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I am a science teacher of the middle school at Swami Vivekananda Rural Education Society School. I teach chemistry and biology. I enjoy my classes when my children enjoy learning. This is why I try to keep my lessons as innovative and application based as possible.

Make a paper sundial that is accurate enough to measure both hours and minutes. Also check how local latitude affects your measurement very significantly.

Flying air rockets is a relatively safe and inexpensive way for students to learn the basics of forces and the response of a vehicle to external forces. A model air rocket is subjected to four forces in flight; weight, thrust, and the aerodynamic forces, lift and drag. Here's a making of the simplest one that uses compressed air.

When will you see what phase of moon? Would you be able to see first quarter in the early morning sky? Would you be able to see third crescent in the western sky?

How can you make a bottle suck a balloon?

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!

A simple sugar solution, unstirred, will make you question the statement that the light travels in a straight line. Check it for yourself!


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. 

Stick magnets with the same pole up in bottle lids. Float them in water. The two magnets will repel and travel far away. Three arrange in the shape of a triangle. Four make a square formation. So, place more magnets and have fun making different formations!

Demonstrate the effects of temperature difference for higher graders & for the younger ones it is nothing short of magic! Do it today.


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