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Bev shares her knowledge at Cambridge University
2:30pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
A SCIENCE teacher from a Northwich college has been inspiring others at a conference in Cambridge.
Bev Goodger, biology and environmental studies tutor at Sir John Deane’s College was one of 14 delegates at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
The group discussed issues such as curriculum topics and how to capture the imaginations of young people to take part in plant science.
The delegates from UK schools, colleges, universities and scientific research institutions also heard a presentation from Bev on her research project investigating pupil attitudes to plant science.
On two further days Bev ran a workshop at Cambridge University’s Sainsbury Plant Science Laboratory demonstrating an inspiring science practical she has successfully devised for use in schools, called ‘investigating leaf surface temperature’.
Pauline Lowrie, head of biology at SJD, said: “The workshops were part of a course organised by Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) for university lecturers involved in training secondary biology teachers.
“We are very proud of Bev’s achievements – her new practical has proved to be popular with teachers and was even demonstrated to the Queen and Prince Phillip at the opening of the Sainsbury laboratory!”