Environmental Science

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.

If innocence had an animation video writ on every frame, Bhimsain's 1974 classic Ek Anek Ekta wins hands down as far as two generations of Indians are concerned.


By shravaniganti | Mar 24, 2018

I am Shravani Ganti a Evs./science teacher. I have joined TOI.

Humans are visual creatures and we can easily learn things when we see it. This is why it is important for you as a teacher to innovate your teaching methods using the advantage of technology. In fact, you’ll see a lot of changes in the field of education in current times. Not to mention the use of smart boards, online learning and paperless schools.

Written by Arefa Tehsin, this book takes us into a world inhabited by the different species that visit our backyard — species we often see, but know little about. Each species is brought to life through in-depth research into its habits, sketches, anecdotes and questions.

They may be tiny, but like us, the life of a spider is filled with lots of drama! Spiders have to decide where to build their webs and find food, how to escape their enemies, find potential mates, and take care of their young ones. Intrigued? Discover the fascinating world of spiders with us.


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