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Science (from the Latin scientia, 'knowledge') is a system of acquiring knowledge based on the scientific method, as well 
as the organized body of knowledge gained through such research

In Schools and Colleges around the United Kingdom it is the Science Technician who sets up practicals for teachers. A technician may specialise in particular science subject area and/or may work competently across more than one discipline area. The job also includes instructing and assisting teachers with practical skills, including class demonstrations. Many are very well qualified and have degrees, such as a Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.Sc.) or Master's degree (M.Sc.) and/or other professional qualifications such as the HNC, HND and NVQ.

The three main Science Disciplines

In this area you will find the knowledge and experience of Science and Technology Technicians who work within Schools and Colleges in the UK.

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Their tasks involve supporting the work of science teachers/lecturers and their students to ensure that they:

  • Make the best use of the time they spend in the laboratory;
  • Use equipment safely;
  • Accurately record the results of their work.

Sometimes laboratory technicians work closely with students to demonstrate experiments, help teachers with a class, and support individual students on research projects