Science CPD

Wed, 23/04/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Exhibition Room


Come and join us for our brand new primary science CPD day.  This hands-on training will leave you full of ideas and inspiration to take back to your classroom, and help you with the transition to the new science curriculum.  We will focus on the biology parts of the incoming curriculum, and will be able to give you lots of different ideas for teaching about plants, seasons, habitats, plant lifecycles, classification, food chains, evolution and more.
The day will include elements of labwork, fieldwork, plant anatomy and ethnobotany.  We’ll explore a range of hands-on activities and resources to help make your science teaching interactive and fun.  From your kitchen cupboards to your garden shed, there are a host of items that can be easily incorporated into your science teaching that needn’t break the budget!
We will discuss what it means to work scientifically, and conduct simple experiments that you will be able to easily replicate back in school.  We’ll consider how to encourage your pupils to ask questions, and examine fun ways to record data.  We’ll also have the chance to explore the Botanic Garden to see how outdoor spaces can be used to enhance teaching science.
The RSPB will be joining us during the afternoon for an opportunity to discuss the bigger picture of conservation, and what we can do to help.  There’s nothing better for engaging young minds than igniting their interest in a challenge they can rise to, or a problem they can help with.
So, please do join us for a fun-filled and inspiring day, which will build your confidence with science and the new curriculum.
Cost: £75, including refreshments and a sandwich lunch
For further information please contact Kate Castleden or Emma Williams, Education Officers at the Botanic Garden at or on 01865 286690.
Download details of the course and booking information here.