Practical plant science and ecology for secondary schools NY260 / A20

Start date
15 Jul 21
Duration
3 Days
Location
National STEM Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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Summary

Plant science and ecology can often be a frustrating topic with a perceived lack of activities and practicals that work. This 3 day course in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, will allow teachers and technicians to explore a diverse range of engaging activities and practicals to put into their schemes of work.

Day 1 of the course will be spent learning about plants to use in science lessons, with an opportunity to trail and evaluate a number of different plant science practicals.

Day 2 will be spent at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Here you will learn field study techniques in a range of habitats including streams, ponds, woodland, grass and meadows. Advice will also be given on how to create habitats in your school environment.

Day 3 will explore horticulture practicals and plant crops as a context linking into the new GCSE specification. There will also be an opportunity to  undertake planning activities to ensure practicals and skills are incorporated into your own work.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk for more information

Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • describe how to propagate and grow a range of plants for use in the science classroom.
  • evaluate a range of plants science practice work for KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • develop skills in ecology fieldwork, learning sampling techniques for a range of different habitats and confidence in the use of keys.
  • explore how a variety of habitats can be created, developed and managed within the school grounds
  • develop an action plan to put your learning into practice and develop your schemes of work
    Participants will be able to:
  • describe how to propagate and grow a range of plants for use in the science classroom.
  • evaluate a range of plants science practice work for KS3, KS4 and KS5
  • develop skills in ecology fieldwork, learning sampling techniques for a range of different habitats and confidence in the use of keys.
  • explore how a variety of habitats can be created, developed and managed within the school grounds
  • develop an action plan to put your learning into practice and develop your schemes of work

Sessions

DateTime
Practical plant science and ecology for secondary schools - day 1 15 July 202111:00-19:00
Practical plant science and ecology for secondary schools - day 216 July 202109:00-16:00

Notes

The National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

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Fees & Bursaries

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Additional information

If the course you would like to attend is fully booked, please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk to express your interest in being added to a waiting list. We will contact you when the course is due to run again.

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