Environmental Science

You have read in the class that snakes don't have ears and they only respond to vibrations. Arvind Gupta invites you to make an artificial snake that dances not to your tunes but the wind you blow!

In the huge labyrinthine scholarly global project documents of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) lies almost hidden a friendly cartoon character Ozzy Ozone.

Earth didn't have water when it formed, but it does now! Ever wondered how earth got such a bountiful amount of water? How did it get wet?

Don't throw away the plastic bottle. Instead, turn that into your pocket microscope!

 

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.

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