Some videos were watched in preparation for class discussion, others were shared with students. The videos were mostly for use on virtual days. There were discussion points and instructor remarks mid viewing to retain students’ engagement. Some were used to expand and supplement curriculum material. Other times, videos were discovered and watched due to students’ curiosity about related topics. Video worked better than reading for virtual days and ensuring students absorbed the content.
Some key moments were the importance of replicating science experiments for validation. Eg. Volta’s invention of the voltaic pile after wanting to test animal electricity, Katie Bouman testing her theory on photographing a black hole.