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STEM Beyond the Classroom - Inspirational lectures and workshops for Primary & Secondary teachers that aim to address the new science and technology curriculum.

  • Prof Justin Dillon, Professor of Science and Environmental Education, University of Bristol, explores some of the issues around learning outside the classroom.

  • Dr Rhys Jones, lecturer, herpetologist and presenter of Rhys to the Rescue, presents on his own experiences of science communication and the need for literacy in science.

Primary and Secondary science workshops will cover a range of topics from animal behaviour and scientific research, to chemistry and astronomy. A series of short teacher-led vignettes will explore approaches to inspiring science opportunities. There will also be a special Presentation of Awards for the Primary Science Quality Mark.

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Animal behaviour – Charlotte EvansAnimal behaviour is an innately fascinating and engaging subject that is taught in both science and psychology and throughout the key stages. In this workshop, Charlotte the education officer from the Association For The Study Of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), will provide a number of practical ideas to teach all sorts of biology topics at all key stages. The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) supports teachers in schools and colleges by providing free, fabulous and well thought out resources. www.asab.org/education


TAPS Cymru: Assessment of primary science and technology- Lisa Fenn, Cardiff Met and Sarah Earle, Bath Spa University

The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) Cymru project has developed guidance for assessment of primary science and technology, in line with Donaldson Curriculum recommendations. This session will consider examples of how focused assessment can support both science and DT, as part of the TAPS pyramid approach.

The creative curriculum - Do it Kits – Helen Steer

Explore the Physics of Music and how it relates to secondary education. You'll get hands on by making and playing instruments, before diving into waveforms, oscilloscopes & cymatics. You'll take away practical, engaging ideas for your classroom.


Collaborative chemistry – Dayna Mason

Engage your students with chemistry by taking part in some of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s global experiments. Designed to be challenging for a range of ages and abilities (especially good for KS3), most of these experiments can be completed in an hour-long lesson and are designed to be safe, easily resourced (we’ll give you a few bits and pieces to take with you on the day), and to incorporate key science skills into core curricula. In this workshop you’ll get to try some of the experiments yourself, have a look at the collaborative data (great for numeracy), and see just how easy it is to take chemistry beyond the classroom.


Heather Jackson - What is your students’ mental image of ‘under the ground’?

We’re asking schools around Wales to join us to find out. Why? Because this autumn, a science team will drill two kilometres into Welsh rocks looking for fossils and data to help predict modern climate change. We’ve developed resources to help bring this research into the classroom – from worms to materials and from dinosaurs to drills. Join us on a journey into the Jurassic!

Rob Woodman - National Space Academy Principia - Astro Academy

During this CPD session delegates will have an introduction to all the components of the Astro Academy: Principia programme - including:

• Orbital experiments conducted by astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station,

• Dynamic analyses of the results

• Ground-based analogue experiment guides for students and teachers

• A suite of further space science and education guides




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