Declan Fleming is an RSC School Teacher Fellow (at the University of Bath), a secondary chemistry teacher and freelance science communicator

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Victor Hess Centenary Flight at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2012

Victor Hess Centenary Flight at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2012

The other day I got asked to do a film in a real hurry! Shooting one evening at the Balloon Fiesta for use the next day in the University of Bristol particle physics installation. Becky Jones and a team from the Physics dept at Bristol were re-enacting the experiment from 100 years ago today in...
Manchester Science Festival 2011

Manchester Science Festival 2011

I was kindly invited up to MOSI over half term to do some chemistry busking on the Chemistry day of the Manchester Science Festival. The local RSC branch were there with students from Manchester led by Kat Presland, the Regional RSC Coordinator. If you’re a chemistry teacher and not sure how to get in contact...

Surrey Science Circus 2011

Here’s a short clip from Surrey Science Circus where I was kindly invited to deliver the classic Gases in the Air demo lecture last week. See if you can spot me! Thanks to Anna for the invite! ­čÖé
Clouds Suck!

Clouds Suck!

Clouds Suck! is a talk I wrote to try to bring together two of the things I love most in life – flying and science. For years I’ve taught particles, changes of state and heat transfer through the context of gliding but I wanted a vehicle through which I could break out off syllabus a...
Gases in the Air Demo Lecture

Gases in the Air Demo Lecture

Gases in the Air This is the classic School Teacher Fellow demo lecture involving a lot of liquid nitrogen and dry ice! It focuses on changes of state, particles and physical vs. chemical changes. It can be delivered to a wide audience but is regularly delivered to primary audiences by myself and the outreach team...
Ignite Bristol - Clouds Suck

Ignite Bristol – Clouds Suck

I’d had the idea for Clouds Suck going round in my head for some time – all I needed was the threat of standing up in front of hundreds of strangers to deliver some of it to give me the impetus to develop it further. And so it was that I found myself in front...
Singing Science - I wish I had a smaller pKa

Singing Science – I wish I had a smaller pKa

I don’t take any credit for what follows (nor would I want to given the poor quality of the product) but I do often do songs with my classes at school and the kids video me anyway so I may as well try to do a slightly better job of it. I also promised (the┬ásignificantly┬ámore...