Labexpert UK Stock Control Software

The Labexpert stock control software have been specifically designed for the educational sector some 20 years ago and are available direct from us or from all your major scientific suppliers.

If you are looking for an easy to use, but a comprehensive system that can keep track of all your chemicals and equipment with instant reports and information is the system for you. It’s optional barcode functionality and label printer con­nectivity offer a fast, efficient and professional way to organise all your chemi­cals and equipment.

If you would like to find out more about our products please visit our website or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just give us a call, 07799504658, we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

We also offer on-line DEMOS where you can see the software in use and we can answer all your queries. In some cases we will be happy to visit and advise on your chemical storage also.

ASE Northern Ireland Committee - Vacancies

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Northern Ireland Regional Committee for the ASE?
The committee works to promote excellence in Science Education across the region. We have approximately 6 meetings a year which are generally now via zoom.
We have the following vacances available.
President, Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary and Treasurer as well as two committee members.
If you are interested, please contact the region Field Officer, Michelle Ryan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 13th May

Win with Phillip Harris

WIN a microscope activity pack worth £275 with Phillip Harris Education
Explore microscopy with your students with a microscope, some prepared slides and other accessories. Plus a £50 Amazon voucher for you!
Which school deserves this prize? To take part, Visit the Philip harris facebook page here..
Winner 29 April 22 UK schools only

ASE News

Are you a teacher, technician, organisation or other education professional with ideas to share relating to teaching, learning or assessing science? If so, please consider submitting a proposal for #ASEConf2023 by 25th April! #ASEChat #SciEd #edutwitter

Crushing Can experiment

This experiment has the "woah!" factor as it demonstrates the stregnth of air pressure as you crush an ordinary drinks can. It is mainly suitable for third years studying Pressure and forces.

To check out the method visit our Wiki area here..Why does this happen?

When we begin our experiment, there is water and air inside the can. As we boil the water in the can, the water turns to steam and pushes the air out of the can. When we flip the can over into the cold water, the water momentarily seals off the can, so now the steam is trapped in the can. Since the water and air on the outside of the can is cooler than the steam inside, the steam condenses into a few drops of water. The drops of water on the inside of the can can’t exert the same amount of pressure as the water and air outside that can, so it collapses.

A quick Guide to Microscale Chemistry

Microscale (or small-scale) chemistry refers to practical activities that use much smaller amounts of reagents, and often with simpler equipment.

The microscale approach removes barriers that get in the way of carrying out practical work in schools, such as expense, risk and logistics. Teachers also need to find the time to teach theory alongside practical skills. Using microscale chemistry reduces cost and waste, which makes practical work more sustainable and less environmentally damaging. It’s important to spend time with your school’s science technicians exploring how the equipment will work, and time with other teachers trialling new activities before using them with classes.

More Information

CLEAPSS is moving

CLEAPSS will be moving to their new offices on the 14th March 2022.

The CLEAPSS Helpline phone number will stay the same and will remain operational during and after the move. However, we will have reduced capacity to answer helpline calls for a short while after the move while we settle into our new building.

 If you have a safety emergency please call the Helpline as usual and choose option 1. You will be put through to our emergency number.

You will also be able to leave us a message (option 2) which we will respond to as soon as we are able. You can also contact their This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the online web form as usual however you may have to wait slightly longer than usual for a response.

The CLEAPSS Website will function as usual during the move.


Time to value our who?

float:leftOccasionally we see news about Support Staff working in education. When you read the article the subject focuses sharply upon teaching assistants. They are rightly classed as support staff.

“They are the all-too often unsung heroes of schools which would not be able to operate without them”

This is the opening strapline from “The Western mail”. Now do not misunderstand me. Teaching assistants play an invaluable role within education. I have made enjoyable professional friendships with several who work in my place of employment. I am acutely aware of the great work that they do with respect to supporting the teacher in the classroom and indeed all of these hard workers go well above and beyond what is expected of them.