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24 June 2022
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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The Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry are working together to deliver a day of workshops for teachers of science. Join us to explore contexts related to chemistry, physics and biology and to have a go at critical thinking and problem across the sciences.

This fully-funded, in-person event is aimed at secondary science teachers, technicians, newly qualified teachers, and trainee teachers, and would be of most benefit to those developing new curriculums and/or working with classes in CfW Progression Step 4 (approx. KS3).

Teachers in State-Funded schools in Wales will be able to claim a £165 bursary to help defray supply teacher costs. Details will be sent once you have registered.

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/science-in-the-curriculum-for-wales-an-in-person-teachers-workshop-tickets-324830345307


09:30 Registration, Tea, coffee, etc

09:45 Royal Society of Chemistry CfW session – Colourful copper and your chemistry curriculum, presented by the RSC

Join us for a hands-on journey to understand how copper chemistry has had an impact in Wales, and how this can be used as a teaching topic with links across a range of Areas of Learning, including Science and Expressive Arts.

11:00 IoP CfW session – Developing local contexts in your CfW pathways. The IOP will help you to explore possible topics and themes which could be adapted to suit the local contexts that exist around your school, such as

  • What does being a scientist mean?
  • Current Affairs
  • Sounds Familiar?
  • Inventions

12:10 Lunch

12:55 Current research and practical ways to share it with your learners, presented by TrioSciCymru

From diabetic wound dressings to flavour to greenhouse gases in the ocean, we’ve shortened three well-received sessions to share with you the breadth of chemistry. We’ll link this to careers, next steps, take-home packs and easy practical opportunities.

14:00 Julia Jenkins, IOPWales coach (Inclusion and Equity) – Critical thinking and Problem solving through science

Julia will explore how critical thinking and problem-solving can be developed through real-life contextualisation linked to the science curriculum to support the aims of CfW. She will help you to explore strategies you can use in the classroom to engage learners in science promoting skills integral to the Four Purposes.

15:00 End


By the end of the day, you will:

  • know how to use contexts in science to design an engaging cross-curricular experience for your learners
  • have experienced a range of activities and practicals to help stimulate learners’ enthusiasm for science
  • be aware of current and ongoing scientific research in Wales
  • have had the opportunity to network and collaborate with other science teachers.


  • Sports Hall
  • Holyhead Road, Bangor, LL57 2PZ
  • United Kingdom

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