Class 6-8

Today 31st January, 2018 is again a day to view and observe the spectacular lunar eclipse. This booklet written by Dr. S. Balachandra Rao (Hon. Director , Bhavan’s Gandhi Centre of Science and Human Values) gives the Indian perspective of eclipses which makes it more interesting for our students and teacher to think deeply about these astronomical events and phenomenon.

Also visit the following websites to know and discuss more about today's lunar eclipse with your students:

This article talks of the diversity among schools in India and how schools should collaborate in order to make a difference which is sustainable.

 

Emma Bryce explains how the different parts of the digestive system work to transform your food into the nutrients and energy that keep you alive. It is a tale of tracing food’s nine-meter-long, 40-hour journey through the remarkable digestive tract.

Grant Snider challenges you to chuck the curse of perfectionism and be productive. Add multitasking and procrastination to it, too. Counter-intuitive, it may appear. Try it out for yourself and for your learners before you dismiss this idea.

Self-learning is learning without the guidance of masters or institutions, but it does not necessarily mean that all learning must take place in isolation from others. A self-learning process may comprise of different activities, such as reflective writing activities, participation in study groups, and electronic communications among several other possible and relevant activities involving various resources as and when necessary.

It's all about the different learning style of the students. The idiom slow and steady wins the race.....is true.... explore it in this article

Arun joined as a teacher in a private school. When he was about to sign in the attendance register for teachers, he did not understand whether or not he should put the time along with his signature. When he checked how other teachers do, there isn’t any uniformity, some put the time and the others do not. On the safer side, he has decided to put both time and signature.

Each time you take a step, 200 muscles work in unison to lift your foot, propel it forward, and set it down. It’s just one of the many thousands of tasks performed by the muscular system: this network of over 650 muscles covers the body and is the reason we can blink, smile, run, jump, and stand upright. So how does it work? Emma Bryce takes you into the body to find out.

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Try making this scribbling robot (and also explore the amazing Foucault's pendulum)!

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