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A Perfect Storm

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A Perfect Storm!

According to a recent survey carried out by the Wellcome Trust on over 4,000 pupils, over a quarter of GCSE students take little or no part in practical science experiments. This study highlights issues that this is due to time constraints; lack of funds for both equipment and technicians and lack of curriculum resources. You can read the full article here.

At a time when the teaching of Science couldn’t be more important, both for the economic well-being of the country but more...

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Don't miss our online clearance SALE!

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Don’t miss our online clearance SALE!

In the midst of our 2017/2018 catalogue production (due to land in April 2017) we are making way for an exciting selection of new product ranges, equipment and resources.

Therefore, this month we have completely overhauled our clearance section and drastically reduced our prices with some items up to 75% off!

Offering high-quality products at competitively low prices explore our clearance section via the link below and discover something amazing.

Some bargains...

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A loyalty scheme with benefits you can enjoy today!

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A loyalty scheme with benefits you can enjoy today!

We’ve recently made a few changes to our Starclub Loyalty Scheme and we want to keep you updated so you don’t miss out.

The slight changes include the new name: Starclub Loyalty Scheme and most excitingly the introduction of Litmus Blue Days!

The scheme allows you to collect points on every purchase you make and when you’ve collected enough points you can convert them instantly into laboratory equipment of your choice.

Litmus Blue Days are specia...

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Teach Science ANYWHERE in your school!

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Teach Science ANYWHERE in your school!

January 2017 saw Timstar attend the ASE Annual Conference and previously before this, in June 2016 we sponsored and attended the STEMtech Conference and Showcase. During both of these events we showcased the fully functional Mobile Science Bench for Secondary and Tertiary level schools and institutions.

With school intake increasing year on year, the versatile Mobile Science Bench makes perfect sense! Receiving fantastic reviews and in high-demand both in t...

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ASE Annual Conference 2017!

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ASE Annual Conference 2017!

The first week back of 2017 saw Timstar attend the ASE Annual Conference; an invaluable opportunity to explore the best of the science education world. The ASE hosted over 400 CPD sessions presented by teachers, leading scientists, researchers and education organisations. It was an exciting showcase for sharing and developing ideas, skills and enthusiasm.

It enabled delegates to enhance their professional skills and discover resources; take away lesson ideas; networks...

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Brenda Keogh Primary Science Award 2017

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Proud Sponsors of the Brenda Keogh Primary Science Award!

Brenda Keogh was an inspirational writer and teacher who touched and transformed the lives of teachers and learners all over the world. She leaves a lasting memory that will continue to influence classrooms for years to come. We are proudly supporting such a recognised award again for 2017!

About the awards:

To celebrate Brenda Keogh’s memory this award is given to 2 primary schools to help them enrich their science provisions. The award i...

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Highly Commended Exporter of the Year!

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Highly Commended Exporter of the Year 2016!

On Friday 25th November 2016 Timstar attended the South Cheshire Chamber’s 20th Anniversary Business Awards and we were nominated for the Exporter of the Year award alongside South Cheshire College. The Oscars style ceremony, packed with a variety of worthy winners took place at Crewe Hall and brought together leading businesses across the local area celebrating their achievements and successes.

A glittering occasion honouring the innovation and succe...

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A-Level and GCSE Practical Skills Matches for Data Logging!

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A-Level and GCSE Practical Skills Matches for Data Logging!

Timstar and Data Harvest have been working together to bring you two FREE eBooks for Data Logging practical skills matches.

These extremely useful eBooks for science technicians and teachers in education cover Biology, Chemistry and Physics for both A-Level and GCSE as follows:

A-LEVEL (2016) UPDATED

Data Logging, data loggers and sensor technology are an integral part of the Ofqual and government orders and are embedded in the new specif...

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A Guide to Designing Effective Laboratories in Education!

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A Guide to Designing Effective Laboratories in Education!

Laboratory activities form a central role in the science curriculum, and science educators have highlighted the many benefits of engaging students in such activities. For science to be taught most effectively, it is crucial that laboratories are a fundamental part of an establishment.

However, the content and practices of science teaching are being scrutinised, and new standards intended to shape and rejuvenate science education are emer...

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Gratnells Science Technician of the Year!

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Gratnells Science Technician of the Year!

The Gratnells Science Technician of the Year is now in its 8th successful year and we are again delighted to sponsor such a recognised achievement.

We've had a long working relationship with Gratnells, and applaud the work they are doing through these awards to highlight the essential work being carried out by science technicians - the 'unsung heroes' of science education.

With a fantastic array of prizes including a top prize of £500 to spend with Timsta...

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Using Chemicals Safely in the Laboratory!

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Using Chemicals Safely in the Laboratory!

Here at Timstar we’ve been using Vickers Laboratories brand of chemicals for several years, forming a successful partnership which has grown and gone from strength to strength and by providing the best we can help schools successfully inspire tomorrow’s scientists.

Safety is a key concern in any scientific environment, but particularly in the Chemistry lab and these simple tips below help promote safety awareness and encourage safe working practices in yo...

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Halloween Spooky Science!

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Halloween Spooky Science!

Halloween can be one of the most anticipated holidays of the year for many people, between dressing up, eating lots of sweets and generally enjoying lots of excitement there’s no wonder people love this time of year.

Therefore, with Halloween just around the corner this is the perfect time to do a little more experimenting. With a few basic items and easily accessible pieces of kit, in the run-up to the day why not turn your School Science Laboratory into something spo...

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Timstar Junior Scientist Visits London!

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Timstar Junior Scientist Visits London!

Our junior scientist Poppy Oxberry: @PoppyPresents has not only been busy creating awesome science demonstrations and experiments for Timstar, which you can view here, she has also been busy in London! Poppy recently took a trip there with her family for 6 days to enjoy the last of the Summer holidays before heading to her first year at high school at the beginning of September.

We caught up with Poppy early last week to see what she got up to on her travel...

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Let down by your supplier recently?

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Let down by your Science supplier recently…?

Timstar are here to help!

Here at Timstar we pride ourselves on being a responsive team, committed to your needs. We have recently put together highlights and advantages of choosing Timstar as your Scientific Supplier below!

 

 

 

Call our responsive customer service team today to check our stock availability – dedicated to your needs.

Kind Regards,

The Timstar Team

Timstar Lab Essentials Range

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Timstar Lab Essentials Brochure!

It is important to us that we understand what is important to you. In talking to you the main points made regularly by technicians and teachers are: ‘…fast turnaround of products required by science departments on a regular basis, keenly priced and backed up by a good service…’

We’ve listened and we are introducing the NEW Timstar Lab Essentials Range brochure. Our experienced team has carefully selected your essential laboratory product requirements at unbeatable...

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Timstar Fun Day!

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Timstar Fun Day!

On Friday 29th July 2016 the Timstar Team came together to enjoy a fun-filled Summer day of enjoyment and entertainment with fellow work colleagues and friends with many team members bringing their families along.

There was a wealth of activities over the course of the day, including a bucking bronco, an assault course, inflatable table football and a delicious hog roast, which soon disappeared!

The day was enjoyed by all and Stephanie Jones showed everyone up on the bucking bronc...

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Top-Tips for Going Back to School

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Top-Tips for Going Back to School!

With only a couple of days away from the start of the new September term after a long relaxing Summer, the next few days can become quite nerve-racking, exciting and extremely hectic. Whether a newly qualified teacher or you’re here to brush up on your back to school procedures, there’s something here for everyone!

Here at Timstar we recently reached out to many of our technicians and teachers and asked them to provide us with their top-tip for going back to sch...

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Curriculum Resources for Practical & Investigative Science

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KS3 & AS/A-Level Curriculum Resources for Practical & Investigative Science!

Both Timstar and the Association for Science Education (ASE) have been working together to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people and ultimately working towards our aim of supporting teachers and technicians to inspire children to work scientifically.

Science practical and investigative work are an essential part of the science curriculum and therefore these NEW resources, co-authored with...

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Top 10 Uses for your Old Timstar Catalogue!

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Top 10 Uses for your Old Timstar Catalogue!

So you all must know by now that we have a brand new 2016/17 catalogue (if not, you can Request One Here!) and here in the office this got us thinking. What is happening to all of our old catalogues? Are they being recycled? Thrown away? Gathering dust on your storage shelves? We still want to be making use of these catalogues.

Why don’t you check out these ‘Top 10 uses for your old Timstar Catalogue!’

1. Cutouts for Teachers & Technicians – We think t...

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Guidance on Setting up a STEM Club!

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Guidance on Setting up a STEM Club!

We all know that setting up a STEM club can be a very daunting task and coupled with all of the other demands that exist within teaching and learning it eventually gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. However, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, and therefore, STEM education are vital to our future. STEM is everywhere; it shapes our everyday experiences.

Ask yourself this question – how often do you experience STEM on a daily basis?

1. Science –...

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