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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
 

10:20am

Cognitive Load in Science REPEATED I02
What is Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), why is it so important, and how can it be applied to the Science Classroom?

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

Speakers
PG

Phil Gregory

hi-impact Consultancy
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

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 a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. All our consultants are experts in the use of state of the... Read More →


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

10:20am

Science Meets English REPEATED I03
This session explores a creative, link-learning approach to teaching science by weaving imaginative and inspiring English activities throughout a unit of work.

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

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, ASE Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest:Drama and ScienceArt and ScienceScience and EnglishAssessment for LearningI worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy


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

2:15pm

Squelch! Bang! Ooh! The transformative potential of children’s non-fiction REPEATED I18
A look at how lyrical nonfiction texts for children can be used to capture the imagination of young learners in Year 4-6 Science classrooms.

Speakers
ZA

Zahra Amlani

Knightsbridge Prep School


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

3:15pm

Working Scientifically Outdoors I21
Children have an intrinsic need to play. They have inquisitive minds and like to manipulate, create and investigate.  Tapping in to this 'play' mindset we will use this as a way of helping children to connect and experiment with the world they live in.  This will be a 'hands on' session introducing a series of tried and tested ways of facilitating and enabling children to set up, carry out and record their own science enquiries, research and investigations in their own school grounds - even if it is a bit of a tarmac desert!  We will be working indoors and outdoors and getting stuck in so you can discuss how the activities might work with your pupils.

Speakers
avatar for Georgina Greaves

Georgina Greaves

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


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

9:30am

The STEM Pit Stop Challenge W02
How quickly can your pupils dismantle and rebuild (perfectly) a go-kart? Suitable for children (and grown-ups!)  of all ages, this STEM engineering challenge develops planning, communication and teamwork. Come and have a go for yourselves, and see how a simple wooden go-kart can be used to teach a vast range of STEM skills.

Speakers
PG

Phil Gregory

hi-impact Consultancy
avatar for Bob Pritchard

Bob Pritchard

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 a multi-award winning company owned and operated by qualified teachers with classroom and SLT experience ranging from EYFS to 6th Form with teacher training expertise at an international level. All our consultants are experts in the use of state of the... Read More →


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

9:30am

Can Technology Help Students to Learn Science at Primary School? T17
What is sound? How to keep my tea warm? With our complete and easy-to-use Primary Science Teaching Set, pupils use temperature, light and sound sensors to carry out simple science investigations and explore the world around them.

Proposers
avatar for Ton Ellermeijer

Ton Ellermeijer

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

Speakers
EK

Ewa Kedzierska

General manager, CMA Amsterdam


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

9:30am

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
Guild of Students Mandela Room

9:30am

Exploring Rock, Soil, Water & Fossils W03
Hands-on rocks, soils water and fossils.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA)
The Earth Science Teachers' Association aims to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels. Have you joined?@ESTA_UK 


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

10:30am

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
Rendall LT4

10:30am

Alan D Tunnicliffe Hands-on Workshop W05
Drop in and try out! Try out hands-on, low cost materials everyday science activities and talk to colleagues.  How children can make their own  weather recording instruments, plus other ideas for practical primary science. UK and international activties.

Proposers
avatar for ICASE

ICASE

Dr Lady Tunnicliffe
The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) was created in 1972 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to extend and improve science education throughout the world. Today, ICASE is a vast network of science teacher... Read More →

Speakers
DB

Denise Balmer

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


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

10:30am

Linking Science and Literacy for Improved Student Outcomes W07
Come explore strategies for linking science and literacy that support students’ abilities to read, write, and discuss in the context of science and inquiry-based learning using fiction and non-fiction texts. Hands-on examples of how science supports literacy and literacy supports science will be used.

Speakers
BB

Bill Badders

Ex-President, NSTA

Exhibitors
avatar for Greg Klaes

Greg Klaes

NSTA
The National Science Teachers Association, founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is an association of science teachers in the United States and is the largest organization of science teachers worldwide.


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

10:30am

Primary Engineer: STEM by Stealth T09
Primary Engineer schemes from Early Years to Y6. Practical STEM projects with training to support teachers deliver exciting design and make, curriculum based activities all supported through our online training portal.

Proposers
SS

Susan Scurlock

Primary Engineer

Speakers
SC

Steve Crowther

Primary Engineer

Sponsors
avatar for Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer

The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.


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

12:00pm

Attitudes Up: CCI success! T29
Children Challenging Industry: classroom activities and a local industry visit put science learning in context. Research into effectiveness of CCI shows increased engagement and knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Parvin

Joy Parvin

Director, Centre for Industry Education Collaboration
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD and industry visits.
avatar for Maria Turkenburg

Maria Turkenburg

Researcher, UYSEG, University of York
Maria has been a researcher for over 25 years, in education and chemistry. She has experience evaluating science education programmes targeting students aged 5-25. She is presenting on the evaluation of the Quantum Ambassadors in Schools project, which sees postgraduate quantum physics... Read More →


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

12:00pm

Bringing Sustainability Issues to Life W41
This practical session shares Manchester Museum’s expertise in ways of using objects – from museums and from your local environment – to work scientifically and raise awareness of sustainability issues in your classroom. Live creatures from our Vivarium will add to the excitement, and you’ll have a chance to shape the future programme at this fantastic local resource.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Gray

Manchester Museum
avatar for Amy McDowall

Amy McDowall

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


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

12:00pm

Introducing STEM into the Primary Classroom W158
A chance to explore ways of bringing cross-curricular STEM learning into the Primary Classroom. The session will look at how authentic challenges enable pupils to develop key 21st Century skills such as the 4Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. We will see how STEM learning goes ‘beyond the acronym.’

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Tidswell

Andrew Tidswell

Director of International Professional Development
, Andrew Tidswell
Andrew is currently Director of International Professional Development at Discovery Education. He is responsible for managing the implementation and delivery of all PD provided by Discovery Education outside of the UK and US. This role includes building relationships with Partners... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

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


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

12:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Robert Coombes

Robert Coombes

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR - Robert Coombes, Spacelink
Spacelink Learning Foundation is a not-for-profit, private-sector UK registered charity, dedicated to inspiring young people to take STEM subjects though the exciting medium of SPACE. ALL of our resources and events are FREE!SEE our presentation "Space Scientists in your Classroom... Read More →


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

12:00pm

Questions: The heart of science REPEATED W14
Science is about asking questions, from Early Years to Universities and beyond. Questioning is therefore a vital part of teaching science, especially when teaching ‘Working Scientifically’. The children asking questions is fantastic, but how we answer them and support them through the topic really makes a difference. Science should be all about finding out, not about learning facts, and children should be encouraged to wonder and then supported in their efforts to find out the answer (for themselves ideally). Children also shouldn’t be told the answer to anything they ask (well some things they ask), teachers should be using open questions to lead children to the answer.

Encouraging the children to be the ones to ask (and then answer!) questions is a daunting task if Science is not your best subject. But these questions and the subsequent investigations are vital to improving childrens scientific thinking, moving them away from a world of being told about the world around them to one where they work it out for themselves using sound reasoning and logic.

Our objectives for this questioning training course:

  • Increase teachers’ confidence in incorporating scientific thinking into lessons.

  • Support practitioners with using questioning to develop scientific thinking.

  • Highlight characteristics of effective science based activities and lessons.

  • Confront teachers’ own issues with science and how it may affect their delivery of these activities.

  • Give practitioners practice at planning science based activities with the existing resources in their own classroom.


Speakers
MS

Matt Stanford

Primary Practicals


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

12:00pm

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

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, ASE Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest:Drama and ScienceArt and ScienceScience and EnglishAssessment for LearningI worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy


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

1:00pm

CANCELLED ASE President's Address: Engineering in Education S17
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled.

Danielle George continues as ASE President and is working with us to support engineering in science teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Danielle George

Professor Danielle George

President, The Association for Science Education
Danielle George is a Professor in Microwave Communication Engineering and is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Danielle completed her BSc in Astrophysics and MSc in Radio Astronomy at The Victoria University of Manchester based... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CTH A

2:00pm

CREST Primary: From star to superstar W26
CREST Primary: from Star to SuperStar W26
CREST projects give children the chance to participate in hands-on science and solve real-life STEM challenges through enquiry-based learning. Come and join us to try some of our brand-new resources, find out how easy it is to get started using CREST and discuss how to integrate it into your teaching.

* Find out how to get started using CREST Awards in your school and register for a free account on our new online platform
* Try out some of the activities from our latest free project resources 
* Explore the evidence for the impact of CREST on students, schools and teachers
* Discuss how CREST projects can be used to engage students of all abilities and interests from CREST Star at KS1 to SuperStar and Discovery at KS2

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

Speakers
JD

Jane Dowden

Education Manager, British Science Association


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

2:00pm

Playing with Protons T40
Discover how the Large Hadron Collider at CERN can be used to engage, enthuse and excite your pupils about science!

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

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

Speakers

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

2:00pm

Practical Fun Delivering the Curriculum W25
We have nearly twenty years' experience of working in primary schools to support the ‘thinking and working scientifically’ aspects of the Primary Curriculum. 
This session includes a huge selection of exciting, practical activities taken from our repertoire of workshops and family day events.
All the activities are easily-sourced, simple to explain and straightforward to teach. Come along and have fun!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Langford

Sarah Langford

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Guild of Students Mandela Room

2:30pm

'When will I ever use this in the real world, Sir?' T41
Putting curriculum into context - find out about STEM Ambassadors, Big Bang Fairs and other programmes to support the work you do in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Christoffer

Alison Christoffer

Operations Manager, All About STEM
avatar for Michelle Dow

Michelle Dow

Managing Director, All About STEM


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

3:00pm

Attitudes to STEM & PRINCIPIA T106
Research Into Spaceflight and Engagement with STEM (RISES) investigates the influence of learning about space on 2,500 students from over 40 schools across the country.

Speakers
avatar for Professor Judith Bennett

Professor Judith Bennett

Salters' Professor of Science Education, UYSEG
I am the Salters’ Professor of Science Education and leader of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). UYSEG has an international reputation for its research and research-informed curriculum development work, and is the home of national courses including Salters... Read More →
avatar for Maria Turkenburg

Maria Turkenburg

Researcher, UYSEG, University of York
Maria has been a researcher for over 25 years, in education and chemistry. She has experience evaluating science education programmes targeting students aged 5-25. She is presenting on the evaluation of the Quantum Ambassadors in Schools project, which sees postgraduate quantum physics... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group

University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG)


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

3:30pm

'Do we have to draw a bar chart, Miss?' REPEATED W36
Are your children stuck in a rut when presenting their findings? Can they choose appropriate recording methods for different data and types of enquiry? Come and explore different ways to present findings from enquiries. Think about how to support your children with developing independence in this area.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


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

3:30pm

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

ICASE

Dr Lady Tunnicliffe
The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) was created in 1972 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to extend and improve science education throughout the world. Today, ICASE is a vast network of science teacher... Read More →


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

3:30pm

3:30pm

What's the Value of Sharing? A unique approach to CPD T53
The Great Science Share: input, impact and future. Children-to-children leading to teacher-to-teacher, the Great Science Share’s (GSS) annual programme of events exploits peer-to-peer learning and challenges everyone to step outside of their day to day and to shout about the value of primary science. If you’ve been involved, or if GSS is new for you, this workshop gives you the information you need to know to share the professional learning emerging from it. A University of Manchester SEERIH project.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Loughran

Melissa Loughran

STEM Leader, St Edwards CE Academy, Leek
STEM Leader, Middle School Science Teacher, Primary Teacher, University of Manchester Teacher Champion, STEM Learning Facilitator, member of Primary Science Journal Editorial Board and JCB Junior Innovator development team.
avatar for Shane Nolan

Shane Nolan

Science Subject Leader, Christ the King RC Primary School


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Maths Forsyth
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:15am

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University
NS

Natasha Serret

Senior lecturer, Nottingham Trent University

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


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

10:00am

CANCELLED Skills in Schools T67
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer

The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.


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

11:00am

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 Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


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

11:00am

CANCELLED: PSTT Titanic Science: A working scientifically approach to the narrative W54
Due to circumstances beoynd our control, this sessions has been withdrawn.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schofield

Kathy Schofield

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


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

11:00am

Child-led Enquiry: What does it look like in practice? W50
What does good child-led enquiry look like in practice? This very practical workshop addresses the nature and place of child-led enquiry and explores the critical role of the teacher in facilitating it. This workshop is supported by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Speakers
RC

rufus cooper

rufus cooper
avatar for Ali Eley

Ali Eley

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


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

11:00am

CLEAPSS Primary Practical Workshop W53
Come, try and takeaway some of our latest practical ideas. Trialled in schools and developed with teachers.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Speakers
avatar for Jason Harding

Jason Harding

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


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

11:00am

Conceptual Understanding - Have they got it? W57
Breaking down the NC statements into clear descriptors and sharing short, fun activities to use with small groups of children to check 'have they got it?'

SNAPshots are an active way of checking if children have 'got it'. The fundamental aspects of the English science curriculum is conceptual understanding and these small group activities are key to helping teachers check up on this in a bitesize way based on need and not a one size fits all approach. 

Available as a one off PDF download, Bryony, one of the authors of this resource will share ways in which you can use this in your own school and a chance to try some of them out for yourself. 

Resources and special offers from Collins will be available either at the session or via a voucher when visiting their stand in the exhibition marquee. 

Speakers
avatar for Bryony Turford

Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, University of Manchester
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending another annual ASE Futures Conference as a member of the ASE Futures committee.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

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


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

11:00am

Making Machines Simple W56
This is an interactive workshop designed to give primary teachers some useful ideas for activities and resources to help children to learn about pulleys, levers, ramps and gears whilsts working scientifically.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Collins

Julie Collins

Science education lecturer, Liverpool Hope University
I am a Initial teacher education tutor at Liverpool Hope University. My background is in secondary science but I have also been involved in Primary teacher Science education for the last eight years.


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

11:00am

Stories into Science in the Early Years W55
This workshop session, suitable for primary science leaders, primary teachers and Early Years practitioners, focuses on using favourite stories and characters as vehicles for motivating scientific enquiry in the Early Years. We will consider how this practice can be applied through primary key stages. Participants will leave with a range of ideas to facilitate meaningful scientific enquiry in their own Early Years settings.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Horan

Kathryn Horan

Science Subject Leader, Greenhill Primary School


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

11:00am

What should a Penguin Take on a Holiday to Spain? W51
Explore the idea of mastery in primary science and how it can be implemented into the teaching, learning and assessment process.

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Killick

Fiona Killick

Senior Lecturer Primary Science Education, St Mary's University, Twickenham
Awe and Wonder Learning Outside of the Classroom Raising the profile of primary science in schools Assessing deep learning in primary science Science through stories
avatar for Amy Strachan

Amy Strachan

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education, St Mary's University, Twickenham
Famous ScientistsGlobal LearningAwe and wonder


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

12:05pm

A World of Choices for Child-led Enquiry W66
Using a Smart Pickings approach to working scientifically. Still enjoying the challenge of how to approach child-led enquiry in the primary classroom? The opportunities are great! We'll explore the use of Smart Pickings as a stimulus for learning working scientifically and review the ways in which teachers manage the variety of questions children raise. Come and share your ideas with the University of Manchester's SEERIH team and pick up others too!

Speakers
avatar for Dr Lynne Bianchi

Dr Lynne Bianchi

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


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT5

12:05pm

Floating Gardens: Practical science in a global context W68
Come along to this hands-on session to discover for yourself why Practical Action's STEM challenges are proving so popular amongst primary and schools practicalaction.org/STEM

Speakers
avatar for Ed Walsh

Ed Walsh

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

Exhibitors
avatar for Practical Action

Practical Action

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


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall S6

12:05pm

How to Use the TAPS Self-evaluation Tool T83
We will consider how the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) pyramid self-evaluation tool can be used to support schools to develop their assessment practices.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University
IH

Isabel Hopwood-Stephens

PGCE Primary Science Lecturer, Isabel Hopwood Stephens
I am currently evaluating the impact of the TAPS pyramid on primary science assessment for a PhD. I am particularly interested in how teachers change their practice, and would be interested in hearing about your experiences of using the TAPS pyramid in your school!


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT6

12:05pm

Modelling Space Science W67
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
Rendall S9

12:05pm

Plastic from Potatoes with KS2 W65
This is an exciting hands on session which makes strong links with the KS2 curriculum and a real life science context. Participants will extract starch from potatoes and then use the starch to make bio-plastic.  The activity has been tried and tested in schools and has been well received by both teachers and pupils.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Parvin

Joy Parvin

Director, Centre for Industry Education Collaboration
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD and industry visits.
avatar for Jane Winter

Jane Winter

Professional Development Leader, The Centre for Industry Education
I love everything to do with primary science, especially the Early Years Foundation Stage. My role at CIEC involves working with teachers to make science enjoyable and worthwhile for both them and their class. I run science and maths courses for Early Years teachers and science courses... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall S3

12:05pm

Science Through Stories T84
Learn how to weave science and English together to form the centre of your curriculum and teach your children to be science storytellers.
Follow: @MrSpottle


Speakers
avatar for Jules Pottle

Jules Pottle

Trainer/ Primary Science Specialist, Storytelling Schools
I am a primary science specialist teacher and literacy consultant. My area of expertise is in using stories and storytelling in science. I have written a book called 'Science Through Stories' with Chris Smith and I am writing two more, due out next year. I am a PSTT College Fellow... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT1

12:05pm

The PSQM's New Structure T85
In September 2017, the Primary Science Quality Mark launched three brand new awards following  rigorous evaluation – just like the PSQM process!  If your school is thinking about gaining or renewing a PSQM  award, or you are interested in becoming a PSQM hub leader,  come to this session to find out about these exciting changes, the reasons behind them and the impact they are having on schools. 

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Nice

Melissa Nice

Marketing Assistant, Primary Science Quality Mark
I currently work as the marketing and admin assistant at Primary Science Quality Mark based at the University of Hertfordshire. You can come talk to me about the process of PSQM, how it works and how you can start the process.
avatar for Bryony Turford

Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, University of Manchester
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending another annual ASE Futures Conference as a member of the ASE Futures committee.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT8

12:05pm

Using Dry Ice for Science Demonstrations REPEATED W140
How to use dry ice to illustrate elements of the national curriculum from primary to secondary teaching. Items include: floating bubbles, combustion, explosions (small ones!), Rockets, Comets, making fruit fizzy and more.

Speakers
avatar for Chillistick

Chillistick

A6, Chillisticks Ltd.
Hello! Chillistick is the leading supplier of dry ice for schools in the UK. We also manufacture hardware to enable the curriculum to come to life for both Primary and Secondary students. In our demonstrations we will be showing indoor flying rockets, (safe!) explosions how to make... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Chillistick

Chillistick

A6, Chillisticks Ltd.
Hello! Chillistick is the leading supplier of dry ice for schools in the UK. We also manufacture hardware to enable the curriculum to come to life for both Primary and Secondary students. In our demonstrations we will be showing indoor flying rockets, (safe!) explosions how to make... Read More →



Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:05pm
Rendall LT2

12:05pm

Developing Young Scientists T86
Primary science should inspire children and foster their natural curiosity. Harnessing this curiosity involves providing opportunities for children to ask questions, explore, observe, test things out and find answers to questions. Exploring what it means to be a scientist engages and excites pupils especially when they are discovering answers to their own questions.  In this session we will explore ideas and practical activities which give children the opportunity to ask questions and develop their scientific skills. We will also share a booklet we have created to support teachers with this. 

Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Jackson

Charlotte Jackson

Teaching and learning adviser for science, Herts for Learning

Exhibitors
avatar for Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning

Herts for Learning
Herts for Learning is a not for profit education company, delivering education and business services, resources and products. We passionately believe that every young person, through access to a great education, should be able to realise their potential, regardless of where they... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 12:05pm - 1:35pm
Rendall LT7

1:45pm

Primary Pop-up S16
Drop-in to this fair of practical primary science activities presented by teachers from across the UK. Come and gather ideas to try in your classroom.

If you have a hands-on activity you would like to run in this fun, informal fair of interactive primary science, please email Claire Seeley <claire.seeley@btopenworld.com > so we can reserve a table for you.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Seeley

Claire Seeley

Primary Science Teaching Trust

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →



Friday January 5, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Rendall S11

2:20pm

Active Earth - Living Fossil W79
Evolution, fossils and Earth processes in action.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Devon

Elizabeth Devon

Team member, Elizabeth Devon
Earth science educator

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA)
The Earth Science Teachers' Association aims to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels. Have you joined?@ESTA_UK 


Friday January 5, 2018 2:20pm - 3:50pm
CTL 1

2:50pm

Effective Teacher Assessment REPEATED T97
An update on the latest PLAN resources that have been produced since the last conference and an insight in to future developments.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall S4

2:50pm

Looking For Learning: Helping peer assessment happen W97
Introducing a way to encourage both primary and secondary pupils to reflect on practical science activities and peer assess using short self-made films.

Speakers
avatar for Robin James

Robin James

Science Teacher / Leader, Exeter Road Primary School
Interested in the use of film to spark dialogue, promote peer feedback and suggest next steps in science learning. Now teaching Early Years to Year Six. Also interested in technology projects, tinkering and gender issues. PSTT Fellow since 2014.


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall LT7

2:50pm

Maths through Primary Science W117
A practical workshop exploring ways to teach and consolidate maths concepts through science investigations. Covering planning investigations to measuring, recording and analysing data using maths. A look at how technology can be used to collect and analyse data in a variety of contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Tyler

Paul Tyler

Class Teacher, Mearns Primary School, PSTT
Primary school teacher and Science Coordinator in a large primary school just outside Glasgow.Interested in all things primary science, Science Capital transitions to secondary and anything to do with Topical Science and Citizen Science.I produce a monthly Topical Science Update which... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall S10

2:50pm

Polar Explorer Programme W154
This session is aimed mainly at primary teachers to look at how they can use a wealth of free, CREST accredited resources based around the work of the RRS Sir David Attenborough and Boaty McBoatface to bring STEM education into their classrooms.  
You will learn about how to access the programme, apply for the assistance from one of our Polar Ambassadors, trial some of the activities and see how you could build a legacy of STEM into your school, as well as develop transition into high schools.”

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
AL

Adam Little

STEM Learning

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 →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall LT6

2:50pm

Practical Ideas for Teaching Materials W80
Innovative ideas for developing children’s understanding of materials through working scientifically. Linked to the statutory curriculum; practical advice and free support materials for immediate classroom use.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Parvin

Joy Parvin

Director, Centre for Industry Education Collaboration
Specialise in primary science and associated STEM/career/industry resources, CPD and industry visits.


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall S1

2:50pm

Primary Science Homework: A pencil-free approach REPEATED T99
Homework is a controversial issue, not just among teachers but pupils and parents too. In this session, research into the 'lived experience' of setting and doing homework is explored, the distinctive nature of learning in science is discussed and the implications for engaging children in scientific learning at home are considered.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Forster

Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over:What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability to think... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall LT1

2:50pm

Project Earth Rock: Singing Sustainability T155
Find out about Project Earth Rock, a primary school multimedia resource about sustainability that uses songs and animation to deliver a fun scheme of work.

Speakers
avatar for Jess Gold

Jess Gold

Director, Project Earth Rock
Teaching sustainability and science through music in primary schools. And my show - The Greener Transport Show which has toured hundreds of schools in the United Kingdom.


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall LT5

2:50pm

Science & Literacy - symbiosis? W83
Practical, hands-on science starting points demonstrate how writing and spoken word objectives may be effectively addressed - and assessed - while children are learning as scientists.

Speakers
NB

Nicola Beverly

Primary Science Consultant, Nicola Beverley Consultancy Ltd


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall S9

2:50pm

Still Stuck With What to do about Transition? T100
A Greater Manchester approach to primary-secondary-HE collaboration. If you wish to explore the issues you face with smooth transition from primary to secondary school then this workshop aims to allow you time to do so, as well as informing you of an approach being used across 4 different partnerships in Greater Manchester, working with the University of Manchester (SEERIH) to improve and enrich the transition process for all.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Lynne Bianchi

Dr Lynne Bianchi

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

Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, University of Manchester
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending another annual ASE Futures Conference as a member of the ASE Futures committee.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall LT2

2:50pm

Working Scientifically - what's the point? W81
Challenge your understanding of the purpose of ‘working scientifically’ activities, and reflect how they can be used to promote progression in skills, knowledge and attitudes.

Our aim is to 'challenge' your thinking using:

- bubbles

- Earth, wind and fire

- Margarine

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

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

Amy Strachan

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education, St Mary's University, Twickenham
Famous ScientistsGlobal LearningAwe and wonder


Friday January 5, 2018 2:50pm - 3:50pm
Rendall S8

4:00pm

Creativity and Science W96
Creative scientists are able to think and adapt to the unknown world ahead - how can we nurture these essential skills in our classrooms?

Speakers
avatar for David Allen

David Allen

Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, ASE Primary Committee, Primary Science Editorial Board, PSQM SLT, University of Hertfordshire
Areas of Interest:Drama and ScienceArt and ScienceScience and EnglishAssessment for LearningI worked in primary schools for over twenty years as a classteacher, senior leader and Deputy Headteacher. I taught across Key stages 1, 2 and 3 in UK and in Spain. During this time I developed... Read More →
avatar for Claire Seeley

Claire Seeley

Primary Science Teaching Trust

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


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

4:00pm

Dialogic Teaching in Primary Science T120
This session shares recent research of dialogic teaching in primary initial teacher education which revealed the potential to enhance primary science teaching and learning. Find out about teaching approaches and activities that have the potential to promote dialogism in your science lessons!

Speakers
avatar for Jude Penny

Jude Penny

Senior Lecturer Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
After many years leading science in an East London KS 2 school, I joined the science team at the University of Gloucestershire in 2010 , teaching primary science on the undergraduate and post graduate programmes . As well as primary science , my interests and passion lie with P4C... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall LT3

4:00pm

Getting the Best from Explorify REPEATED W91
Explorify’s simple but high quality and visual activities spark curiosity, and support scientific thinking in primary pupils. Find out how to get the most from Explorify, a totally free resource of low preparation, creative science activities for primary school learning. In this interactive workshop, you are invited to try out some of the activities and strategies, and learn how
Explorify can help you and your colleagues to:
  • broaden and deepen science teaching and learning
  • develop skills to think scientifically
  • assess pupils' learning
  • engage all your learners. 
Find out more about Explorify - from a simple introduction to an experienced teacher's view.




Speakers
avatar for Louise Stubberfield

Louise Stubberfield

Programme Manager, Wellcome Trust
I am the programme manager for Primary Science at Wellcome. This includes Explorify - our free resource of engaging, creative science activities for primary school learning that has been designed to stimulate curiosity, discussion and debate.

Sponsors
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

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


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall S6

4:00pm

Making it Stick : ideas to help children learn technical vocabulary W152
The correct use of the correct terms helps children describe and explain their findings in science. However it can take a long time to learn this technical vocabulary. This workshop offers ideas to help teach this.


Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Atkinson

Eleanor Atkinson

Primary science consultant, Primarily Science


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall S7

4:00pm

Science & Technology from TAPS Cymru W98
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) Cymru project will share its guidance for the assessment of primary science and technology.

Speakers
RC

Ruth Coakley

Cardiff Metropolitan University
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall S5

4:00pm

Science or History? Try both! T96
Blend science and history when teaching the Stone Age through to the Saxons with free resources from the Wellcome Genome Campus. Suitable for KS2.
In this session we will describe how we developed an innovative primary school programme blending together genetics and archaeology, bringing to life changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Anglo-Saxons whilst applying techniques to work scientifically.
We will talk about the Strands of Time programme and showcase free resources and activities that can be used in the classroom to introduce the concept of bioarchaeology, extracting DNA from ancient remains to find out more about people and animals from past times. This is a fun and effective way to blend together elements from the history and science curriculum for Key Stage 2 students.
Resources include:
  • “Code crackers” – decode a DNA code to find out what it does in animals.
  • “Recreate a face” – use DNA data from an Iron Age and Anglo Saxon skeletons to discover what they looked like!
  • “Ancient belongings” -  discover what we can learn from the past from objects left behind
  • “Fantastic flints” – identify prehistoric flint tools and make your own from a bar of soap.
Teachers will receive a free USB with a resource pack

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 Rebecca Gilmore

Rebecca Gilmore

Exhibition Curator, Wellcome Genome Campus
I am the Exhibition Curator at the Wellcome Genome Campus. I develop the programme of exhibitions and related events staged at the campus, and support collaborative projects between researchers and creative practitioners. With a background in history, and in particular the social... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall S8

4:00pm

Using Mathematics to Enhance Scientific Enquiry W90
This practical session demonstrates how mathematics can enrich science learning. Discover inquiry-based investigations taken from KS1, LKS2 and UKS2 and link ‘Working Scientifically’ to appropriate key mathematical concepts and skills. See how science can help assessment of mathematical mastery.

Speakers
AG

April Goode

April Goode
avatar for Andy Markwick

Andy Markwick

Director, Evolution
I am a science consultant with a keen interest in developing links to outdoor learning, mathematics and English. My work with primary and secondary colleagues focuses upon creating a curriculum and lessons that are imaginative and fun to teach and learn. I provide many unique resources... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall LT4

4:00pm

“I’ve changed my mind!” Supporting the development of children’s ideas W94
Children (and indeed adults, as we may well prove during the session) like to be right, and children’s progress with conceptual understanding in science is often hindered by an unwillingness to change their minds. The tendency to hold on to scientifically incorrect ideas, even when they have been shown otherwise, is very strong (Johnston, 2014).
This workshop will explore practical strategies for helping children be comfortable with the idea of being ‘wrong’, and to be confident to change their minds. It will suggest that teachers should be happy with children’s ideas sometimes being scientifically incorrect.
It will demonstrate how linking an idea with evidence enables children to propose a range of possible ideas that may or may not be correct, but have value because they are linked to a piece of established evidence. Working in this way also helps children manage uncertainty and recognise that science is not black and white, and cannot always explain everything. 




Speakers
avatar for Ali Eley

Ali Eley

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

Alex Sinclair

Senior Lecturer, St Mary's University


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rendall S10

4:00pm

Science & the World Around Us: Science and Global Learning W92
This workshop introduces science in a global context, focusing on the concern for environmental sustainability and the diversity of cultural contributions to science.

Speakers
JW

Jason Ward

Liverpool World Centre


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Rendall S3
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:29am

BBC Terrific Scientific with Maggie Aderin-Pocock S22
Terrific Scientific is an ambitious campaign from the BBC. Our goal is to inspire primary school pupils to discover their inner scientist.
Currently, fewer than 15% of 10-14 year olds aspire to pursue a career as a scientist, leaving the UK with a potential skills shortage.
The BBC has partnered with leading universities to create a series of child-friendly nationwide scientific investigations. The data gathered is sent to the universities and feeds into real academic studies. Join us on a national journey of scientific discovery!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z2jr4j6#zptwqty

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a scientist and broadcaster referred to as the BBC’s ‘face of space’. She is the presenter of the astronomical institution The Sky at Night, has fronted a number of space documentaries, and regularly appears on science and non-science programmes.From... Read More →
avatar for Claire Seeley

Claire Seeley

Primary Science Teaching Trust



Saturday January 6, 2018 9:29am - 10:29am
Rathbone Eleanor Rathbone

10:00am

Virtual Reality in the Science Classroom S34
From diving in a submarine to polar science, learn how virtual reality can provide an exciting and engaging ‘real STEM’ context to your curriculum delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Digital Explorer
Educator and expedition-leader, Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop recognised the need to narrow the gap between science and his students. In 2004, he began experimenting with the use of technology in the classroom to find ways to spark his pupils’ imaginations. By 2007, he founded Digital Explorer... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer
Digital Explorer designs and runs STEM and Global Citizenship education programmes, which make use of virtual exchange, live broadcast and virtual reality. These technologies create classroom encounters that widen young people’s world view. Learning is further underpinned by an... Read More →



Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

10:30am

Getting the Best Out My Memory S37
Dr. van der Spoel is a chartered psychologist, who specialises in using the mind as an effective tool for life learning. He will talk about how you can learn to balance focus, motivation and study behaviour and ways in that can guide and support you during your exam preparation. The presentation has a significant, but accessible, emphasis on the psychology behind the strategies of learning. You will leave the session not only with the "how" but also with the "why" of effective learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Martijn van der Spoel

Dr Martijn van der Spoel

Director, Glia Learning
Born in the north of the Netherlands, Dr. Martijn van der Spoel grew up in a family of four.  When he was three, his parents started to foster children creating a home environment of young people from diverse backgrounds with evening meals as ‘fertile soil’ for all kinds of... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Chadwick Barkla LT

10:35am

'Do we have to draw a bar chart, Miss?' REPEATED W112
Are your children stuck in a rut when presenting their findings? Can they choose appropriate recording methods for different data and types of enquiry? Come and explore different ways to present findings from enquiries. Think about how to support your children with developing independence in this area.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am
Rendall S9

10:35am

CANCELLED Practical Action in the Classroom W108
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled. Kathryn Horan will still be leading her other sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Horan

Kathryn Horan

Science Subject Leader, Greenhill Primary School

Exhibitors
avatar for Practical Action

Practical Action

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am
Rendall S6

10:35am

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
Rendall LT4

10:35am

CANCELLED: Engineering Innovations: 100 Years of RAF W149
Due to illness, this session has been cancelled.

As part of the RAF centenary celebrations, the Royal Academy of Engineering have been working with the RAF to create a hands-on STEM box for primary schools.

Take part in some of the activities from the box and receive a free resource box for your school.
Limited to 40 spaces.  

Exhibitors
avatar for Royal Academy of Engineering

Royal Academy of Engineering

Royal Air Force
As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

10:35am

Exploring Primary Practical Work W106
An inspiring and practical session looking at engaging children in the five enquiry types of the working scientifically part of the National Curriculum.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Dagnell

Sarah Dagnell

Professional Development Leader - Primary, STEM Learning
The world has always fascinated me. So science naturally became my favourite subject as a primary teacher. I want children to be as curious as me and question why things happen. Currently, I continue to work as a primary teacher and science co-ordinator as well as working as... Read More →

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 →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am
Rendall S5

10:35am

Primary Science Homework: A pencil-free approach REPEATED T132
Homework is a controversial issue, not just among teachers but pupils and parents too. In this session, research into the 'lived experience' of setting and doing homework is explored, the distinctive nature of learning in science is discussed and the implications for engaging children in scientific learning at home are considered.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Forster

Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over:What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability to think... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am
Rendall LT1

10:35am

PSQM: What next? W132
More than 10% if UK Primary Schools have a PSQM award. What happens after the awards night? Hear first hand the next steps.

Kathryn Horan from Greenhill Primary School in Leeds will be sharing her 'so what' as she undertakes her second PSQM award with her school. She will be joined by Mel Boyeson from Newport Primary who has just achieved a Silver PSQM award and Nicki Deane from St Matthew's in Bradford who is undertaking a record breaking 4th PSQM award and is now a hub leader. 

What keeps them coming back? Meet them and ask for yourself. 

I will be sharing the highlights of what has changed since the new awards launched in September 2017

Speakers
avatar for Bryony Turford

Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, University of Manchester
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending another annual ASE Futures Conference as a member of the ASE Futures committee.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:35am
Rendall S3

10:35am

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
Rendall S11

10:35am

Messy Geology: Rocks, fossils and playing in the mud W113
Primary hands-on Earth science.

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

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

Speakers
MW

Mandy Winstanley

Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA)

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA)
The Earth Science Teachers' Association aims to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels. Have you joined?@ESTA_UK 


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:35am - 12:05pm
CTL 8

11:40am

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

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Naylor

Stuart Naylor

Naylor Budd Education

Exhibitors
avatar for Millgate House Education

Millgate House Education

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


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

11:40am

Engineering in Primary: The principles W118
A hands-on session to explore the trialled and evaluated approaches to primary engineering, as identified by ‘Tinker Tailor Robot Pi’ and subsequent legacy projects.

Speakers
JC

Jonathan Chippindall

SEERIH The University of Manchester
avatar for Melissa Loughran

Melissa Loughran

STEM Leader, St Edwards CE Academy, Leek
STEM Leader, Middle School Science Teacher, Primary Teacher, University of Manchester Teacher Champion, STEM Learning Facilitator, member of Primary Science Journal Editorial Board and JCB Junior Innovator development team.


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
Rendall S8

11:40am

Getting the Best from Explorify REPEATED W122
Explorify’s simple but high quality and visual activities spark curiosity, and support scientific thinking in primary pupils. Find out how to get the most from Explorify, a totally free resource of low preparation, creative science activities for primary school learning. In this interactive workshop, you are invited to try out some of the activities and strategies, and learn how 
Explorify can help you and your colleagues to:
  • broaden and deepen science teaching and learning
  • develop skills to think scientifically
  • assess pupils' learning
  • engage all your learners.

Find out more about Explorify - from a simple introduction to an experienced teacher's view.

Speakers
avatar for Louise Stubberfield

Louise Stubberfield

Programme Manager, Wellcome Trust
I am the programme manager for Primary Science at Wellcome. This includes Explorify - our free resource of engaging, creative science activities for primary school learning that has been designed to stimulate curiosity, discussion and debate.

Sponsors
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
Rendall LT3

11:40am

iPads, Bluetooth, Datalogging REPEATED W135
Learn how to connect and use your Bluetooth Datalogger with Ipads, Androids, PCs. A hands-on session to explore collecting and sharing data.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
Rendall S10

11:40am

Questions: The heart of science REPEATED W119
Science is about asking questions, from Early Years to Universities and beyond. Questioning is therefore a vital part of teaching science, especially when teaching ‘Working Scientifically’. The children asking questions is fantastic, but how we answer them and support them through the topic really makes a difference. Science should be all about finding out, not about learning facts, and children should be encouraged to wonder and then supported in their efforts to find out the answer (for themselves ideally). Children also shouldn’t be told the answer to anything they ask (well some things they ask), teachers should be using open questions to lead children to the answer.

Encouraging the children to be the ones to ask (and then answer!) questions is a daunting task if Science is not your best subject. But these questions and the subsequent investigations are vital to improving childrens scientific thinking, moving them away from a world of being told about the world around them to one where they work it out for themselves using sound reasoning and logic.

Our objectives for this questioning training course:

  • Increase teachers’ confidence in incorporating scientific thinking into lessons.

  • Support practitioners with using questioning to develop scientific thinking.

  • Highlight characteristics of effective science based activities and lessons.

  • Confront teachers’ own issues with science and how it may affect their delivery of these activities.

  • Give practitioners practice at planning science based activities with the existing resources in their own classroom.


Speakers
MS

Matt Stanford

Primary Practicals


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
Rendall S1

11:40am

Squelch! Bang! Ooh! The transformative potential of children’s non-fiction REPEATED T152
A look at how lyrical nonfiction texts for children can be used to capture the imagination of young learners in Year 4-6 Science classrooms.

Speakers
ZA

Zahra Amlani

Knightsbridge Prep School


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
Rendall LT5

11:40am

TAPS Practical and Focused Assessment W120
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project has developed focused assessment activities, with assessment indicators for Working Scientifically, to support teacher judgement.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sarah Earle

Dr Sarah Earle

Primary Science Lecturer, Bath Spa University
avatar for Alison Trew

Alison Trew

PSTT Area Mentor and website resources developer, PSTT
I was a science researcher for 9 years before training to teach and I taught in primary schools in Devon for 9 years. I am a Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and Area Mentor for South West England. In the last couple of years I have supported primary teachers and... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
Rendall S4

11:40am

The Stories We Tell W121
Delegates will explore and review examples of the work and lives of scientists, represented in different media, and their potential to enhance children's scientific attitudes.

Speakers
avatar for Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in primary Science Education, University of Gloucestershire
"It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out!" (Carl Sagan or Prof. Walter Kotschnig). I am a teacher, academic and enthusiast and I am especially interested in: • deep engagement in primary science' • 'big' ideas' & 'good-enough-for-now' ones • scientific... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm
Rendall LT2

11:40am

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
Rathbone Leslie Hearnshaw

1:30pm

Primary TeachMeet S30
In this informal sessions teachers have a short slot to share a top tip or inspiring resource from their classroom. Everyone is welcome to come along and present or just pick up some excellent ideas. 

Doing a 2-minute slot at TeachMeet is an excellent way of getting into the excellent network of sharing your ideas with other primary practitioners.

To celebrate the work of primary teachers, The Wellcome Trust is providing a buffet lunch at this TeachMeet.

If you want to present an idea, please email Nicola Beverley <nicbev@live.co.uk> so we can book you in.

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

Speakers
NB

Nicola Beverly

Primary Science Consultant, Nicola Beverley Consultancy Ltd

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust

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



Saturday January 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Rendall S11

2:00pm

Space Science to Enthuse your Learners W148
How can you use space science to teach a variety of scientific concepts.  From KS2 to KS4 space can ignite the passion for science in your learners.  Resources and lessons ideas to teach topics including heat transfer, pressure, osmosis, balancing equations and many more. Plus exciting demonstrations and experiments that students of all ages can enjoy.

Speakers
CM

Caroline Molyneux

Deputy HeadteacherSharples School


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maths G03

2:30pm

Asking Good Questions T147
How do teachers learn to ask good questions in science? This session reports on an innovative research project designed to significantly impact on the practice of new teachers in asking higher order questions in science.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Forster

Colin Forster

Senior Lecturer in Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
I am endlessly intrigued by questions about the purpose of this thing we call 'education'. Here are some examples of what I like to mull over:What's the point of teaching science in the primary school? Is it to help children remember random facts or to develop their ability to think... Read More →
avatar for Jude Penny

Jude Penny

Senior Lecturer Primary Science, University of Gloucestershire
After many years leading science in an East London KS 2 school, I joined the science team at the University of Gloucestershire in 2010 , teaching primary science on the undergraduate and post graduate programmes . As well as primary science , my interests and passion lie with P4C... Read More →
avatar for Russ Shalofsky

Russ Shalofsky

Senior Lecturer in primary Science Education, University of Gloucestershire
"It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out!" (Carl Sagan or Prof. Walter Kotschnig). I am a teacher, academic and enthusiast and I am especially interested in: • deep engagement in primary science' • 'big' ideas' & 'good-enough-for-now' ones • scientific... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendall S9

2:30pm

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 Mandy Hartley

Mandy Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr. Mandy Hartley. I have always loved science and even at school I knew this was the career path I wanted to pursue. I have a PhD in Genetics and have had an amazing career working with DNA for over 15 years. I have used DNA to help conserve stocks of haddock and sandeels... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Mandy Hartley

Mandy Hartley

Founder, The Little Story Telling Company
My name is Dr. Mandy Hartley. I have always loved science and even at school I knew this was the career path I wanted to pursue. I have a PhD in Genetics and have had an amazing career working with DNA for over 15 years. I have used DNA to help conserve stocks of haddock and sandeels... Read More →


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

2:30pm

Ensuring Accurate Teacher Assessment in Primary Science W130
This practical session offers ideas and support from CIEC to facilitate a whole school approach to providing evidence of teacher assessments in primary science lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Nicky Waller

Nicky Waller

Primary Science Advisory Teacher, The Centre for Industry Education
I'm a primary teacher and now focus upon developing the teaching and learning of science in a wide range of primary schools across the north-east of England in my role for CIEC. I encourage schools to make links with industry, train teachers by running courses and leading conferences... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendall S3

2:30pm

Foundations of Science Learning W109
Focusing on the youngest scientists in our schools, this practical session will look at eight key principles for early years science, focusing on real science.

SNAP Foundation is a 24 activity resource from Collins with a key focus on practical science with younger learners. 

Bryony Turford, the author of this resource will share the principles behind the resource and you will have a chance to try some out first hand

Resources and offers from Collins will be available either in this session or via a voucher to visit their stand in the exhibition Marquee.

Speakers
avatar for Bryony Turford

Bryony Turford

Primary Science Consultant, University of Manchester
As a freelance Primary Science Consultant working with children and teachers mainly in Yorkshire and the Humber I am delighted to be attending another annual ASE Futures Conference as a member of the ASE Futures committee.I am passionate about empowering teachers and children to work... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Collins

Collins

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendall S8

2:30pm

How Can Science Enhance Learning of Mathematics and English? W129
Science lessons can be some of the most engaging experiences children have. They enjoy the practical nature of science, learning amazing facts about our world and the creatures that inhabit it. Children also enjoy learning the language of science. This session provides some examples of how children's learning of English and mathematics can be enhanced and assessed using science. All activities are 'tried and tested' in the primary classroom.

Speakers
AG

April Goode

April Goode
avatar for Andy Markwick

Andy Markwick

Director, Evolution
I am a science consultant with a keen interest in developing links to outdoor learning, mathematics and English. My work with primary and secondary colleagues focuses upon creating a curriculum and lessons that are imaginative and fun to teach and learn. I provide many unique resources... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendall S6

2:30pm

Primary School STEM Career Awareness T98
How using STEM professionals, pupils carried out scientific research in the mainstream primary curriculum, raising science capital and showing how many careers need scientific skills

Speakers
EC

Emma Crisell

Emma Crisell
avatar for Terry Kirk

Terry Kirk

Science Education consultant, funNY science
funNY science works to show students of all ages how much fun and relevence there is in studying STEM subjects, whether they want to be scientists and engineers or shop assistants and care workers. STEM is for everyone!!


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendall LT5

2:30pm

Putting the D in STEM W131
Scientific enquiries and the application of scientific knowledge are important elements in the design phase of many D&T projects. Find out how to make meaningful links which meet the curriculum requirements of both subjects

Speakers
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendall LT4

2:30pm

SunSpaceArt S32
The SunSpaceArt project (sunspaceart.org), led by Dr Helen Mason (Cambridge University, STFC PE Fellow) brings together scientists and professional artists to work with primary schools (at KS2).

The STFC funded SunSpaceArt project takes scientists and artists into schools to work with upper primary and lower secondary school children. Through these creative activities, the children have produced impressive, original, imaginative and beautiful art that communicates a deeper understanding of the Sun, solar system and 'Our Place in the Universe'. I shall be joined at the ASE by the Artist and ESERO Space Ambassador, Helen Schell.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Helen E. Mason

Dr Helen E. Mason

Reader in Solar Physics, University of Cambridge
Dr Helen Mason leads the STFC funded 'SunSpaceArt' project, a team of visual artists and scientists who run workshops in schools (upper primary and lower secondary). The aim is to ignite the children's imagination and to produce creative art work, which reinforces their science learning... Read More →
avatar for Helen Schell

Helen Schell

Artist & ESERO-UK Space Ambassador, Helen Schell
‘The Human Spaceship – I believe art and science must collaborate for humanity to fully understand that we live in a space-faring society and will witness the most astounding change in ‘being-human’ through astronomy and space exploration in the 21st century.’ Children... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendall LT7

3:35pm

Developing Scientific Skills Through the Key Stages T157
A year 3 to 8 curriculum: Resources to support primary school teachers in delivering the national curriculum in science. Showing the progression in skills from KS2 to KS3. Resources to support KS3 Science teachers in building on the primary school science skills linking to the new specification GCSE skills requirements.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Rendall LT1

3:35pm

CANCELLED Scientist of the Week T141
Due to illness, this session has been cancelled.

Our whole-school primary project changed children's perceptions of scientists. Find out how we did it and how you can do it too.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Shimwell

Joe Shimwell

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Rendall LT3

3:35pm

Designing Tools for Action Research in Primary Schools T156
An interactive session working with primary teachers and leaders on how to develop pupil- and teacher-focused assessment tools to support action research or impact evaluation of a school-based project related to STEM subjects and careers learning.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
BD

Ben Dunn

Research and Evaluation Assistant, STEM Learning
avatar for Irina Kudenko

Irina Kudenko

Reasearch and Evaluation Lead, STEM Learning
My academic background is in social research (MA, PhD), especially in the areas of research methodology (qualitative and quantitative) and interdisciplinary research. I’ve got extensive practical experience in designing, conducting and managing research and evaluation projects in... Read More →

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 →


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Rendall S5

3:35pm

Do You Celebrate Local Science & Engineering Heroes? W111
The session will focus on the Life of James Joule who was born exactly 200 years ago in 1818. He seldom gets his due profile even in his home territory of Greater Manchester. We hope others will share what they do to showcase their local hero.

Speakers
DW

David Ward

Greater Manchester STEM Centre


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Rendall S11

3:35pm

Effective Teacher Assessment REPEATED T131
An update on the latest PLAN resources that have been produced since the last conference and an insight in to future developments.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Hiscock

Naomi Hiscock

Primary Science Education Consultant, Primary Science Education Consultancy
avatar for Liz Lawrence

Liz Lawrence

Advisory Teacher, BDSIP
Chair of ASE Futures - if you are involved in supporting teachers at any stage of their career ask me about this PSQM Senior Hub leader


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Rendall LT2

3:35pm

Forest School & Science W157
Find out more about Forest School and the rationale behind it. Consider how Forest School can support the teaching of primary science through curriculum-linked activities.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Spring

Helen Spring

Primary Science and Outdoor Learning Specialist, Spring Learning
Helen Spring is an experienced primary school teacher with a background in environmental education, Forest Schools, primary science, and CPD delivery. Helen works as a Primary Science and Outdoor Learning Specialist in Cumbria and North Yorkshire, leading PSQM hubs, SEERIH networks... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Rendall S4

3:35pm

iPads, Bluetooth, Datalogging REPEATED W133
Learn how to connect and use your Bluetooth Datalogger with Ipads, Androids, PCs. A hands-on session to explore collecting and sharing data.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

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


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Rendall S10

3:35pm

What is Scientific Literacy? W134
Following on from research as part of my MA in Science Education, this session will discuss the concept of 'scientific literacy' and how as teachers and leaders of primary science, we can ensure that children are truly aware of their role in the world around them and its impact on national economies.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Church

Dave Church

Senior Leader for Teaching and Learning, Pickhurst Academy, ASE Primary Committee
I’m a science subject leader and SLT member of a Junior Academy in Bromley. I’m also a member of the ASE Primary Committee and have recently completed my MA in Science Education at King’s College, London where I focused on the impact of PSQM for my dissertation.

Exhibitors
avatar for Association for Science Education

Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is a  proud organiser of the Annual Conference; Europe's largest science education event. We welcome members and non-members to a rich programme of CPD and the invaluable opportunity to share ideas and challenges with practitioners from... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Rendall LT8