Teaching Strategies / Silent Demonstrations

What’s the old saying? A picture is worth a thousand words! Carry out reactions or demonstrations in silence to get students to pay attention to the evidence.



Silent Lecture

Do you sometimes have to shout to make yourself heard? A “quiet” lesson on kinetics suggests another approach that will make your students listen.

Bob Lewis


Penney's Quick Silent Demos

“Silent demo” technique focuses student attention on making observations and interpreting the evidence. Easy setup and no cleanup!

Penney Sconzo

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