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Thursday, January 10 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Making Materials Matter (159)

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Find out about Materials Science; what it is and where you find it in your science teaching as well as enrichment activities you can use developed through Making Materials Matter (MMM).

MMM is a collaborative project with the Materials Science departments from The Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Sheffield and Imperial College London, supported by The Ironmongers' Company. It is informed by current research including Science Capital research and aims to raise students' aspirations and increase awareness of Materials Science. We work with Yr8 students and their Teachers on an extended Materials Science research project offering continued support and school visits from our student ambassadors. The project concludes with the students presenting their research at The University of Oxford.
Within this session we will also discuss the continuation of the project as we aim to offer sustained outreach; engaging with the students each year. All the resources developed will be available. We welcome discussion and ideas to increase the impact of the project including the use of MMM resources in your schools.

'It's really enriched their understanding of Materials Science' Teacher - Vyners School  'I think it is an amazing project' Teacher - Featherstone High School

This session is suitable for all teachers of KS3/4 science and may be of particular interest to those with responsibilities for science enrichment activities linked to the current curriculum.

Further details about MMM can be found at:

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Jayne Shaw

Access & Outreach Manager Materials Science, Dept Materials Science, Oxford University
Jayne Shaw is the Access and Outreach Manager for the department of Materials Science, The University of Oxford. Jayne started her career as a Chemistry Teacher in a village school before moving to an inner city London secondary comprehensive as Head of Chemistry. Jayne now works... Read More →

Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
CTL B Dry lab