Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, the resources in this section help students to develop their skills in presenting their scientific knowledge.

There are a variety of ways in which knowledge can be presented: as a lecture, poster, written paper, presentation, article, leaflet or video film. Different types of information will suit different forms of presentation. This skill area helps students to develop their skills in presenting knowledge by exploring:

Oral presentation – emphasising skills in arranging content in a logical sequence which is easy to understand by the listeners within a fixed time.

Displaying a poster – arranging content in a specific form and sequence which stresses the clear continuity between text and visual information. A scientific poster has to be designed within fixed requirements such as the size of the poster, font size and number of illustrations.

There are trainer development materials associated with the delivery of these learning activities. They can be found at: LSS Skill Area 6 Training.

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Skill 6.2 Reflecting on Presentations

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, help students to reflect on a presentation they have practised and delivered.

Working with a partner, they evaluate their presentations to consider points that include:
* What were the key points of the presentation?
* Were key...

Skill 6.3 Recognising a Scientific Research Poster

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, help students look at the features of a scientific poster.

Students are challenged to compare posters that may be presented at a conference with other 'science interest' posters that may be on display in the school science department.

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Skill 6.4 Designing a Scientific Research Poster

These activities, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, gives students an opportunity to design and produce a science poster similar to one that could be presented at a conference.

The scientific poster format is an excellent way of presenting students’ work. It necessitates a brief and fluent...

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