A PowerPoint presentation can quickly become boring if the audience can’t see anything but google slides. The skillful integration of an object that is associated with the science topic can add an interesting additional three-dimensional component to your presentation.
Give priority to the item of your science slide
Illustrations are common in PowerPoint presentations. Images, for example, should be shown in the presentation. It is true that a picture is often worth a thousand words, but the object itself is better than a picture of an object. For example, if you are promoting an innovative new scientific discovery, photos are good for a first impression. If you want to give your audience a better understanding and your audience is not too large, you can have a few original samples of the object walk around.
You give your audience the opportunity to perceive your output with additional senses such as haptics. This makes it more tangible.
Advantages when presenting your science presentation with objects
An object in 3-D simply adds an extra dimension to your presentation and helps the brain process information. Objects can often also be used to clearly convey abstract facts. Let’s assume you want to explain the concentration of a chemical substance in a product and make it clearer for the environment. Then maybe you could set up an aquarium tank filled with water. You ask your audience to imagine 400 of these basins that together make up a container. Then put a drop of water into the aquarium with a pipette and explain that in 400 tanks just one drop of this substance corresponds to the concentration in your product. Viewers can do more with it than with a bare number.
Science presentation: You can also combine things that do not fit
Another trick to arouse the audience’s curiosity is to connect seemingly inappropriate things that at first glance have nothing to do with each other. For example, you could hang a poster of Cologne Cathedral and ask your audience what the church building might have to do with your product. You might add that there are a number of things in common that you will point out in your presentation. It is of course important that parallels or similarities actually exist between your topic and the apparently inappropriate object. Play with your own creativity.