The Primary Science Quality Mark which has been developed by the SLC EE, in conjunction with the Association for Science Education and Barnet Local Authority and funded by the Wellcome Trust, offers schools the opportunity and framework to develop and celebrate a school-wide commitment to excellent science teaching and learning. There are now plans to roll this scheme out nationally.
Professor John Holman, Director National Science Learning Centre and Derek Bell, Director of Education at the Wellcome Trust, will present certificates to the schools at a ceremony at 6.30pm on 15 January 2009 at the SLC EE, University of Hertfordshire, Bayfordbury.
The ceremony is a culmination of an innovative project across the East of England to raise the profile and quality of science in primary schools.
“This is sorely needed,” said Jane Turner, Deputy Director, SLC EE. “Up to now there has been no existing quality mark for science in primary schools. There is now demand from schools and local authorities across the UK and internationally to roll the Primary Science Quality Mark Award Scheme out nationally.”
The twelve schools involved in the Scheme are:Bowman’sgreen Junior School, London Colney;
•To raise the profile of science in primary schools
•To celebrate a commitment to excellence in science in primary schools
•To provide a framework for measuring, planning and developing the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools
•To encourage primary schools to increase the range and quality of teaching and learning in science
•To recognise, promote and spread good practice in science teaching and learning
•To enable primary schools to maintain science’s core position as they move to more coherent, creative and cross-curricula teaching and learning structures
•To highlight the need for continuing professional development opportunities in science
•To increase science subject organisation primary school membership
•To motivate schools to work with STEM partners to enhance science provision To stimulate in pupils and the wider school community, a long term interest and engagement with science
Helene Murphy | alfa
A gene activated in infant and young brains determines learning capacity in adulthood
13.11.2018 | Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
The Maturation Pattern of the Hippocampus Drives Human Memory Deve
23.07.2018 | Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving "magnetic reconnection"--the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion--in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.
Magnetic reconnection has remained a bit of a mystery to scientists. They know it exists and have documented the effects that the energy explosions can...
Biochips have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), on which tissue can be produced and examined. This allows supplying the tissue with different substances in a very controlled way.
Cultivating human cells in the Petri dish is not a big challenge today. Producing artificial tissue, however, permeated by fine blood vessels, is a much more...
Faster and secure data communication: This is the goal of a new joint project involving physicists from the University of Würzburg. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the project with 14.8 million euro.
In our digital world data security and secure communication are becoming more and more important. Quantum communication is a promising approach to achieve...
On Saturday, 10 November 2018, the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its homeport of Bremerhaven, bound for Cape Town, South Africa.
When choosing materials to make something, trade-offs need to be made between a host of properties, such as thickness, stiffness and weight. Depending on the application in question, finding just the right balance is the difference between success and failure
Now, a team of Penn Engineers has demonstrated a new material they call "nanocardboard," an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square...
09.11.2018 | Event News
06.11.2018 | Event News
23.10.2018 | Event News
16.11.2018 | Health and Medicine
16.11.2018 | Life Sciences
16.11.2018 | Life Sciences