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STEM@Leeds Team

Educational Engagement
University of Leeds
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Events Calendar

all-day Leeds Festival of Science 2018 @ Leeds
Leeds Festival of Science 2018 @ Leeds
Mar 3 – Mar 23 all-day
The annual Leeds Festival of Science – now in its 13th year – offers an exciting programme of events to help enthuse and inspire everyone, with activities for key stages 2-5, and public events open to all. Schools can join us for just one session or make a day of it, and our public events run throughout evenings and weekends. There is always a wide range of topics offered, covering many areas of science, maths, engineering, geology, geography, sports science and careers. Be sure to check out the schools programme and the public programme to see what’s on offer.
11:00 am Pop Maths Quiz @ University of Leeds
Pop Maths Quiz @ University of Leeds
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pupils from years 7 and 8 compete in teams of six in this pub quiz style maths competition.  For more information visit www.maths.leeds.ac.uk/popmaths.
4:00 pm Experiment in a Box Teachers Event @ University of Leeds
Experiment in a Box Teachers Event @ University of Leeds
Mar 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Come and find out more about the Experiment in a Box project, launched by the University of Leeds in 2017 and funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Try your hand at some of the experiments and gather ideas for new ones to take back to the classroom. We hope you enjoy it as much as the children! This session is aimed primarily at KS2 teachers (KS1 and 3 are also welcome!) Refreshments provided. Free of charge but places must be booked in advance using the form found at http://www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/chemistry/experiment-in-a-box.
11:00 am Enriching the Teaching of A leve... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Enriching the Teaching of A leve... @ MALL 1, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enriching the Teaching of A level Mathematics: a Study Day for Teachers Programme  11:00  Registration and coffee   11:15           Teaching mechanics: assumptions, misconceptions and Newton’s Laws This workshop will cover basic assumptions, misconceptions and Newton’s Laws in the teaching of mechanics. There will be many activities used that can be taken very easily directly into the classroom. Workshop leader: Dr Tom Roper Tom taught mathematics in schools and colleges for 17 years, before joining the School of Education at the University of Leeds. Tom has given many talks on mathematics and has led workshops in schools and at conferences.  Currently he is President of the Mathematical Association.  12:45  Lunch   13:30           Using rich tasks for teaching A level Mathematics We will work together on some rich tasks offered by Underground Mathematics and consider the different ways in which the resources could be used to develop students’ mathematical thinking. We will also discuss how classroom video clips can be used for teacher professional development. Workshop leader: Dr Lizzie Kimber Lizzie taught A-level mathematics in schools for seven years. She has worked on curriculum projects as a Nuffield Foundation Education Fellow and has designed resources for NRICH and Underground Mathematics.  15:00  Tea and departure Fee: £10 including refreshments and lunch. This event is organized by the Yorkshire Branch of the Mathematical Association.    


LFoS – Risk Assessments


Risk Assessments

For all on campus activities please download our main risk assessment.

In addition to this please download the relevant risk assessment for each activity you are attending. We will have all of this years Risk Assessments up on this page as soon as possible but in the meantime if you click on some of the link below you will be directed to the risk assessment of the same activity in 2017.

Please also ensure you read the further information for schools visiting the campus.

If you are hosting a roadshow, please read the further information for schools hosting a roadshow.

On Campus Risk Assessments

A different kind of reality
Bringing the outside in: Geological mapping in virtual landscapes
Cryptic challenge
Discovery Zone
 A Level Maths day
Everyday chemistry (1) (2)
Food science discovery day
Hands-on mathematics, talks and tour
HESCO engineering challenge
How do volcanoes work?
Are large databases bad for your health? (W P Milne Lecture for sixth formers) 
Spectroscopy in a suitcase
KS2 Carousels:

Carousel 1: Snakes, slugs and spiders

Carousel 1: Marble Mazes

Carousel 2: Bee is for Biodiversity

Carousel 2: Earth Detectives

Carousel 3: What a gas!

Carousel 3: What’s in my kiwi?

Carousel 4: Particle Zoo – No additional risk assessment required.

Carousel 4: Rollercoasters

Robo racers
Pole to pole: Life at the ends of the Earth
Pop maths quiz
Proof of the pudding
 What’s the matter?
The great Leeds build off
The ups and downs of life in the freezer: A tale of two poles
Untangling knot theory
Weather and water: Demisting the science of our atmosphere
Year 10/11 biological sciences day:

Year 12 biological sciences day: