Coaching Potions

Question:

Hi there, I’d signed up for the potions coach position. I wasn’t able to make the meeting on Wednesday as I was traveling for work (my wife did and did her best to fill me in). I’ve read the Powerpoint and the event description, which all seem clear; however I was wondering if there was any sort of coaching guide/schedule as to how to prepare the kids – It’s been a long time since I did chemistry and a basic schedule or guides would go a long way towards helping me prepare the children.

Answer:

Thank you for your question! I know how difficult it is to plan lectures and find the best way to reach kids. Unfortunately, I do not provide a schedule of lessons. It is ultimately up to you in how you want to design your lessons. I find that including a lecture and a lab has been helpful in keeping students engaged.

Question:

Will students be asked to dust objects for fingerprints?
Also, will students have to use a microscope at any time to identify physical features of substances?

Answer:

Thank you for your questions. Students will not need to dust items for fingerprints. Students will be expected to identify the type of fingerprint from a full print. Also, students will not be given a microscope. Observations will be conducted without any instruments (i.e. microscopes, magnifying glass etc).