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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.

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Wednesday, January 3
 

2:15pm GMT

Concepts Frameworks in IB Sciences I19
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 science... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm GMT
Rendall LT2
  Post-16

4:15pm GMT

Get your School to Go Green! REPEATED I26
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
I have been a secondary school teacher since 2003 and worked as Sustainability Coordinator at Kingsmead School in Enfield. We ran a variety of successful environmental projects and based on this experience I set up Green Schools Project which helps schools to set up and run a student-led... Read More →


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

9:30am GMT

Web-based Post-16 Learning Resources for Protein Structure & Function W32
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 Peter Hoare

Peter Hoare

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 outreach... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
CTL 6
  Post-16

9:30am GMT

A-level Biology Practicals W13
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

The City of Liverpool College
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
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am GMT
CTL 1
  Post-16

10:00am GMT

BERG: Brain science in schools T07
Outreach, misconceptions and the challenge of neuromyths. Summarising our findings before attempting to publish a paper.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Andy Chandler-Grevatt

Senior Lecturer Science Education, University of Brighton / OUP / ASE
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 without testing, well-being... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am GMT
Rendall S10
  11-19

10:30am GMT

BERG: So where are we with STEM? T11 CANCELLED
Speakers

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

10:30am GMT

Animal Practicals W17
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, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
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 schools... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am GMT
Rendall LT4
  11-19  Primary

11:00am GMT

Frontier Science: Dirty Little Secrets in Brain Surgery T20
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 GMT
CTH D

11:00am GMT

Bioinformatics in the Classroom W12
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 Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT
CTL 2
  Post-16

11:30am GMT

CANCELLED session - BERG: Darwin and the Arts T22
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Braund

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 honorary... Read More →


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

12:00pm GMT

BERG: Can a robot hear? T25
An intervention study to develop teenagers’ epistemic insight.

Speakers
PB

Professor Berry Billingsley

University of Canterbury
MN

Mehdi Nassaji

Dr, University of Canterbury


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

12:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Juvenile-onset Lupus Nephritis and the Role of Human Glomerular Endothelial Cells T28
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 GMT
CTH D

12:00pm GMT

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W142
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 Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... 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, Chemistry... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT
Rendall S6
  11-19

1:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D02
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 & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

1:30pm GMT

BERG: What’s nature got to do with it? T31
The A-level Biology residential field course experience.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Melissa Glackin

Dr Melissa Glackin

Senior lecturer in Science Education, King's College London
Outdoor secondary science education; environmental education; biology field work


Thursday January 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

BERG: Are field ecologists barking up the wrong tree? T37
Speakers
ST

Steve Tilling

Field Studies Council


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Drug Discovery in the Developing World; a Medicinal Chemistry Perspective T38
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 - 2:50pm GMT
CTH C

2:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D03
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 & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

AQA A-level Biology Essay T34
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

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths G02
  Post-16

2:30pm GMT

BERG: Towards Transition-Driven Civic Science S04
his talk discusses the transition to new forms of science engagement that respond to ‘wicked’ sustainability challenges. These ideas assume that any data gathered through civic science initiatives can provide useful input to conservation science and can simultaneously empower citizens to engage in debates about local and global sustainability issues. 

Speakers
avatar for Justin Dillon

Justin Dillon

Professor of Science and Environmental Education, University of Exeter
President, National Association for Environmental Education; Editor-in-Chief, Studies in Science Education; Trustee, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom


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

3:00pm GMT

BERG: What’s the point of protecting biodiversity? T45
A new approach to teaching about conservation.

Speakers
MG

Marcus Grace

Science Advisor, University of Southampton
DC

Dr Carys Hughes

Initial teacher training lecturer, University of Southampton Secondary ITE
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 GMT
Rendall S10
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

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
I have been a secondary school teacher since 2003 and worked as Sustainability Coordinator at Kingsmead School in Enfield. We ran a variety of successful environmental projects and based on this experience I set up Green Schools Project which helps schools to set up and run a student-led... Read More →


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

3:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D04
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 & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Biology A-level: Reflections on teaching & assessment REPEATED T43
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 their... 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 GMT
Maths 105
  Post-16

3:30pm GMT

BERG: Early Years pictorial fiction books and learning science. Identifying the potential for an emerging biology T49
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
avatar for CASTME

CASTME

Dr Lady Tunnicliffe
CASTME links science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators across the Commonwealth.  It has a UK-based board of trustees, with regional groups in Africa, Asia, and Europe.


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

3:30pm GMT

Future-proofing your Secondary Science Curriculum T50
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

Science Curriculum Specialist (UYSEG), Chair ASE 11-19 Committee
Science curriculum design and innovationResources development (9-11, 11-16 and post-16 chemistry)Chair ASE 11-19 Committee, and Member of RSC Currciulum and Assessment Working GroupPrimary school governor

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W34
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, Chemistry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT
Rendall S6
  11-19
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:00am GMT

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 Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.



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

9:30am GMT

Environmental Education in Secondary Science T64
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
avatar for Dr Melissa Glackin

Dr Melissa Glackin

Senior lecturer in Science Education, King's College London
Outdoor secondary science education; environmental education; biology field work
HK

Heather King

King's College London


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT
  11-19

10:00am GMT

Improving Science & Health Education with the e-Bug Resources W47
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.

Find out how to make hand washing and infection prevention education fun!

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Hayes

Catherine Hayes

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 biology and... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Catherine Hayes

Catherine Hayes

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 biology and... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
CTH 4

10:15am GMT

Biology in the Real World: Is it true an elephant never forgets? T69
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 extensively... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, 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 GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

10:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Learning from Experience - Farmers & Vets T70
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
avatar for Dr Helen Higgins

Dr Helen Higgins

Institute of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool
Helen is a farm vet and RCVS Specialist in Cattle Health and Production. After 8 years working in clinical practice, she undertook a Master’s degree in Statistics and a PhD at Nottingham University, funded by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. In terms of research, Helen is especially... Read More →


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

11:00am GMT

Biology in the Real World: Photosynthesis for a Changing World T73
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 Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

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

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


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

11:00am GMT

Fieldwork and Beyond T75
Find out how field work can make a real impact on students understanding of the new A-level sciences and their assessments

Proposers
Exhibitors

Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths G02
  Post-16

11:00am GMT

CANCELLED Beyond the Bug Hunt: Learning through insects W52
This full session will not now be running but you can find out about the Bug Hunt at the Primary Pop-Up on Friday 13.45.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Seeley

Claire Seeley

Primary Science Teaching Trust
LT

Luke Tilley

Royal Entomological Society

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S11
  Primary

11:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Towards Making Matter Programmable T78
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 GMT
CTH D

12:00pm GMT

Biology in the Real World: Obesity - Is it all in your head? T90
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

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, 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 GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

12:00pm GMT

Going Bananas for Food Security W70
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.
 

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 broad... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Warmington

Rachel Warmington

Plant Pathologist, Eden Project


Friday January 5, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
CTL 8
  11-19

12:30pm GMT

Biology A-level: Reflections on teaching & assessment REPEATED T24
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 their... 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 GMT
Maths 103
  Post-16

1:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D07
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 & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Frontier Science: Building bigger brains - the evolution and development of the cerebellum T161
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
TB

Thomas Butts

School of Life Sciences - University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm GMT
CTH D

2:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D08
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 & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Modelling Integrated in Dutch Physics (Science) Curriculum W74
Modelling of Physics (Science) concepts is currently used in Dutch Physics, Chemistry and Biology Education. Students can create, adapt and simulate with these computer models to increase their knowledge and to prepare themselves for higher education (University). Modelling is a mandatory part of the students’ final exam.

Proposers
avatar for Ton Ellermeijer

Ton Ellermeijer

Director, CMA
- use of technology in science education - modeling environment - teacher preparation - datalogging

Speakers
avatar for Norbert van Veen

Norbert van Veen

Physics Pedagogy and Robotics, Fons Vitae High School & CMA - Amsterdam
Norbert van Veen, MSc. (male) is a CMA employee concerned with physics education and pedagogy. I am a teacher trainer in the field of robotics, ICT use and physics pedagogy. I also work as a physics and science teacher in Amsterdam. Former activities include working on projects at... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths 1st Floor PC
  11-19

2:15pm GMT

Biology in the Real World: CRISPR - Separating Fact from Fiction T95
CRISPR is a process discovered in bacteria in the past ten years, which allows microbes to defend themselves against attack by viruses. At its heart is a programmable nuclease (which you can think of as a pair of molecular scissors) that can be directed to cut any specified DNA sequence. This powerful technology allows the genomes of any living thing, including humans, to be manipulated or "edited" in defined ways. It opens the door to the eradication of many genetic diseases, and many other benefits. However, the power of the technique raises ethical concerns that we are only beginning to grapple with.

This talk will focus on the CRISPR system, covering the following topics:
  • How does CRISPR work?
  • How was it discovered, and who are the personalities involved?
  • What can we do with CRISPR?
  • What should we do with CRISPR?
  • What the CRISPR story tells us about the need to fund "blue skies" science and train the next generation of biologists 

Speakers
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School
avatar for Malcolm White

Malcolm White

Professor of Biochemistry, St Andrews University
I trained in biochemistry, got my PhD at the University of Edinburgh and have worked in the UK and USA. I have held an academic position at the University of St Andrews since 2000, and have served as Director of Research and Head of School for the School of Biology. My research interests... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology
Please come and speak with the Royal Society of Biology team about our Biology Education Research Group talks, 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 2:15pm - 3:00pm GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

3:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Biology in the Real World: Creating Great Fieldwork T105
How ‘messy’ is real-world fieldwork for biology? How do I create meaningful and engaging fieldwork experiences? Sara Lanyon (Field Studies Council) challenges some common myths about fieldwork, for example “it always rains”, “I cannot predict the outcomes”, “there will always be things I cannot identify”. @FSCUK

Speakers
SL

Sara Lanyon

Biodiversity Education Officer, Field Studies Council
How do we improve our students' STEM skills and mental and physical well being through time spent in local landscapes, exploring biodiversity? I've spent the last 25 years working for The Wildlife Trusts, National Trust, OPAL, the Open University and Field Studies Council. Using examples... Read More →
LM

L McClure

Colton Hills Community School

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Biology

Royal Society of Biology

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

Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council
Field Studies Council, FSC, is an environmental education charity providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, and understand the environment. Each year over 140,000 people experience FSC, many through our UK wide... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

3:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Nanomedicine - Does size matter? T103
Nanomedicine is the use of tiny, nanoscale materials for medical applications. Such materials have been shown to give considerable benefits in healthcare, including reduced side effects and improved clinical outcomes. This talk will explore the public’s perception of nanomedicine, will explain why nanoscale materials differ from bulk materials and will also discuss some of the interesting properties of nanoscale materials. I will then examine some examples of current nanomedicine technologies as well as those that are being developed for the future.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
DT

Dr Tom McDonald

Department of Chemistry - University of Liverpool


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
CTH D

3:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D04
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 & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Making Effective Use of Image Capture, 3D & VR in the Science Lab W86
Various devices can be employed to capture images of scientific investigations in field studies and in the laboratory. This interactive session aims to discuss methods of making effective use of these images in presentations, reports, and peer to peer collaborations. Participants are asked to download the free Nearpod app onto their mobile device before attending the session. https://nearpod.com/

Here is the link to the presentation. 

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/PzHk6qDuMu

 

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

Schools' Exhibition - Afternoon session S36
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 Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.



Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
CTL Foyer

4:00pm GMT

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W59
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 Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... 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, Chemistry... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT
CTL 2
  11-19
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Loss of Control in Heavy Alcohol Consumption T124
I will discuss how loss of control is a key issue in the development and maintenance of heavy drinking. Factors which might lead to the loss of control include internal (stress and arousal) as well as environmental (exposure to alcohol-related cues). Strategies to reduce drinking will also be considered.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andy Jones

Dr Andy Jones

Institute of Psychology, Health and Society - University of Liverpool
Talk to me about addiction or psychology in general!


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTH C

9:30am GMT

Student Writing Competition D11
We are launching a competition for a short essay on a Biology topic, the winning entry will be published in our student journal.

Come and talk to us to find out how your students can get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Fabia Allen

Dr Fabia Allen

Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Hi, I am interested in getting students involved in publishing their work. I am setting up a journal for students in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Liverpool, and I would also like to promote submissions from college/A-level kids. Come and talk to us to find out... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm GMT
Maths G02
  Post-16

10:00am GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D12
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 & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

10:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Mental Health - drugs and the scientific method T130
Recreational drug use is seen at higher levels in those with poor mental health than in the general population. But understanding what this means is much more challenging. Do these drugs increase the risk of poor mental health, are people using drugs to self-medicate, or do other factors influence both? I will discuss the challenges of trying to conduct this research, and new methods being used to try and untangle these issues.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am GMT
CTH D

10:35am GMT

The DNA Dice of Discovery W107
Join us as we ‘roll the DNA dice’ to reveal 6 simple, engaging (but affordable) demos for teaching genetics in the classroom.

Proposers
avatar for Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rendall S11
  Primary

11:00am GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D14
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 & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

11:30am GMT

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W116
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 Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... 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, Chemistry... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 1
  11-19

11:40am GMT

Adaptable Animals T142
Techniques and strategies for making teaching about animals more interactive and engaging

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Naylor

Stuart Naylor

Independent Consultant, Millgate House Education

Exhibitors
avatar for ASE & Millgate House Book Sales

ASE & Millgate House Book Sales

Managing Director, ASE
All ASE members receive 50% off ASE published books from the ASE and Millgate House, and 15% off all other products when ordering via our website. The member discount is applied at checkout but you must be logged in before you checkout for the discount to be applied.


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall S3
  Primary

12:00pm GMT

Biology Practicals that Work REPEATED D15
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 & Plants for Schools (SAPS)
Alex project manages the Science and Plants for Schools project, overseeing SAPS’ attendance at the ASE Annual Conference and managing the development of our free teaching resources. Alex is keen to explore how plants can be used as examples across biology, not just in traditional... Read More →

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Jamie Biggs

Jamie Biggs

Science and Plants for Schools
Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) creates opportunities for teachers and students to find out more about plants and to become more interested in plant science.We believe young people should understand the importance of plants in the world and be aware of the relevance of plant... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 5
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Oceanography - From Microbes to Global Climate T148
Photosynthesis is vital to Earth’s climate, extracting CO2 from the atmosphere as plants grow, and producing oxygen. Of the total amount of photosynthesis on our planet, half of it occurs in plants that grow in the ocean – but what are these plants, and what challenges do they have to overcome compared to their terrestrial counterparts?

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
PJ

Professor Jon Sharples

Professor of Ocean Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm GMT
CTH D

2:30pm GMT

DNA Detectives in the classroom T153
In this session we will explore how chapters from a new children’s fictional book DNA Detectives: To Catch a Thief by  Dr Amanda Hartley can be coupled with hands-on activities in the classroom to teach 7-10 years olds about DNA and forensics.
We will provide a short introduction to the DNA detective books series, introducing the characters and plotlines. We will then showcase a series of free DNA and forensic themed resources and highlight where they link to key themes covered in the book.
Blending literacy, storytelling, and science-based activities is a great way for the story to come alive for the students and for the gain a greater understanding behind the scientific concepts. This cross-curricular approach helps to support science teaching in a fun and effective way.
Amanda will also talk about her classroom-based DNA Detectives workshops and how they can be used to bring the subject to life. All schools can access a free interactive workshop which accompanies the book (and hire a box of props to help make the workshop even more interactive!) 

Speakers
avatar for Francesca Gale

Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Hartley

Amanda Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr Mandy Hartley. I worked in science for 15 years using DNA to help conserve stocks of fish in the North Sea, diagnose patients with inherited genetic diseases and helping identify and reunite families using DNA. I also set up the forensic laboratories for the Norfolk... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Amanda Hartley

Amanda Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr Mandy Hartley. I worked in science for 15 years using DNA to help conserve stocks of fish in the North Sea, diagnose patients with inherited genetic diseases and helping identify and reunite families using DNA. I also set up the forensic laboratories for the Norfolk... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
Rendall LT6
  Primary

3:00pm GMT

DNA fingerprinting using PCR and Gel Electrophoresis REPEATED W156
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 Lucienne McCallum

Lucienne McCallum

Regional Sales Manager, Timstar
I have been part of the Science Education Industry for 17 years. I joined Timstar Laboratory Suppliers in 2007. Prior to working in this Industry I was a Microbiologist doing lots of interesting testing on water, waste and food samples. I have a real passion for Science which has... 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, Chemistry... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT
CTL 1
  11-19