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04 April 2011
Posted in Experiences
Think back to the last time that you had to do a science experiment. Did you have to make a visual aid to go with it? Most students make a poster to go with their projects, but now it looks like you may learn more by making a video instead.
In Australia two separate grade school classes participated in an experiment to test this theory. One class was asked to make a video and one was asked to make a poster to go along with their science experiments. When they were done, they had to present their experiments to younger students. The class that made the video became much more aware of who they would be presenting their project to because they had to practice when making the video. The group making the poster hardly noticed whom it was they were presenting their project to.
Making a video as part of a science project gets you to capture the active, experimental and visual natures of science. Even video production itself can be a science. It is a really flexible world where anything goes. You can improve your decision-making skills by making a video project, have fun in the process and you don’t have to know everything about fancy equipment to make a video for a project. Make a video about your next science project that is as much fun for people to watch as it was for you to make it!