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CPD For Teachers

We’re committed to working with you to improve science teaching and learning in the classroom.

We have a series of CPD sessions taking place throughout the year at both at Aberdeen Science Centre and at various locations throughout Aberdeenshire. CPD sessions can also be booked to take place in your school.

 

Please click below for information on our 2017/2018 CPD sessions for Aberdeenshire (Early, First & Second Levels), Aberdeen City (Early Level) and Aberdeen City (First & Second Level). Descriptions for each CPDs can be found at the bottom of the page and included in the documents below.

 

Aberdeen City CPD Programme 2017/18

Aberdeenshire CPD Programme 2017/18

 

Please note: all CPDs take place from 4.00-6pm on the dates listed in the science centre.

CPD COURSE TOPICS

EARLY YEARS

All About Inside Me

Discover what goes on inside our bodies every day using hands-on activities that you can use with your pupils.

HWB 0-15a, 0-30a, 0-47a

SCN 0-11a, 0-12a and 1-12a

Fun With Forces

Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to teach forces, gravity, magnetism and static electricity. Interactive and hands on session with lots of activity ideas to do with your pupils.

SCN 0-04a, 0-07a, 0-09a and 0-15a

NEW - Frozen

Do you want to build a snowman? Discover how to stop your snowman from melting and rescue Anna and her friends from snow mountain in this interactive workshop on insulation and heat.

SCN 0-05a/1-05a, 0-12a, 0-15a

Kitchen Chemistry

Investigate the use of everyday household items such as vinegar and bicarbonate of soda in a variety of simple, yet effective, science experiments.

SCN 2-19a

Planet Earth

Unearth what gives us day and night, the seasons plus explore ways to introduce animal and plant life to your pupils.

SCN 0-01a, 0-03a, 0-06a, 0-07a, 0-08a, 0-12a, 0-20a, SOC 0-08a.

Weather Around Us

Investigate the science of weather and discover how to create a weather station to record the weather with your pupils.

HWB 0115a, 030a, 0-47 & 0-47b

SCN 0-11a & 0-12a, 1-12a

FIRST & SECOND LEVEL

NEW - Our Amazing Body

Discover how our body works, and what happens when something goes wrong.

SCN 1-12a, 2-12a, 1-12b, 2-12b, 1-13a, 2-13a

NEW - Switch It On

Ever wanted to be an electron? In this fun interactive session you will act as an electron and discover how electricity works. Create simple circuits, explore the conductive properties of various materials and more.

SCN1-09a, 2-09a, 2-10a

Fish, Fossils & Fuel (Energy4You)

Explore a number of lesson plans that teach about oil and gas industry. From the formation of oil and gas, how to find it, how to get it out of the ground, how to refine it to what we do with it.

FREE – developed in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and funded by SPE.

SCN 2-14a,  1-15a, 2-15a, 1-20a, 2-17a, 1-20a

 TCH 1-02a, 1-14a, 2-14a

Facilitating Science Investigations

Equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence to carry out scientific investigations in your classroom.

Developed in partnership with Aberdeen City Council.

Fun With Forces

Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to teach about forces like gravity, magnetism and static electricity. An interactive and hands-on session with lots of activity ideas to do with your pupils.

 SCN 1-07a & 2-07a, 1-08a & 2-08a, 2-08b

How Hot Are You?

Explore the concepts of heat and insulation and the use of infrared technology in this interactive workshop.

SCN 1-04a, 1-05a, 2-04a

What Makes You You?

Get hands-on with a number of activities that teach the basics of genetics and inheritance. Meet the Reebops, a fantastical animal that provides a fun and simple way for introducing children to ideas of inherited characteristics and variation within a species.

SCN 1-14a, 2-14a, 2-14b

Kitchen Chemistry

Investigate the use of everyday household items, such as vinegar and bicarbonate of soda in a variety of simple, yet effective, science experiment.

SCN 2-19a

NEW - Plants Vs Science

In this session, you will learn about different parts of plants and their function and how to carry out investigations in your classroom to find out what plants need to grow.

SCN 1-01a, 2-01a, 2-02b, 1-03a, 2-03a

The Wonders of Space

Discover the wonders of our solar system and beyond in this fun interactive session that includes various hands-on activities that can be used to teach about space and space travel.

SCN1-06a, 2-06a, 1-07a, 1-07b, 2-19a (SCN 1-20a, 2-20a & 2-20b)

Life Under the Sea (Subsea Channel UK)

Discover the Subsea Channel that includes free lesson plans and videos around various topics of the Subsea industry: Marine Biology, Diving and Health, Vessels, Robots and ROVs and Surveying the Sea.

FREE – Developed in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and funded by Subsea UK.

SCN 1-02a, 2-02a, 2-07a, 2-08a, 2-11a, 2-11b, 2-12a, TCH 1-09a, 1-09b