Justify opinions

Materials to teach the Scientific Enquiry process: Justify opinions

Exterminate

  Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous killer. The diseases they transmit, malaria, Zika and dengue fever, cause more than a million deaths per year. Some scientists have ...

Exterminar [Brasil]

  O mosquito pode ser um assassino perigoso. As doenças transmitidas por determinados mosquitos, Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, Malária, causam mais de um milhão de mortes por ano. ...

To frack or not?

The extraction of gas from shale rock – hydraulic fracturing, or fracking – is widespread in the USA. Whilst some countries in Europe have banned fracking ...

Grow

As people live longer the demand for new organs to replace failed ones increases. One possible solution is to build new organs in a dish from ...

Appliance science

The EU has recently imposed limits on the power ratings of vacuum cleaners, and further limits on other appliances could soon be in place. In ...

Car Wars

Imagine it is 2020 and students are about to get their first car. Increased carbon dioxide emissions have led to huge financial incentives to ...

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An inspiring conference, say science educators…

The ENGAGE project conference, at the Open University on March 11th, was a unique event designed to launch a community of innovative science teachers.  Funded by the European Commission (EC), this event brought together more than 80 Science teachers from right across England, as well as Russia and Brazil.

The conference themes were chosen by the teachers themselves, who presented their innovative classroom practice on curriculum, assessment and teaching methods. “Overall the event was excellent, inspiring and very informative. I enjoyed presenting. I would be happy to present again next year. I enjoyed networking with colleagues from around the country.” Rowan Mangier, Science Teacher.  “Teachers were so very grateful to have the opportunity to discuss ideas and strategies with other teachers and hear solutions to the problems they are encountering” Jude Sanders, facilitator.

The keynotes Tony Sherborne, scientific leader of ENGAGE  and ...

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