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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
For microbiology resources please see our microbiology page

Latest news from CLEAPSS..
New Log In Details
The new login and password has been sent to members via the printed bulletin.

As part of the move to online membership processing, direct members of CLEAPSS (ie not via a local authority or other brokering organisation) will have been sent a renewal notice by e-mail. We have sent out over 2500 electronic requests and so far almost half of those we have contacted have successfully navigated the online membership renewal process.If the renewal request has been passed to you by someone else and you are not sure what to do next, give us a ring (01895 251496) and ask us to resend the renewal directly to you. That way you can simply click on the link in the e-mail to access the online portal. 

If your school has not renewed its membership by the end of January, membership will lapse and your password will stop working.
CLEAPSS at the ASE Conference 2020
CLEAPSS once again had a large presence at the ASE Conference.

We had a stand (AS10) where you could collect your latest #CLEAPSSMug, please tweet pictures of your mug in use (via @CLEAPSS).

We ran lots of workshops, which you can find exact detail of here

The resources linked to the workshops you can find here.
Student Safety Sheet 2019 Update
You may have noticed we have updated our Student Safety Sheets to the 2019 edition. 

All the changes are error corrections of layout, typo and technical mistakes. Apart from minor changes to safe working low voltages, no major changes have been made to our safety advice.
Teachers in Residence
Teachers in Residence has been set up by the Design and Technology Association to provide teachers with the opportunity to work with a UK-based design, manufacturing, engineering or construction business, to get an in-depth understanding of modern industry.

This free programme, funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE), will run up to the end of February 2020. 

You need to commit five days (holiday or release from school) during which you will be offered an internship with a business. This will include hands-on experience across different departments, attendance at client meetings and an overview of how the company runs. 
For further information see this flyer or contact Lata Patel – lata.patel@data.org.uk

New edition of CLEAPSS Guide to Radioactive Sources in Schools L93
We have issued a new edition (November 2019) of L93, 'Managing Ionising Radiations and Radioactive Substances in Schools and Colleges'.  

There is an accompanying short note, GL114, that explains the main changes in this new edition, and what schools need to do. 

The reason for these changes comes mainly from a revision of our risk assessments, in particular the evidence we have regarding repeated failures of home-made protactinium generators. We have also provided more detail on the annual checking and leak-testing of sealed sources.
Biology Resources
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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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Briefly lists all CLEAPSS documents relevant to school microbiology.

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Outlines how to prepare for pouring, pouring and storing agar plates, and making slopes.

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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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A straightforward practical activity investigating how antimicrobial chemicals affect microbial growth on agar plates.

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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 now inclduies some general information on food calorimetry as well as explaining something of nut allergy and a range of control measures which could be used to enable effective, relevant practic.. more

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