Life

Living organisms can be studied at different levels of organization — from molecules to ecosystems. Our current understanding of chemistry sheds some light on the way we understand living organisms at each of these levels. This article offers a glimpse of some interesting aspects of ‘life’ through the lens of chemistry.

A few weeks ago, I watched the film “The Man Who Knew Infinity” based on the book with the same title by Robert Kanigel. It tells the story of the prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan whose contributions to the field of Mathematics were so profound that scholars are still trying to make sense of his work. I remember reading the book several years ago and being gripped by the story of his life. It is a very well-written book.

Biology is usually termed as a subject one needs to 'blindly memorize' facts after facts after facts. A dull, boring subject that is there to demonize learners where there is no escape. Well, the Amoeba Sisters wish to right this wrong.

This lesson plan on extinction is intended to encourage students to understand the concept of extinction and better appreciate life on the planet Earth and the role we can play in shaping it.

Your students know who Malala Yousufzai is. Now introduce them to UNICEF's Meena, her brother Raju and parrot Mithoo through the presentation and animated videos.

English is not just a means of communication and understanding this allows you to realize and appreciate the beauty of the language.
Naina, an English teacher at Vidyaranya School in Hyderabad, talks with Teachers of India.

The best way to make children learn is to engage them in activities related to things they are already familiar with.
In this article, we suggest how they can be involved in putting together an artificial garden and, in the process, learn about various life forms.

This story about how the world - animals, birds and man - was created is written and illustrated by Herminder Ohri and Baaraan Ijlal.

This presentation is intended to serve as a model for teachers to develop better lesson plans when dealing with the topic of nutrition and the components of food.

In the classroom of a government-aided school where I teach, two worlds collide. One, is the children’s, a world of dreams and hope, of song and poetry. The other, is, well, the world, the ‘big scary real’ world, as they say. A world of survival and commerce, of struggle and dismay. 

As a teacher of students who are 10 years old on an average, it is never easy to bring these two worlds together, in a way that does not leave them confused. It is a challenge to allow the children to imagine, as well as, to be in tune with reality.

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