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28 February 2010 @ 05:47 pm
Jobquest: Rebel Without A Clue  
Does anyone have any suggestions for a five-minute teaching sample that doesn't involve toys and models for me to fumble and drop? I'm not that coordinated on a GOOD day, and nothing about this event points to "a good day".

Please note the clock in the icon, and be aware that I have two minutes LESS than that to make this presentation.

I feel: frustratedfrustrated
Baphnediabaphnedia on March 1st, 2010 02:03 am (UTC)
Grab a very specific subject, that you can start and end in five minutes. Something like... Ernest Rutherford's experiment where he discovered the nucleus of atoms... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geiger-Marsden_experiment
doc_mysterydoc_mystery on March 1st, 2010 02:10 am (UTC)

What are you trying to teach, a science concept? If so, are you familiar with Jearl Walker's "Flying Circus of Physics"? This could be a so source of ideas (and the web page below include a bunch of examples in an on-line format).



Bobyourbob on March 1st, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
heat and heat transfer? and the faster the molecules are moving the warmer it is, and your molecules are moving faster than the desk, and when you put your hand on the desk (everyone put their hand on the desk/wall/whatever now) your molecules are bumping into those of the desk (here you can bump into a desk to transfer motion as an illustration) and they start to move faster and....and if the molecules move faster and faster and eventually the molecules are moving so fast that they just can't keep to themselves and the spit out bits of themselves and that becomes light and....

I hope you do really really well, regardless.
one in a billionsiege on March 1st, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)
Actually, this might be worthwhile. Heat and friction. I mean, you can't easily drop your hands, right? Just rub 'em together, then explain why they get warm.