Cornwall Festival of Science SP200 / F119

Start date
21 Jun 22
6 Hours
Truro and Penwith College, College Road, Truro TR1 3XX View on Google Map


A day of science to introduce NQTs, ECTs and non-specialist teachers of science to the support available from ASE, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Stimulating Physics Network. An opportunity to network with teachers of science in Cornwall and learn of and share good practice.

STEM – Stimulating Physics Network

Session objectives:

Attendees will gain an overview of the support available from the Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) for teachers and learners. The sessions will include:

Brief introduction to different support models offered by the SPN

Curriculum linked practical activities to inspire and engage students

A look at diagnostic resources to assess pre and misconceptions in Physics

Useful SIMS and online tools to enhance your students understanding of Physics

Ideas and take-away science capital and hinterland activities for students to support literacy

Signposting to further CPD opportunities


Royal Society of Chemistry

Session objectives:

Attendees will gain an overview of support available, from the Royal Society of Chemistry to both teachers and learners of chemistry. This will include insight into:

 Curriculum linked resources

 Support for practical chemistry, both via simulation and hands-on practical work

Introduction to resources and activities for students, including outreach and careers

Pedagogical support including ideas for remote/blended teaching and learning 

CPD opportunities for teachers  

Introduction to the 2022 Global Challenge – Take Charge.


ASE – Biology Focus

Session objectives: 

Attendees will gain an overview of the support available from the Association for Science Education for both teachers and learners in promoting the Sciences. For this session the particular focus will be on hands-on support for Biology Teachers. Specific Activities to include:


Introduction to the work of the ASE particularly in the production of Curriculum linked resources, activities, conferences and Teachmeets/CPD.

The session will focus on simple activities to support teaching and learning in Biology and especially sustainability and the environment.

There will be the opportunity to share good practice and the use of readily available resources that enhance student learning and understanding


Who is the course leader?


At the end of the festival, we hope that you will have increased confidence in your Physics, Chemistry and Biology teaching.


1 Stimulating Physics Network - open CPD21 June 202209:30-15:30Truro and Penwith College

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State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFreeStandard bursary available*£0.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree

* 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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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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