This year’s Nigel Botting Meeting for Chemistry Teachers is on Tuesday 14th June at the University of St Andrews. More information and a booking form is available here.
If you need to change your registered email address, there is now a form which can be accessed above or by clicking here.
I’ll try to process requests quickly, but at busy times it could take a few days.
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‘I have taken away from Fuselab an even bigger love of science than I already had (…I didn’t know that was possible!)’
‘It really pushed me as an engineer and really made me work hard’
‘I loved every minute of it!’
Fuselab GO is an innovation and creativity boot camp run by Edinburgh International Science Festival that gives young people aged 15-18 an opportunity to build the skills, networks and confidence to help them thrive in a fast moving future.
Fuselab GO encourages participants to pioneer a new way of life by imagining the reality of human beings populating a new planet. You will be asked to think bigger than ever before on a completely blank canvas, developing out of this world solutions to real world problems through a series of workshops, skills, sessions, talks and games. Each event will be attending by a number of industry specialists whose role will be to provide support and guidance to all participants.
We are looking to recruit aspiring engineers, designers and entrepreneurial thinkers to help plan the future of this as yet uninhabited world; working together to seek out relevant skills amongst their colleagues then collaborating on the design, prototype and testing of ideas.
Fuselab GO will land in various locations throughout Scotland during June and July 2015 and we are looking for 40 enthusiastic pioneers to take part in each event. The boot camps are completely free of charge and lunch will be provided on each day. We are unable to offer assistance towards travel costs.
Applications are open now! For your chance to be part of this exciting project, simply read the terms and conditions contained within the attached flyer to ensure you’re eligible to apply and then complete the short application form available online at sciencefestival.co.uk/Fuselab.
If you have any queries about the project or application process, you can contact us on Fuselab@scifest.co.uk.
Thank you very much to Alastair from Dunoon Grammar who has shared a National 5 prelim. This can be found in the resources area.
As this is a prelim exam, please make sure to keep it secure. Do not allow pupils to take copies away as we do not want risk reducing its validity as evidence.
Thanks to Ross Gray for sharing the “Skill deposition feedback sheet” which has been saved to General Resources. Ross describes the sheet as follows:
“Pupil Feedback Sheet – can be used in S3/S4 at any level of chemistry (or science) for pupils to give feedback to each other on practical work. I have ten laminated at A3 size in my classroom and pupils use white board pens to write on. It can be useful when doing critical skills style challenges to ensure all pupils are contributing such as for group manager, resource manager, time manager etc.”
More resources added to “Higher Chemistry CfE” – Unit 1 write on notes.
Thanks to Graham Reid.
We have had a few more resources added over the past few weeks. Thank you, once again, for all contributions. Remember you can upload files at any time using the upload page or by copying to the Google drive.
- N4, Unit 1 (b), Pupil booklet, Technician guide, Success Criteria – Thank you Jacqueline Bibby.
- N5, Unit 1(b), Pupil booklet, Technician guide, Success Criteria – Thanks Jacqueline Bibby.
- Broad General Education, Investigation Skills in Science, Pupil Booklet, Technician Guide – Campbeltown Grammar School
- N5, S4 Blockbusters questions and link to download blockbusters software – Thank you Helen Barley.
Sorry if I’ve missed anyone or anything. Please let me know.
Update 06/09/14 – More resources added to N5 – Unit 1 – Keith Grammar and AH PPAs.
A wealth of really useful resources can be found on the RSC LearnChemistry site. They relate to both the real life applications and teaching of chemistry. There are presentations, worksheets, videos, audio…… the list goes on and on. At the time of writing, there were over 3700 different resources available.
The site is easy to navigate and has really useful filters to help you find the resources you are looking for.
A great site which is definitely worth a visit.
Thanks Jacqueline Bibby of Keith Grammar school for uploading some great pupil sheets for National 3 – Unit 1b. They are available to download from the resources page.
Update 02/07/14 – Jacqueline has now added technician’s guide, success criteria and an elements and symbols game.
Hello and welcome to the new Strontium Chemistry website which has officially gone live tonight.
Hopefully, all has gone well and you have received your username and password. If you put them in the box to the right you should be able access all the resources using the tab at the top.
Any feedback would help a great deal in making this as useful a resource as possible. You could use the “contact us” tab at the top.
If you know someone who has yet to register, please point them in this direction. They can register direct from this site.
Anyway, it is late, I’m tired and relieved that this is at last up and running and there is football on the telly.
Cheerio for now,