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“Science is not a subject to be taught just through books”, teacher Narendra Sharma said. “If we provide opportunities to children to learn while doing, they are able to learn easily and do not have to take the path of rote-learning."


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

This amazing tale of a farmer can be told with the help of a string. First the farmer ploughs the field, then sows seeds, then waters and manures. But when the harvest is ready a fat rat comes and eats up the crop! This delightful tale can be told with the help of a loop of string!

In 2008 we had a review of the Child Friendly School initiative which had started in Surpur, an underdeveloped and underserved area of NEK in 2005, with the objective of quality education to all children in a child friendly atmosphere. We were working in the block consisting 300 plus schools in 5 areas – 1. School environment, 2. Classroom environment, 3. Teaching learning process, 4. Teacher academic development and 5. Community participation.

These videos show examples of teachers using resources creatively in different subject lessons. Local resources can create authenticity in activities by making learning familiar and meaningful to students. Resources help students to move from objects (such as segments of fruit and bottle top counters) to symbols (such as fractions and addition) in ways that make sense to them.

Here is Ann Wiseman's inspirational words for the tinkerer, doers, doubters, the 'failures' & the triumphants residing in each one of us. The text is taken from her book "Making Things."

It's OK to Fail 

When 3 Idiots' Rancho takes a chemistry class, it is all fun! Add some spark to your science class with the dash of Bollywood and keep their interest sustained.

Here is an activity to build your own Anemometer. Wind speed is measured using a device called an Anemometer. Find out how to build your own one by following the instructions below. This activity is taken from the Glasgow Science Centre 

Arvind Gupta shows how you can make a simple pinhole camera.


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