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CLEAPSS Biology
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.

Measuring photosynthesis using a mobile phone

Latest news from CLEAPSS..
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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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This video shows the correct way to sterilise an inoculation loop by flaming.

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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.

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This video demonstrates how to inoculate a nutrient agar plate using a cotton wool spreader.

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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.

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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

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Practical advice on successfully incubating hens, and other, eggs, and initial rearing and handling of chicks.

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