Lectures in the Promotion of Positive Attitudes Towards, and the Learning of Science with Reference to ‘A Pollutant’s Tale’, a Demonstration Lecture on Air Quality and Climate Change

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Abstract

The lecture demonstration is a vehicle that is often used in public engagement activities to promote positive attitudes towards science and the learning of science. In this paper we review evidence that supports this assertion. In addition we focus on a lecture demonstration entitled ‘A Pollutant’s Tale’ that examines some of the chemistry of the gases in the atmosphere and aspects of climate change and critique its effectiveness on the impact of demonstration on the learning of science concepts and attitude towards science.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93–102
Number of pages10
JournalRomanian Journal of Education
Volume1
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Chemistry outreach
  • Public understanding of science
  • Lecture demonstration
  • School Teacher Fellow
  • Cryogenic materials

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