Inspiring Science Education

Astronomy Data in Maths & Physics

Posted on 27 March 2018 by Victoria Ayley

Overview Three lesson plans at three different levels designed to help students develop their maths and physics skills via application, as well as hoping to inspire an interest in astronomy in the process. During the lessons students will learn how to classify galaxies, determine the age of galaxies, and calculate the age of the Universe
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A 1-meter telescope in the LCOGT network

ISE 2016 Observing Challenge

Posted on 17 May 2016 by Brychan Govier

Take part in the ISE 2016 Observing Challenge and receive a personalised astronomical poster for your class! The Universe is a big place. More than big — it includes everything that exists! Help your students understand the magnitude of the cosmos by using your class time to explore some of the objects in the vast
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Inspiring Science Education UK Newsletter: January 2015

Posted on 21 January 2015 by Chris North

The Inspiring Science Education project really is hitting full steam ahead this year, with the repository populated with tools and resources across a wide range of science topics. There are some excellent opportunities for you to take advantage of as well: a free prize draw for school lab equipment, an international competition, and two upcoming teacher CPD
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Inspiring Science Workshop: Ashby School

Posted on 21 March 2014 by Chris North

Last week I visited Ashby School in Leicestershire, to deliver a workshop to local teachers for as part of the Inspiring Science Education programme. The half-day workshop took place in the school’s “3D immersive hub”, which has 360 degree projection all around the room – an impressive facility. It allowed us to put Stellarium, a freely
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Upcoming Event: ISE workshop 11 March 2013

Posted on 28 February 2014 by Chris North

As part of our Inspiring Science Education series of workshops, Dr Chris North will introduce Star in a Box, Chromoscope, the Multiwavelength Universe, Stellarium, and using astronomy in the classroom. Date: Tuesday 11th March 2014 Time: 2:00-5:00pm Location: Ashby School, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire LE65 1DT
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Inspiring Science Education is LIVE!

Posted on 27 February 2014 by Chris North

We’re delighted to announce that the Inspiring Science website is now officially live! The website contains information about the project and the full list of partners, as well information about how to participate. If you’re a teacher and interested in the resources, please visit the site.
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STELLAR Science Teachers

Posted on 17 February 2014 by Chris North

I was delighted to be asked back to Leicestershire (where I grew up) last week to give a keynote talk at the launch of a Science Learning Partnership in the region. These partnerships are part of the national network of Science Learning Centres, and bring together science teachers from across the educational system (from primary
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Inspiring Science Teachers in Aberystwyth

Posted on 5 February 2014 by Chris North

At the end of January I visited Aberystwyth University to help give the PGCE secondary science trainee teachers there a flavour of the resources available for teaching astronomy. This is the second year the PGCE Physics tutor, David Grace, has invited me to talk to his group, and it’s been very rewarding both times.
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