Category Archives: Science

Primary Science CPD

Do you know about the CPD opportunities available from the Science Learning Centres? They are currently offering some fantastic Primary Science courses which qualify for the ENTHUSE awards. ENTHUSE awards cover the cost of the course AND travel, accommodation, food and supply cover!

Three of these upcoming courses are:

Making Primary Science Real and Relevant

This course considers not only the curriculum but every aspect of how science and technology effects our lives. You will discover how to make the best use of science in the media, issues of sustainability, cutting edge science, the work of real scientists; and how to relate all of these to the primary classroom.
Dates: 13-14 January and 27-28 April 2011
Course fee: £702+VAT ENTHUSE Award: £1502

Using ICT to Enhance Science

This course considers strategies to embed ICT in primary science. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the vast and varied resources available to support science and develop their knowledge and skills through hands-on workshops. They will look at the application of datalogging, filming, blogging, sound bites, digital microscopes and learning platforms. The course also considers the moral and ethical implications of technological advancement.
Dates: 17-19 January 2011
Course fee: £552+VAT ENTHUSE Award: £1152

Science and the Creative Arts

This is an exciting two part course which offers new ideas to enhance primary science and develop children’s creativity. Through interactive and innovative sessions participants will experience a cross-curricular approach to science through creative arts.
Dates: 25-26 January and 23-24 May 2011
Course fee: £702+VAT ENTHUSE Award: £1502

Scottish History, Culture and Heritage – Project Support

All schools have recently received a letter inviting them to apply for Curriculum for Excellence funding to support projects with a focus on Scottish history, culture and heritage.

Margaret O’Connor has identified the following contacts who can provide advice on project bids and practical support in delivering your project.

Arts – Ruthanne Baxter rbaxter@eastlothian.gov.uk

Museums – Sarah Cowie scowie@eastlothian.gov.uk

Archaeology – Biddy Simpson bsimpson1@eastlothian.gov.uk

Natural Heritage – Maree Johnston mareejohnston@eastlothian.gov.uk

Local History – Sheila Millar smillar@eastlothian.gov.uk

Historic Buildings and Townscapes – Paul Zochowski pzochowski@eastlothian.gov.uk

Newhailes House – Mark McLean mmclean@nts.org.uk

Good luck with your bids!

Glow Science

Glow Science

LTS have added a new Science resource to Glow:

Glow Science is a new video-based learning resource designed to enhance pupils’ understanding of science in the modern world. Glow Science can be used in many different ways to support the Sciences experiences and outcomes as well as other areas of Curriculum for Excellence.

The first module to be released focuses on the Human Body and covers topics such as: brain, heart, pregnancy, senses, muscles, lungs, hormones.

The resource includes an area for teachers to provide ideas and tips on using the videos in the classroom.

Additional modules will be added to Glow Science covering the universe, chemistry, physics, biology, earth science, geology and weather to form a visual encyclopedia of engaging video clips that will help enrich the teaching and learning experience.

To log in to Glow Science click here:
www.ltscotland.org.uk/glowscience

If you don’t have a Glow login but want to find out more, click here:
www.ltscotland.org.uk/glowscotland/whatsinglow/glowscience.asp