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ERIC Number: EJ932289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Reaching out to Primary Schools: The Bristol ChemLabS Experience
Shallcross, Dudley; Harrison, Timothy; Wallington, Sarah; Nicholson, Heather
Primary Science Review, n94 p19-22 Sep-Oct 2006
Local universities and other higher education establishments represent a huge potential resource for primary schools that is often untapped. The School of Chemistry at Bristol University has recently become a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the only one in the country in chemistry. The authors' project, known as Bristol ChemLabS, will centre on new approaches to practical chemistry and also involves an increase in outreach activity. Over the last five years the university has been running a number of pilot schemes in general science with High Down Infants School in Portishead, Somerset, and other local primary schools. Since the award of the CETL in April 2005 these activities are being gradually rolled out to other primary schools in the area. In this article the authors highlight the range of activities that have been undertaken and give an indication of their success. (Contains 4 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom