To Two Weeks Before A Visit
the following information from the classroom teacher in order to
prepare your suitcase and make a take-home flyer:
name, school address, teacher's name, classroom location
Take four extra sets of theme packets and flyers
(one for the teacher, one for you, and two spares)
you speak to one or two classes?
setting and the teacher's expectations
your visit part of a career day at school where others are
coming in to describe their occupations as well?
your visit being used to emphasize experiments that demonstrate
fun with science?
your visit being used as part of a science unit on the topic
for entering the school
will probably report to the school office
minutes before the target class time?
there be time available to set-up in the classroom?
the teacher like a short biography to introduce you to the class?
day before your visit
the contents of your suitcase, print out the flyers, print a transparency
of the flyer to use on the overhead projector, and take some time
to practice, even if you simply run through the presentation in
your mind. If you have a laser pointer, you might bring it along,
but be careful not to share it with anyone or leave it where
it can be borrowed.
by Stephen D. Jacobs, Rebecca L. Coppens and Christine Andrews-Angelo
December 24, 2001
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