Hello all, welcome back after your holidays! (or are you still off, lucky you?)
Did any of you see the TES, the Times Educational Supplement, last Friday? If you did, then you might have spotted an announcement that has thrilled our little boots off!
An exciting partnership!
The Science Museum has become content partners with TES. This means that all our classroom resources, from hands-on practicals to discussion activities, are now available directly on TES Connect.
I don’t need to tell you that TES Connect is an inspiring collection of teaching resources across all ages and all areas of the curriculum- do get stuck in and explore the site. Being linked up with TES means that everything you can find on the Science Museum classroom resource pages is right there on TES Connect for you too, so as we add new resources to our site, they will also be updated on TES.
Big, huge, chocolatey thanks to everyone in the Science Museum and on the TES team who worked to make this happen- we hope this will make it a little easier and more fun for you to get your students excited about science!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Talk Science team with lots of exciting stuff happening. We have been on a mini UK tour working with the Museums Libraries and Archives council delivering our training course with Science ITT students and museum educators.
New resources coming soon….
We have been filming with the Science Museum in house comedy team Punk Science to create short films for you to use in the classroom. The Punk Science team bring a hilarious twist to difficult to understand science concepts and ideas while making the science crystal clear for your students. So if you have ever wondered how two men, some bungee chord and a balaclava can demonstrate the end of the universe these films will be just your cup of tea. You can get a little taster of what they’re about on our YouTube Channel.
Punk Science team
Punk Science are the minds behind the best selling children’s science book Do Try This at Home.
Do try this at Home
In addition to the films, Punk Science will also be sharing their top tips for teachers who want to ‘Punk’ their lessons. The films will start appearing on our site from July onwards.
Join us for a course
It’s very nearly summer and there has never been a better time to come and join us on our training course about running great classroom discussions. Summer term dates are as follows:
10th June - Belfast
15th June – London
17th June – Manchester
24th June – Cardiff
1st July – Norwich
6th July – London
The course is packed with practical tried and tested ideas and fits with all UK KS3 and 4 curricula. For more information or to book a place click here
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!