With the development of technology, it should come as little surprise that it is being implemented into lesson plans across every subject in just about every school. There is certainly evidence that all content could have a benefit from the right technological support, video support looks to be the key.
Most of all, these videos could enhance the way that scientific experiments are handled during a given class period. This allows educators to plan lab experiments with less stress, while also enabling students to perform their tasks with more clarity.
Here are a few reasons why adding videos can be highly beneficial for both student and teacher.
Reduction in Wasted Materials
Demonstration is one of the best ways to explain an experiment to the class. Since most schools are on a strict budget, they may not have much money to spend on supplies. When multiple classes are being taught each day, that means several sets of supplies are being exhausted.
Using demonstrations on video can illustrate the point without having to burn through costly materials that will need to be replaced for each class.
Keeps Instructions Consistent
For teachers that have multiple classes, instructions will be given multiple times throughout a given day. Since the teacher is the one giving them, it is easy to miss a critical step in the directions.
With video directions, students get all the direction that they need without any missed steps. This means better results and security in knowing that all of the students received the proper instructions across all classes.
While experiments are extremely helpful for explaining concepts, there might not be time or supplies available. Using videos can help to impart the lesson in a way that doesn’t require lengthy experiments.
Best of all, you can even cut out sections or remove steps if you feel they aren’t relevant. All of this helps to solidify concepts in their mind without having to try to fit a lab into the mix.