Environmental Science

"Green Games' is a selection of Environmental Education games-old and new-which have proved to be effective and popular with both adults and children. Some of the games in this manual have been developed by CEE. Some others are adaptations of popular EE games, modified to suit the Indian context. Most games in the manual need little inputs in terms of materials. They are also flexible enough to be played with larger groups of players, like in a school or a college setting.

Topics like Biodiversity and ecosystem are a part of syllabus that has been prepared for environmental science by NCERT for 9th and 10th std students. That can be taught with the help of this module.

Outer Space and celestial bodies are something that fascinates everyone, including children. Many countries invest lot of time and resources in exposing children to space research. Space exploration can also serve as a stimulus for children to enter the fields of science and engineering. How should we begin with at the school level?

Unfortunately, keeping your children safe at home is a very difficult task. In the course of a normal day, children, regardless of the age, are exposed to a number of potential dangers. These dangers could result in cuts, bruises and scrapes to more serious medical problems such as broken bones, allergic reaction and head injuries.

Mosquitoes, the buzzing, biting & annoying insects are one of the oldest species that have seen us through since ages. Not necessarily a malaria or a dengue patient, but anyone who forgot to secure the mosquito net  properly will testify their struggle with a it. Read out more on them.

 

On face of it, they indeed are EVS activities. When you scratch the surface, you will notice so many other interesting themes (like, surveying, map making, presenting data, creating workable models and prototyping) that come handy in other subjects, emerge on the sidelines of the content explored. Try them out.

 

Did you know that Gandhiji’s beloved charkha was made of Bamboo !

When we started talking about the idea of growing Ragi (Finger Millet, Nachani, Naagli, Mandua, Koda, Aariyam in various languages) at school, we also decided to introduce Ragi in our school diet. Though Ragi is a perfect health food -- rich in calcium, protein, and iron -- it was not the most favourite with children!

Us: “Why is waste bad?”

Child 1: “Waste is bad because it makes the place smell and harms animals”

Us: “What can we do about waste?”

Child 2: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

Us: “Okay. But do you know how this is done? and what do you do before recycling?”

All Children: *Silence*

This 10 minute video examines the solid waste management challenges at the community level in India. It discusses dry, wet and hazardous waste generation by the human population through a puppet show. The interactive section at the end of the video encourages and facilitates discussion between instructors and the audience.

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