Real Science | Topical science for schools Stem Careers royalsociety This scheme helps schools to run exciting and innovative projects in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. "I would strongly recommend all schools to get involved in the Partnership Grants scheme." - Carl Williams, Markland Hill CP School, Bolton Do you have a great idea for bringing science to life in schools? The Partnership Grants scheme provides grants of up to £3,000 for science projects run at a primary or secondary school or college in partnership with a professional scientist or engineer. Since 2000, the scheme has awarded over £1.3 million to 745 schools and colleges, and has ignited enthusiasm for science among young people across the UK. Find out all the information you need to apply to the scheme. Benefits for teachers and schools Introduction to the Partnership Grants scheme (2 mins, requires Flash Player). A Partnership Grant can allow schools to buy specialist scientific equipment, to be used not only for the initial project but for years to come.
Clear Science! "In a first for laser-driven fusion, scientists at a US lab say they have reached a key milestone called fuel gain: they are producing more energy than the fuel absorbed to start the reaction." Laser-sparked fusion power passes key milestone | New Scientist Okay, okay, okay, okay, guys. Scientists at the National Ignition Facility have taken the first itty bitty baby steps towards fusion and I’m having trouble containing my excitement. First of all, they’re using 192 laser beams, which are pointed at a gold chamber that converts the lasers into X-ray pulses, which then squeeze a small fuel pellet and make it implode and undergo fusion. Secondly, the lead researcher is named Omar Hurricane. And then there’s what it actually means. Even so, this is a hugely significant tiny step forward toward recreating the clean energy production that happens in the heart of stars. (via chels) Essentially, solar power is fusion, though. (via chels)
Science Careers Information on science-related jobs. Below is a chart listing many of the main science-related jobs with a rough coding on the likelihood of a career from the particular degree subject. See also www.prospects.ac.uk/links/Occupations where you will find detailed job descriptions of many of the above jobs. What can I do with my degree in ......? Careers Outside Science Science graduates are attractive to many employers because of their personal transferable skills rather than the specific skills that they have gained during their degree course. Jobs using these skills include: COMPUTING requires very similar logical thinking skills to those required in science. See www.kent.ac.uk/careers/workin.htm for information on a wide range of other careers open to you. A chart of jobs that can be entered with any degree subject is at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/careermap.htm Many of the following organisations may sometimes offer placements. You will need a good science CV and covering letter to go with it.
About STEM 11-14 projects Benefits to pupils of STEM cross-curricular projects include: greater motivation making links between subjects, enhancing learning development of learning skills the opportunity to tackle authentic, complex problems over an extended period of time. Nuffield STEM projects challenge pupils to development their own ideas. To help them with this, pupils are explicitly taught a set of skills.
Homepage | Scientists in sport Getting Girls Interested in Science Author: Suzanne Elvidge BSc (hons), MSc - Updated: 24 August 2012| Traditionally, science - particularly chemistry and physics, as well as maths, computing and technology - has been a male-dominated area. Girls may not be interested in science as a study or as a career because they think it is too hard, or do not want to do something where they might be the only girl in the class. So what can be done to encourage more girls to get interested in science? Encouraging Girls into Science Parents can encourage girls to be interested in science – perhaps by going to science and technology museums at the weekend or during school holidays, by watching television programmes or listening to radio programmes about science, or by talking about science stories on the news. There are lots of books, magazines and websites about science, both serious and just for fun, that can help get and keep girls interested in science. Starting Early Science at School Finding Science Careers Finding Female Role Models
Teaching resources - Future Morph Science within work This resource helps you teach the curriculum through the context of jobs. Future Morph presentation This presentation has been designed with teachers and careers staff in mind. It provides a clear overview of… Teaching about Science This website will help you to explore how science works with post-16 students taking AS/A science courses. Our resources will help motivate students to learn scientific concepts, particularly important as how science works is now a component of all AS/A science courses. There are six lessons available to download. The role of theoretical models Lesson A Electromagnetism (Physics) Lesson B Cell membranes (Biology) Lesson C Continental drift (Any science, or geography) Assessing the quality of data Lesson D Chemical data (Chemistry) Lesson E Mobile phones (Any science) Purposes of scientific research Lesson F Purposes of Scientific Research (Any science) These lessons were developed in partnership with the University of Leeds.