resources

Here are some articles for informal educators to give a flavour of our approach:

Advice you wish you had been given (pdf) – gems you wish someone had told you when you started presenting interactive shows and workshops – offered by members of the BIG chat discussion list (October 2015).

Have you any notes for me? (pdf) Some suggested guidelines for giving and receiving presentation feedback.

In defence of the classroom science demonstration – written for classroom teachers, but this rationale for demonstrations is hopefully relevant to informal educators as well.

Vacancy – volunteer needed to assist on stage (pdf) – a version of this article was published in InterpNEWS (Sept/ Oct 2013)

Brainiac Live – science communication abuse (pdf) – an open letter of concern to Engineering UK, British Science Association, Royal Academy of Engineering, the Science Council, Young Engineers, STEMNET and the Association for Science Education.

The art and science of creating shows (pdf)  – notes from a session delivered to science presenters at the BIG event 2007 on creativity and show development.

How to facilitate visitors interacting with exhibits (pdf)- some general tips to encourage effective staff interaction with visitors to hands-on exhibitions.