Organisms

Materials to teach the Big Idea: Organisms

Vitamin D

This activity is designed to engage a wider range of students. Using the principles of ‘science capital’, it makes the issue of Vitamin D deficiency highly ...

Ban Cola? #Top 3 activity

Now that scientists have discovered that sugar is like an addictive drug, pressure is building for action to reduce the amount of sugar that children ...

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 ...

Zika

The Zika virus is linked to brain damage in unborn babies and is spreading rapidly through South America. The World Health Organisation declared it an ...

Attack of the giant viruses

Scientists have discovered a giant 30 000 year old virus still alive under the permafrost. As the world warms, others will be uncovered. ...

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An inspiring conference, say science educators.

The second International conference on Engaging Science for teachers coordinated by Dr. Ale Okada, at the Open University on March 23rd of 2019, presented evidence that the project is sustainable. Some of the key topics discussed by Science teachers were practices and strategies developed to address the key issues raised by the ENGAGE community in the previous conference:

  • What are the benefits and challenges  to promote open schooling through Engaging Science?   
  • How can  science curriculum be more inclusive and unbiased about gender?
  • How can the Science Education curriculum be reshaped so that it’s more fit for purpose?
  • How can an approach focussed on examination success still lead to an enlightened science education?

 

Funded by the the engaging science network, this annual event brought together more than 80 Science teachers from ...

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