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Secondary Science Technicians - Practical and Career Issues

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Science technicians are an integral part of any school science team and offer invaluable back-up to science teachers.

Sue Smith and Julia Raper are two such technicians at Manor School, York and headteacher Brian Crosby is keen for them to develop their skills.

He sends them to Simon Quinnell, senior science technician at the National Science Learning Centre, who studies a tape of them at work and then sets up a series of exciting science demonstrations to develop their skills, inspire the students, and help the science department.

Sue wants to demonstrate various experiments and tackles methane bubbles, ammonia fountains and a spectacular version of the flame test. Julia wants to master various technical skills such as soldering wires and plugs, providing the school with a huge saving! Both technicians also have a go with the much dreaded van de Graaf generator.

Back at school, and unbeknown to both of them, Simon assesses their every move from the safety of another classroom.

Read a review of this video on the Teacher Training Resource Bank site.

Part of the series: Action! Teacher Video

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