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P1 CPD Grant Awards

Grants to support CPD – what are our plans?

P2 Online discussion forum for technicians

The launch of an online discussion forum for school and college technicians

Blades biological and Carolina; NGN vacuum pumps

P6 Science investigations with a PVA polymer

An introduction to investigations that can be carried out with PVA slime.

P8 Spark discharge apparatus

A review of the Harris Spark Discharge Apparatus.

P9 News

MiSAC Matters: Salters’ Biology Launch; HMIe’s ‘Improving Achievement’ reportNational Science Learning Centre

P10 Fuel cell car and experiment kit

A review of the Thakes & Kosmos fuel cell powered car kit.

P11 – 12

Summer schools: a guide to the upcoming Biology, Chemistry and Physics summer schools.

Health and Safety

P3 A safer Biuret reagent

A modified version of the classic test that is much safer to use.

P3-5 Radiation News

Legal requirement for an RPA and how SSERC can help; stock checks; lost sources

School rebuilding/closure; receiving hospitals; sources from Pasco

Disposals

P5 Data projectors and whiteboards

Are these devices a risk to eyesight?

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P1-4 Life begins?

SSERC’s 40th birthday.

P4 Contacts

Contacts at SSERC and other CPD projects.

P5 Annual conference and AGM

Programme and application form

P6 Support materials for teachers and technicians

SafetyNet CD coming soon; ISE Exemplar materials CD; Formative Assessment in Science CD; TSEC Strategies for Teachers of 5-14 Science

P8-9 Thionin – Light & Chemical Energy Demonstration

A good demonstration of a light-sensitive solution.

p10-12 Cabomba – A good alternative to Elodea

A new water plant that offers a more reliable subject for photosynthesis investigations.

Health and Safety

P6 Support materials for teachers and technicians

SafetyNet CD coming soon; ISE Exemplar materials CD; Formative Assessment in Science CD; TSEC Strategies for Teachers of 5-14 Science

P7-8 Radioactive news

More lost sources; IRR review; Radioactivity safety files; No more NRPB; Disposal