Environmental Science

 

There is a standard experiment of the double cone going uphill when placed on a ramp. This is the low cost adaptation of the same. 

There are over 10,000 species of moths in India, yet they are among the least known creatures in the insect world.

This is an outdoor "Bingo" game that can be played in a neighbourhood park. garden or lake. It is designed to get children outdoors and observing birds and their habitat. It is part of a series of material developed by NCF's project called "Early Bird" (www.early-bird.in) which develops educational material to introduce children to birds and nature.

Students, especially in urban areas, do not get to spend much time outdoors and in nature. But, a small park, an empty or abandoned plot of land or garden in school or at home, even in a crowded city or town can transform into a nature hotspot! For example the bark of trees, leaf litter and shrubs are home to ants, mantids and spiders. Concrete walls and small water puddles can house moths, bees, wasps, dragonflies and even frogs!

When his students did not open up to actively talk or read, check what Mohit Sharma, a teacher in Dineshpur did to overcome this perennial problem and helped them improve their learning levels significantly.

Make a pyramid from a paper strip. Discuss methane structure, discuss Egyptian history, discuss non-Euclidean geometry!

Check how environment friendly your school is.

“Every once in a while in the history of mankind, a book has appeared which has substantially altered the course of history.” Silent Spring by Rachel Carson published in 1962 is one such book that triggered the environmentalism movement.

Vigyan Prasar's 'Wise Spice' series looks at the Indian spices culturally, traditionally & scientifically. Here is a 1st one on turmeric. 

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