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Aberdeen Science Centre CPD Opportunities 2017-2018

5th September  2017 – Facilitating Science Investigations – 4-6 pm

This course will equip teachers with the knowledge and confidence to carry out scientific investigations in the classroom without tearing your hair out. It will cover common misconceptions in science; use of correct language; thinking deeper e.g. using Concept Cartoons.

We will explain the difference between an experiment and an investigation to be able to develop skills further.

Find out the difference between “accurate” and “reliable” and learn some straightforward ways of helping your pupils to carry out investigations.

We will also look at the ACC Skills Development framework and how it can be used to help pupils – and teachers!

To book a place please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/facilitating-science-investigations-registration-35532295051

 

28th September 2017 – Switch it On – 4-6 pm

Ever wanted to be an electron? In this fun interactive session you will act as an electron and discover how electricity works.

Create simple circuits, explore the conductive properties of various materials and more.

During this CPD we aim to arm you with the knowledge and confidence to teach electricity at first and second level.

To book a place please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/switch-it-on-registration-35532842689

 

21st November 2017 – Fun with Forces – 4 – 6 pm

Fun with Forces gives participants the knowledge and confidence to teach around the CfE area of forces at First and Second levels. We will cover; shape and motion, friction, air resistance, magnets, static electricity (electrostatic), gravity, floating and sinking. Participants will have the chance to get hands-on with activities that are simple to set up with easily accessible materials. CfE links, useful websites & resources, activity instructions and more will all be detailed in the handout provided during the session.

To book a place please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fun-with-forces-registration-35532424438

 

16th January 2018 or 26th April 2018 – Life Under the Sea (Subsea Channel UK) – 4 – 6 pm

This CPD explores online films and lessons developed for Subsea UK by Aberdeen teachers. It will provide you with a resource that explores real-life applications of science, linking them to CfE. The program discusses five topics: Diving and Health, Marine Biology, Robotics & ROVs, Surveying the Sea and Vessels, and gives participants the experience, knowledge and confidence to teach pupils these topics and be equipped to answer any questions they might have.

To book a place please use the following link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-under-the-sea-subsea-channel-uk-registration-35532572882

 

 

6th February 2018 – What Makes You You? – 4 -6 pm 

Discover how to explore the CfE topic of inheritance in an accessible, inclusive and interactive way. This CPD will give you the background knowledge to teach the basics of genetics and inheritance as well as the chance to try out inexpensive, engaging activities to use at First and Second level. Meet the Reebops, a fantastical animal that provides a fun and simple way for introducing children to ideas of inherited characteristics. Activities introduced in this session are designed to be inclusive of all learners, avoiding the old adage of “compare yourself to your Mum and Dad”.

To book a place please use the following link:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-under-the-sea-subsea-channel-uk-registration-35532572882

 

8th March 2018 – Kitchen Chemistry – 4 – 6 pm 

Aberdeen Science Centre’s Kitchen Chemistry CPD explores chemistry in a way that is accessible to everyone, using simple kitchen ingredients.

Participants will have the chance to get hands-on experience of classroom activities including; looking at the acidity of household substances using cabbage juice as an indicator, exploring the density of various kitchen items, simple chemical reactions and making corn flour slime.

To book a place please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kitchen-chemistry-registration-35532515711

 

3rd May 2018 – Fish, Fossils & Fuel – 4-6 pm

Fish, Fossils & Fuel will give you the knowledge and confidence to teach around the topic of oil and gas at first and second level. From the formation of oil and gas, how to find it, how to extract it, refine it to what we do with it.Participants will have the opportunity to try hands-on activities, linked to the CfE, which are simple to set up, but effective in facilitating pupils to carry out scientific experiments and investigations. All attendees will receive FREE RESOURCES to bring back to the classroom including: CfE linked lesson plans, posters, electronic copies of presentations, videos and pupil hand outs and a copy of the DK book “Oil and Natural Gas”, which complements all of the activities and lessons in the programme.

To book a place please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fish-fossils-fuel-registration-35532359243

 

5th June 2018 – Our Amazing Body – 4 -6 pm 

In Aberdeen Science Centre’s Our Amazing Body CPD you will discover how our body works and also what happens when something goes wrong. You will try out several hands-on activities that you can try with your first and second level classes, looking at the function of our skeleton and organs, sensory systems and common diseases caused by germs.

Participants will gain confidence to teach science CfE benchmarks around the area of Biological Systems at First and Second Levels.

To book a place please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-amazing-body-registration-35532794545

 

26th June 2018 – How Hot are you? – 4 – 6 pm 

Aberdeen Science Centre’s How Hot Are You? CPD explores the concepts of heat and insulation and the use of infrared technology in this interactive workshop. Participants will gain confidence to teach Science CfE benchmarks of Energy at First and Second Levels.

During this CPD we aim to arm you with the knowledge and confidence to teach forces at first and second level.

To book a place please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-hot-are-you-registration-35532453525


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