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Wednesday, January 3
 

10:20am GMT

Difficult Ideas in Chemistry REPEATED I05
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

Retired secondary teacher / teacher educator, Science Issues
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... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am GMT
Rendall S6
  11-19

11:20am GMT

Simple Experiments in a Complex World I10
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
avatar for Klemens Koch

Klemens Koch

Pedagogical University Bern


Wednesday January 3, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm GMT
Rendall LT3
  Post-16
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am GMT

Difficult Ideas in Chemistry REPEATED T162
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

Retired secondary teacher / teacher educator, Science Issues
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... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Rendall LT5
  11-19

9:30am GMT

Chemistry in the Primary Classroom W01
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

Director, Sphere Science
Practical activities to do in classrooms, at school events and with families.
MW

Martin Wesley

Director, Sphere Science Ltd
I am passionate about science in general and chemistry in particular, and use this enthusiasm to inspire students of all ages. Teachers are often confident enough to teach science content but lack the background or confidence for investigative work; the best way of overcoming this... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Sphere Science

Sphere Science

Sphere Science
Come along to our stand and have fun making things while chatting to us about what we do.We do a variety of activities such as:A series of practical workshops that develop scientific skills.The SEEDS Project (a lunch-time science club run by Y5 pupils for Y2 pupils).The SPLATS Project... Read More →


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

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

10:00am GMT

Frontier Science: Artificial Photosynthesis - making fuels from air, water and light T06
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 GMT
CTH D

11:00am GMT

Microscale Chemistry: “In a little you can see a lot” REPEATED T18
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


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTH C
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Chemistry Doesn't Just Happen in Test Tubes T15
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

Member of ASE's H&S Group / Consultant / Former Director of CLEAPSS, Troye Scientific
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 chemistry trail... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 8
  11-19

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

Cards for A2/Y13 Organic Chemistry W22
Activities to help students recognise organic compounds and link reactions. Challenging and fun!

Speakers
HS

Hazel Shirley

Retired Chemistry Teacher


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths G03
  Post-16

3:30pm GMT

CANCELLED Frontier Science: Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries T52
Due to circumstances beyond our control this session has been cancelled.

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 GMT
CTH C

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
 
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

CERG: Inclusive practice, how far has science education come since the Warnock report? S10
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
avatar for Jane Essex

Jane Essex

Lecturer, Chemistry Education Research Group
I am a staunch advocate of science education for everyone, so always good to talk to about inclusion in all its guises. Other hobbies/ obsessions are practical science and science in everyday and heritage contexts.


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

9:30am GMT

Chemistry A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T63
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 their... 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 GMT
Maths 104
  Post-16

11:00am GMT

Microscale Chemistry: “In a little you can see a lot” REPEATED T76
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

Speakers
BW

Bob Worley

CLEAPSS


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
CTH C
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Voices of Chemistry W64
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
avatar for Lynda Dunlop

Lynda Dunlop

Senior Lecturer in Science Education, University of York (UYSEG)


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths 103
  Post-16

1:00pm GMT

Free Web-based Learning Resources for Post-16 Chemistry W128
Free resources to learn about fundamental topics in post-16 (or equivalents) chemistry using real worldwide research databases!

Access the CCDC resources here: http://tiny.cc/ccdcLR

Access the PDBe protein resources here: http://tiny.cc/proteinLR

Access the WebMO computational chemistry resources here: http://tiny.cc/webmoLR

Speakers
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 →


Friday January 5, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT
CTL 6
  Post-16

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

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

Wonderful & Useful Animation for Teaching Organic Chemistry T107
A visual tour of a major collection of animated screens to teach about reaction mechanisms, isomerism, resonance, inductive effects and almost every topic taught at ages 15-18 years. The collection was made for exams in the UK, Singapore, Norway and the International Baccalaureate.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Frost

Roger Frost

author, Organic Chemistry Animation
Roger Frost is a writer of teaching materials for science education. Now nearing retirement, his speciality is in the use of dataloggers and computers. For many years he wrote for newspapers such as the Times Educational Supplement and The Guardian.


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  Post-16

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

4:30pm GMT

Chemistry Magic Show REPEATED W99
A demonstration of the 'magic' that can be created with Chemistry. Led by members of the ASE Regional Committee.

Speakers
AH

Anthony Hardwicke

Presenter 1, Bradfield College
AS

Andrew Szaldo

Highgate School

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 4:30pm - 5:30pm GMT
CTH B
  11-19
 
Saturday, January 6
 

10:00am GMT

Chemistry Magic Show REPEATED S26
A demonstration of the 'magic' that can be created with Chemistry. Led by members of the ASE Regional Committee.

Speakers
AH

Anthony Hardwicke

Presenter 1, Bradfield College
AS

Andrew Szaldo

Highgate School

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.


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
CTH B
  11-19

11:30am GMT

Frontier Science: Molecular Cages - The Hole Story T139
Porous materials are important in applications such as separations and gas storage, for example, the capture of greenhouse gases or the removal of harmful contaminants. Our research is centred around one class of these - porous organic cages. These cages are individual molecules containing an internal, permanent hole which is accessible through windows. Unlike other porous materials which are often large frameworks, the individual nature of these cages makes them soluble. The fact that these cages are soluble means that we can direct their assembly into larger 3D structures, and by changing their shape, we can also change the assembled structure - like molecular Lego! This assembly forms connected channels, making the materials porous - in fact, as little as one gram of cage can have the same surface area of 7 tennis courts! Using examples from our research, we will show how these cages can be computationally designed, how they are made, and how they can be used in a range of real-world applications. For example, we are investigating the use of our cages in the capture and separation of gases (for example xenon, which is used in medical imaging and anaesthesia, and hazardous radioisotopes which can be released into the environment via nuclear accidents), and porous liquids - a new counter-intuitive material comprising a liquid with holes! We can also modify our cages for the removal of formaldehyde which causes cancer, leukaemia, asthma and reproductive problems.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
avatar for Dr Becky Greenaway

Dr Becky Greenaway

University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm GMT
CTH D

12:30pm GMT

Chemistry for All T144
It is recognised that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are underrepresented in Higher Education and in graduate careers, particularly in the sciences.  We will present an account of a longitudinal Chemistry Outreach programme in secondary schools, supported by the RSC, that has been developed specifically for this demographic of learner.

Speakers
MG

Menna Goodwin

Liverpool John Moores University
avatar for Dr Andrea C. Mallaburn

Dr Andrea C. Mallaburn

ITT Partnership Lead/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education (Chemistry), Liverpool John Moores University
LS

Linda Seton

Liverpool John Moores University


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Library
  11-19

12:30pm GMT

Chemistry A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T126
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.

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

Exhibitors
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 →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm GMT
Maths 106
  Post-16

2:00pm GMT

Stretch Your A-level Chemists T150
This session aims to support classroom teachers to utilise a range of resources to stretch, challenge and engage your top A-level candidates. Take home resources that you can use immediately your classroom matched to the new specifications.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Robotham

Penny Robotham

The National Mathematics and Science College
A teacher - researcher and active member of the Teacher Action research group PALAVA, I lead on chemistry at the National Mathematics and Science College. I was a lead practictioner for the SSAT on the Practical in Science project and chair the RSC UK Chemistry Olympiad Working P... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. With over 50,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  Post-16