CLEAPSS - Technician Cluster of Courses - January 2014
CLEAPSS is pleased to announce details of the Janaury 2014 Technicians Cluster of Course held here at CLEAPSS HQ at Brunel Uni. See here for more details and click here for the booking form.
CLEAPSS Snow Scenes
Want to make your own 'snow' scenes with crystals then use our new guide GL 131 for an easy, fun and safer method. See here for more.
CLEAPSS Technician Training Program - 2014
Click here for further details on the CLEAPSS Technician Training Programme which, next year, is being run at CSSME (Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education), University of Leeds.
Primary Science Competition 2013
"FALLING SEEDS AND BISCUITS"
The judging of the CLEAPSS 2013 Primary School competition "Falling seeds and biscuits" took place at CLEAPSS on November 1st
The pupils had to design and test a device that stopped a digestive biscuit breaking when it was dropped. Their teachers entered their "write ups" of the project.
Many of the entries mentioned how much "FUN" the pupils and teachers had while making their entries.
For full details about who won see here.
Don't miss the 2014 competition in the Spring 2014 edition of the Primary Science and Technology Newsletter.
TTS will be sponsoring the 2014 competition.
Georgina Parker, teacher of the class who won the year 5-6 category.
WWII Gas Masks
Concerns have been raised about the possible risk to pupils from the use of gas masks as artefacts in history lessons. The filter in some of these masks may contain asbestos.–
HSE has advised us that they do not think it is appropriate for children or teachers to wear or handle WWII gas masks that potentially contain asbestos. There are however some types of gas mask which do not contain asbestos, and others which have had asbestos containing elements removed. These can continue to be used for practical demonstration purposes.
CLEAPSS believes that the use of genuine artefacts has educational value and as such would be disappointed if wholesale disposal of all gas masks were to occur . We advise that gas masks are removed from classroom use and placed in a sealed plastic bag with suitable warnings, and stored safely while awaiting further guidance.
Becoming an Academy? Worried about your CLEAPSS membership? Read our advice about how to make sure you continue to have access to CLEAPSS guidance and resources - click here.
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CLEAPSS on YouTube Want to be able to view the CLEAPSS YouTube Channel in school - but its blocked ?
Send this link www.youtube.com/schools to your IT manager. Schools can now select which YouTube Channel pupils can access in school - get your IT manager to add CLEAPSS to the list!
To view the CLEAPSS YouTube account follow this link
CLEAPSS Mugs in Action
As seen at the ASE 50th Anniversary Conference at Hatfield, CLEAPSS Mugs have many uses !