CLEAPSS Supporting practical science and technology
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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.
CLEAPSS advice and documentation is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for Education.
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Biology Adviser - Person WANTED28 Nov 2016
CLEAPSS is looking to appoint a Biology Adviser to join the team here in Uxbridge.

To view the job advert click here.

To view the job specification click here.

To view the person specification click here.

To view the accompanying letter click here.

To view the CLEAPSS strategic plan '14-'19 click here.

To download the application form click here.

To discuss the role further please phone us on 01895 251496.
Check your 2,4-DNP2 Nov 2016
Schools who hold stocks of 2,4-DNP (2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine, technically called 2,4-DNPH) are reminded to check the storage arrangements for this chemical are as per Hazcard 30

If it has been stored as advised, or is unopened as supplied (as it contains water for supply) there is no cause for concern. 

However if there is no water in the outer container or the reagent bottle has not been placed inside an additional container you must assume that the material has dried out meaning that an additional risk is present.

Do NOT open the reagent bottle.

Please do not call the police until you have called the CLEAPSS Helpline for further advice*.

To view the DfE/EFA statement about 2,4-DNP click here.
The guide to Hazcards - GL12018 Oct 2016
Our guide about how to use the new generation of Hazcards has been completely updated. Guide GL120 is a comprehensive guide on how to use the new CLP Hazcards.

All users of Hazcards should read and have a copy of GL120 to hand when using the new CLP Hazcards.

Many sections have been completely re-written, including the emergencies section.

Due to the changes in GL120, we have updated the Handbook Section 3 and removed (for now) Section 5 of the Handbook.

CLP Hazcards12 Oct 2016
All the CLP Hazcards have now been uploaded to the website. There is also a 'All in one' file which is ideal for printing from.

Please note that the index (GL121), will be published shortly.
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L093 - Managing Ionising Radiations and Radioactive Substances in Schools and Colleges  (1 Dec 2016)
Provides comprehensive guidance on managing, storing and handling radioactive materials and equipment used for teaching about radioactivity.

GL228a - computer instructions for producing the component parts of a wind tunnel  (30 Nov 2016)
A zip file which include instructions, in the two most common formats, for a 3D printer to produce components of the wind tunnel. Also included are files to enable sheet materials for the wind tunnel .. more

GL228 - Make-it guide: model wind tunnel  (30 Nov 2016)
A set of instructions to construct and operate a model wind tunnel which is sufficiently large to explore the wind movement around a range of objects. The guide is accompanied by a set of files to ena.. more

PP035a - Additional resources for noise induced hearing loss activities  (30 Nov 2016)
A zip file containing a Powerpoint presentation to guide the practical activities in PP035, a noise meter which illustrates the level of noise produced by a range of activities and devices; and a list.. more

PP035 - Sound and its effects: Understanding the effect of NIHL  (30 Nov 2016)
This practical procedure includes 4 activities to help students recognise and understand the problem of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). It also includes a number of industrial examples which powerf.. more