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Mar
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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.
Mar
7
Wed
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.
Mar
10
Sat
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.    

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Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences

Explore the use of medicines in treating cancer and take your           first steps towards becoming a science writer.

Understand what innovation means and consider the history           and developments of innovations that are important in our               daily lives.

What role does chemistry play in healthcare and our ability to           diagnose and treat patients?

With chemistry providing us an endless amount of                             possibilities, what would you choose to develop?

What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and                   beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres?

Faculty of Environment

How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the                      management of natural resources are just and fair for all?

Differences in values can create conflict. How can we learn to            manage our natural resources with integrity?

How does language help us develop our relationship with                   nature and determine the rights of access and ownership?

Complexity in nature arises from a myriad of simple                         interactions. How can this lead to an unpredictable                             dynamism?

War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the               environment. What is the impact on both people and the                   environment?

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Can chemistry help to feed a growing population, or                           overcome increasing bacterial resistance?