Teaching science

Is a career in science for me?

With two in five students saying they are interested in science related careers why do we need to worry about the scientific competitiveness of the UK on the global stage?

Findings from the Wellcome Trust’s Science Education Tracker show that this number comes from some specific demographics and there is...

Louise Parks

Disbelief, amazement and pride: ENTHUSE Celebration Award winner shares her experiences

Written by: Louise Parks, winner of Primary Science ENTHUSE Award, 2016

A balmy summer evening in London and as I walked up to the impressive Wellcome Trust building, not really knowing what to expect, the magnitude of the reason I was there became very real!

After receiving an Intensive ENTHUSE Award...

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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Antibiotics Unearthed: what could you discover?

The Microbiology Society has announced it will continue its public engagement venture, Antibiotics Unearthed, into 2017.Antibiotics Unearthed gives the general public, students and educators in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to work with scientists as part of a global initiative to discover new antibiotics from soil bacteria.The Small World...

Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos with Professor Brian Cox

The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to help primary school teachers across the UK to introduce creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.A set of six videos and written resources – Brian Cox School Experiments – aimed at key stage 2 students (age 7-11 years)...

Cogent student competition: helping parents become science career savvy

Cogent skills has launched a new competition for secondary school students in Years 8 and 9 in England.Working individually or in teams of up to four, students are tasked with designing a communications campaign, aimed at parents, to promote the range of careers in science available and the various routes into those careers.Entries should include...

Results from first Science Education Tracker released

This week, the Wellcome Trust published the results from the first Science Education Tracker and found that teachers are key in forming young people’s attitudes and ambitions.The survey questioned more than 4,000 14-18 year olds and looked at their attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.Conducted by Kantar Public...

BBC Terrific Scientific: inspiring a generation

The National STEM Learning Network is proud to be a campaign champion of the BBC Terrific Scientific campaign.We will be lending ongoing support to the bold and ambitious new campaign from the BBC to inspire 9-11 year old pupils to engage with science through exciting, innovative and accessible mass-participation investigations.Through...

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 and colleges, use code SEC100VAT when booking to get 100% off...

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...

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