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Secondary Science Technicians

Science technicians are an integral part of any school science team and offer invaluable back-up to science teachers. In this Teachers TV video, two science technicians at Manor School, York, work with Simon Quinnell, senior science technician at the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, to develop their skills, inspire students and enhance the science department.

Sue wants to improve her demonstration skills 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 van de Graaf generator.

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

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