Supporting and teaching secondary science through plants NY296 / A18

Start date
26 Jun 19
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map
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Gain the inspiration, knowledge, practical skills and confidence to support teaching and learning in secondary school science, especially biology and environmental science. Work with industry specialists in horticulture and plant disease, alongside an experienced science teacher.

Day 1 - discover plants you can use to support teaching in the classroom. Develop your skills and engage in practical activities focused around key curriculum content such as: growth and development, asexual and sexual reproduction, tropisms and germination.

Day 2 - develop core GCSE and A level biology practicals including drawing, microscope work, sampling techniques and data handling. Advice will also be provided on maximising habitats in your school environment.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


You will be able to:

  • learn how to propagate and grow a range of fascinating plants for use in the science classroom and learn how to link this to teaching and learning key curriculum content
  • learn about sampling techniques, including abiotic factors
  • learn how a variety of habitats can be created, developed and managed within the school grounds and how these can be used to teach ideas about the environment, air quality and plant disease


Supporting and teaching secondary science through plants - day 126 June 2019 10:00-18:00
Supporting and teaching secondary science through plants - day 227 June 2019 09:00-16:00

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£640.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£540.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£640.00 +VAT

* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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