The Three Demonstrations
Solids, Liquids and Gases
This is suitable for Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils.
The arrangement of particles in Solids, Liquids and Gases will be demonstrated
in such a way that these particles become real in the child's imagination. As ideas become clear to the pupils they
will be able to answer SATs questions and will be challenged with concepts of of density, expansion and contraction.
Pupils interested in chemistry will be sparked by their participation, facilitating later understanding of the subject.
This demonstration can be adapted for children with Special Educational Needs.
The Kinetic Theory
This is suitable for Key Stage 3 and GCSE pupils.
Over 40 demonstrations will be used to illustrate clearly the theory that
all material is made up of particles and that the arrangement of these particles is responsible for the physical properties
of the material. In addition, percentage composition of the air, chemical and physical properties of gases, and other
interesting facts will be demonstrated in a safe, exciting, interactive way using Liquid Nitrogen at -196 degrees Celsius.
Pupils will also be introduced to some of the ideas that they will be taught
later, in their GCSE Science course.
"Family Learning" Sessions
I have been able to provide integrated and interactive
family learning sessions to quite large numbers of adults and children, (approximately two hundred). The demonstrations
are tailored very much to the aims of the particular event, bearing in mind what the pupils have experienced during the day.
The children have been delighted to share knowledge with their parents and the parents have been amazed to see how many chemistry
facts their children have absorbed. Parents have also taken away information about educational and career opportunities.