As a retired teacher, I find this thread very interesting and very much on target. A number of years ago I was impressed by a presentation by Rubin Battino in NYC. One of his major points was to impress us as teachers an students in general is the difference between Magic and Science. . . .A magician uses science to "fool" the audience and keep the "tricks" secret. A science teacher may do "magic tricks" to illuminate the science that underlies them. ILPI
wrote: I am all for outreach programs, but I am dismayed that the teacher saw fit to teach young kids that chemistry is "Talking about fire and about things that blow up." I've done these demos at elementary schools. Before I did my last one, I told the kids that I am a chemist and I asked them what Lew Malchick bt_quant**At_Symbol_Here**yahoo.com --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search presents - Jib Jab's 'Second Term'
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