The Association for Science Education (ASE) is holding it's annual conference a detailed programme of events.
We will be at the conference with the following Biology in the real world talks and workshops focusing on energy:
- Waste into Energy - an interactive education project with Angela Murray,
8 January, 2pm-4pm and 9 January, 11am-1pm
This hands-on session will allow teachers to find out what it is like to take part in the innovative Energy into Waste workshop. You will be able to find out how the project works, how your school can take part and discuss all aspects of its design, development, delivery and improvement. Designed for students aged 11-16 to experience cutting edge energy research through a series of fun, hands-on activities; to date over 550 children have participated in the workshop.
- Waste into Energy - a Biology in the Real World presentation with Angela Murray,
10 January, 10.15am-11.00am
The Unit of Functional Bionanomaterials at Birmingham is a highly interdisciplinary team researching integrated, innovative ways of turning wastes from today's society into energy and other high value products (such as supported nanoparticles, catalysts and bio-plastics). This talk will discuss several of the technologies currently under development; namely manufacture of biocatalysts from waste precious metals, production of clean hydrogen from food waste and the use of biominerals for wastewater remediation and their trial application to current real world problems.
- Exploring Bioenergy - class discussion with practicals with Adelia de Paula,
11 January, 2pm-4.30pm
This workshop will introduce you to a new bioenergy debating kit and a practical guide to biofuel experiments and activities for secondary students. The Democs card game is a conversation tool that encourages group discussion. It is an ideal way to explore complex issues with your students without being an expert on the topic. Having taken part in the session you will be able to confidently use the Democs card games to explore bioenergy issues.
How to attend
Please visit the conference online booking service at: www.ase.org.uk/conferences/annual-conference/how-to-book.