Class 9-10

To my mind, there are two compelling reasons for considering the environment in the context of children’s education. The first is that good education helps children construct knowledge and develop understanding through interaction with their immediate environment. The second is that we as a species need an education that will bring about a deeper relatedness to the environment. A relatedness that will prevent us from destroying the very basis of our lives.

Enliven your biology class with these tried and tested brain tricks, courtesy AsapScience. We are sure it will trigger lot more questions in the minds of your learners and help them appreciate the fun side of biology.

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Professor Krishna Kumar has written a very thought provoking article on the CBSE’s decision to make class X board examination compulsory again. He rightly argues that compulsory class X exam will serve no useful purpose and will increase stress in children.

In one of the world’s most remote regions, surrounded by snow and ice, Maggie McDonnell is changing the lives of her students and transforming her community. The winner of the Global Teacher Prize Winner 2017 lives and works in Salluit, an Inuit village deep in the Canadian Arctic. The village is so remote that it’s accessible only by air. Just 1,300 people live in the community – the second northernmost Inuit settlement in Canada – but every resident is benefiting from Maggie’s work, determination and talent.

One of the most challenging professional development tasks is helping teachers improve the questions they ask students.  Teachers are aware that some questions require students to think more meaningfully, yet research shows that these questions are rarely asked. 

Celebrating Pi day with one more compilation of videos dedicated to it. Prof James Grime features in this Numberphile video titled Pi is beautiful.

In this video Prof Grime shares a true story madness of how pi was almost certainly changed to 3.2!

Understanding how life started on Earth is a long-standing mystery. This article explores the sequence of events that may have led a mixture of simple chemicals to transform into the first living cells; showing how, in recent years, ribonucleic acid (RNA) has emerged as an important clue to this mystery.

The solar system is the only place in the entire cosmos that we have surveyed directly using spacecrafts. Years of long and fascinating collaborative efforts between many different disciplines have helped us understand its origins and subsequent evolution. This article narrates this scientific story, discussing how our understanding of planetary systems has been altered by new findings from within and beyond the solar system.

This article explores the origin of chemical elements as a process occurring inside stars, as well as in terms of what they mean to people.

The Big Bang theory currently occupies the center stage in modern cosmology. And yet, half a century ago, it was only one among a few divergent world views, with competing claims to the truth. This article highlights a few trail-blazing events in the journey of the Big Bang model from the fringes to the centerfold of astrophysics, a journey that is ongoing and far from over.

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