MasterChef Chemistry

We managed to present a wonderful demonstration of a popular television reality show and incorporate it into chemistry education. I was somewhat frustrated as my voice did not function but it enabled me to listen, a skill I continue to refine. It did feel as if we did provide the audience a polished and dynamic presentation. I feel that this could be a session which could fit nicely into a science class in a school, perhaps with some modifications to fit into the science curriculum. The use of the Venn Diagram helped to consolidate and form some focus for watching the movie.

I loved this opportunity to develop some creativity into chemistry. To this point have felt a little awkward about how to develop creativity into the chemistry classroom. But having the feedback from peers and experienced educators I feel that without a creative outlet for both teacher and student that chemistry will become a chore and not egnite a passion for this wonderful science and expression of the world around us.

About Sarah

Currently teaching in Collingwood College as a science and outdoor education high school teacher. After a huge 2020 I have decided to change direction and later in the year plan to undertake a coding bootcamp... After training to be a teacher via a Diploma of Education and Masters in Chemistry via thesis on the effects of bushfire on receiving water bodies (Gippsland 2002-2003) at Monash University Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia I have been teaching in Secondary schools in Melbourne including Sophia Mundi Steiner School . I have been an active member of the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA), represented Australia at the world Canoe Polo Championships, am keen on other sports: netball, basketball and road cycling. I am a keen gardener and owner of chickens as well as a German Shorthaired Pointer and mother to four children. Life is busy but I would not have it any other way!
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