Category Archives: events for teachers

New Year’s resolutions

Happy New Year!

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.

We look forward to meeting  you  throughout 2010.

Come and see us at the ASE conference

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.

Rocket Mice

Rocket Mice

The full line up includes:

Thurs 7th Jan

1400-1600 News and Views: Create a Mini Contemporary Science Exhibition BC16 Biology B39

Fri 8th Jan

 09.30-10.30 Feel The Force T066 Biology B1

11.30-12.30 Talk Science: Effective Contemporary Science Discussions T102 Biology B1

14.00-15.00 Supporting Inspirational Primary Classroom Science BC40 Biology B1

Sat 9th Jan

09.30-10.30 Supporting Inspirational Secondary Classroom Science BC48 Biology B1

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!

Teachers’ Playtime at the Museum

“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

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.

Mousetrap racers

Mousetrap racers

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!