Archive: Meeting Seven – Classroom Demonstrations

#SciTeachJC Here's a paper on getting children interested in science through emotional engagement: http://t.co/Uij3tTvB
@alomshaha
Alom Shaha

@ Some of my classrooms have students on the front desk. Some classroom design is not good #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

@ I sometimes ask kids to justify what they would gain from doing prac, we've built up a list of possible reasons. #SciTeachJC

@ That's been my argument for a long time - that a lot of crap practical work can be replaced by good demonstrations. #SciTeachJC
@Alby
Alby Reid

@ not sure about improving learning with demos, but it would save time: students struggle to get organised personally. #SciTeachJC
@hrogerson
Helen Rogerson

@ @ physics teachers don't know they're born ... imagine how awkward fume cupboards are for demos 😀 #sciteachjc
@declanfleming
Declan Fleming

Further to @'s tweet, are high school teachers actually better at teaching Physics than university lecturers? #SciTeachJC
@alomshaha
Alom Shaha

I often get kids to do demos to class. Everyone has to concentrate and take part. #SciTeachJC
@ScienceViking66
Terry Harvey-Chadwic

RT @: @ That's been my argument for a long time - that a lot of crap practical work can be replaced by good demonstrations. ...
@alomshaha
Alom Shaha


@ @ 🙂 get that webcam in there - cough cough. #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

RT @: @ I sometimes ask kids to justify what they would gain from doing prac, we've built up a list of possible re ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ Question is - can you put time to better use in terms of learning outcomes for students? If so, do demos. #SciTeachJC
@alomshaha
Alom Shaha

@ yeah, but glowing in the dark after several years as the radiation bod isn't fun either! #SciTeachJC

RT @: Potentially controversial thought: just how much class practical could we replace and improve upon with well done demos? ...
@ScienceViking66
Terry Harvey-Chadwic

RT @: Further to @'s tweet, are high school teachers actually better at teaching Physics than university lecturers? ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC


RT @: #SciTeachJC I love the *WOW* factor you can get with demos. Kids ask how? Why? They will remember those demos forever.
@ScienceViking66
Terry Harvey-Chadwic

@ what practical would you scrap in favour of a demo? #SciTeachJC
@hrogerson
Helen Rogerson

#SciTeachJC it would be interesting to consider the 5-10 most time-wasting pracs to replace with good demos. Any ideas?

.@ Sure, kids remember demos forvever, but they don't remember the *science* behind the demos. #SciTeachJC
@alomshaha
Alom Shaha

@ @ Surely they are? At least teachers have been trained to teach, lecturers haven't. #SciTeachJC
@Alby
Alby Reid

IOP: What Happens Next. Demo ideas designed to generate discussion : http://t.co/2ZLJp0ds #sciteachjc
@A_Weatherall
Alex Weatherall

RT @: #SciTeachJC it would be interesting to consider the 5-10 most time-wasting pracs to replace with good demos. Any ideas?
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

RT @: IOP: What Happens Next. Demo ideas designed to generate discussion : http://t.co/2ZLJp0ds #sciteachjc
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

demos fill several niches in sci ed. I like to think of them in some circumstances as edu-tainment #SciTeachJC
@simonrockett
Simon Rockett

A memorable demo is not the same things as good demo. Remembering a demo is not same as learning the science about the demo #SciTeachJC
@alomshaha
Alom Shaha

@ @ Ha! And if you have to use a fume cupboard it will have to be a demo! #SciTeachJC
@hrogerson
Helen Rogerson

@ we used to secretly slip the sources into each others pockets to see how long we could cook each others' balls 😛 #sciteachjc
@declanfleming
Declan Fleming

#sciteachJC Have to run to a meeting but it has been great to even just catch the beginning of the chat. Thanks!
@mcshanahan
marieclaire shanahan

Am sure lots of people remember seeing the Thermit reaction at school. Bet lots can't tell what it was supposed to teach them. #SciTeacHJC
@alomshaha
Alom Shaha

RT @: A memorable demo is not the same things as good demo. Remembering a demo is not same as learning the science about the de ...
@SciTeachJC
Science Teaching JC

@ I'll trade your fume cupboard for my animal house demonstrating trimming sheeps feet @ @ #SciTeachJC

#sciteachjc I like doing silent demos of prac procedure and getting kids to write up method. Helps memorise a method e.g. GCSE Flametests
@chemknuts
chemknuts

@ I agree, memorable demos last forever, but as long as the science lasts til the next exam we've done our jobs. #SciTeachJC
@simonrockett
Simon Rockett

@ @ Depends on context. Wow demos with good discussion around them. Must be well planned. #SciTeachJC
@ScienceViking66
Terry Harvey-Chadwic

@ I'll sometimes get the kids to play 'consequences' after demo - first writes first step, then passes on to next, etc #SciTeachJC

hi, secondary chemistry #pgce student here, having just done a quick skim of the paper & discussion so far #SciTeachJC
@audm
audreym
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