Is your New year’s resolution to brush up your classroom discussion running skills? If so help is at hand!
The Talk Science team will be running their teacher training course at venues across the UK in 2010. We will be sharing our top tips on getting your students talking about hot science topics in our one day teachers course packed with ideas and resources to hook your students into a great science discussion (and we guarentee its more fun and less difficult than all those other resolutions to loose weight, give up chocolate, run a marathon etc.) Here’s what one teacher in York thought about the course:
‘The course gave me lots of ideas, and was delivered in a fun and interesting way. It has inspired me to run more discussion lessons in the future.’
The course takes place on the following dates:
21st January – Bristol
28th January – Edinburgh
24th February – Nottingham
18th March – Glasgow
25th March – London
27th May – Birmingham
10th June – Belfast
15th June – London
17th June – Manchester
24th June – Cardiff
1st July – Norwich
6th July – London
13th July – London
The course is free and is supported by BP as part of the Enterprising Science project. Click here to register for a course.
The Science Museum learning team will be at the ASE conference in Nottingham on the 7th, 8th and 9th january 2010.
We are delivering a number of sessions including a taster session of the Talk Science training course, and our classroom activity News+Views which lets students create Museum style displays on a contemporary science topic.
The full line up includes:
Thurs 7th Jan
1400-1600 News and Views: Create a Mini Contemporary Science Exhibition BC16 Biology B39
Don’t forget to stop by our stand F14 in the marketplace where you try out some of our free online resources, chat with our friendly staff and even get your very own CO2 bubble to carry round with you. See you there!
“Bloomin’ Marvellous” – well thats what one teacher thought the Science Museum’s first late night opening exclusively for teachers. Nearly 600 teachers and educators packed out the third floor of the musem and were treated to a night of science shows, experiments, comedy, object handling and a chance to play in the world famous Launchpad gallery – all without their students.
Teachers in the Launchpad gallery
We provided the materials for teachers to make their own Mousetrap Drag Racers – check out our online resource that shows you how to make them with your students.
The atmosphere was great and judging by the people I talked to a good time was had by all.
The Talk Science team were on hand to run our Mystery Boxes activity and had a great time catching up with some of the teachers we’ve worked with on our courses over the past two years. Thanks for coming along!