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CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for exciting and engaging practical activities that fire pupils' imaginations and then, unlike many other sources of ideas, go on to show teachers and technicians in detail how to translate the ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the classroom.
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FREE CLEAPSS Radioactivity Course20 Apr 2018
Come to CLEAPSS for a one day session on
teaching practical GCSE/A Level nuclear physics.
Delegates will have the opportunity to take part in a circus of experiments in this area.

For more information click here.
#TECHOGNITION22 Feb 2018
#TECHOGNITION is a national celebration of the work of school science technicians and will take place from the 5th to the 9th of March 2018.

The aim is to publicly showcase the incredible work that school science technicians do on a daily basis and show that technicians are an essential and highly skilled workforce that play an important role in the running of any successful school science department.

For more info see here.
Use of Human Bodily Fluids in Standard School Science Experiments in Northern Ireland17 Jan 2018
The use of human bodily fluids is now allowed in standard science experiments in Northern Ireland schools. CLEAPSS guidance has been updated to reflect the change.
Salters’ National Awards For Science Technicians 20189 Jan 2018
Calling all technicians! Don’t miss out in gaining recognition for the important work that you do.

Click here for details on how to apply for a £1000 Salters’ Technician Award. Closing date for applications is Friday 4th May 2018.
Changes to the ionising radiation regulations - Latest Update - 06/02/184 Jan 2018
The regulations controlling the use of radioactive materials are changed in January 2018. 

This change will affect education employers. The radioactive sources typically used in school-science fall into the 'medium risk band' and consequently education employers with these sources will be required to register with the health and safety regulator (HSENI for NI, HSE for the rest of the UK). 

The notification from the current regulations cannot be carried over - a new registration is required.

Please note this is a new system and as such it is a changing situation. Please check back regularly for updates about how to register.

We have created a how to register guide, which you can access here.

To find out if you are in a high Radon area, please use this map.

Latest update : 6th Feb 18:00

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Letter RPA 2  (18 Apr 2018)
This letter of appointment should be completed by the employer where the 'consultation' has confirmed that that the employer does need to “appoint” an RPA It should be used when the employer is  the o.. more

PP048 The effect of pH on amylase digestion  (10 Apr 2018)
Offers a straightforward method for investigating the effect of pH on an enzyme.

GL259 Top tips for algal balls  (10 Apr 2018)
Useful, brief, guidance on how to grow the alga and make algal balls, which can be used successfully in photosynthesis practicals.

GL253 - Suppliers who are associate members of CLEAPSS  (3 Apr 2018)
The individuals, companies and organisations listed in this document are associate members of CLEAPSS. They are permitted to display the CLEAPSS logo with the text “Associate Member of CLEAPSS” This m.. more

CLEAPSS Membership Charter  (3 Apr 2018)
The CLEAPSS Membership Charter sets out what Associate members can expect from CLEAPSS as well as outlining the conditions of membership. This document should be read in conjuction with the CLEAPSS Co.. more