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ScienceDemo    www.lsu.edu/ScienceDemo CHEMISTRY ● GEOLOGY ● CxC ● CCELL ● CAS
What is ScienceDemo?A unique opportunity for you to:  • earn extra credit in your course  • better understand science conc...
Learning Support Resources                      College of                       Science                        Science   ...
How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation
How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation
How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo        www.lsu.edu/sciencedemo
How to do ScienceDemo 1.   Complete pre-survey 2.   Attend orientation 3.   Select a demo 4.   Coordinate with a K-12 part...
GEOLOGY                       CHEMISTRY  9th–12th grade partners          K–12th grade partners   Select from binder in   ...
Check with your K-12school for theirtesting and holidayschedules.
How to do ScienceDemo 1.   Complete pre-survey 2.   Attend orientation 3.   Select a demo 4.   Coordinate with a K-12 part...
How to do ScienceDemo 1.   Complete pre-survey 2.   Attend orientation 3.   Select a demo 4.   Coordinate with a K-12 part...
TALK WITH YOUR K-12 TEACHER about what the students know about your demo topic .Doing that simple thing helped me know    ...
ScienceDemo Teaching Tips• Learning aids are good (candy is not an aid)     Consider using     •   PowerPoint with clear v...
Make sure you meet with theScienceDemo TAs. When I met withthem, they helped me PREPAREand gave me extra pointers onHOW TO...
Sensory Preferences VISUAL           AURALREAD/WRITE   KINESTHETIC
Interactive learning can        increase  long-term retention       rates 10x!            Passive             Active
www.lsu.edu/sciencedemo• Take the learning  style survey to  determine your  learning  preference• Incorporate styles  oth...
I definitely suggest using theCxC Studio to PRACTICE. They  really helped me improve my          presentation.
Plan to. . .• Arrive early, check in at the main office• Introduce yourself & the material – create  excitement!• Explain ...
UNDERSTAND YOUR DEMOso you can answer questions from your K-12 teacher and studentsabout the science. But if you don’t    ...
I assumed everything would just     work out…don’t do that!THINK THROUGH EVERYSTEP AND BE PREPAREDfor something to go wron...
PRACTICE THE EXPERIMENT  BEFORE you go to the class. Ipracticed my presentation but did not  practice the experiment and a...
How to do ScienceDemo 1.   Complete pre-survey 2.   Attend orientation 3.   Select a demo 4.   Coordinate with a K-12 part...
How to do ScienceDemo 1.   Complete pre-survey 2.   Attend orientation 3.   Select a demo 4.   Coordinate with a K-12 part...
GEOLOGY                      CHEMISTRY   You will receive an email      You will receive an email  confirmation with pick-...
How to do ScienceDemo 1.   Complete pre-survey 2.   Attend orientation 3.   Select a demo 4.   Coordinate with a K-12 part...
Safety First!                   • Use safety equipment                   • Follow guidelines in lesson plans              ...
GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME. I didn’t anticipatetraffic or getting lost, and I was solate that I didn’t have enough time ...
ScienceDemo Teaching Tips• Attitude matters!• Tell the students about yourself & LSU• Preview, do, review• Check understan...
How to do ScienceDemo 1.    Complete pre-survey 2.    Attend orientation 3.    Select a demo 4.    Coordinate with a K-12 ...
How to do ScienceDemo 1.    Complete pre-survey 2.    Attend orientation 3.    Select a demo 4.    Coordinate with a K-12 ...
How to do ScienceDemo 1.    Complete pre-survey 2.    Attend orientation 3.    Select a demo 4.    Coordinate with a K-12 ...
How to do ScienceDemo 1.    Complete pre-survey 2.    Attend orientation 3.    Select a demo 4.    Coordinate with a K-12 ...
ScienceDemo was a great experience!  Everything I needed to prepare for teaching was readily available. Tell     other stu...
I definitely suggest usingthe CxC Studio.
ScienceDemo was A LOT OFFUN!   It made this class muchmore enjoyable , and I’m glad I  did it. I would tell future    stud...
ScienceDemo    www.lsu.edu/ScienceDemo CHEMISTRY ● GEOLOGY ● CxC ● CCELL ● CAS
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  • Welcome to the orientation for ScienceDemo. Thanks for you interest in the program.
  • Your chemistry or geology professor will announce how much extra credit is available for participation and explain how many demos you need to do.We learn by teaching. As you prepare a demonstration, you’ll come to better understand the science concepts you’re teaching.This project can also help you develop oral, written, and visual communication skills.We benefit from connections with community K-12 partners and they benefit from out interactions with their students—a reciprocal relationship.
  • ScienceDemo is supported by a Board of Regents GrantCCELL—Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (Tracy Morris, able to help you identify a community partner)CAS—Center for Academic Success—support for learning and teaching strategies (Erin Wheeler, science specialist)CxC—Communication across the Curriculum—help with oral an visual presentation skills. (Cara Jones, Kevin DiBenedetto)ScienceDemo: Extra work for extra credit with extra benefits and extra resources to help you complete the project successfully.
  • You’re already done with 2 of the 12 steps.
  • When you pick your demonstration, consideryour course and section—chemistry or geologyyour knowledge of science and ability to understand the demonstrationyour ability to supply extra materials as neededyour K-12 partner—teacher’s request, students’ interest
  • Discuss your presentation with teacherUnderstand students’ knowledge baseAge appropriate materialDo not alter the demo itself to fit a teacher’s courseOnly enhance your presentation of the demo
  • GeologyGo to Studio 151 to view a binder of sheets Each sheet has info: possible demo, class time/day of week, map of school, & teacher contact info Select 2 sheets that align with your schedule & preferencesContact teachersGeology students are encouraged to select from the binder but may also contact a 9-12 teacher not on the list.Chemistry students find contacts on their own, often returning to their former school to do demonstrations.
  • Being in frequent communication with your K-12 partner wil help ensure that you’ve selected a good date and time.Time is limited during the spring semester. March is the ideal month. Be certain the date and time you choose is suitable with your teacher.
  • **Everyone MUST fill out a demokit reservation form. This is what triggers your K-12 evaluation and helps you get the extra credit.Reserve your kit at least a WEEK before presenting or you risk not being able to do the demo you want when you want to do it.To reserve your kit, you’ll need to know all of the information about you community partner, including class size.
  • This part takes time to perfect. The following slides offer advice from former students who participated in ScienceDemo.
  • What age is your audience? How much do they already know about your subject?Do you have a brother or sister or cousin that age? K-1 might not take notes, but could draw, for example.Review & adapt lesson plan accordingly—vocabulary, content, explanation
  • Learning aides: PowerPoint with clear visualsOutline of activities Handout to take homePoster of process or vocabulary termsMaps, movie clips, modelsBe sure materials are age appropriate Consider having student write or draw to show understanding
  • What level is your audience?Review & adapt lesson planWhat is it that you want them to learn?How will you tell AND show them?Will you leave a lasting impression?
  • How do you learn best?
  • Be sure to look at the Tips for success on the web page. Take the learning style survey, explore how you can improve your own learning and the learning of the students you’ll be teaching.
  • What is it that you want them to learn?How will you tell AND show them?
  • If you must cancel, do so are far in advance as possible. Failure to show up reflects badly on you, on the program, and on LSU.
  • Will you leave a good lasting impression?Offer to research the answer and then follow up with an email.
  • What if. . .
  • Most kits have enough material for you to practice. Plan to do so the night before your demonstration.
  • Materials may be bulky or heavyMake sure there is enough material for whole class
  • “All of our students were very active in asking questions and providing their own insight.”“Plan ways to control students and regain their attention. When something interesting happened, they got rambunctious, and we had difficulty regaining their attention.
  • Use recommended safety equipment for you and for students participating in demo Explain safely concerns before the demonstration.
  • Consider traffic, parking, carrying materials into the school, finding and registering in the office, finding the teacher’s room, setting up the demonstration—all before the class is to begin.Leave time afterwards to clean up, pack up, check out at the office, load your car, and return to campus to return the materials.
  • polite, sincere, helpful prompt, friendly, engagingpatient, thorough, responsible, kindBe open about college, careers & majors in scienceIntroduce yourself & welcome questionsAgood discussion is one that uses time in a valuable way;if demo ends early, what will you do. If you run short on time, what will you cut?
  • Return your kit to the appropriate location within 24 hours so it can be available for other students.Chemistry: 609 Choppin HallGeology: 151 Coates Hall
  • To receive points for ScienceDEMO, you must craft a 1-page well-written reflective essay documenting your experiences and addressing specific questions. Due soon after your demo, due on the date your professor says. Your reflection is how your professor knows what happened and what you learned. It’s an import communication, part of the learning process, not just an exercise.
  • The post-survey will be sent to your LSU email address. Complete it as soon as you get it, certainly no later than
  • There you have it—the 12 steps of science demo—with 10 left to go.
  • A resource for planning and practicing
  • Will you leave a good lasting impression? Of You, LSU, and science?Recruit a classmate.
  • Transcript of "2012 ScienceDEMO Orientation"

    1. 1. ScienceDemo www.lsu.edu/ScienceDemo CHEMISTRY ● GEOLOGY ● CxC ● CCELL ● CAS
    2. 2. What is ScienceDemo?A unique opportunity for you to: • earn extra credit in your course • better understand science concepts • improve your communication skills and learning strategies • work with the community by sharing science with K-12 students
    3. 3. Learning Support Resources College of Science Science Knowledge YOU CCELL K-12 PartnershipsLSU Science Students CxC CAS Oral & Visual Learning & Presentation Teaching Styles Skills
    4. 4. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation
    5. 5. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation
    6. 6. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo www.lsu.edu/sciencedemo
    7. 7. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner
    8. 8. GEOLOGY CHEMISTRY 9th–12th grade partners K–12th grade partners Select from binder in Select any school 151 Coates Hall Some school listings are available in 614 Choppin Hall See EBR Parish School website for more contacts*Be sure to consider your class schedule, your K-12 partner’s class time, and location of school
    9. 9. Check with your K-12school for theirtesting and holidayschedules.
    10. 10. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner 5. Reserve demo kit www.lsu.edu/sciencedemo
    11. 11. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner 5. Reserve demo kit 6. Plan, prepare, & practice
    12. 12. TALK WITH YOUR K-12 TEACHER about what the students know about your demo topic .Doing that simple thing helped me know how much background I needed to give the students.
    13. 13. ScienceDemo Teaching Tips• Learning aids are good (candy is not an aid) Consider using • PowerPoint with clear visuals • Outline of activities • Handout to take home • Poster of process or vocabulary terms • Maps, movie clips, models• SHOW and TELL DEMONSTRATE and EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED and WHY
    14. 14. Make sure you meet with theScienceDemo TAs. When I met withthem, they helped me PREPAREand gave me extra pointers onHOW TO EXPLAIN THEDEMO TO KIDS.
    15. 15. Sensory Preferences VISUAL AURALREAD/WRITE KINESTHETIC
    16. 16. Interactive learning can increase long-term retention rates 10x! Passive Active
    17. 17. www.lsu.edu/sciencedemo• Take the learning style survey to determine your learning preference• Incorporate styles other than your own for maximum impact and engagement
    18. 18. I definitely suggest using theCxC Studio to PRACTICE. They really helped me improve my presentation.
    19. 19. Plan to. . .• Arrive early, check in at the main office• Introduce yourself & the material – create excitement!• Explain the science at students’ level• Be safe and alert in doing the Demo• Recap – what happened & why?• Finish strong!• Clean up Always be• Follow up aware of the time!
    20. 20. UNDERSTAND YOUR DEMOso you can answer questions from your K-12 teacher and studentsabout the science. But if you don’t know the answer, admit it.
    21. 21. I assumed everything would just work out…don’t do that!THINK THROUGH EVERYSTEP AND BE PREPAREDfor something to go wrong or for something to change.
    22. 22. PRACTICE THE EXPERIMENT BEFORE you go to the class. Ipracticed my presentation but did not practice the experiment and a few things went wrong that could haveeasily been avoided with proper prep.
    23. 23. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner 5. Reserve demo kit 6. Plan, prep & practice 7. Complete travel form www.lsu.edu/sciencedemo
    24. 24. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner 5. Reserve demo kit 6. Plan, prep & practice 7. Complete travel form 8. Pick up demo kit
    25. 25. GEOLOGY CHEMISTRY You will receive an email You will receive an email confirmation with pick-up confirmation with pick-up details details Pick up in Pick up in 151 Coates Hall 609 Choppin HallMaterials will likely NOT fit in your backpack & may be heavy. Plan accordingly!
    26. 26. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner 5. Reserve demo kit 6. Plan, prep & practice 7. Complete travel form 8. Pick up demo kit 9. Do your demo!
    27. 27. Safety First! • Use safety equipment • Follow guidelines in lesson plans • Warn students in advance of any safety precautions or dangersSafety: Students should wear safety glasses. Most chemicals used are dilute(except for the 1 M NaOH) and not particularly dangerous. Needless to say, noneshould be consumed (except for the Sprite). If students get any chemicals on theirclothes or skin it can be simply washed off in the bathroom. The sodiumbicarbonate is not dangerous (but should not be consumed) and can be used toneutralize any vinegar or NaOH solution that gets spilled. The Dry Ice (solid CO2) isvery cold. It can give anyone touching it frostbite relatively quickly. DO NOT LETTHE STUDENTS TOUCH OR PLAY WITH THE DRY ICE! All chemicals, except for thedry ice, can be safely washed down a bathroom sink.
    28. 28. GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME. I didn’t anticipatetraffic or getting lost, and I was solate that I didn’t have enough time to do my demo.
    29. 29. ScienceDemo Teaching Tips• Attitude matters!• Tell the students about yourself & LSU• Preview, do, review• Check understanding with open-ended Q’s & be prepared to explain again• Respond: good, thank you, interesting (adding info for correction as needed)• Be open to comments, questions• Welcome extended discussions if time permits
    30. 30. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner 5. Reserve demo kit 6. Plan, prep & practice 7. Complete travel form 8. Pick up demo kit 9. Do your demo! 10. Return demo kit
    31. 31. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner 5. Reserve demo kit 6. Plan, prep & practice 7. Complete travel form www.lsu.edu/sciencedemo 8. Pick up demo kit 9. Do your demo! 10. Return demo kit 11. Write your reflection
    32. 32. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner 5. Reserve demo kit 6. Plan, prep & practice 7. Complete travel form 8. Pick up demo kit 9. Do your demo! 10. Return demo kit 11. Write your reflection 12. Complete post-survey
    33. 33. How to do ScienceDemo 1. Complete pre-survey 2. Attend orientation 3. Select a demo 4. Coordinate with a K-12 partner 5. Reserve demo kit 6. Plan, prep & practice 7. Complete travel form 8. Pick up demo kit 9. Do your demo! 10. Return demo kit 11. Write your reflection 12. Complete post-survey
    34. 34. ScienceDemo was a great experience! Everything I needed to prepare for teaching was readily available. Tell other students to USE THEWEBSITE, CHECK THEIR EMAILREGULARLY, AND TALK WITH THE SCIENCEDEMO STAFF.
    35. 35. I definitely suggest usingthe CxC Studio.
    36. 36. ScienceDemo was A LOT OFFUN! It made this class muchmore enjoyable , and I’m glad I did it. I would tell future students to do it too!
    37. 37. ScienceDemo www.lsu.edu/ScienceDemo CHEMISTRY ● GEOLOGY ● CxC ● CCELL ● CAS

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