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  • The 2022 ASE Great Bug Hunt is here! It's been a long winter, but the little creatures will shortly be making their way out of hibernation into the warm spring sunshine – and then what will you find? Entries to reach ASE by July 15th 2022.
    The Great Bug Hunt 2022!
    The 2022 ASE Great Bug Hunt is here! It's been a long winter, but the little creatures will shortly be making their way out of hibernation into the warm spring sunshine – and then what will you find? Entries to reach ASE by July 15th 2022.
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  • ASE has teamed up with Minecraft to develop a learning activity for students aged 11-13 years. Students explore key locations in the Periodic Odyssey to collect gaseous and metallic elements whilst researching their uses and properties.
    Minecraft Element Quest
    ASE has teamed up with Minecraft to develop a learning activity for students aged 11-13 years. Students explore key locations in the Periodic Odyssey to collect gaseous and metallic elements whilst researching their uses and properties.
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  • To help primary educators of children aged 9-11 embed key moments in history and science within their curriculum, we have used the incredible real-life story of early 19th century fossil collector and palaeontologist Mary Anning to produce a series of high-quality teaching resources and professional learning strategies that all educators can now access free of charge.
    Mary Anning: A fossil hunter's story
    To help primary educators of children aged 9-11 embed key moments in history and science within their curriculum, we have used the incredible real-life story of early 19th century fossil collector and palaeontologist Mary Anning to produce a series of high-quality teaching resources and professional learning strategies that all educators can now access free of charge.
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  • ASE events and conferences offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
    ASE Conferences and Events
    ASE events and conferences offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
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  • We commissioned the Association for Science Education (ASE) to create these useful resources to help your students learn and recall what they need to know, plus bonus additional support materials.
    GCSE Physics Formula and Symbols
    We commissioned the Association for Science Education (ASE) to create these useful resources to help your students learn and recall what they need to know, plus bonus additional support materials.
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  • Winners of the 2020 ASE Book Awards annound. See the winners here!
    ASE Book of the Year Competition
    Winners of the 2020 ASE Book Awards annound. See the winners here!
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  • ASE educational experts have gone through the excellent RSPB Wild Challenge resources, to create a series of fact-sheets designed to help fellow teachers put each challenge into a curriculum context.
    RSPB Wild Challenges
    ASE educational experts have gone through the excellent RSPB Wild Challenge resources, to create a series of fact-sheets designed to help fellow teachers put each challenge into a curriculum context.
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  • Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
    OF.E and ASE Energy Resources Project
    Exploring energy resources provides students with an insight into their future, as the world’s energy mix is likely to look very different in the coming decades as we tackle the challenges of climate change a growing world population, and the need to connect over a billion people who currently don’t have access to electricity.
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  • The Primary Science Committee of the Association for Science Education has launched the Primary Science Survival Guide. It has been developed by the ASE Primary Committee with generous contributions from a variety of experts and is free to primary ASE  members.
    Primary Science Leaders' Survival Guide
    The Primary Science Committee of the Association for Science Education has launched the Primary Science Survival Guide. It has been developed by the ASE Primary Committee with generous contributions from a variety of experts and is free to primary ASE members.
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  • I have been birding and twitching forever. I am 20 years old and am a birder, twitcher, conservationist, environmentalist and writer
    Birdgirl
    I have been birding and twitching forever. I am 20 years old and am a birder, twitcher, conservationist, environmentalist and writer
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  • As a professional association, we support our members by creating useful expert evaluations of some of the latest resources, publications and products on the market.
    ASE Green Tick Evaluation
    As a professional association, we support our members by creating useful expert evaluations of some of the latest resources, publications and products on the market.
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  • Essential reading for everyone concerned with the practice of secondary science education.  This completely new edition of the highly regarded ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education covers a wide range of topics in its 26 concise chapters.
    ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education
    Essential reading for everyone concerned with the practice of secondary science education. This completely new edition of the highly regarded ASE Guide to Secondary Science Education covers a wide range of topics in its 26 concise chapters.
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  • It’s not fair – or is it? is a really practical guide to support teachers in their teaching of science enquiry skills. It's Not Fair tells you exactly what you need to know for teaching the 2014 primary science curriculum.
    It's not fair - or is it?
    It’s not fair – or is it? is a really practical guide to support teachers in their teaching of science enquiry skills. It's Not Fair tells you exactly what you need to know for teaching the 2014 primary science curriculum.
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  • This superb new resource is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust. It offers a great opportunity for integrating science within cross-curricular learning in the context of smallpox and other communicable diseases.
    Why you'll never catch smallpox homepage
    This superb new resource is brought to you by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust. It offers a great opportunity for integrating science within cross-curricular learning in the context of smallpox and other communicable diseases.
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  • Children revise key learning from across the 'Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox' activities and explore how Jenner’s discovery has changed the world, and its crucial role in their own health.
    Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox
    Children revise key learning from across the 'Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox' activities and explore how Jenner’s discovery has changed the world, and its crucial role in their own health.
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  • A dramatic multimedia simulation of a modern measles outbreak, using real data from the 2013 Swansea epidemic. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team and use their maths and science skills to analyse and fight the outbreak.
    Measles alert!
    A dramatic multimedia simulation of a modern measles outbreak, using real data from the 2013 Swansea epidemic. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team and use their maths and science skills to analyse and fight the outbreak.
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  • A discussion-based activity comparing the ethics and scientific processes of Dr Jenner’s work with those of modern clinical trials.
    Dr Edwina Jenner
    A discussion-based activity comparing the ethics and scientific processes of Dr Jenner’s work with those of modern clinical trials.
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  • A two-part history and science activity that develops children’s ability to understand and use sources to answer history and science questions relating to vaccination.
    The Great Vaccine Debate
    A two-part history and science activity that develops children’s ability to understand and use sources to answer history and science questions relating to vaccination.
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  • Children learn about some of the main creative and technical roles that go into making a film, and use the JAMES film to explore some key creative techniques such as music and basic camera angles.
    Making Movies
    Children learn about some of the main creative and technical roles that go into making a film, and use the JAMES film to explore some key creative techniques such as music and basic camera angles.
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  • An English-focused activity about the importance of characters in storytelling. Children discuss some key concepts and terminology relating to characters, and use them to explore the characters of James and Dr Jenner in the JAMES film, to discuss other characters they have met in film and literature, and to enhance their own creative writing.
    Strength of Character
    An English-focused activity about the importance of characters in storytelling. Children discuss some key concepts and terminology relating to characters, and use them to explore the characters of James and Dr Jenner in the JAMES film, to discuss other characters they have met in film and literature, and to enhance their own creative writing.
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  • Children explore some of the most famous paintings depicting Dr Jenner’s revolutionary experiment on James Phipps. Using the concept of artistic licence, they discuss why the paintings of the same event are so different. They use the paintings and their learning as inspiration to create their own pieces of art depicting the experiment.
    Picturing Dr Jenner
    Children explore some of the most famous paintings depicting Dr Jenner’s revolutionary experiment on James Phipps. Using the concept of artistic licence, they discuss why the paintings of the same event are so different. They use the paintings and their learning as inspiration to create their own pieces of art depicting the experiment.
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  • Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
    History Detectives
    Children investigate the historical evidence about Edward Jenner and James Phipps using primary and secondary sources. They use these to find out whether real life events happened the way they do in the supporting film, James.
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  • Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
    The Speckled Monster
    Children take part in a simulation of a smallpox outbreak which introduces them to the observations that led Edward Jenner to his world-changing discovery that cowpox gives immunity to the dreaded ‘Speckled Monster’.
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  • Why you'll never catch smallpox acknowlegements
    Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox Acknowledgements
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  • ASE Bookslaes
    AS Publications offer unique titles for secondary and primary science education
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  • Science and Technology in Society  - Fifteen teaching units
    SATIS Revisited
    Science and Technology in Society - Fifteen teaching units
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