Polymer Studies Tour 2011
England (North West)
10.07.2011 - 13.07.2011
A free four-day residential CPD course designed to provide secondary school teachers with case studies that they can use in contextual teaching of both science and design & technology. It brings together science and design & technology teachers giving them the opportunity to meet in an informal environment to exchange views on the teaching of this cross-curricula subject. The course gives teachers the unique opportunity to visit major plastics processing companies and to attend lectures and discussions with leading figures from industry and academia. There are sessions in the laboratories where the teachers can operate machines to make and collect samples for their schools and use test equipment. There is a session on testing and identification of plastics that can be used back at school.
Contact Dr Diane Aston, Education Co-ordinator, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.