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Wednesday, January 3
 

2:15pm GMT

Practical Physics in Sub-Saharan Africa I16
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... 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 Tanzania... Read More →


Wednesday January 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:10pm GMT
Rendall S6
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am GMT

21st Century Physics T04
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

Speakers
avatar for Samir Moezzi

Samir Moezzi

CLEAPSS
Having worked as a teacher of physics, a head of physics, and as a physics tutor at a sixth form college, Samir joined CLEAPSS in 2013 as the physics adviser. He works on developing innovate ways to carrying out physics practical work, producing written guidance and instructional... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTH C
  11-19

9:30am GMT

Physics Students’ Graph Comprehension D01
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 GMT
Maths 103
  Post-16

9:30am GMT

Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T13
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

Speakers
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
Rendall S3
  11-19

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

10:00am GMT

GCSE Physics Technician in Action REPEATED W49
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

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Guild of Students Gilmour
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED W09
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 Business Manager, 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

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall S4
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Perimeter Institute's Physics Highlight Reel W82
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
NC

Nathan Chow

Consultant, Perimeter Institute
avatar for Miles Hudson

Miles Hudson

Perimeter Institute
For several years, I’ve been helping physics teachers to make their lessons more engaging and use simple activities to get across some pretty amazing physics. We’ve swung corks around our heads to discover dark matter, and predicted new particles to ‘win’ a Nobel prize.In... Read More →
DP

Damian Pope

Senior Manager, Perimeter Institute
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →

Exhibitors
TW

Tonia Williams

Educational Outreach Programme Manager, Perimeter Institute


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm GMT
Rendall LT4
  Post-16

12:30pm GMT

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 Davis

Ally Davis

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

Project Physicist at Isaac Physics and Chair of the BPhO, Isaac Physics
Physics is about both skills and knowledge. We provide students and teachers the support to develop their understanding of a great subject, by encouraging them to solve simple and hard problems in physics. This will develop confidence and interest, and enable aspirational students... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Rendall S4
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

GCSE Physics Technician in Action REPEATED W73
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

Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Gilmour
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED W21
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 Business Manager, 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

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Rendall S4
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Perimeter Institute's Expanding Universe W103
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
NC

Nathan Chow

Consultant, Perimeter Institute
avatar for Stuart Farmer

Stuart Farmer

Education Manager (Scotland), Institute of Physics
I was a teacher of physics in Scotland for over 30 years before becoming the Scottish Education Manager for IOP in February 2019. Throughout this time I have been active in curriculum and assessment development and providing professional learning for teachers. I am a former Chair... Read More →
DP

Damian Pope

Senior Manager, Perimeter Institute
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →

Exhibitors
TW

Tonia Williams

Educational Outreach Programme Manager, Perimeter Institute


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm GMT
CTH 4
  11-19

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

4:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Physics Education Research: The Highlights! T58
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for James de Winter

James de Winter

Lecturer in Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
I am PGCE Physics Tutor at the Faculty of Education in Cambridge and lead the physics research network for the Ogden Trust. I am also a member of the Physics Education Research group at the University of Uppsala, Sweden where l am researching the developing professional identity of... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall LT2
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED W40
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 Business Manager, 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

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall S4
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

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

Speakers
avatar for Ally Davis

Ally Davis

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

Project Physicist at Isaac Physics and Chair of the BPhO, Isaac Physics
Physics is about both skills and knowledge. We provide students and teachers the support to develop their understanding of a great subject, by encouraging them to solve simple and hard problems in physics. This will develop confidence and interest, and enable aspirational students... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Exhibition Marquee The Pearson Teaching, Learning and Assessment Hub
  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

Hands-on Electricity Generation REPEATED W45
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 Business Manager, 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

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Guild of Students Harold Wilson
  11-19

9:30am GMT

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

Cavendish Lab


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

9:30am GMT

Flipped Physics Teaching T60
Engage your students outside of the classroom and improve their attainment in A-level Physics.

Speakers
avatar for Lewis Matheson

Lewis Matheson

Director, Physics Online
l run a succesful YouTube channel with hundreds of GCSE and A Level Physics videos used by thousands of students, ideal for flipped learning and revision.


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
Maths 103
  Post-16

9:30am GMT

Experiments on Vacuum W43
We would introduce a lesson programme on vacuum. It is developed based on historical research, especially on Otto Guericke, a mayor of Magdeburg.
Our experiments by reprodued Guericke' air pump can be seen on youtube.

Speakers
avatar for Osamu MATSUNO

Osamu MATSUNO

NPO Lactin Institute
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.
avatar for Koji Tsukamoto

Koji Tsukamoto

Professor, Chiba Institute of Science
I had taught physics in High Schools for about 30 years and am a professor of science education at Chiba Institute of Science in Japan. I also engaged a lot of enjoyable science lecture for public. I hope to introduce enjoyable science class.


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

9:30am GMT

Perimeter Institute's How Do Scientists Think? W136
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
NC

Nathan Chow

Consultant, Perimeter Institute
GD

Greg Dick

Director of External Relations, Perimeter Institute
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, where... Read More →
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →

Exhibitors
TW

Tonia Williams

Educational Outreach Programme Manager, Perimeter Institute


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
CTL 5

11:00am GMT

Observing with Robotic Telescopes W61
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) project... 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... Read More →


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

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

11:30am GMT

Perimeter Institute's What's New in Physics? W137
This session will explore a variety of cutting-edge physics discoveries for teachers looking for current, real-world science connections in your classroom.

Speakers
NC

Nathan Chow

Consultant, Perimeter Institute
GD

Greg Dick

Director of External Relations, Perimeter Institute
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, where... Read More →
DP

Damian Pope

Senior Manager, Perimeter Institute
avatar for Tonia Williams

Tonia Williams

Perimeter Institute
Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics. Founded in 1999 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating... Read More →

Exhibitors
TW

Tonia Williams

Educational Outreach Programme Manager, Perimeter Institute


Friday January 5, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm GMT
CTH 4
  Post-16

12:05pm GMT

Modelling Space Science W67
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

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 →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm GMT
Rendall S9
  Primary

12:30pm GMT

Frontier Science: Top-to-toe Solution - the three challenges facing electrical vehicles T91
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 - 1:20pm GMT
CTH D

12:30pm GMT

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED W71
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 Business Manager, 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

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Harold Wilson
  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

2:00pm GMT

Energy & New Specifications REPEATED T74
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

Speakers
avatar for Charles Tracy

Charles Tracy

Head of Education, Institute of Physics
Charles Tracy is the Head of Education at the Institute of Physics. Charles started teaching in Hertfordshire in 1987. He worked as a physics teacher, head of physics, head of science and an adviser, and joined the Institute in 2006. Over the years, he has written textbooks, been... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
Guild of Students McAusland Room
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Hands-on Static Electricity REPEATED W85
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 Business Manager, 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

International Sales, Narika Corporation
NaRiKa Corporation is Japanese supplier of scientific educational materials mainly for primary and secondary schools. We have been in business for 100 years and you are all welcome in our booth. Products on display will be from the following 4 fields:1. Generating of Electricity• Genecon... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Guild of Students Harold Wilson
  11-19

3:15pm GMT

Introduction to Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Astronomy T165
Q&A on the content, structure and assessment of the new Astronomy GCSE.

Speakers
Exhibitors
avatar for Pearson

Pearson

C12 & C14, Pearson
Whether it's at home, in the classroom, or in the workplace, learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. At Pearson, we create tools that provide opportunities for learners at every stage of their journey. Because wherever learning flourishes... Read More →


  11-19  Free Exhibition Session

4:00pm GMT

Frontier Science: Semiconductor Optoelectronics for Biological Sensing T114
Optical techniques are widely used for diagnostics in clinical settings, however the majority of optical bio-sensing and imaging techniques use large and expensive systems which are often complex to operate. Advances in microelectronics and optoelectronics allows the miniaturization of many of these techniques into so called Lab-on-a-chip devices, which tend to be portable, simple to use and low cost.

Proposers
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Speakers
IS

Ian Sandall

University of Liverpool


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

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

If It Doesn't Work, It's Physics T115
A mixture of physics demonstrations covering skills in handling apparatus. The selection of will different from last year, with emphasis on electromagnetism and static electricity

Speakers
GA

Geoff Auty

Volunteer, ASE

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 8
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

Physics A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T116
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Physics, 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 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 Endorsement... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm GMT
Maths 104
  Post-16
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am GMT

Physics A-level: Reflections on teaching and assessment REPEATED T112
This session reviews the first assessment of A-level Physics, 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 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 Endorsement... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am GMT
Maths 106
  Post-16

10:00am GMT

Astronomy and Astrophysics Drop-in D13
Drop in to discuss any topic – concepts, resources and examinations. Collect free resources to support examined material. Try out and discuss laboratory experiments.

Speakers
AP

Alan Pickwick

Honorary Treasurer, Association for Astronomy Education


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 7
  Post-16

10:35am GMT

CANCELLED The ‘Tough’ Bits: Electricity W110
Due to illness, this session has been cancelled.

Electricity can be tricky to teach. Our understanding can be skewed by misconceptions. In this session, we’ll address those misconceptions and improve your teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Shimwell

Joe Shimwell

NUSTEM Science Outreach Specialist: Early Years and Primary, Think Physics


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am GMT
Rendall LT4
  Primary

11:00am GMT

New Route to Physics QTS T135
The session will offer reflections on the development and delivery of the first 2 years of a new QTS programme, the MPhys with Education.  The programme has been developed collaboratively between LJMU and the Uinversity of Liverpool.  Since the initial validation and offer of the programme similar Masters programmes in Computer Science, and also in Maths, have been developed.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Clays

Ken Clays

Senior Lecturer in Science Education, LJMU
Physics education.
DH

Dr Helen Vaughan

University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Maths 103
  11-19

11:40am GMT

Think-Universe! S27
Join this workshop and learn how to get involved in a revolutionary, challenging and exciting project on Science Education at KS2 and KS3.

Think Universe! All is one is a short but essential foundation course on the nature of the world and the origins of everything, including ourselves.
Science content
The science content is necessarily wide, but very simple and presented at a coherent and accessible level.
In the first few lessons, pupils embark in an adventure of discovery that starts at the world around us, then explores smaller and smaller components to reach finally the smallest things imaginable: the fundamental building blocks of the Universe. Next, pupils assemble a cosmic timeline, where major milestones such as the Big Bang, the formation of atoms, molecules, stars, planets, living environments and humanity find their places. The timeline is the backbone of the course and also provides a historical sequence from physics to chemistry and finally, biology. The diverse topics in all lessons are closely linked to each other in a coherent and continuous experience.
Teaching methodology
It is a structured questioning method called Question Line, where thinking is at the core of the learning process (Question Line is part of the PhD research by one of us - Shirin Sheikh-Bahai - at the UCL Institute of Education). How are the questioning, thinking and learning connected to each other? What is the relevance of misconceptions? How to make knowledge and ability gaps vanish between pupils coming from a diversity of backgrounds? There is plenty of practical work using optical microscopes, building plasticine models of atomic structure, polystyrene models of simple molecules, developing a physical timeline of the Universe, and so forth.
Training for teachers, science coordinators and science leaders

Both science content and methodology require specific training, which can be done in three twilight teacher masterclasses (adaptable format). One of the main aims of this training is to de-mystify the apparent complexity and difficulty of the science content, by understanding that it is to be kept at a basic conceptual level well away from the higher levels of conventional courses in particle physics, astronomy, biochemistry or evolutionary biology. A science background is not required. Our masterclasses empower teachers and leave them confident for a successful classroom delivery with the additional possibility of becoming teacher trainers themselves.
Getting involved
In this workshop we will present a broad view of the entire project and most important, we will describe how to get involved and trained on science content, Question Line methodology, use of the dedicated teaching equipment and materials and even how to become ambassadors as part of a future nationwide expansion.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Francisco Diego

Dr Francisco Diego

Senior Teaching Fellow / Head of Science at Think Universe!, UCL
Science education and public outreach have been an important part of my scientific and technical careers. I am delighted in contributing my experience and vision, developing the adventurous science content for this revolutionary project. In Think Universe! All is One, we are convinced... Read More →
avatar for Jessika Rabello

Jessika Rabello

IOE- UCL
I am a brazilian Earth Scientist who came to London in 2012 for an MA im Science Education. I then met Ms Sheikh-Bahai and the amazing All is One project, bringing high level science for pupils in primary schools across the city. It is unique to be part of this team and help bring... Read More →
AM

Anam Mohsin Shaikh

Class Teacher, UCL
I am a primary school teacher who has taken on an active role in the teaching and learning of science. I have participated for the last 5 years in the All is one project in a number of schools. My current position in an academy has allowed me more freedom and flexibility in the teaching... Read More →
avatar for Shirin Sheikh-Baha

Shirin Sheikh-Baha

Researcher, UCL Institute of Education
I am a science educator leading primary science teaching and learning in the Harris Federation academies. Collaborating with a number of the best educational organisations and universities , I promote science education across the schools.My expertise is in the field of physical science... Read More →



Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw
  Primary

12:00pm GMT

HAB: Experiments in Near Space T143
Learn how your pupils can carry out engaging and challenging experiments in near space by planning and implementing a High Altitude Balloon (HAB) launch. The HAB provides an exciting opportunity to develop a range of STEAM (and other cross-curricular) skills, including map plotting, teamwork, coding and data-handling, as well as a chance for pupils to apply important Physics concepts such as forces, temperature and gas pressure.

Some video footage of our latest HAB launch here.


Speakers
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

Lead Practitioner, St John Plessington Catholic College
Physics teacher and Lead Practitioner at St John Plessington Catholic College. CSciTeach and Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. Interested in evidence-informed practice, cognitive science and its role in effective Science teaching.
AT

Alan Thompson

hi-impact Consultancy

Exhibitors
avatar for Hi Impact

Hi Impact

Education Consultancy
hi-impact consultancy ltd. is an expert provider of innovative technology and media services across the education sector.The team is made up of experienced, qualified teachers and media staff, all driven by a passion for the use of technology and creative media to engage pupils and... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth