Environmental Science

Help your learners recap what they have learnt about the Indian rivers through this game.

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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.

Here is a poster on 10 things you didn't know about the ocean microbes.

Art is a powerful medium to teach students about the importance of nature as it stimulates them to think and feel. This article explores a few simple art based activities that can be used to sensitize children to their local ecology and environment.

With waste disposal problems gripping cities as well as towns and an increasing recognition of the role of organic fertilizers to combat the growing food crisis, how do we learn about the inter-linkages between these two? Can waste become a resource? In this article, the author shares insights on how her school adopted the time tested technique of recycling waste into food through composting.

A handy poster on the origins of composting

Mapping is a very important aspect of geography. I always find creating large colourful maps with a group of children a very engaging way of teaching geography. This year, I decided to try a world map project at school with children belonging to different age groups as I believed that this would help build a sense of community among them. This project also helped bust the popular belief among children that one has to be a skilled cartographer to create maps.

Understanding nature of science is, now, widely perceived to be a vital learning outcome of science education. In this article, we briefly discuss the rationale for introducing ‘nature of science’ in school science curricula, its evolving perspectives, and the approaches we may adopt to enable the learning of this topic...

This article explores the role of beauty in science education. The authors use research in science education to highlight the importance of teachers consciously making connections to aesthetic aspects in science. Caring about beauty in science can inspire a sense of wonder and curiosity among students.

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