Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Rory Waterman

Project Collaborators

Leon Wall (Collaborating Mentor)

Secondary Mentor NetID

lwalls

Status

Graduate

Student College

Graduate College

Program/Major

Chemistry

Primary Research Category

Engineering & Physical Sciences

Presentation Title

Updating Chemistry Demos using Next Generation Science Standards

Time

1:10 PM

Location

Chittenden Bank Room

Abstract

Chemistry demonstrations have been a staple of science outreach for decades. While these demonstrations are certainly eye-popping and exciting to watch, they often convey very little in the way of actual science learning. In fact, most chemistry demos have even intentionally avoiding actually trying to teach the audience science. However, more and more grants are requiring science outreach as a component of the research. Updating these classic demos to better align with science teaching standards provides science professionals with better ways to present these demos, without sacrificing the fun.

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Updating Chemistry Demos using Next Generation Science Standards

Chemistry demonstrations have been a staple of science outreach for decades. While these demonstrations are certainly eye-popping and exciting to watch, they often convey very little in the way of actual science learning. In fact, most chemistry demos have even intentionally avoiding actually trying to teach the audience science. However, more and more grants are requiring science outreach as a component of the research. Updating these classic demos to better align with science teaching standards provides science professionals with better ways to present these demos, without sacrificing the fun.