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Avon Sci Tech Meeting

The 19th annual meeting was held at Broadlands Academy.
Advanced Bookings were made by  170 people  and  155 School Science Technicians registered on the day.   The event attracted people from a wide area including Bristol; all Somerset and Gloucestershire authorities;  Wiltshire (including  10 from Swindon); , Devon (Plymouth, Torquay coach for 10 , Teignmouth and Exeter) Newport, Cardiff : and one from Lancaster!. Also present was  the B&NES Senior Health & Safety advisor  and a lecturer from the University of Reading.

The conference was opened by the Assistant Principal & Team Leader Science  Steve Ferguson.
The first presentation was by Claire Lewis from ARKive who showed examples of Wildscreen resources and the help available to schools.
Mark Dempsey from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation talked about the Circular Economy and how products are  made to be made again.
Can it be Magic !!! by Dr. Matt Pritchard was a display of “easy-to-use magic tricks”  and the Science behind them .
Coffee and lunch  time   Displays  by suppliers , the ASE, the Institute of Chemistry and in the foyer 4 book companies.
The afternoon sessions  provided  11 practical workshops.  -  Earth Science ;  Datalogging; Blood Testing - forensics; Crafty Chemistry ; Fun Physics  ; Hands on Chemistry;  Mystery Boxes; Registered Science technician; DNA -electrophoresis; Basic Microscopy; Dragsters – make your own..

Thanks to financial sponsorship from the  ASE,  the use of Broadlands Academy  for the venue, and contributions of the suppliers and  presenters,  we were able to provide FREE INSET for Science Technicians.
Joyce Dalton and Ann Sell

Google Science Technicians

Last updated 05/06/2013