Demo Day

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Get set for Demo Day 2015

Demo Day is an annual campaign to inspire secondary school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke discussions and generate excitement through running science demonstrations. This year Demo Day falls on 19 March, the Thursday of British Science Week!

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Pledge to be part of Demo Day and put your school on the map!

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By pledging to take part you will be part of a free prize draw with prizes kindly donated by Timstar, including a wifi microscope!

Demo Day Resources

Download Demo insights here

In preparation for Demo Day 2015, a new downloadable resource, Demo insights, has been produced. This new resource is full of ideas and demo insights for teachers including tips, stories and thoughts from professional science communicators, ranging from presenters, writers and lecturers to magicians and filmmakers.

For Demo Day 2014 we released Demo: The Movie, a 30-minute film which follows science teacher Alom Shaha as he goes on a journey to explore the use of demonstrations in science teaching. We also released demo videos and written guides of six teacher and technician demonstration favourites.

The movie and demonstration videos and guides are available at the National STEM Centre eLibrary collection.

Additional online videos and resources for great practical demonstration ideas

Practical Biology, a partnership between the Society of BIology and the Nuffield Foundation.  A collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of biological concepts and processes, with experiments placed within real-life contexts.

Practical Physics, a partnership between the Institute of Physics and the Nuffield Foundation. Practical activities designed for use in the classroom with 11- to 19-year-olds.

Practical Chemistry, a partnership between the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Nuffield Foundation. A collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of chemical concepts and processes.

Learn Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry. Chemistry resources for demonstrations.

Ri Channel, Royal Institution of Great Britain. Re-digitised footage from the Ri archive and a range of high-quality videos from filmmakers and scientific institutions.

Physics Education, Institute of Physics. Physics video and audio resources for those in education.

Teachers TV, TES. Video content categorised by school level and subject, including practical tips, lesson ideas and lesson starters.

At-Bristol YouTube channel, At-Bristol Science Centre. Behind-the-scenes looks at exhibits and experiments that bring science to life.

ScienceLink, Association for Science Education. Index of useful sites with resources (not necessarily videos) for science teaching, organised by subject.

CLEAPSS  Advisory service providing support in science and technology with a wide range of practical guidance documents and ideas.

ATSE article  Freely available article from the Association of Tutors in Science Education (ATSE) with links to 28 possible demonstrations.

Getting Practical  Brings together quality practical science resources from a wide range of expertise and experience from the consortium partners involved in this collaboration.

Science Museum  Tips, tools and demos from the Science Museum.

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