifically’ aspects of the Primary Curriculum. 
This session includes a huge selection of exciting, practical activities taken from our repertoire of workshops and family day events.
All the activities are easily-sourced, simple to explain and straightforward to teach. Come along and have fun!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Langford

Sarah Langford

Sphere Science
investigative activities in schools, science communications

Exhibitors
avatar for Sphere Science Ltd

Sphere Science Ltd

Director, Martin Wesley
Since Sphere Science was founded in 2000 the three Directors (Sarah Langford, Meg Post, Martin Wesley) have designed, organised and taught a wide variety of practical and investigative workshops, both as Sphere Science and also on behalf of other organisations. The company has worked with pupils in schools, students at universities, teachers on INSET and CPD courses and families at school and public events. They have also designed and run a number of courses for primary pupils from school clusters who have been identified as gifted and talented for science. | The three Directors have organised and run family events both indoor and outdoor for up to 2000 visitors on behalf of many different organisations. All these events involved creating suites of practical science activities that work well together to keep the families entertained and asking science questions for the whole day. | Over the past eighteen years Sphere Science has worked with over 750,000 pupils in over 7200 schools across the United Kingdom. For eleven years the company managed Shell... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Guild of Students Mandela Room

2:00pm

Comprehending Texts & Acquiring Language in Science W24
Limited Capacity seats available

Reading is key skill for independent learning in STEM subjects. This session demonstrates effective cooperative teaching strategies to boost student's ability to read and learn from scientific texts and acquire and apply subject-specific vocabulary.

Speakers
NH

Naomi Hennah

Werdelin and Northampton School for Boys
BR

Ben Rogers

Ben Rogers
avatar for Jakob Werdelin

Jakob Werdelin

CEO, Werdelin Education
Ms Naomi Hennah (@MrsHennah) and I are presenting our workshop on reading and oracy in science. If you want to effectively combine the acquisition and application of subject-specific vocabulary with enquiry and higher level thinking - not to mention the complex communication and... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Rendall S3

2:00pm

Make your Own Microfluidic Lab on a Chip! W27
Limited Capacity seats available

The expanding field of microfluidic lab on a chip technology is brought to the classroom using affordable techniques for the production of lab on a chip devices. In the hands-on session participants will learn how to make such devices using standard office equipment. The procedures can be used in science education programmes in primary or secondary schools, and even in higher education courses.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jan Jaap Wietsma

Dr Jan Jaap Wietsma

Outreach department - Teacher training, University of Twente PreU
During the past years I have worked on the introduction of Lab on a chip technology in the high school classroom. After I introduced a method to make simple Lab on a chip devices from lamination foil, everyone can make such a device in several minutes. Principles of microfluidics... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CTL 2

2:30pm

BERG: Towards Transition-Driven Civic Science S04
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
PJ

Professor Justin Dillon

University of Bristol


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Rendall S10

2:30pm

Using Positive Psychology in the Classroom T42
Limited Capacity seats available

Positive Psychology uses current research methods and ideas to boost performance by concentrating on individuals wellbeing, strengths, positive emotions, and resilience.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Emery

Steve Emery

IDS Education
I am currently studying Positive Psychology and the role it can play to enhance everyday experiences. I have a 1st year diploma and am currently taking my Masters degree. I have a background of inspirational talks and motivation and am using this to help people in schools busines... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Instrument Direct Services

Instrument Direct Services

IDS Education
IDS Education are passionate about data logging and how it is used within an education context. With over 15 years experience of helping schools get the most out of this technology, we believe we are able to offer the right solutions backed up by a comprehensive support package... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Maths 103

2:30pm

Engaging Science Students through Simple Practicals & IT W33
Limited Capacity seats available

Sometimes finding new ideas to engage students can be difficult and time consuming. This session from STEM Learning, using our extensive collection of resources, will give you a hand with some new ideas to share with colleagues and use in the classroom. We will explore a range of simple and inspiring practical ideas for use with students in science lessons that can be used as starters, examples of science concepts, plenaries or STEM Clubs. The practicals will include the use of apps, cheap and easy to use science equipment, gadgets and gizmos and simple ways to capture and magnify images. The session will contain practical ideas for chemistry, biology, physics and the use of technology in the laboratory or classroom.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
avatar for Simon Quinnell

Simon Quinnell

National Technicians Lead, STEM Learning
Simon is the National Technician Lead at the National STEM Learning Centre., with responsibility for the technicians programme and practical work. Before working at the National STEM Learning Centre Simon worked as a FE lecturer and Senior Science technician at colleges and schoo... Read More →

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CTL 1

2:30pm

Quest for Speed REPEATED W144
Limited Capacity seats available

Highlighting selected Frederiksen lab manuals, we will investigate acceleration and speed: From Galileo’s inclined plane – over free fall, conservation of momentum, the speed of sound, and  supersonic speeds – to finally measuring the speed of light.
Instead of Galileo’s water clock, we use electronic timers and an oscilloscope as our stopwatch.


Proposers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

Science Product Developer, Timstar / Frederiksen Scientific
1982: M.Sc. nuclear physics / 1983-2007: Teaching physics and math at a Danish high school / 2007: Joined Frederiksen Scienetific, first as a product manager, now working as developer. | As a developer my aim is to contribute to Frederiksen's range of affordable, high quality p... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

2:30pm

'When will I ever use this in the real world, Sir?' T41
Limited Capacity seats available

Putting curriculum into context - find out about STEM Ambassadors, Big Bang Fairs and other programmes to support the work you do in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Christoffer

Alison Christoffer

Operations Manager, All About STEM
avatar for Michelle Dow

Michelle Dow

Managing Director, All About STEM


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendall LT3

3:00pm

BERG: What’s the point of protecting biodiversity? T45
Limited Capacity seats available

A new approach to teaching about conservation.

Speakers
PM

Professor Marcus Grace

Univeristy of Southampton
DC

Dr Carys Farrell Hughes

Senior Enterprise Fellow (PGCE Tutor), University of Southampton
Head of Science in my previous life. Now training pre-service and in-service teachers. I specialise in biology and SEND and I am an accredited Autism Ambassador. My research interest is children's connection to nature.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Rendall S10

3:00pm

Attitudes to STEM & PRINCIPIA T106
Limited Capacity seats available

Research Into Spaceflight and Engagement with STEM (RISES) investigates the influence of learning about space on 2,500 students from over 40 schools across the country.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Judith Bennett

Professor Judith Bennett

Salters' Professor of Science Education, University of York
I am the Salters’ Professor of Science Education and leader of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). UYSEG has an international reputation for its research and research-informed curriculum development work, and is the home of national courses including Salters Advanced Chemistry and Twenty-First Century Science. I joined the Department of Education in 1990, though my connections with the University go back further than this, as I studied Chemistry-with-Education and took my Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PCCE) at York. I then spent eight years as a secondary science teacher, mainly in London. During this period, I studied part-time for an MA and then a PhD, at... Read More →
avatar for Dr Maria Turkenburg

Dr Maria Turkenburg

Researcher, University of York

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)
The University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG) was established in 1983, and has a national and international reputation for its research and research-informed curriculum development. Talk to us about getting involved in action research in the classroom, and about 'Best Ev... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rendall LT6

3:00pm

Get your School to Go Green! REPEATED W75

What are schools in the UK doing to enable young people to play a role in developing a more sustainable future for society? With the pressure caused by curriculum changes and ofsted criteria, is it possible to fit this in too?

The session will explore how attendees can help their students to build valuable skills by leading projects and campaigns on themes such as energy saving, recycling, encouraging walking to school and creating a vegetable garden. It will also look into how they can save their schools thousands of pounds in reduced energy bills.

The session will include practical activities that will enable attendees to develop ideas that they can take away to make their school a more environmentally friendly place.


Speakers
avatar for Henry Greenwood

Henry Greenwood

Founder and Managing Director, Green Schools Project


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rendall S8

3:00pm

Plugging Into the Sun REPEATED W138
Limited Capacity seats available

Build and race a solar car using Solar Active STEM resources to achieve outcomes in climate change science while learning through ‘trial & improvement’ to raise attainment.

Speakers
avatar for David Garlovsky

David Garlovsky

CEO - TEACHER TRAINER, Schools & Homes energy Education Project - Solar-Active
David Garlovsky pioneered an education method that fosters self-confidence within teaching/learning; effective in encouraging invention and problem solving through application of scientific, technology, engineering and mathematical concepts. Making learning enjoyable and encourag... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rendall S7

3:00pm

The true Wonder of Maths always lies Beyond just Numbers S40

By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times, a story that leads directly to the technological wonderland we live in today. As Galileo said, 'Everything in the universe is written in the language of mathematics', and Wonders Beyond Numbers is your guide to this language.

Mathematics is only one part of this rich and varied tale; we meet many fascinating personalities along the way, such as a mathematician who everyone has heard of but who may not have existed; a Greek philosopher who made so many mistakes that many wanted his books destroyed; a mathematical artist who built the largest masonry dome on earth, which builders had previously declared impossible; a world-renowned painter who discovered mathematics and decided he could no longer stand the sight of a brush; and a philosopher who lost his head, but only after he had died.

Enriched with tales of colourful personalities and remarkable discoveries, there is also plenty of mathematics for keen readers to get stuck into. Written in Johnny Ball's characteristically light-hearted and engaging style, this book is packed with historical insight and mathematical marvels; join Johnny and uncover the wonders found beyond the numbers.


Speakers
avatar for Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball
Johnny has been entertaining for 60 years, 12 in Stand Up, 50 in TV, 35 in education. He is best known for his award winning TV shows, of which he wrote and presented 20 Series including  | Think of a Number, Think Again - BBC TV, Johnny Ball Reveals All - ITV  | which inspired a generation towards confidence in mathematics and... Read More →



Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CTH A

3:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D04
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools
SAPS is charitably funded to support the teaching of biology in the 11-19 curriculum working with teachers, technicians and those engaged in CPD and teacher training to promote plant science in the classroom.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CTL 5

3:00pm

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W35
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance to get hands on, carry out new and exciting practical’s and even make equipment to take back to school.

This is a practical workshop, which is hands on.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CTL 3

3:00pm

Developing Diagnostic Questions S33
Limited Capacity seats available

We will discuss examples of diagnostic questions, and suggest ways of developing questions that can provide sound evidence of students’ thinking, within the classroom setting.

Effective teaching requires good evidence of students’ thinking and how it is developing, so that this can inform what you do next.  Diagnostic questions are designed to elicit this evidence.  This session will present and discuss some examples of diagnostic questions written by the presenters, and suggest some ways of developing questions that can provide sound evidence of students’ thinking in ‘real time’, within the classroom setting.

Find out more about the work of the University of York Science Education Group



Speakers
RM

Robin Millar

Robin Millar
avatar for Mary Whitehouse

Mary Whitehouse

Chair Elect, ASE
Mary Whitehouse is a physics educator with experience in school, in university, and in international contexts. She is an honorary fellow in the University of York Science Education Group which has an international reputation for its research and its research-informed curriculum d... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)
The University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG) was established in 1983, and has a national and international reputation for its research and research-informed curriculum development. Talk to us about getting involved in action research in the classroom, and about 'Best Ev... Read More →
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rendall LT7

3:00pm

Light - capturing the fastest thing in the Universe! W146
Explore Obscuras, pinhole photography and teaching light in the classroom.  Every attendee will make and take away their own 6 month duration exposure pinhole camera for their school as well as looking at innovative obscuras and discovering new ways to teach the wonder of light, the fastest thing in the universe.

Proposers
avatar for Millgate House Education

Millgate House Education

Managing Director, ASE
We're well known for our innovative resources for primary and secondary science and have the pleasure of working with some of the very best names in science education. Whether you're an old friend or new, pop along for a chat and see what's new this year and what we've got planne... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Quinnell

Justin Quinnell

Freelance Lecturer, Pinhole photography
Justin is a world expert in pinhole photography, camera obscuras and teaching light which he has been teaching for over 25 years. He is an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University, and his recent book, 'Discovering Light' was published this year. His past media activities have... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rendall S5

3:00pm

Study Like an Athlete: A how-to guide T44
Limited Capacity seats available

There should be little difference between how athletes train and students study. Athletes achieve mastery through short training sessions, repeating things until they know them. A technological, data-led approach can lead to a revision revolution, recreating these methods and techniques for students, allowing everyone to reach their potential.


Speakers
avatar for Murray Morrison

Murray Morrison

Founder, Murray Morrison
I built Tassomai to help students achieve more in science, grow in confidence and excel in exams. The idea was to use the approaches long-used by athletes and musicians to master their art, and apply these strategies to revision and learning. | | My background as a professi... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rendall LT5

3:00pm

Technicians' Professional Development S05
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out how to access CPD and progress to gain Registered Science Technician (RSciTech). Led by the ASE Technicians Committee.

Speakers
JO

Jan O'Connell

ASE Technicians' Committee
LS

Liz Shaw RSciTech

Biology technician, Liverpool College
I have been working as a Biology technician for 9 years. I am passionate about improving the lot of science technicians and I am on the ASE technicians committee. I help to run the annual technicians conference in York. | I am involved with a number of activities at school incl... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CTH D

3:00pm

Preparing for the introduction of T-Levels: A local approach to implementation of technical education reform S06
Limited Capacity seats available

T-Levels will be introduced for post-16 students from 2020. Hear how colleges in several localities are preparing to offer routes such as Engineering & Manufacturing and Health & Science.

Speakers
avatar for Jenifer Burden

Jenifer Burden

Director of Programmes, Gatsby Charitable Foundation


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Rendall LT8

3:00pm

Perimeter Institute's Expanding Universe W103
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore evidence for the expanding universe, age of the universe, possible future outcomes, and discuss some ideas for how we can teach this amazing idea!

Speakers
GD

Greg Dick

Greg Dick is a charismatic education thought leader, author, trailblazing teacher, and passionate advocate of scientific literacy. Since 2007, Greg has served as the Director of Educational Outreach at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, w... Read More →
TW

Tonia Williams

Educational Outreach Program Manager, Perimeter Institute

Exhibitors
avatar for Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

Explore new and changing ideas about our universe alongside leading physicists. Perimeter Institute shares ideas with students, teachers, and like-minded people through programs and resources that communicate the power, joy, and mystery of science. Perimeter’s award-winning Out... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
CTH 4

3:00pm

Biology A-level: Reflections on teaching & assessment REPEATED T43
Limited Capacity seats available

This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Biology, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Tateson

Richard Tateson

A Level Biology Subject Advisor, OCR
Richard is A Level Biology Subject Advisor at OCR. He has taught biology in Suffolk, worked on nature-inspired computation at BT Research Labs and studied fruit flies at Cambridge University.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Maths 105

3:00pm

Love Food Love Science T47
Limited Capacity seats available

Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) will present their work programme supporting teachers for the Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE and KS3/4 science curricula, through their Love Food Love Science platform.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Gardner

Operations Director, Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)
I am responsible for supporting the development and promotion of IFST's Love Food Love Science platform, designed to support GCSE teachers and promote food science to their students, the next generation of food scientists.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall LT1

3:00pm

Secondary Engineer in the Classroom D05
Limited Capacity seats available

Secondary Engineer Fluid Power and Bicycle Club activities for secondary schools. Two exciting team based design, manufacture and create schemes with true STEM integration.

Proposers
SS

Susan Scurlock

Primary Engineer

Speakers
SM

Steve Massey

Primary Engineer

Sponsors

Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall LT4

3:30pm

Engaging through the History and Philosophy of Science T51
Limited Capacity seats available

From evolution to entropy, scientific ideas have fascinating histories and coneptual roots. Explore how the history and philosophy of science can bring new life to a huge range of topics.

Speakers
avatar for Dr James Stark

Dr James Stark

Academic Fellow in Medical Humanities, University of Leeds
I am a historian of science, technology and medicine, doing original research and teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students. As a graduate in Natural Sciences, now working as an academic historian, I am passionate about showing the relevance of science for society and... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chadwick Barkla LT

3:30pm

Frontier Science: Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries T52
Limited Capacity seats available

In a reduced fossil fuel economy the prominence of energy storage will be enhanced in the transportation network and national grid. To meet consumer energy needs as energy demands increase, smart deployment of varying types of energy storage is needed. Our research is based in developing energy storage devices beyond lithium ion batteries through materials synthesis, and enhanced spectroscopic analysis.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
DI

Dr Iain Aldous

Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy - University of Liverpool


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CTH C

3:30pm

Science Teaching: What works? T48
Limited Capacity seats available

What’s the evidence for what works in the classroom, and what are the implications for teaching?

Speakers
SN

Stuart Naylor

Stuart Naylor

Exhibitors
avatar for Millgate House Education

Millgate House Education

Managing Director, ASE
We're well known for our innovative resources for primary and secondary science and have the pleasure of working with some of the very best names in science education. Whether you're an old friend or new, pop along for a chat and see what's new this year and what we've got planne... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Guild of Students Library

3:30pm

The Teenage Brain W42
Limited Capacity seats available

The structure and function of the teenage brain will be discussed. How teenagers learn, take risks and respond to praise, criticism and peer pressure will be related to the developments within the brain.

Speakers
JD

Janinne Delorenzo

University of Worcester, Institute of Education
avatar for Ben Looker

Ben Looker

Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester, Institute of Education


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CTL 8

3:30pm

'Do we have to draw a bar chart, Miss?' REPEATED W36
Limited Capacity seats available

Are your children stuck in a rut when presenting their findings? Can they choose appropriate recording methods for different data and types of enquiry? Come and explore different ways to present findings from enquiries. Think about how to support your children with developing independence in this area.

Speakers
LL

Liz Lawrence

LB Barking and Dagenham


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Guild of Students McAusland Room

3:30pm

BERG: Early Years pictorial fiction books and learning science. Identifying the potential for an emerging biology T49
Limited Capacity seats available

Discuss what our research found about using pictorial story books in learning science in the early years and find out the methods we used.

Speakers
SD

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe

Sue Dale Tunnicliffe


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rendall S10

3:30pm

Reasons to Reason in Primary Science and Mathematics W37
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
AC

Alan Cross

University of Manchester


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

3:30pm

What's the Value of Sharing? A unique approach to CPD T53
Limited Capacity seats available

The Great Science Share: input, impact and future. Children-to-children leading to teacher-to-teacher, the Great Science Share’s (GSS) annual programme of events exploits peer-to-peer learning and challenges everyone to step outside of their day to day and to shout about the value of primary science. If you’ve been involved, or if GSS is new for you, this workshop gives you the information you need to know to share the professional learning emerging from it. A University of Manchester SEERIH project.

Proposers
avatar for Dr Lynne Bianchi

Dr Lynne Bianchi

Director of SEERIH, University of Manchester
Primary Science & Engineering Education. Professional Development & Learning. Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities. Teacher Leadership. Great Science Share

Speakers
avatar for Shane Nolan

Shane Nolan

Science Subject Leader, Christ the King RC Primary School


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Maths Forsyth

3:30pm

Future-proofing your Secondary Science Curriculum T50
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee.

The first hour of this session will demonstrate how planning through appropriately sequenced key ideas can stabilise your science curriculum in an ever-changing educational landscape, reducing the need to "re-invent the wheel".  Activities will allow you to apply the principles discussed to your own subject-specific needs.

The room has been booked for a second hour to give time to discuss, collaborate and potentially produce material to bring back to share with your department. This second part of the session is entirely optional but Helen will remain in order to facilitate and provide support and suggestions as required.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Harden

Helen Harden

Freelance curriculum specialist, Helen Harden
Science curriculum design and innovation | Resources development (9-11, 11-16 and post-16 chemistry) | Chair ASE 11-19 Committee, and Member of RSC Currciulum and Assessment Working Group | Primary school governor

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Guild of Students Mandela Room

4:00pm

ESTA Distinguished Speaker: Nick Braithwaite S07
Limited Capacity seats available

An internet of field and laboratory things

Please be aware that the work described in this talk is not about replacing field trips and laboratories with something less expensive and less exciting. Rather it is about using the affordances of the internet to take people closer than they might easily get to the exciting discovery opportunities of interactive learning.

The OpenSTEM Labs are the digital equivalent of a field study centre and a block of teaching labs. We began with onscreen activities such as virtual microscopes and other interactive tools linked to real data. Recent investment has allowed the incorporation of facilities for online remote access to real instruments: optical and electron microscopes; analytical tools such as spectrophotometry, FTIR, HPLC, GCMS; a planetary-rover training-landscape; immersive virtual reality. These form a key part of the practical facilities that are now accessible to our distance learning students, via the internet and 24/7. The OpenSTEM Labs enable us to be more inclusive and more accessible than is conventionally the case. In addition to describing how the OpenSTEM Labs are used across all of STEM, including by students of Earth Sciences, this talk will propose ways which we might enable other educators to make use of our facilities. In the presentation several remotely located instruments will be operated and other on screen devices for interactive learning will be demonstrated.

The OpenSTEM Labs are a key feature of the OU's curriculum in several STEM disciplines. It is based on an original initiative with the Wolfson Foundation (2012) to establish the OpenScience Laboratory. In 2015 further investment from a HEFCE STEM capital investment enabled us to expand the laboratory to cover a wide range of disciplines including Engineering, with a new OpenNetworking Lab to be added in the near future. The OpenSTEM Labs are contributing to a HEFCE funded project "Embedding and Sustaining Inclusive STEM Practices" (in collaboration with Earth Science colleagues in Plymouth and Leeds).


Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Professor Nick Braithwaite

Professor Nick Braithwaite

Associate Dean, Academic Excellence, The Open University
Since 2010 I have taken a special interest in enabling a wider range of student to be able to benefit from the kind of interactive learning that has traditionally taken place on field trips and in laboratories. I am currently the Director of the Open University's OpenSTEM Labs wh... Read More →

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CTH B

4:00pm

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED W40
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands-on workshop with activities to study about electrostatics. With an innovative hand-held electrostatic generator continuous static electricity generation is possible even in very humid weather.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for almost 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. On display will be our physics related products, especially Genecon (hand held... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall S4

4:00pm

How to Get Your Students Solving Physics Problems W150
Motivating and extending your students without the stress.

Speakers
avatar for Ally Davies

Ally Davies

Hub Events Manager, Isaac Physics
Physics GCSE and A level. | Skills Mastery and Problem Solving. | Less marking, better feedback.
avatar for Robin Hughes

Robin Hughes

Chairman (& Project physicist on Isaac Physics), British Physics Olympiad
Physics is about skills as well as knowledge. I am interested in giving students and teachers the support to develop their understanding of a great subject, by encouraging them in solving a wide range of problems in physics. This will develop confidence and interest, and enable a... Read More →


4:00pm

Physics Education Research: The Highlights! T58
Limited Capacity seats available

What books, papers and resources from Physics Education Research should every secondary physics teacher know about and consider using? A guided tour through the highlights.

Hundreds of great questions, assessment tools, attitudinal surveys and curriculum projects. The Physics Education Research community has developed these and more. This session will guide you through the highlights, explain the thinking behind some of them and make suggestions for what next.

Speakers
avatar for James de Winter

James de Winter

University of Cambridge and Uppsala


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall LT2

4:00pm

Retaining Not Re-teaching in GCSE T55
Limited Capacity seats available

Linear assessment, new GCSEs and a move towards merging KS3 and 4....all of these provide challenges for students in retaining information for longer periods and in coping with a more intense exam period. During this session, participants will consider how they can support students in retaining information and developing a deeper understanding of science topics to help assessment at the end of KS4. Participants will discuss how curriculum design can support linear assessment as well as exploring strategies to support revision and retention at KS4.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter Consultancy Services Ltd
Tracey is an independent secondary science consultant.  Prior to this, Tracey taught science for 10 years before becoming a consultant in two local authorities.  She currently works closely with STEM Learning as a Triple Science Advisor and as Regional Development Lead, supporting Science Learning Partnerships in... Read More →

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall S11

4:00pm

Using Technology in Science W39
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by the ASE Technicians Committee. This session will use social media, apps and websites to show how you can get the most out of your department, including Facebook and LabLogger.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson

RSciTech, Site + Systems Manager

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CTL 1

4:00pm

Practically Speaking at A-level T57
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on the ways we assess practical work in the AQA A-level Science qualifications. This session will include feedback on the 2017 A-level Science exams and practical endorsement, and next steps for intervention.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maths G02

4:00pm

Quantum Technology Programme T54
Limited Capacity seats available

Lasers, MRI, GPS and semi-conductors have radically changed our world. Find out how the second quantum revolution will revolutionise computing, communication, imaging and sensing, offering huge enterprise and employment opportunities for your students. 

Speakers
avatar for Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Manager of European Space Education Resource Office-UK, STEM Learning
avatar for Dave Gibbs

Dave Gibbs

Computing & Technology Specialist, National STEM Learning Centre
Co-leading the Quantum Technology Program for post-16 physics and computer science students, I am happy to talk about this cutting-edge fusion of science and technology.

Exhibitors

Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maths G03

4:00pm

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W34
Limited Capacity seats available

Timstar are offering a fun and exciting hands-on practical session using PCR and Gel electrophoresis techniques to obtain a DNA fingerprint. This demonstrates how easy this can be done within the science practical lesson. Results are guaranteed every time with Edvotek equipment and kits.

Proposers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Rendall S6

4:00pm

The Value of Active Communities of Practice in STEM Action Research T56
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share many successful examples of Action Research in a Community of Practice (PALAVA) in this audience involved keynote.

Speakers
JO

John Oversby

Independent
JS

Jude Sanders

Hibernia College


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Rendall LT3

4:00pm

FE TeachMeet S08
Join other FE practitioners to share quick, top tips. Email nicola@seventhcorner.co.uk if you want to have a 5-minute slot to present your best teaching resource or idea.

You can attend this informal CPD session with a Free Exhibition Entry Only ticket.

Proposers
HR

Helen Roberts

Helen Roberts

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
CTL 4

5:00pm

ASE Conference Reception
Known as the 'Members' Reception', this social gathering is open to everyone. Join ASE for a free glass of wine and the chance to meet other science educators in an informal environment.
The winner of the ASE Book Award 2017 will be announced.

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →



Thursday January 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Exhibition Marquee
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:00am

Schools' Exhibition - Morning session S09
Teachers from all schools and colleges are invited to bring a display of their science class work - either a specific project or a range of ideas. All teachers presenting a display get a FREE day at the ASE Annual Conference, email nicola@seventhcorner.co.uk for more details or to book a display space.

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →



Friday January 5, 2018 9:00am - 12:30pm
CTL Foyer

9:15am

Brenda Keogh Lecture: ASE Primary Science Guide - Launch S11
This session marks the launch of the new edition of the ASE's flagship Guide to Primary Science, written by 50 teachers, researchers and teacher trainers from our membership. Edited by Sarah Earle and Natasha Serret, this key publication will help all members engage with innovative and informative ideas designed to support and raise science teaching and learning to an outstanding level in our classrooms. The two editors and several teacher authors will present an overview and selected examples the new edition. Come along to enter into the debate about how ASE supports primary science through our publications.

Speakers
SE

Sarah Earle

Bath Spa University

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
CTH A

9:30am

Frontier Science: Fit to Drive? T62
Limited Capacity seats available

In the UK, the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) adopt a risk based approach to determine who can obtain a driving license either as a new driver, or following an incapacitating medical event.  The guidelines for driving following a first seizure (fit) require the risk of another seizure in the next 12 months to be less than 20%. But how long, after a first unprovoked seizure, must a driver be seizure-free before they fall below this risk and can therefore regain their driving license? 

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bonnett

Laura Bonnett

NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool
I am a National Institute of Heath Research Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Liverpool. My primary research interest involves estimating time to next event for patients with recurrent conditions such as epilepsy and asthma. In addition, I am a STEM Ambassador, and a me... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
CTH C

9:30am

Wireless Datalogging in Action REPEATED W46
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how wireless technology will connect your logger to Ipads, Iphones, Android phones, tablets and the PC. Bring your own device and join in.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

Sales Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.
Worldwide suppliers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math equipment (STEM) for over 35 years; whether it's hardware or software, Data Harvest offers multi award-winning, high quality, innovative and affordable educational solutions. | | EasySense Data Logging Range... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
CTL 1

9:30am

CERG: Inclusive practice, how far has science education come since the Warnock report? S10
Limited Capacity seats available

The lecture will look at the extent to which the notion of inclusive practice, with specific reference to provision for SEND but also at social inclusion more widely, has impacted upon science teaching, and explore some of the barriers which continue to prevail in science education.

Speakers
JE

Jane Essex

Brunel University


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

9:30am

Environmental Education in Secondary Science T64
Limited Capacity seats available

Where is it, what is it and what should the future be? In this session we will set out the current situation of environment education (EE) provision in secondary curriculums in England and share current trends in other countries. We invite you to share your experiences, concerns, insights and suggestions and in so doing contribute to a national study exploring the current and potential future trajectory of EE

Speakers
RC

Rachel Cook

King's College London
MG

Melissa Glackin

King's College London
Outdoor secondary science education; environmental education; biology field work
DH

Dr Heather King

King's College London


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
CTH 4

9:30am

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED W45
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop that is interactive, engaging and fun. With our hand-held DC generator you can generate electricity and study about energy transformation, energy loss and efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for almost 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. On display will be our physics related products, especially Genecon (hand held... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

9:30am

Intervention: Check Points and Pinch Points REPEATED T61
Limited Capacity seats available

Building on feedback from teachers at previous conferences, we have taken the pinch points forward. The principles can be applied to make your own Check Points and Pinch Points. This session is ideal for those who teach KS3 science and want to include more easy-to-use opportunities for feedback and intervention.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Dr Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Teaching Fellow, University of Sussex
I have several 'hats' for this conference | ASE 11-19 Committee Member and Chair of Surrey and Sussex Region | Assessment Editor for Oxford University Press | ITE Science Tutor and NQT Support Tutor, University of Sussex | CSciTeach | | Talk to me about: assessment... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Oxford Science

Oxford Science

Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand for support and resources for KS3, GCSE, A Level and more. Try out our online resources and assessment on Kerboodle, or get hints and tips on intervention and progression from assessment expert Dr Andrew Chandler-Grevatt. Plus, don't miss your chance to pic... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Guild of Students Mandela Room

9:30am

Science Ambassadors W44
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is aimed at teachers of key stage 3 (Years 8 and 9) students. This session will provide an overview of what the Institute of Physics Science Ambassador Training Scheme is and how schools can get involved to develop their own Physics Ambassadors. Once trained, these ambassadors can deliver sessions at outreach events, primary schools or for a school STEM club before helping to train a new generation of Science Ambassadors at their school. The scheme is unique in that it uses an inter-generational teaching and learning approach, helping to bridge the gap for the students involved. It also uses inclusive teaching practices to compliment the work the IOP is doing to address gender balance in Physics and empowers students; especially girls, to drive through their own ideas.

 During the session participants will get an opportunity to try out some of the activities that the students complete on the training day, find out a little more about the preparatory personal development workshops, the feedback received to date and what some Science Ambassadors are up to now.


Speakers
CA

Claire Aspinall

Institute of Physics


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Maths G02

9:30am

The Cambridge Colleges’ Physics Experience: a widening participation project T163

For whom: teachers YY7-13; university liaison officers

Key themes: Widening Participation; Areas of deprivation; Girls into physics.

Since 2010, the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge has presented this Widening Participation opportunity to several thousand secondary pupils. The target audience for the project is schools which have low rates of progression to HE, as located by use of the POLAR 3 participation survey. The talk will demonstrate some of the activities used and will present data on the effectiveness of the programme in influencing young people’s views of Physics and its place among their perceived career options.

 

Presenters:   Steve Martin and Jacob Butler, Outreach Office, Cavendish Lab, University of Cambridge


Speakers
SM

Steve Martin

University of Cambridge


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Chadwick Barkla LT

9:30am

Preparing for GCSE (9-1) Sciences Assessment T59
Over 80,000 students took Edexcel's Y10 GCSE (9-1) exams in 2017. Hear how our detailed analysis highlights trends and help your students prepare for Summer 2018.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Pearson
Visit us to learn more about free support for our secondary science qualifications including BTEC, GCSE and A level, plus our published resources for primary and secondary including brand new support for practicals, intervention and progression.

Speakers

9:30am

Flipped Physics Teaching T60
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage your students outside of the classroom and improve their attainment in A-level Physics.

Speakers
LM

Lewis Matheson

Kingswood School


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Maths 103

9:30am

Experiments on Vacuum W43
Limited Capacity seats available

We would introduce a lesson programme on vacuum. It is developed based on historical research, especially on Otto Guericke, a mayor of Magdeburg.

Speakers
YI

Yoshitaka Imamura

Tokyo University of Science
avatar for Osamu Matsuno

Osamu Matsuno

Aichi Art University
Based on it's historical research, we've developed a lesson programme on vacuum. We would like make people happy by showing a series of experiments as Guericke did. We are going to show you our reproduced pump as well.
KT

Koji TSUKAMOTO

Professor, Chiba Institute of Science


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Guild of Students McAusland Room

9:30am

Perimeter Institute's How Do Scientists Think? W136
Limited Capacity seats available

What is special about the way scientists think? Explore classroom activities that gives your students a real sense of what being a scientist is about through hands-on activities. This session relates directly to "Working Scientifically" and will give you the tools to implement the nature of science in your classroom!

Speakers
GD

Greg Dick

Greg Dick is a charismatic education thought leader, author, trailblazing teacher, and passionate advocate of scientific literacy. Since 2007, Greg has served as the Director of Educational Outreach at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, w... Read More →
TW

Tonia Williams

Educational Outreach Program Manager, Perimeter Institute

Exhibitors
avatar for Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

Explore new and changing ideas about our universe alongside leading physicists. Perimeter Institute shares ideas with students, teachers, and like-minded people through programs and resources that communicate the power, joy, and mystery of science. Perimeter’s award-winning Out... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Rendall S9

9:30am

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W143 CANCELLED
Limited Capacity seats available

This session has been cancelled but is running on:

Thursday 12-1.30pm & 4-5.30pm 

Friday 4-5.30pm

Saturday 11.30am-1pm & 3-4.30pm


Speakers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Chadwick Chadwick LT

9:30am

Chemistry A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T63
Limited Capacity seats available

This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Chemistry, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Brunning

Andy Brunning

A Level Chemistry subject advisor, OCR
Andy is OCR’s A Level Chemistry subject advisor. He has previously taught chemistry in Bournemouth and Cambridge, and also has experience in science communication


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Maths 104

10:00am

Improving Science & Health Education with the e-Bug Resources W47
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will demonstrate the e-Bug educational resources around hygiene, infection and antibiotics, and how e-Bug can assist teachers in their science and PSHE teaching.

Speakers
avatar for e-Bug Public Health England

e-Bug Public Health England

Public Health England
e-Bug is an exciting, fun and free health education resource for teachers and school aged children that makes learning about microbes, antibiotic resistance, and the spread, treatment and prevention of infection fun and accessible for all. | | The lesson plans can be used in... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for e-Bug Public Health England

e-Bug Public Health England

Public Health England
e-Bug is an exciting, fun and free health education resource for teachers and school aged children that makes learning about microbes, antibiotic resistance, and the spread, treatment and prevention of infection fun and accessible for all. | | The lesson plans can be used in... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Rendall S11

10:00am

DIY Curriculum Design: Revisiting the spiral curriculum in a linear GCSE world W48
Limited Capacity seats available

With the shackles of KS3 national tests and GCSE modules removed it can seem like a long 5 year unguided slog through to GCSE.  In this session we will look at the possibiloties for arranging a 5 year programme of study, revisiting the principles of the spiral curriculum.  Hands on activities looking at organisation of learning are also included.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Turner

Kristy Turner

School Teacher Fellow, Kirsty
I am a school teacher fellow uniquely splitting my time between teaching chemistry at Bolton School Boys' Division and the University of Manchester. I am an active researcher in chemistry education where I have published a paper on modelling covalent bonding with craft materials... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths G03

10:00am

Ready for AQA Science GCSEs 2018? REPEATED T68
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide advice on how to make the most of AQA assessment resources to prepare your students for the terminal exams in summer 2018. This will include feedback on AQAs Year 10 test , next steps for intervention and how to make the most of the second set of sample specimen papers.

Proposers
Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths Proudman

10:00am

Using Assessment to Improve Learning and Not Just Feed the Tracking Machine T66
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths 105

10:00am

CPAC: Making your delivery even better REPEATED T117
Limited Capacity seats available

Two years into A-level practical science reform we are keen to share the best practice seen by our practical advisers when monitoring schools and colleges. This workshop will give you lots of ideas and will be helpful for all science disciplines and levels of experience.

Proposers
Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Maths Forsyth

10:00am

Yes We Can! T65
Limited Capacity seats available

Practical activities that are NOT banned. Some demonstrations of practical activities that are often mistakenly thought to be restriced or banned from the school laboratory. Led by the ASE Health & Safety Specialist Group.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
CTL 8

10:00am

Skills in Schools T67
Limited Capacity seats available

The Institutions of Primary and Secondary Engineers are a community which develop the sought-after skills in pupils to aid attainment and increase social mobility.


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Maths 106

10:15am

Ofsted Science Update S39
Amanda Spielman will offer an update on Ofsted's approach to inspecting science teaching and learning. Her talk will inclue a Q&A session.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Spielman

Amanda Spielman

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI), Amanda Spielman
Amanda Spielman has been Ofsted Chief Inspector since January 2017. | | Between 2011 and 2016, Amanda was chair of Ofqual, the qualifications regulator. From 2005 she was a founding member of the leadership team at the academy chain Ark Schools, where she became Research and Pol... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
CTH A

10:15am

Biology in the Real World: Is it true an elephant never forgets? T69
Limited Capacity seats available

It is commonly believed elephants have excellent memories and ‘never forget’, but does scientific evidence support this and how do we study cognitive abilities in the wild? Dr Graeme Shannon (Bangor University) discusses research exploring these challenging questions. @ASABeducation, @BritishEcolSoc, @LinneanLearning


Speakers
avatar for Dr Graeme Shannon

Dr Graeme Shannon

Lecturer in Zoology, Bangor University
I am a lecturer in zoology at the School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University. My research interests are in the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and conservation, with particular focus on animal cognition and the effects of human activities on wildlife. I have worked exte... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.


Friday January 5, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

10:30am

Frontier Science: Learning from Experience - Farmers & Vets T70
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we help farmers and vets to make more efficient use of new data and their existing practical experience?

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
DH

Dr Helen Higgins

Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
CTH D

10:30am

Plugging Into the Sun REPEATED W139
Limited Capacity seats available

Build and race a solar car using Solar Active STEM resources to achieve outcomes in climate change science while learning through ‘trial & improvement’ to raise attainment.

Speakers
avatar for David Garlovsky

David Garlovsky

CEO - TEACHER TRAINER, Schools & Homes energy Education Project - Solar-Active
David Garlovsky pioneered an education method that fosters self-confidence within teaching/learning; effective in encouraging invention and problem solving through application of scientific, technology, engineering and mathematical concepts. Making learning enjoyable and encourag... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Rendall S7

10:45am

Progress in Science 11-16 REPEATED T71
Discover how Edexcel's 5 year scheme of work develops knowledge and skills from 11 - 16 with built in tracking and intervention.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Pearson
Visit us to learn more about free support for our secondary science qualifications including BTEC, GCSE and A level, plus our published resources for primary and secondary including brand new support for practicals, intervention and progression.

Speakers

11:00am

Biology in the Real World: Photosynthesis for a Changing World T73
Limited Capacity seats available

It has been predicted a 70% increase in crop yields will be required by 2050. Dr James Hartwell (University of Liverpool) looks at whether we can produce enough crop biomass to both feed the world and provide fuels and raw materials for industry. @SAPS_News


Speakers
avatar for Dr James Hartwell

Dr James Hartwell

Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools
SAPS is charitably funded to support the teaching of biology in the 11-19 curriculum working with teachers, technicians and those engaged in CPD and teacher training to promote plant science in the classroom.

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

11:00am

Professional Learning without Limits S12
Limited Capacity seats available

Dame Alison took up the role of CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching in January 2017.  She will explain the importance of collaborative professional learning that seeks to connect colleagues and to support pedagogy through evidence-informed practice.  She will talk about the importance of system-wide application of the leadership dispositions uncovered in Learning without Limits studies.  Her keynote will include film clips and stories of children, teachers and schools where limits have been lifted on learning. 

We know that excellent teaching transforms the lives of all students, from those in early years to adult learners. At the Chartered College of Teaching, we believe the way to achieve excellent teaching and leadership is by supporting, developing and giving a voice to teachers, enabling them to be the very best they can be.
The education landscape is challenging. Everything from curricular and assessment reform and budget constraints and workload concerns, to feelings of disempowerment and disillusion, can hamper what happens in the classroom. We want to change that. This is a once-in-a-generation chance for the teaching profession. It is only through developing and showcasing teachers’ expertise that we will restore pride, autonomy and a grassroots voice that will be impossible to ignore.

https://youtu.be/CqGPjAav_7w

Speakers
avatar for Dame Alison Peacock

Dame Alison Peacock

Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching
During her career, Dame Alison Peacock has gained experience in primary, secondary and advisory roles. She is a member of the Royal Society Education Committee and a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors and of Teach First. She is also a peer member of the Teaching Schools Council and was previously a member of a Regional Schools Commissioner Headteacher Board. As consultant headteacher she advised on design and development of the new University of Cambridge Primary School and has written a book... Read More →



Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTH A

11:00am

Science Rocks II T72
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and learn how to be an educational YouTuber. I'll cover a range of ideas for using self-made videos in the classroom and how to produce your own short films using an iPad/iPhone and iMovie.

Speakers
JR

James Rolfe

Judgemeadow Community College


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

11:00am

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W62
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance to get hands on, carry out new and exciting practical’s and even make equipment to take back to school.

This is a practical workshop, which is hands on.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTL 3

11:00am

Microscale Chemistry: “In a little you can see a lot” REPEATED T76
Limited Capacity seats available

Low-cost and quickly performed procedures to enhance students' chemistry experience in all parts of chemical education and to add variety to practicals.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →

Speakers
BW

Bob Worley

CLEAPSS


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTH C

11:00am

Quest for Speed REPEATED W95
Limited Capacity seats available

Highlighting selected Frederiksen lab manuals, we will investigate acceleration and speed: From Galileo’s inclined plane – over free fall, conservation of momentum, the speed of sound, and  supersonic speeds – to finally measuring the speed of light.
Instead of Galileo’s water clock, we use electronic timers and an oscilloscope as our stopwatch.


Proposers
avatar for Timstar

Timstar

Timstar
Established in 1970, Timstar is an expert in its field and part of the highly successful Wall Family Group of companies. The company is a leading global supplier of high-quality science equipment, resources and inspiring modern environments for the effective teaching of Biology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henning Schou

Henning Schou

Science Product Developer, Timstar / Frederiksen Scientific
1982: M.Sc. nuclear physics / 1983-2007: Teaching physics and math at a Danish high school / 2007: Joined Frederiksen Scienetific, first as a product manager, now working as developer. | As a developer my aim is to contribute to Frederiksen's range of affordable, high quality p... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
CTL 2

11:00am

Teach the Language. Improve the Learning REPEATED W63
Limited Capacity seats available

Jargon is the major barrier to pupils' enjoyment of Science - this interactive session will show how language can be used to improve understanding and grades.

Speakers
avatar for William Hirst

William Hirst

William's Games
JARGON is the essential language that enables experts to communicate in rapid, simple and precise terms, but is the great barrier to the young person trying to learn Science. Pupils become disenchanted with Science because of the arcane lexicon, which it is assumed they will acq... Read More →

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

11:00am

Fieldwork and Beyond T75
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out how field work can make a real impact on students understanding of the new A-level sciences and their assessments

Proposers
Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maths G02

11:00am

Voices of Chemistry W64
Limited Capacity seats available

Bringing the authentic voices of scientists into the classroom, this workshop will support the teaching of post-16 atmospheric chemistry through hands-on activities and teaching resources.

Speakers
LD

Lynda Dunlop

Lecturer in Science Education, University of York


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maths 103

11:00am

Beyond the Bug Hunt: Learning through insects W52
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 50 minute session delegates will have opportunity to try a range of entomological enquiries designed to support children as they develop practical enquiry skills.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S10

11:00am

Child-led Enquiry: What does it look like in practice? W50
Limited Capacity seats available

What does good child-led enquiry look like in practice? This very practical workshop addresses the nature and place of child-led enquiry and explores the critical role of the teacher in facilitating it. This workshop is supported by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Speakers
RC

Rufus Cooper

The Vineyard Primary School, Richmond
avatar for Alison Eley

Alison Eley

Academic Director, PSTT
Alison Eley has been a fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust since 2012. Ali’s teaching career has included being a science subject leader in primary schools in Somerset and South West London, working in Initial Teacher Education as a senior lecturer in primary science a... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S8

11:00am

CLEAPSS Primary Practical Workshop W53
Limited Capacity seats available

Come, try and takeaway some of our latest practical ideas. Trialled in schools and developed with teachers.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →

Speakers
JH

Jason Harding

Section Leader Biology & Primary, CLEAPSS
Come and ask me about..practical work in biology and primary science eg making practicals work, making them as cost effective as possible and ensuring they are safe.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S4

11:00am

Conceptual Understanding - Have they got it? W57
Limited Capacity seats available

Breaking down the NC statements into clear descriptors and sharing short, fun activities to use with small groups of children to check 'have they got it?'

Speakers
LB

Lynne Bianchi

University of Manchester

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

Collins
Visit the Collins stand to see how we’re helping you meet the challenges of the science curriculum with engaging and supportive primary, secondary, international and revision resources. Find out what’s new, see how our online learning platform Collins Connect can help you del... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S6

11:00am

Making Machines Simple W56
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an interactive workshop designed to give primary teachers some useful ideas for activities and resources to help children to learn about pulleys, levers and gears.

Speakers
JC

Julie Collins

Liverpool Hope university


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall LT4

11:00am

PSTT Titanic Science: A working scientifically approach to the narrative W54
Limited Capacity seats available

An introduction to PSTT’s Science of the Titanic resource, a practical session demonstrating how this iconic narrative can be taught through science enquiry. Suitable for Upper KS2 pupils - working scientifically using Pulleys, Electricity and Forces in the context of the narrative. How were heavy materials lifted to build Titanic? How did Titanic send her distress signals?

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schofield

Kathy Schofield

Area Mentor for NI, Primary Science Teaching Trust
I look after 21 outstanding teachers of Primary Science in NI, talk to me about how PSTT can help your school deliver Science.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S10

11:00am

Stories into Science in the Early Years W55
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop session, suitable for primary science leaders, primary teachers and Early Years practitioners, focuses on using favourite stories and characters as vehicles for motivating scientific enquiry in the Early Years. Participants will leave with a range of ideas to facilitate meaningful scientific enquiry in their own Early Years settings.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Horan

Kathryn Horan

Greenhill Primary School


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S1

11:00am

What should a Penguin Take on a Holiday to Spain? W51
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore the idea of mastery in primary science and how it can be implemented into the teaching, learning and assessment process.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

Senior Lecturer, St Mary's University, Twickenham
avatar for Amy Strachan

Amy Strachan

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education, St Mary's university
Famous Scientists | Global Learning | Awe and wonder


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rendall S5

11:00am

Observing with Robotic Telescopes W61
Limited Capacity seats available

Introduction or refresher to observing with the robotic Liverpool telescope, and to explore the free activities and resources available through the National Schools' Observatory website.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Chris Leigh

Dr Chris Leigh

NSO Strategic Projects Co-ordinator, National Schools' Observatory
I work in astronomy outreach for the National Schools' Observatory (NSO). Our core activity is providing UK schools with access to the robotic Liverpool Telescope, but we also run a number of outreach activities, including the 'Astronomy for Remote and Island Schools' (AfRIS) pro... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for National Schools Observatory

National Schools Observatory

AfRIS Project Coordinator, National Schools' Observatory
When the Liverpool Telescope (LT) was in development, it was decided to allocate 5% of the observing time to schools in the UK and Ireland, since then this has been increased to 10%. As it is no easy task to control a robotic telescope, the National Schools' Observatory (NSO) was created to act as a link between schools and the telescope. In essence, the NSO is a website built around... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
CTL 6

11:00am

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device for a practical science lesson W58
Limited Capacity seats available

BYOD data logging- Changing the way students gather and analyse data. Bring your device along with Vernier Graphical Analysis App downloaded.

For links to the app please see https://www.inds.co.uk/education/data-logging/software/graphical-analysis-4/

Proposers
avatar for Instrument Direct Services

Instrument Direct Services

IDS Education
IDS Education are passionate about data logging and how it is used within an education context. With over 15 years experience of helping schools get the most out of this technology, we believe we are able to offer the right solutions backed up by a comprehensive support package... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan roberts

Dan roberts

Instruments Direct Services Limited
Over the past 12 years I have worked in the field of data acquisition and sensing. Both in Industry and Education, from primary to graduates and field engineer to cutting edge research. I have an appetite for measuring all sorts both in my personal and work life, whether it’s keeping beer at the right temperature or checking my daughters steriliser was working. I love logging, I love to see how teaching and learning as evolved with the help of technology and is continuing to evolve to enable more curiosity amongst students. With the latest developments in Bluetooth 4.2, the previous barriers or need for an interface have gone. Get in touch if you want to engage you students more with technology. | | Want to put a voice to a name see me on you tube... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Guild of Students Mandela Room

11:00am

The Dynamic Rock Cycle W60
Limited Capacity seats available

Rock cycle for KS3 Earth science.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Member, Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
CTL 1

11:30am

Frontier Science: Towards Making Matter Programmable T78
Limited Capacity seats available

Computer scientists, nanoscientists, and engineers are more and more joining their forces towards the realisation of Programmable Matter, that is, matter that can algorithmically change its physical properties. They have already produced some first impressive outcomes. These include programmed DNA molecules that self-assemble into desired structures and large collectives of tiny identical robots that orchestrate resembling a single multi-robot organism. In parallel, an interesting theory is being developed to support this vision. Ambitious, long-term applications include molecular computers, collectives of nanorobots injected into the human circulatory system for monitoring and treating diseases, or even self-reproducing and self-healing machines. In this talk, we shall give an overview of this rapidly growing research area and discuss a recent, related initiative.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Dr Othon Michail

Dr Othon Michail

Lecturer, University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
CTH D

11:30am

Does Paired Mentoring Work? T80
Limited Capacity seats available

From project to reality - with results! The impact of undergraduates mentoring disadvantaged Year 11 students during their science GCSE exams.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Rachael Sharpe

Dr Rachael Sharpe

Senior Lecturer, Rachael Spring
Dr Rachael Sharpe, a qualified secondary physics teacher, joined the School of Education atthe University of Lincoln as a Senior Lecturer. Prior to this she undertook her doctorate atthe University of York where she also worked on undergraduate programmes. Rachael isnow the Progr... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Chadwick Chadwick LT

11:30am

Scientific Skills Progression T79
Limited Capacity seats available

With GCSE specifications changing every few years, how do we plan for the progression of skills across secondary education? We will look at the difficulties in planning progression for all students across a 5 year period with particular focus on Working Scientifically, Maths and the application of Big Ideas. Strategies for developing a coherent and linked-together approach will be shared, with time for discussion on how they could be implemented into your own context. Led by the ASE 11-19 Committee.

Speakers
avatar for Euan Douglas

Euan Douglas

Head of Science, Saint George Catholic College & ASE 11-19 Committee
Euan Douglas is Head of Science at Saint George Catholic College in Southampton. He has worked in a range of secondary schools across Hampshire for over 10 years. Euan recently joined the Leadership Team at his school, where he has a role developing the curriculum as well as supp... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education
From local events to national policy, ASE works with you to develop your skills, your career and your professional recognition. | | ASE is the professional body for all those involved in science education and is the largest subject association in the UK. ASE membership caters... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Maths Forsyth

11:30am

Threshold Concepts and the Space in Between: Applying research to every day practice T81
Limited Capacity seats available

Threshold concepts are challenging, “troublesome” concepts that, once mastered, enable students to develop a new (or transformed) understanding, and to make connections that were previously inaccessible. I wanted to identify the stumbling blocks in KS4 Structure and Bonding that hold students back from developing a deeper understanding.

Using misconceptions literature, I identified and compiled a list of tricky concepts, and I aimed to identify the true threshold concepts via teaching and assessment.

I'll demonstrate how you can integrate research ideas, including Misconceptions literature and Cognitive Science, into everyday practice without significantly veering off-piste. Via my usual assessment activities, I identified "hurdles" and "bottlenecks" that prevent students fully understanding a topic.

I'll also talk about how and why I think spaced practice might help students to move from "mimicry" (giving the correct answers to questions, without fully-developed understanding) to "mastery. 

Speakers
avatar for Niki Kaiser

Niki Kaiser

Chemistry teacher and Research Lead, Notre Dame High School
What should people talk to me about? | About how I'm a Chemistry teacher who always thought she'd be a flautist? | Or about how someone with a Chemistry background ended up working on ships (as a Marine Biogeochemist) and sampling phytoplankton? | Or about how I am fascina... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Maths 105

11:30am

Geology A-level: The first teaching of a new specification T77
Limited Capacity seats available

As teachers start to teach the new specification and integrate the practical endorsement for Geology A-level, this course gives essential advice and guidance.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chae Cruickshank

Chae Cruickshank

Science Team, OCR
Chae is a member of the OCR Science Team. He taught for 18 years in Norfolk and as a field studies tutor in Scotland. Chae did research in coarse clastic sedimentology and worked for ten years as a senior geophysicist/marine geologist.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Maths 104

11:30am

Perimeter Institute's What's New in Physics? W137
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will explore a variety of cutting-edge physics discoveries for teachers looking for current, real-world science connections in your classroom.

Speakers
GD

Greg Dick

Greg Dick is a charismatic education thought leader, author, trailblazing teacher, and passionate advocate of scientific literacy. Since 2007, Greg has served as the Director of Educational Outreach at Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, w... Read More →
TW

Tonia Williams

Educational Outreach Program Manager, Perimeter Institute

Exhibitors
avatar for Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute

Explore new and changing ideas about our universe alongside leading physicists. Perimeter Institute shares ideas with students, teachers, and like-minded people through programs and resources that communicate the power, joy, and mystery of science. Perimeter’s award-winning Out... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
CTH 4

12:00pm

A-level Sciences CPAC - Top Tips T88
Share feedback from the exam board and top tips for teaching, learning and assessment with specialists and colleagues.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Pearson
Visit us to learn more about free support for our secondary science qualifications including BTEC, GCSE and A level, plus our published resources for primary and secondary including brand new support for practicals, intervention and progression.

Speakers

12:00pm

Biology in the Real World: Obesity - Is it all in your head? T90
Limited Capacity seats available

Two thirds of people in the UK are now overweight. Dr Simon Cork (Imperial College London) discusses current understanding of what drives us to eat, how hormones regulate our body weight and what treatments could tackle obesity.

@ABPI_UK, @ThePhySoc, @Soc_Endo


Speakers
avatar for Dr Simon Cork

Dr Simon Cork

Imperial College London
Neurophysiologist, with expertise in how the brain controls bodily functions.
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology in the Real World talks, free RSB resources and posters for your classroom, RSB membership for you and your school.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

12:00pm

Twenty Years after “Beyond 2000”: What does the future hold for the science curriculum? – A view from Salters S14
Limited Capacity seats available

In 1998, the Nuffield Foundation funded report Beyond 2000 was published. Written and edited by Robin Millar and Jonathan Osborne, it proved to be exceptionally influential. It crystallized issues about the function and audience for school science and led to a major shift in the science National Curriculum. Twenty years later, what is its legacy and is there any longer room for its vision of scientific literacy for all? What do we now think should be the purpose of school science and who should decide such questions? The lecture will reflect on these issues with particular reference to the work of the Salters’ Institute, which is celebrating its Centenary in 2018.

Proposers
avatar for Audrey Strong

Audrey Strong

Institute Manager, Salters' Institute
The Salters’ Institute plays a major role in the support of chemistry teaching, the encouragement of young people to pursue careers in the UK chemical industries, and the promotion of chemical education including the whole area of curriculum development. | | The Institute... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Reiss

Michael Reiss

Michael Jonathan Reiss
Michael Reiss was brought up in London and read Natural Sciences at Cambridge. As an undergraduate he was fortunate enough to meet Jenny Chapman, to whom he has been married since 1982, and together they have written school and university ecology textbooks. Michael is Professor of Science Education at UCL Institute of Education, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Kiel, Leeds and York and the Royal Veterinary College, Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and of the College of Teachers, Docent at the University of Helsinki, the past Director of the Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology Project and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a Priest in the Church of England and President of the International Society for Science... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Salters' Institute

Salters' Institute

Institute Manager, Salters' Institute
The Salters’ Institute plays a major role in the support of chemistry teaching, the encouragement of young people to pursue careers in the UK chemical industries, and the promotion of chemical education including the whole area of curriculum development. | | The Institute... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CTH B

12:00pm

Wellcome Trust Teachers' Lunch 12-1pm S13
Limited Capacity seats available

Practising teacher, teacher trainer or technician? Join us for a free lunch on Friday 5 January and find out how Wellcome supports science teaching. Once you have registered as a delegate for the Conference, you can book a  place at the lunch:  https://teacherslunch2018.eventbrite.co.uk
There are two sittings to choose from:

12:00 – 13:00
and
13:00 – 14:00


Proposers
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. | 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 | Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE... Read More →

Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guild of Students Stanley Theatre

12:00pm

Awarding at GCSE and A-level Demystified REPEATED T89
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide an update on the process by which GCSE and A-level grades are awarded by AQA and will include consideration of the arrangements for awarding for the first cohort examined against the new GCSE Science specifications. Key messages from the A-level and GCSE science exams in 2017 will also be considered.

Proposers
Speakers
JC

Julian Clarke

Head of Curriculum - Science, AQA

Exhibitors
avatar for AQA

AQA

AQA
We are an independent education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications taught in schools and colleges. We set and mark the papers for around half of all GCSEs and A-levels taken every year.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maths Proudman

12:00pm

CLEAPSS Practical Hub Workshop REPEATED W69
Limited Capacity seats available

A chance to get hands on, carry out new and exciting practical’s and even make equipment to take back to school.
This is a practical workshop, which is hands on.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS
CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the... Read More →

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CTL 3

12:00pm

Workshop on Transforming Assessment for Purposes of Learning T87
Limited Capacity filling up

Moving assessment to one based on the purposes of learning, means involving learners in their own valid assessment. Six stations on creative questioning and using diagrams in workshop-style. Materials to take away.

Speakers
JO

John Oversby

Independent
JS

Jude Sanders

Hibernia College


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
CTH 2

12:00pm

Going Bananas for Food Security W70
Limited Capacity seats available

What you will take away from this session:
  • A safe and accessible food security and microbiology class practical suitable for KS3 or KS4, which replicates current academic research, and is linked to knowledge and understanding, stipulated practicals and apparatus and technique skills in the GCSE specifications. We also provide project ideas for older students that may wish to take this area of research further, for example as an extended project qualification.
  • In addition to the practical we are providing a unique data set (and supporting material) from Eden Project’s Rainforest Biome for you to use with your class. The dataset complements the class practical and lends itself to questions that are matched to the working scientifically part of the curriculum and reflect the full range of assessment objectives. We’ve even written the questions for you!
  • A tangible case study/real world example which you can use to show your students how science (and careers in STEM) can develop solutions to challenges facing the world, such as sustainable methods for securing food supplies.
  • The confidence to deliver one of the most crucial aspects of biological research to your students.
  • An opportunity to revitalise the role of practical work and challenge your students to think and work in different ways.


Further background information about the session:

Food Security can be one of the more challenging aspects of the curriculum for teachers to deliver. This session is designed to support teachers’ development of specialist knowledge and current research in this area framed within the context of an engaging lab practical that they will be able to carry out with their own students.

Panama disease severely affects banana production in all banana-producing regions of the world and it is one of the most destructive plant diseases. Therefore, it represents a significant threat to global food security. The presence of Fusarium oxysporum, the Fungus responsible for Panama disease has been confirmed in Eden Project’s Rainforest Biome. This fungus is soil borne, and spores can easily be transferred in water or on tools or footwear.

Dr Rachel Warmington is Eden’s plant pathologist and responsible for monitoring and controlling plant diseases with the biome, however her research has global implications.

Previous research has suggested that that intercropping banana plants with species of alliums (garlic, onion, leek, chive and so on) could reduce the incidence of Panama disease. Dr Warmington is currently working with Exeter University researching this relationship. In parallel to this research Robbie Kirkman (Education Team Lead) and Dr Warmington have developed a classroom based practical and dataset that enables your students to investigate this relationship for themselves.

The innovative practical uses a technique called 'well diffusion' and allows students to investigate this relationship substituting Fusarium oxysporum for baker’s yeast. The practical doesn’t require any equipment not found in a standard school lab, however, there are lots of opportunities to use more advanced kit if it is available in your school.

 


Proposers
Speakers
avatar for Chris Bisson

Chris Bisson

Policy Development Manager, Eden Project
avatar for Robbie Kirkman

Robbie Kirkman

Education Team Lead, Eden Project
Robbie works on the education team at Eden and is the Education Team Lead. He has a BSc in Marine Biology and Oceanography and a science PGCE. Robbie taught science in secondary schools in Cornwall for several years before beginning work at Eden 7 years ago. This has given him a... Read More →
RW

Rachel Warmington

Eden Project


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
CTL 8

12:05pm

A World of Choices for Child-led Enquiry W66
Limited Capacity seats available

Using a Smart Pickings approach to working scientifically. Still enjoying the challenge of how to approach child-led enquiry in the primary classroom? The opportunities are great! We'll explore the use of Smart Pickings as a stimulus for learning working scientifically and review the ways in which teachers manage the variety of questions children raise. Come and share your ideas with the University of Manchester's SEERIH team and pick up others too!

Speakers
avatar for Dr Lynne Bianchi

Dr Lynne Bianchi

Director of SEERIH, University of Manchester
Primary Science & Engineering Education. Professional Development & Learning. Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities. Teacher Leadership. Great Science Share


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT5

12:05pm

Floating Gardens: Practical science in a global context W68
Limited Capacity seats available

Come along to this hands-on session to discover for yourself why Practical Action's STEM challenges are proving so popular amongst primary and schools practicalaction.org/STEM

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh Consulting Ltd.,
Teaching and learning in science at primary and secondary. I'm involved with developing teaching materials and running CPD with a particular focus on scientific enquiry, literacy, maths skills and questioning.

Exhibitors
avatar for Practical Action

Practical Action

Head of Education, Practical Action
If you are looking for good quality, FREE resources that will engage your pupils in science and STEM then come along to the Practical Action stand. Set within a real –life global context our popular STEM challenges and other materials fit the UK science curriculum (we have a do... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall S6

12:05pm

How to Use the TAPS Self-evaluation Tool T83
Limited Capacity seats available

We will consider how the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) pyramid self-evaluation tool can be used to support schools to develop their assessment practices.

Speakers
SE

Sarah Earle

Bath Spa University
IH

Isabel Hopwood-Stephens

PGCE Primary Science Lecturer, Isabel Hopwood Stephens
I am currently evaluating the impact of the TAPS pyramid on primary science assessment for a PhD. I am particularly interested in how teachers change their practice, and would be interested in hearing about your experiences of using the TAPS pyramid in your school!


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT6

12:05pm

Modelling Space Science W67
Limited Capacity seats available

One of our workshops was designed specifically to support the understanding of space science with a structured use of practical models. The use of models is inevitable with this topic but primary pupils find scientific modelling confusing. We encourage the pupils to explore models, and to understand their limitations. The five activities that make up our "Stellar" workshop also demystifyies current space research, making it accessible and exciting.
In this session, we will give more detail about our approach and delegates will have chance to try out all the activities. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Langford

Sarah Langford

Sphere Science
investigative activities in schools, science communications

Exhibitors
avatar for Sphere Science Ltd

Sphere Science Ltd

Director, Martin Wesley
Since Sphere Science was founded in 2000 the three Directors (Sarah Langford, Meg Post, Martin Wesley) have designed, organised and taught a wide variety of practical and investigative workshops, both as Sphere Science and also on behalf of other organisations. The company has worked with pupils in schools, students at universities, teachers on INSET and CPD courses and families at school and public events. They have also designed and run a number of courses for primary pupils from school clusters who have been identified as gifted and talented for science. | The three Directors have organised and run family events both indoor and outdoor for up to 2000 visitors on behalf of many different organisations. All these events involved creating suites of practical science activities that work well together to keep the families entertained and asking science questions for the whole day. | Over the past eighteen years Sphere Science has worked with over 750,000 pupils in over 7200 schools across the United Kingdom. For eleven years the company managed Shell... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall S9

12:05pm

Plastic from Potatoes with KS2 W65
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an exciting hands on session which makes strong links with the KS2 curriculum and a real life science context. Participants will extract starch from potatoes and then use the starch to make bio-plastic.  The activity has been tried and tested in schools and has been well received by both teachers and pupils.

Speakers
JP

Joy Parvin

Director, CIEC
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD and industry visits.
avatar for Jane Winter

Jane Winter

Professional Development Leader, CIEC
I love everything to do with primary science, especially the Early Years Foundation Stage. My role at CIEC involves working with teachers to make science enjoyable and worthwhile for both them and their class. I run science and maths courses for Early Years teachers and scienc... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall S3

12:05pm

Science Through Stories T84
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to weave science and English together to form the centre of your curriculum and teach your children to be science storytellers.
Follow: @MrSpottle


Speakers
avatar for Jules Pottle

Jules Pottle

Trainer/ Primary Science Specialist, Storytelling Schools
I am a primary science specialist teacher and literacy consultant. My area of expertise is in using stories and storytelling in science. I have written a book called 'Science Through Stories' with Chris Smith and I am writing two more, due out next year. I am a PSTT College Fel... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT1

12:05pm

The PSQM's New Structure T85
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
MN

melissa nice

Primary Science Quality Mark


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT8

12:05pm

Using Dry Ice for Science Demonstrations REPEATED W140
Limited Capacity seats available

How to use dry ice to illustrate elements of the national curriculum from primary to secondary teaching. Items include: floating bubbles, combustion, explosions (small ones!), Rockets, Comets, making fruit fizzy and more.

Exhibitors
avatar for Chillistick

Chillistick

Chillisticks Ltd.
Hello! Chillistick is the leading supplier of dry ice for schools in the UK. We also manufacture hardware to enable the curriculum to come to life for both Primary and Secondary students. In our demonstrations we will be showing indoor flying rockets, (safe!) explosions how to m... Read More →



Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT2

12:05pm

Developing Young Scientists T86
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will consider how to move from teacher-led to more child-led enquiry. Using simple and engaging activities we will explore how to speak children’s interest, get them asking questions and acting like independent scientists.

Speakers
CJ

Charlotte Jackson

Herts for Learning

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:35pm
Rendall LT7

12:30pm

Collections and Curriculum: The role of natural history museums in providing an authentic learning experience S15
Limited Capacity seats available

Museums provide unique opportunities for students to study key areas of the national curriculum, engage with collections, and provide hands-on learning experiences within memorable environments. Many museums also provide additional support to teachers through CPD opportunities, resources and advice.

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

12:30pm

Frontier Science: Top-to-toe Solution - the three challenges facing electrical vehicles T91
Limited Capacity seats available

A top-to-toe solution for switched reluctance motor (SRM) in electrical vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs). This talk introduces the application of switched reluctance motors (SRM) in electrical vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs). For SRM based EV/HEV application, there are three basic challenges: efficiency, reliability and performance. In this lecture, we give our solutions to those challenges. For efficiency, we proposed charging without charging-station solution, and integrated topology for HEV; for reliability, we proposed fault-tolerance topology, and phase current reconstruction technology; for performance, we improved SRM structure and improve direct torque control.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
YH

yihua hu

university of liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CTH D

12:30pm

Brave Assessment: Making new qualifications work in the real world T82
Limited Capacity seats available

As we approach the first round of the new GCSE there is growing anxiety about how our students will fare in their exams. Science leaders and teachers are increasingly required to predict outcomes from an unfamiliar assessment and, quite rightly, intervene to improve the confidence of those students that fall behind where they should be. This important work can only be successful if it is based on robust data. I have developed an approach to secondary assessment that uses what we already know and the power of collective working to give us confidence in the conclusions we draw from student assessment. Those conclusions can then drive our teaching to secure the success of our students. This session will explain the assessment approach and allow hands on exploration of how you can use the information with your students.

Speakers
LR

Lucy Rimmington

Director, Brave Teaching Ltd
Lucy is an education consultant with extensive experience in schools, including several years in leadership and school improvement roles in addition to consistently excellent classroom teaching. Lucy has worked at the heart of government where she influenced education policy, man... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chadwick Barkla LT

12:30pm

Developing your Secondary Science Team T92
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore resources and support out there to help you develop and support your science team

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
BK

Becca Knowles

STEM Learning

Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Guild of Students McAusland Room

12:30pm

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED W71
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands-on workshop with activities to study about electrostatics. With an innovative hand-held electrostatic generator continuous static electricity generation is possible even in very humid weather.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Marcik

Michal Marcik

International sales, Narika Corporation
We are coming from Japan to attend ASE and we are bringing lot of fun and exciting experiments. We will be showing how electricity and static electricity generation are being taught in Japan. Please come to our workshop or booth and have fun.

Exhibitors
avatar for Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation

Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for almost 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. On display will be our physics related products, especially Genecon (hand held... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Guild of Students Harold Wilson

12:30pm

Do All Scientists Wear Lab Coats? T158
Limited Capacity seats available

What even makes a scientist? Is it the mad hair or the white lab coat? Come along to this session to discover what management science is all about.

Speakers
avatar for Sophie Parker

Sophie Parker

The OR Society
What is the science of better decision making? And why should you take note? | | We run free workshops using fun, interactive and engaging games to show you how playing with Lego (and other great bits) can showcase the usefulness of maths and Operational Research (O.R.) in... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Maths 106

12:30pm

Biology A-level: Reflections on teaching & assessment REPEATED T24
Limited Capacity seats available

This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Biology, considering data from the exam and is accompanied by a teacher's experience and hints.

Proposers
avatar for OCR

OCR

Awarding Body, OCR
OCR is a leading UK awarding body. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Tateson

Richard Tateson

A Level Biology Subject Advisor, OCR
Richard is A Level Biology Subject Advisor at OCR. He has taught biology in Suffolk, worked on nature-inspired computation at BT Research Labs and studied fruit flies at Cambridge University.


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Maths 103

12:45pm

Supporting Lower Attainers to Access GCSE (9-1) Sciences REPEATED T93
Explore and share teaching, learning and assessment strategies to support access to Foundation Tier Combined Science GCSE (9-1) for students targeted at Grades 1 - 3.

Proposers
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

Pearson
Visit us to learn more about free support for our secondary science qualifications including BTEC, GCSE and A level, plus our published resources for primary and secondary including brand new support for practicals, intervention and progression.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter

Tracey Baxter Consultancy Services Ltd
Tracey is an independent secondary science consultant.  Prior to this, Tracey taught science for 10 years before becoming a consultant in two local authorities.  She currently works closely with STEM Learning as a Triple Science Advisor and as Regional Development Lead, supporting Science Learning Partnerships in... Read More →


1:00pm

The Cognitive Case for Textbooks T94
Limited Capacity seats available

As cognitive science throws more and more light on how we learn, teachers are duty-bound to apply its findings in the classroom. Writing and using great textbooks, with carefully written explanations, clear graphics and plentiful questions and answers for practice, is a powerful way of doing this.

Speakers
avatar for Rosalind Walker

Rosalind Walker

Rosalind Walker
Physics teacher - writing my own textbooks - war on soft bigotry - team #cogscisci (cognitive science in science education) | @Rosalindphys


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maths G02

1:00pm

Wellcome Trust Teachers' Lunch 1-2pm S13
Limited Capacity seats available

Practising teacher, teacher trainer or technician? Join us for a free lunch on Friday 5 January and find out how Wellcome supports science teaching. Once you have registered as a delegate for the Conference, you can book a  place at the lunch:  https://teacherslunch2018.eventbrite.co.uk
There are two sittings to choose from:

12:00 – 13:00
and
13:00 – 14:00


Proposers
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust
Sponsors of the Teachers' Reception Friday lunchtime. | 12.00 - 1.00 or 1.00 - 2.00 | Come and hear about current research Wellcome have supported and find out how we support continuing professional development via the National STEM Learning Centre and Project ENTHUSE... Read More →

Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Guild of Students Stanley Theatre

1:00pm

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D07
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for reliable practicals that demonstrate the core principles of biology? Drop in to discover a lab full of engaging and affordable plant-based ideas.

Proposers
avatar for Alex Jenkin

Alex Jenkin

Project Manager, Science and Plants for Schools

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools

Science and Plants for Schools
SAPS is charitably funded to support the teaching of biology in the 11-19 curriculum working with teachers, technicians and those engaged in CPD and teacher training to promote plant science in the classroom.


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CTL 5