Using interactive lecture demonstrations to invigorate chemistry lectures
AbstractDemonstrations are commonly used in Chemistry lectures to illustrate chemical phenomena and as entertainment. Interactive lecture demonstrations have been introduced into first year undergraduate classes which more deliberately connect the demonstration with the course content. Through the development of worksheets, students are actively engaged with predicting, observing and explaining the results of the demonstration. Evaluation of this approach through surveys and class observation suggest that students found it engaging and effective for their learning.