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ASE Cymru Wales Conference: STEM and the new Curriculum

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St. Fagans National Museum of History

Saint Fagans

Cardiff

CF5 6XB

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A one-day conference for primary and secondary teachers, learning professionals and scientists exploring the opportunities that the new curriculum will bring.Tom Crick, Chair of the Science & Technology Area of
Learning and Experience (AoLE) & NNEST, will join us for a panel discussion about the proposed
changes to the curriculum.
Breakout sessions will give you an opportunity to discuss STEM in the new curriculum with other
practitioners and learning professionals.
Hands-on workshops will cover a range of topics including habitats, planning a mission to space, coding
and even marine science. All of which aim to provide practical ideas for supporting teaching STEM in light of a
changing curriculum.

We are able to offer this as a free event in parternship wth the National Museum Wales due to the generosity of the organisers/presenters donating their time. Please support ASE to provide these events and gain all the other benefits of membership for yourself by joining at: https://www.ase.org.uk/membership/membership-category/

Join our panel as they give their own perspectives on STEM in the new curriculum.
- Tom Crick, Chair of NNEST, and Chair of the Science and Technology Area of Learning and
Experience (AoLE)
- Sue Quirk, ERW - Education through Regional Working
- Andrew Jones – Head of Science, Glan y Mor
- Clarissa Brind – STEM coordinator, Rhydypenau Primary School

The discussion will be followed by a series of breakout sessions.
Breakout 1- Discuss what support may be required for teachers and learning professionals during
the transition from the current to the new curriculum. Tom Crick
Breakout 2- Discuss how to incorporate the new STEM curriculum at KS3 and KS4 into your teaching
practice. Sue Quirk & Andrew Jones
Breakout 3 – The support needed for Primary schools in approaching the new curriculum Clarissa Brind and Sharon Pascoe
Breakout 4 - Discuss how learning providers could help support the teaching of STEM in light of a
changing curriculum. Ciara Hand and Dayna Mason

Workshops

Foundation & KS2
Plastic Seas
Lewis Brown, National Marine Aquarium

Within our demonstration workshop at the ASE Conference we will be delivering our ‘Plastic Seas’ session. You will begin Plastic Seas by thinking about the importance of diet and nutrition for different animals. They will then be given Virtual eality headsets to explore the Midnight Zone and discover what a Sperm Whale might eat. Once complete, pupils take part in a structured discussion to identify the features and diet of a Sperm Whale. They will then be given the recreated stomach contents of the Sperm Whale and asked to investigate and classify their findings. This will include organic material such as fish and squid from a local supplier, as well as plastic waste. You might be asked to think about the origins of these materials, how they got there, and ultimately, what
we can do to help protect our marine life. And finally, at the end of this activity, the group will work together to build a food chain using marine organisms to demonstrate the transfer of energy up the trophic levels to the apex predator, as well as the potential for the accumulation of plastics and pollution through this process.

Foundation and KS2
Let's explore - hands-on science
Dayna Mason. Royal Society Chemistry

Find out how to explore science in your classroom using everyday items. Have a go at painting with turmeric, making bath bombs, and more as you discover some of the free resources available from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

KS2 & 3
Does practical science matter?
Glen Gilchrist - Central South Consortia
Explore practical ideas for undertaking meaningful science experiments in the classroom.

KS2 & 3
Using scientific surveys.
Ieuan Donovan, St Fagans National History Museum.
Have a go at identifying different habitats and get to grips with doing a scientific survey using OPAL
guides. Plus find out more about our new bookable High Ropes and Habitats workshop at St Fagans
National History Museum.
(Outdoors, bring appropriate clothing and footwear)

KS3 & 4
Data logging/Coding
Newport University
Robot workshop. Andy Harper USW, Senior lecturer design and technology.

KS3 & 4
How to plan a mission to Mars.
Heather Jackson, National Museum Cardiff & Debbie Syrop, Cardiff School of Engineering
Have a go at a range of STEM activities to help engage pupils with preparing for a mission to Mars.
Ideas for the classroom, and resources to take-away. Plus find out more about the upcoming Tim
Peake exhibition at National Museum Cardiff.


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Saint Fagans

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