Teaching primary science with ENTHUSEiasm

Lorna Brown, a Year 6 teacher at Clifton with Rawcliffe Primary School, explains the impact the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards, and in particular winning the Primary School Science ENTHUSE Award, has had on her school and her own personal development.

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Have a merry science Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas and the end of term and as that time approaches we start to get all Christmassy and our minds turn to how we can use this to engage our students.

Over the years, we have put together a range of Christmas science activities for you to demonstrate or do with your students. It’s a...

Top six resources for primary teachers over Christmas

It’s that time of year again and as we hurtle towards the end of term, I have put together a few ideas to support learning in primary mathematics, science and design and technology in the run-up to Christmas:

1. Plan a class party

In this problem solving activity, children choose and carry out a range of...

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Post-16 professional development, now with 100% discount

Take a look at our subject specific CPD that will support your teaching and ensure better engagement and attainment by students.For a limited time, we are offering a 100% discount* off the activity fee on the below CPD activities.Available to all teachers at state-funded schools, use code SEC100VAT when booking to get 100% off the activity fee....

Regional Grant Scheme for 2017 Biology Week: opening soon

The Royal Society of Biology will be opening a new Regional Grant Scheme in February 2017, which aims to help people get involved with Biology Week.Taking place on 7 – 15 October 2017, Biology Week showcases the important and amazing work of the biosciences, getting everyone from children to professional biologists involved in a variety of hands-...

The Youth Grand Challenges: a new extra-curricular initiative

The British Science Association has announced a new extra-curricular initiative for students in the UK: the Youth Grand Challenges.Supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and run by the British Science Association, the Youth Grand Challenges calls on students aged 11 to 19 to come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to...

STACS: our 100th technician

This year we passed a significant milestone on our technician’s programme, with the 100th technician attending the Senior Technicians Accredited Co-leaders in Science (STACS) course.As part of the course technicians complete the University of York certificate in leadership and management in education, making STACS one of the few courses available...

Results from the latest TIMSS report released

Yesterday saw the release of the latest Trends in Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) report.This report provides participating countries internationally comparable data on the performance and attitudes of 9 to 10 year olds (Year 5 pupils) and 13 to 14 year olds (Year 9 students) in mathematics and science.Organised by the International Association...

Winner of Rolls-Royce Science Prize 2016 announced

Earlier this month, the winners of this year’s Rolls-Royce Science Prize were announced at their annual awards ceremony, held at the Science Museum in London.The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is the company’s flagship UK education programme and helps teachers implement science and mathematics teaching ideas in their own schools and colleges.As usual,...

Upcoming events from the Royal Society of Biology

The Royal Society of Biology has a number of different education-related schemes and events coming up to help encourage young people’s interest in biology.British Biology OlympiadThe British Biology Olympiad will take place from 20 – 27 January 2017 and will consist of two, one hour multiple choice tests taken online in schools. Top...

BBC Learning launch new campaign, Terrific Scientific

BBC Learning, in partnership with Wellcome, have launched Terrific Scientific, a bold and ambitious new campaign to inspire primary children to get excited about science.Terrific Scientific is a major 18 month UK-wide campaign to bring practical science into the classroom and into our homes. Instead of lab coats and test tubes, the campaign...

Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier

British Science Week is a ten day celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Taking place on 10-19 March 2017, it is a great way to engage young people of all ages with STEM through a variety of activities and events taking place all around the UK.Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier, as the...

Draw someone who works in industry

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) is celebrating 20 years since the creation of the Children Challenging Industry Programme.This programme aims to increase the aspirations of school children to become the scientists and engineers of the future by challenging perceptions, improving teachers’ knowledge and by helping children to...

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