Everyday Science: Model Lessons I

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Since January 12, 2018 I have been running the US Embassy’s Book Bus teacher empowerment program Everyday Science: Learn, To Teach; Teach, To Learn.

I promised the participants that I would share, online, most of what I shared with them in the workshops, that I would share them in the form of blog posts. This is the fourth one. (Click here for the blog post Everyday Science: Learn, To Teach; Teach, To Learn in which you can find links to all the blog post about the workshops.)

  • Click here for a PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation on the activity on observing a burning candle and the investigation involving it and a glass.

(I used the same activity in the one-off workshop I conducted for the Teach for Nepal science fellows in July 2016.)

The second model lesson was one on discovery learning, in which, I performed some light magic just as I did at the Dec. 1, 2017 session introducing the program to teacher and administrators gathered at the art council. Click on the play button below to listen to it.


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Three of the demonstrations I performed as part of the magic show, I have used in my class in the past. You can find the details about them here, here and here.

Once again, I had them provide anonymous reflections. One of the first questions in the sheet asks them to rate the session and provide a reason(s) for the rating.

Here’s how the participants rated the session and their reasons.

What do you think?


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