Frequently Asked Questions

What specification do the courses follow?

I produced the Kitchen Sink Science videos to link with the AQA Key Stage 3 specification and the 10 Big Topics. However, this shouldn’t be a restriction. The investigations can be used with any Key Stage 3 course you might be following, and also could be used with Key Stage 2 students (to stretch their understanding) and iGCSE students (to reinforce their understanding).

What format do the videos take?

Every video in the Kitchen Sink Science course consists of a series of Powerpoint slides and embedded experiment clips. My narration covers all slides, making them as clear and concise as possible.

What devices can I watch the videos on?

The videos are in .mp4 format so they can be watched on most devices, such as; PCs, laptops, tablets, iPads etc.

Once downloaded you can put the videos on a device that isn’t connected to the internet, so you can follow instructions for the practicals even in places where you do not have internet connection.

Do I need any specialist equipment to carry out the investigations in the Kitchen Sink Science course?

The whole point in the planning of the Kitchen Sink Science course was to enable simple investigations to be carried out without any expensive equipment. There are one or two pieces of kit that will need to be purchased, such as safety glasses and crocodile leads, but I have tried to keep any expenditure to a minimum.

Are the practical investigations you describe safe?

Where necessary I have highlighted any safety issues as I have worked through the videos, but at the end of the day it is the responsibility of parents and students to look ahead and assess for themselves exactly what safety precautions need to be put in place. By watching these videos and undertaking these experiments at home or in your own environment you are accepting liability for any incidents that may occur.

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