CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
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What is CLEAPSS
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.
CLEAPSS advice and documentation is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for Education.
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Gatsby Practical Work in Science Survey24 May 2017
Gatsby would like to invite you to participate in a unique and important piece of research into practical work in science in England and Scotland. 

We are now into the final year of this exciting three-year national study. Preliminary findings from the first two years of the study are proving extremely interesting, giving a detailed insight into the impact of changes taking place in practical science.

We want to hear from heads of science, science teachers and science technicians from a wide variety of teaching environments to help us develop a greater understanding of what practical work in science means in today’s schools and colleges.

The surveys take approximately 20 minutes to complete. 

To thank you for participating, we are offering everyone who fills in the survey a chance to win one of five £100 Amazon gift vouchers in a prize draw at the end of July.

There are three separate surveys that can be accessed at the links below:-




Slime16 May 2017
Want to make slime? Then use our new tried and tested method, which is on our new primary science website : http://primary.cleapss.org.uk/Resource/P042-Slime-time.aspx
Good news for chickens18 Apr 2017
In good news for chickens, Defra have updated their guidance for birds.

'All poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April 2017 following updated evidence on the risk posed by wild birds, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has announced.'

For more details see here.
Top 10 hazards in Science23 Mar 2017
CLEAPSS carries out many audits of Science departments. Through these we have identified hazards which are common across a range of schools.

Have a read of them here.
CLEAPSS Log In Details 16 Mar 2017
The neon password will expire at the end of March. Please ensure you have the new password by checking the paper copy of the Spring 2017 Bulletin that was sent to all member schools.

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RB012 - Benedict's quantitative solution  (26 May 2017)
Guidance on the preparation and use of Benedict's reagent for the quantitative analysis of reducing sugars. Outline methods for use of the reagent in volumetric and colorimetric procedures are briefly.. more

RB052 - Iron(III) solutions  (26 May 2017)
Guidance on the preparation of iron(III) solutions including: ammonium iron(III) sulfate(VI), iron(III) sulphate(VI), iron(III) chloride (ferric chloride), iron(III) nitrate(V). Also includes informat.. more

RB076 - Sandell's solution  (26 May 2017)
Guidance on the preparation of Sandell's solution. This reagent may be used to test for aldehydes and is a safer alternative to Fehling's for testing for reducing sugars.

RB094 - Standard solutions for titration  (26 May 2017)
Guidance on the preparation (and use) of a number of standard solutions required for some titration activities. Solutions described include: sodium carbonate (for standardising strong acid solutions),.. more

Handbook - Section 9 - General Equipment (A-L)  (24 May 2017)
Guidance on general laboratory equipment including balances, barometers, calorimeters, cells and batteries, centrifuges, spirit burners and other heating equipment, steam engines, gas cylinders and ge.. more