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

Students consider that, in the scientific community, knowledge is presented in situations such as lectures and conferences by oral presentations and posters. The person conveying the message is responsible for ensuring that it is clearly understood by the audience.

This Skill Area introduces students to ways in which they can present their knowledge and make use of visual methods of communication.

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

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Skill 6.5 Dragon’s Den: I Need Some Funding

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, encourages students to think how presentations to a possible funding-provider may differ from those to colleagues. This helps to reinforce that the content and delivery of presentations may be different depending on the audience being addressed.

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Skill 6.6 Evaluating Presentations

Produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, this activity sees students delivering a presentation that they have prepared. This practices the delivery of presentations but also forms part of a guided evaluation exercise.

The activity provides opportunities for students to:
• deliver a...

Skill 6.7 Preparing a Scientific Poster

This activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, gives students the opportunity to look at some genuine research posters and to identify the components and layout employed. Students then create their own poster on an A-level topic.

The activity will help to improve students' ability to...

Skill 6.8 Evaluating Scientific Posters

In this activity, produced by Gatsby Science Enhancement Programme, students evaluate a poster that they have previously prepared.

Students will:
• plan the presentation of a scientific poster
• anticipate questions that may be asked on the topic
• evaluate the quality of a scientific...

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