CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
 
Secondary Science Bulletins

Issued termly to keep members up to date



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Bulletin 152 - Spring 2015

The Directors update on Cat 5 taps and WRAS regulations, CLEAPSS Technician Training Programme (Uxbridge & Leeds) 2015, incubated agar plates for genetic modfication of bacteria, genetic analysis of DNA, primary school working with agar, the hidden potential of stomatal prints, things you didn't know about CLEAPSS Part 2, another Nictric Acid incident, NCEC who the emergency services call, stocking up for spring?, Hazcards update, the NEW CLEAPSS Beta website, the 2015 Solar eclipse, technician tips, managing risk in D&T, mobile phone microscopes, power supply warnings and fourthcoming CLEAPSS Courses.

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Bulletin 151 - Autumn 2014

An update from the Director, CLEAPSS and School Suppliers, Things you didn't know about CLEAPSS, Hazcards an update, Using Liquid Nitrogen, GCSE Assessments using solid fuel tablets (concerns), Ask for Evidence, CLEAPSS Biology Starter Guides, Diposing of skeletons, 'Strange' Behaviour of some sealed cup (radioactive sources), an update on Alpacs, HSE guidance on Gas Masks in schools, IMS Licences, Northern Ireland chemical controls, shorting battery holders, auditing D&T departments, the new BSI Standard for D&T, our new D&T Pupil Passport, and a list of CLEAPSS Courses.

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Bulletin 150 - Summer 2014

The value of practical work, CLEAPSS new CLP Hazcards and pull out poster (see separate file) safety data sheets vs. risk assessments, a visit from the HSE, issues surround buying 'cheap' chemicals online, delivery of chemicals to schools - the rules, rockets in schools, disposal of agar plates, using and abusing fume cupboards, CLEAPSS D&T courses, D&T BSI Consultation & Tecnician tips.

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Secondary Science - Spring 2014

Welcome to 2014 from the Director, Buying Guides, 'Whats New', CLP Hazcards, More on Mercury, Organic Waste, Gas Masks, 3D printing, Radioactive waste, CLEAPSS Courses (how to chose which one).

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Secondary Science - Autumn 2013

The HSE and 'risk managment', new CLEAPSS Buying Guides (funded by Gatsby), details on the 2013 and 2014 technicians training program, CLEAPSS at Conferences, Details about the new CLP Hazcards, more CLP advice, a source of dry ice, sterilising agar vs. boiling agar, the safe use of sharps in Science, the dangers of Alpaca's & glue gun's, and CLEAPSS Training Courses for technicians and teachers.

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Secondary Science - Summer 2013

More about CLEAPSS reaching 50 years, Phenolphthalein - don't panic!, Radioactivity update - a new Guide L93, Ventilaion in chemicals stores - does yours work?, D&T sanding accident, preventing injuries from sharps, Hepatitis E & guidance on dissection, Issues with taps in labs, technicians tips, CLEAPSS tachnician training program and upcoming CLEAPSS 'Cluster; courses.

Plus also a chance to see the first ever CLEAPSE Bulletin from July 1964 

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Secondary Science - Spring 2013 CLEAPSS is 50, Hazcard updates, no more CLEAPSS CD's, no Eating or Drinking in labs, Recording risk assessments, guidance on dissection, technician tips, upcoming CLEAPSS Courses. Plus: an additional CLP pullout supplement with a poster for your prep room. Click on the third button to download this.

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Secondary Science - Autumn 2012

 

Update from the Director, advice on disposal of radioactive sources, new chemical labelling (CLP) and its implications, lap taps and WRAS regulations, Magnesium & Silver Nitrate - a dangerous demo!, safety with low energy light bulbs, technician groups, new CLEAPSS course names.

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Secondary Science - Summer 2012

RPA Service, H&S Management (who is your employer?), SYC Questionnaire, Jequirty bean braclets (Warning!), Pressure cookers for sterilising, Lasers & Mains plugs warnings, Technicians Groups (who, what where, when?), Technician tips, The National STEM Centre & CLEAPSS Courses

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Secondary Science - Spring 2012

Happy New Year, David Tawney, Farewell to the CD, Eating and drinking in the laboratory, Science for secondary-aged pupils with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND), Chinese lanterns, Radiation update, New chemical hazard classification (update), Automatic autoclaves.

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