Education in Chemistry was at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference again this year. Both Paul and David were keeping you up to date on Twitter, but which of our tweets, photos, Storifys and videos did you like the most?
CLEAPSS were on hand at the practical hub to showcase new practical techniques and ideas for the classroom. You loved this picture of their microscale approach to ammonia chemistry.
Also available for teachers to try were student worksheets on:
- Investigating iron chemistry
- Exploring equilibria
- Micro-electrolysis of copper(II) chloride solution
And many more! Download these and the other hands-on science resources they showcased from their website.
Make a prediction...
In his keynote policy speech, John Holman went back to basics to discuss the purposes of science education. Take a look at his demonstration of what he describes as one of the great things about science: 'You do an experiment and you're surprised by the result.'
More on Twitter
Here are some of our other tweets that you liked:
- Action research: What does it involve? Also, what is it not?
- Inquiry based learning increases students' science conceptual learning
- Tom Bennett: 'The relationship between the classroom teacher & researchers is currently disfunctional'
- Brian Cartwright from Ofsted: Why teach science?
Assessing practical science
The assessment of practical science at A-level and GCSE was a popular theme throughout the conference. What will practical science assessment look like from September 2015? What will teachers be required to do? The four awarding bodies presented early feedback on their A-level practical science endorsement trial.
Take a look at our other Storifys from the conference:
- Getting practical about assessing science - a debate hosted by the National Science Learning Network, the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust to explore the assessment of practical science at the ASE Annual Conference 2015. Michael Reiss was in the chair.
- Improving education research literacy in the educational communities - Alom Shaha on Working out what works in science education
- Top five freebies - our favourite freebies and giveaways at the exhibition
Nothing beats a cute animal
Finally, of all the 246 tweets we sent during the conference, this is the one that caused the biggest stir. An important message from CLEAPSS regarding risk assessments:
An important message from @CLEAPSS regarding risk assessments... #aseconfpic.twitter.com/uhtlRjoIsn— EiC (@RSC_EiC) January 10, 2015
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