24 Oct 2013

Science Magic Show

From Our Changing World, 9:06 pm on 24 October 2013

Science magic show

A science magic show with Dave Warren at St Gerard’s School in Alexandra (images: Angela Moeke)

Science ‘magic’ shows, also known as chemistry shows, are a chance to excite students about chemistry and show them some fun science. Dave Warren from the University of Otago chemistry outreach programme presents chemistry shows in schools, along with experienced university students who get to improve their communication skills. Magic shows are quite often used as an initial visit to generate pupils’ interest before they experience ongoing science activities at school.