toys

This frog made with a piece of cardboard, rubber band and cello tape will jump suddenly and amaze the observer. A funny toy to demonstrate elasticity, potential and kinetic energy, acceleration etc. Some art work on the toy will make the toy look more interesting.

Materials needed: Cardboard piece, rubber band, cello tape and scissor 

 

 

What do you do with the old CDs at home, which aren't being used? How about involving your students to make some lovely toys out of it? We have curated some short videos on toys which can be made from old CDs.

CD Hovercraft

Discussion Points: Air Pressure, Newton's third Law

Blow and Float CD

Replicating the manufacturer's intended outcome is no joy. The real joy for the child would come from her experience of the 'seed' idea that she can play with and then recreate (revise, refine & remix) it all by herself. There lies the beauty of the process over the hyped final product. Take this 3 minute idea-share from K B Jinan & ponder over the possibilities when the child (re)creates her own toys...

Naresh Dhakecha gives you and your students a reason to brings apps in to the classroom!

Though children acquire ‘knowledge’ they don’t develop application skills. Through a lesson plan on Simple Machines here is an attempt to connect learning with the ‘realistic’ experience.

Toys are meant for a child’s play and entertainment. This is the thought that most of us have. However, lately we are discovering that toys can be much more, they can be educational material for young children. While they allow children to have fun, toys can develop and strengthen their cognitive skills.

English
English

Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science for kids. Creating simple toys out of trash and everyday goods, he illustrates principles of science and design in a memorably hands-on fashion. He works at the Children's Science Centre in Pune, India. He's the author of numerous books available in English, Hindi and other Indian languages, including Little Toys, Science from Scrap, and Science Skills & Thrills: The Best of Arvind Gupta.

Pages

18934 registered users
7394 resources