Class 9-10

What do Euclid, 12-year-old Einstein, and American President James Garfield have in common? They all came up with elegant proofs for the famous Pythagorean theorem, one of the most fundamental rules of geometry and the basis for practical applications like constructing stable buildings and triangulating GPS coordinates. Betty Fei details these three famous proofs.

This Marathi short film with English subtitles holds the mirror one more time to the state of affairs in teaching landscape where the teacher, the chore of teaching and the taught are not in talking terms.

When a white light passes through a prism, it gets dispersed into various colors according to its wavelengths. This phenomenon is easily seen in a rainbow or when you use a simple prism like a ruler in front of sunlight. The principle of dispersion of light is applied in spectroscopy to study many phenomenons and topics in Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy and many other disciplines.  Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation (light).

I have a terrible habit of not completing books that I begin reading. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari is one of them. I will finish it sometime, and when I do, I might be able to tell a better story. But for now, this is where the I am at.

Science is a process which demands observation, thinking, making hypothesis, designing and performing experimentation, collecting data and analyzing data, making inferences, replicating the tests, generalizing and exploring further. To understand this process and promoting scientific thinking and creativity among the learners I visited one of the school of Uttarkashi District.This is one of the government primary school of Uttarkashi located in the semi urban Gyansu which is connected to Uttarkashi town.

Here's a TED Ed blog post by Laura McClure where she shares her tips on brainstorming.

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.

'So, you're 'celebrating' again.'
 
'Yes, it's Independence Day tomorrow.'
 

Here's a Zen Pencils' cartoon that comes handy for a social science teacher (& for parents) to talk about diversity, inclusion & need for stepping out from one's comfort zone. Gavin, the cartoonist takes Mark Twain's quote on educational journey. Even though it speaks about racism at a global level, our classrooms are not picture perfect either.

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

Take them through this quick quiz after playing the video.

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