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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ASE Conference 2012

ASE Conference 2012

So this week was the ASE conference and I popped up after work on Friday to crash on the Saturday with my sights set on 3 main things. First and foremost I was there to harass and cajole people into getting involved with Decipher My Data: Flu – we’re only accepting registrations for another week or so...
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...
Cracking Cold Light

Cracking Cold Light

Cracking Cold Light is a 50 minute workshop aimed at introducing the basics of rates of reaction and the scientific method through a chemiluminescence context. The workshop is delivered by a team of students from the University of Bath (usually led by me) and can be aimed at a KS2 or KS3 audience. Group sizes can be...
Catch them when they're young!

Catch them when they’re young!

I recently had the chance to accompany Alison Rivett and her team of demonstrators to one of the Primary Outreach Days offered by Bristol ChemLabs. The aim of these days is to “catch them young” and young they were! A wide-eyed bunch of 4-11 year olds from St. George’s Primary School on Brandon Hill in Bristol...