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Tinkerbec Fri 10-Mar-17 18:58:16

So I am trying to teach a Science lesson on displacement reactions.
One example I saw was to use brad pitt and Jennifer was displaced.
My worry is that the kids will not know who these are. A year 7 today asked me who Jennifer Aniston was.

Anyone know of any more current celebs I could use?

Sorry crass I know but I use anything to engage the children.

DonaldStott Fri 10-Mar-17 19:03:38

Cheryl cole and jean bernard versini?

They weren't married, but broke off their engagement - zayn malik and perrie edwards.

I am struggling myself tbh. I'm an auld fart.

LilacSpatula Fri 10-Mar-17 19:04:28

Zayn and Petrie deffo

LilacSpatula Fri 10-Mar-17 19:04:37


ButtonBoo Fri 10-Mar-17 19:05:04

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom?

Biggles398 Fri 10-Mar-17 19:05:47

Blimey - things have changed since I was at school! So you can't just say one metal displaces the other due to one being more reactive?
So in your example, Angelina Jolie was the more reactive metal?

Right.... lets think....Katie Price/Peter Andre / one of their more recent partners??

flapjackfairy Fri 10-Mar-17 19:06:02

That Petrie is a dish !! Boom boom !

ImLadybird Fri 10-Mar-17 19:06:09

Kristen Stewart and Robert Patinson

ButtonBoo Fri 10-Mar-17 19:07:27

Actually not sure there's a reactive in that!

Tinkerbec Fri 10-Mar-17 19:08:02

Oo like some of them.

Bo you can't just state a simple fact that isn't engaging. Not at my school anyway. Well maybe with top set.

What do I need Science for?
What's the point in this? This is boring etc.

Thanks for your help.

Still none as famous as the Branjelina x

Beckythemasterbaker Fri 10-Mar-17 19:08:10

Taylor swift and one of the people she's dated

topcat2014 Fri 10-Mar-17 19:47:18

Struggling to see how this works tbh - think I would get more confused rather than less.

I still remember cringing at teachers sometimes - so well done for checking OP!

(glad I did my science A levels decades ago)

MaidOfStars Fri 10-Mar-17 20:06:30

Jesus, set light to some magnesium and watch their faces.

Tinkerbec Fri 10-Mar-17 20:08:06

A teacher in my department showed a clip
of breaking bad when he was teaching making copper suplhate from copper oxide. Kids loved it.

It's just another thing to trigger their memory. You remember that lesson when...,,

We said ang displaces jen
A metal higher up in the series displaces another.
Guess it's knowing your class and what works.
Mine is a set 6 out of 8.

I was thinking of getting them to do three reaction challenges and ranking themselves.
Anything that aids memory.

bbcessex Fri 10-Mar-17 20:11:24

Taylor Swift and Calvin harris
Ellie Goulding and Ed sheeran ( wrote a song about it, dinnee! !!)

TeenAndTween Fri 10-Mar-17 20:11:33

My y7 DD wouldn't have a clue who any of these are.

I think you could just be generic.

Say Mary is going out with Bailey but then Charles joins the school and Charles is nicer so Bailey gets displaced?

Or a rowing pair

Adam and Brad row together but Charles is fitter so Brad is kicked out of the boat and replaced by Charles?

Tinkerbec Fri 10-Mar-17 20:12:28

Jesus, set light to some magnesium and watch their faces.

Did that you have to use really dark glass nor for health and safety. They still liked it though.

Now the alkali metals if only we were allowed some cesium...

bbcessex Fri 10-Mar-17 20:13:22

Prince Charles, Diana and camilla?
You sound like a great teacher BTW 😍

khajiit13 Fri 10-Mar-17 20:13:26

Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart/ Rupert sanders ?

LilacSpatula Fri 10-Mar-17 20:13:56

lol flapjackfairy smile

Tinkerbec Fri 10-Mar-17 20:16:30

Love some of these ideas thanks and tganks bbcessex I try to be.

Muddlewitch Fri 10-Mar-17 20:24:43

I am too old to have a clue about celebrity relationships!

But what about using an example of some of the 'talent' shows like the seat thing on X factor where they get a seat but then when a better singer comes on they get it instead and the people left on the seats at the end go through? Or the assault course programme, warrior something, where the top however many with the fastest time go through and then you see the ones dropping down the leaderboard and losing out on the top places when someone gets a faster time.

Or footballers being substituted - Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal has taken real exception to it before, sure there would be clips on YouTube. Or the Premier League table?

BillSykesDog Fri 10-Mar-17 20:26:36

The Wknd left Bella Hadid for Selena Gomez

Tinkerbec Fri 10-Mar-17 20:37:07

The x factor thing is brilliant! I could even use a clip. Thank you.

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