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TeachMeet at the National Education Show 2017

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Why on our website? We have been organising TeachMeets in Cardiff ever since the first one in 2011 and we would normally upload the TeachMeet page on the TeachMeet wiki, but the wiki seems to be broken and we couldn’t upload

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Consolidating Newton’s 3rd Law

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We have been thinking about effective ways to teach and consolidate Newton’s 3rd law of motion and in particular we have focused on an example that often causes a lot of confusion among learners and (sometimes) teachers – an object at

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Half-life of Coke Zero bubbles – Essential new GCSE Science

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I took the video below using a Coke Zero bottle, shaking it and opening the lid to produce lots of bubbles. Then, I used the Vernier Video Physics app from my iPad to track the level of the bubbles as

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Our work in Mexico – La Ciencia en tu Escuela

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We were very privileged to be able to work with the British Council Mexico between November 2015 and March 2016 on the evaluation of the online CPD platform for STEM primary and secondary teachers La Ciencia en tu Escuela, developed by

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Does Academy = better academic results?

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So Your School’s Turning into an Academy… As I am sure you all know now, the government has announced plans to turn every school in England into an academy by 2022. However, what does this mean for those with teacher

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#asechat summary 28/03/16 – What Science Clubs do you run?

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We were glad to host #asechat tonight and we have tried to capture the most interesting threads in the Twitter Collection below. The chat was a bit quieter than usual, but that was to be expected on Easter Monday. However,

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#ASEchat summary – 23/11/15 What games work well to teach science?

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Tonight we were moderating a great and engaging session at #ASEchat and, as usual, we have added our summary in the form of a Twitter Collection below. As always, please forgive us if your contributions are missing, but we had

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Science on Stage 2015 – Day 1

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We have the great privilege of representing Britain at this year’s Science on Stage Europe and this series of blog posts will attempt to give you a flavour of the great ideas, projects and inspiring atmosphere that can be felt

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Numerical Reasoning with SIG-24

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Last Monday we had the great pleasure of working on Numerical Reasoning with SIG-24, a group of 11 schools headed by the tireless Janet Hayward (Headteacher at Cadoxton Primary School). The schools brought some learners from their Year 4 and

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Educational Research – why should we bother?

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This post is a couple of weeks overdue, as it is an attempt to summarise my recent visit to the ASE Conference in Reading. The title of the post might startle you a little bit, but it makes sense, because

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