Ready for Emergencies?

The Ready for Emergencies website which launches on the 13th June is a new and exciting context for learning in line with Curriculum for Excellence.

This session that follows the launch will be interactive with opportunities for learners to share their thoughts and experiences and reflect on emergencies and ask questions in relation to key topics such as emergency situations arising from severe weather, flooding and security preparations for the Olympic Games and Torch relay by the police forces across the country.

Presenters on the day will include the Stewart Borthwick (Strathclyde Emergency Coordination Group), Stewart Prodger (SEPA) and Sally Dempsey (Red Cross) who will be providing exiting background information on a variety of national as well as international approaches to emergency situations and will answer any questions on the issues arising.
This Glow TV event is aimed at learners from upper primary to upper secondary (but relevant for senior school as well)
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Have you used Glow Science yet?

TES Scotland takes a look at this high quality, film-led resource perfect for teachers right on time:

The resource includes over 650 short films that hundreds of teachers are using to enrich and support their teaching in the sciences and technologies. Tailored to Curriculum for Excellence – and tagged to levels 2, 3 and 4 – the films provide teachers with accurate and engaging visuals for the teaching of science, technology and HWB.

Created by Twig – and rigorously checked by teachers and academics – all films come complete with supporting materials, including quizzes, extension questions, transcripts and diagrams.

Teachers and students alike love the quick and intuitive design of Twig, which is user friendly and simple to use.

“I introduced my colleague to Twig yesterday and she nearly wept with delight”  P7 Teacher, West Lothian

All resources can be accessed at and are FREE with your Glow log-in.

Why not check out some sample films to get an idea of what’s available?

Ask an Astronaut with the Scottish Space School…or an Evening with NASA

Wednesday 13 June 10:00 – 10:45

Join us again this year for a fantastic opportunity to explore space travel and meet three NASA guests all in one day. Find out about what they’ve done, ask your own questions, take part in space quizzes and use this unique opportunity to enter the world of space exploration.

The University of Strathclyde’s Scottish Space School runs from 10-15 June for learners in S5. Find out more at the Scottish Space School web page.

The Scottish Space School will also be hosting its annual  public lecture on Wednesday 13th June 2012 from 18:30 to 20:00, when the guest speakers will include two astronauts with six space missions between them, and a lead engineer on spacesuit design. If you would like to attend this event please apply for an e-ticket by clicking on to the link: E-ticket application

Did you know Scotland is active in space research? STEM Central’s Exploring Engineering is aimed at learners and practitioners for CPD and includes interviews with Scottish and global engineers, working in Scotland, round the world, and beyond!