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Why using video can boost grades in science

by Kate Conway on October 15, 2015

Why using video can boost grades

Reinforce existing learning

Video stimulates interest as it presents information in a different medium. Complex ideas and theories can be illustrated through the combination of animated graphics, expert interviews, and voiceover, and when incorporated into an existing lesson plan, can help summarise and reinforce existing learning. To help teachers navigate through our material and select the parts most relevant for their lesson, we ensure all our video content is segmented into bite-sized stand-alone clips.
Engage students

Video can also provide an opportunity to engage students with a potentially dry subject matter. A variety of faces and voices introduced into the classroom can give a range of perspectives and keep interest, for example with our titles on electricity generation.
Develop higher order thinking

The use of video case studies also helps develop higher order thinking skills as students can see how their current learning relates to real world scientific applications. Watching how seismic survey team use waves to predict, monitor and locate earthquakes is a fantastic way to bring the subject to life.
The virtual fieldtrip

Video can give students access to places and people they wouldn’t usually get, for example Michael Faraday’s workplace in our title on “Extraordinary Electromagnetism” or a car testing facility when learning about Forces and Motion.
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Included with the resources are worksheets and supporting notes designed to enable you to extend the content actively in class across a range of ages and abilities. The price also includes a free site licence, enabling you to network the material throughout your institution.
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