Demonstrating Something You Know About

9, 10, 11, 12
PrintTwo to Three 50-Minute Class Period

The Learner will

  • Outline a 3- to 5- minute demonstration speech showing how to prepare/make/fix something they know about
  • Demonstrate this skill in 3 to 5 minutes
  • Evaluate demonstrations of other students

Student copies of a demonstration speech outline (available online)


  1. Distribute your own demonstration outline. Scan the outline form with students, making sure all aspects are clear. Explain that the actual demonstrations will take place several days later. Explain that the complexity of the topic will determine the number of steps and/or materials that the students will have to accomplish. Stress that the conclusion of the demonstration must include the finished product.

  2. Two to three days later, students present demonstrations. The students in the audience evaluate the demonstration speeches by writing notes under the following categories:

    • Presenter Name
    • Topic
    • Introduction
    • Body
    • Conclusion
    • Delivery
    • What did the presenter do well?
    • Recommendations

    Note: Review the student evaluations before giving them to the presenters for feedback.