Biology at CLEAPSS –present fascinating, future exciting!
Biology has been developing very rapidly over the last 40 years, and this is increasingly being reflected in the content of biology lessons.
To support these developments CLEAPSS has been working on a range of practicals, guidance and training courses to enable schools to meet the demands of this new curriculum in safe, engaging and innovative ways. We are also on hand to answer any queries you may have regarding Health Safety aspects of biology practical, whether new or old.
Latest news from CLEAPSS..
WANTED : CLEAPSS Chemistry Adviser16 Mar 2017
CLEAPSS is looking for an enthusiastic chemistry specialist with a passion for practical work to lead the next phase of development in our support for practical activities in chemistry.
The salary will be in the Soulbury range 13-16 (£47,640 - £51,219). The post attracts a relocation package as well as membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Further details can be found on the below links or by e-mail Jodie.Deville@cleapss.org.uk
or phone 01895 251496.
Closing date: 5.00pm on Tuesday 2nd May
Interviews: Tuesday 9th May
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.
Salters’ National Awards For Science Technicians 1 Mar 2017
In collaboration with CLEAPSS and SSERC
An exciting opportunity to showcase your work in practice.Up to 4 AWARDS of £1000 each
Don’t miss out in gaining recognition for the work that you do!
CLOSING DATE for applications:FRIDAY 5 MAY 2017.
For more info see this flyer
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This leaflet is intended to give brief details only of the major manufacturers and suppliers of electronic balances suitable for use in science within secondary schools and colleges.
Outlines the work that science technicians do, the tasks which they should not, ideally, be given, and provides a pointer to the number of technicians needed in a department and to management issues w.. more
This includes all the pictograms required by the Globally Harmonised System for chemical hazard labelling. A selection of large (A4) and small sized pictures for printing and use in schools
Straightforward advice on how to make sure your practical lessons work as you intend. Includes planning and preparing the activity, managing students, timing and equipment, and clearing away. Also inc.. more
This video shows the correct way to sterilise an inoculation loop by flaming.
This is a customisable letter for schools to send to parents to request permission in advance of students taking a small sample of their own blood.
This video demonstrates how to inoculate a nutrient agar plate using a cotton wool spreader.
Covers a range of issues and practicalities associated with gene technology experiments in schools including legal and ethical issues as well as an indepth exploration of health and safety topics.
Contains a wealth of information on the various ways of measuring pH, and the advantage and disadvantage os each. Includes all sorts of background theory which will help the reader make the most appro.. more
Practical advice on successfully incubating hens, and other, eggs, and initial rearing and handling of chicks.
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