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Royal Society of Biology event

Encouraging Scientific Enquiry and Making Science Memorable for Primary School

This year the Society will be running an exciting new training course on Making Science Memorable and Encouraging Scientific Enquiry for Primary School Teachers.


This one day course will be held on the 5th of July, from 9am until 4:45pm, at the Royal Society of Biology Charles Darwin House 12 Roger Street London WC1N 2JU.


This course is for primary school teachers to develop upon their science teaching.


Course Content:


  • Areas where science can be made memorable and the reasons for this being so pertinent in primary school science
  • Using school grounds for biology
  • Designing areas of outdoor plant science pertinent to specific school grounds
  • Owl pellet dissection workshop
  • How to get the most from studying how environmental factors affect plant growth and looking at ways which classes can develop investigations into plant growth
  • Cross curricular links with primary school science/ biology
  • Investigations into plant growth and encouraging early growth, using fast plants/ rapid recycling brassicas
  • Discussion and networking opportunity


Course Trainer: Jonathan Forgham is the founder of The Primary Works and was a primary school teacher with Hertfordshire County Council for 30 years.


Jonathan has served as a Gatsby Fellow, being appointed Leading Teacher Fellow in 2004, soon after representing the UK as a delegate to The Physics on Stage 8 day conference at the European Space Agency in The Netherlands. He also served as coordinator and leader of East Herts. science advisory service at Hertford Teachers' Centre in the 1980′s and has given numerous workshops, lectures and conference talks on all aspects of primary science.


In 2006 he qualified, through ISSET, to lead space camp courses, offering the best that NASA can offer which he has since used when organising and running a three day space camp for gifted and talented key stage 2 scientists.


More information and registration is available on our website:

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