This 60 minute presentation will focus on the issues of safety and liability in science demonstration and strategies for making them safer. How do you more safely select, prepare, transport, and present the demonstrations that you will perform? What are the negligence and liability issues the come into play when conducting science demonstrations? How do you ensure that the pedagogical benefits outweigh the risks? Why is banning specific demonstrations not the best approach to solving the problem? Instead, what are the five critical changes that need to be made in science education to make demonstration accidents and injuries less likely? This is for any K-16 science teacher who wants to do safer demonstrations.
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