Class 9-10

While studying Social Sciences, students should be able to understand contemporary social issues as well as their experiences in the classroom and be able to link it all up with the subject. There is not just one way of evaluation. What is important to see is to what depth children have understood the topic and if they have been able to see its linkages to their daily life. If they are able to articulate their views in writing, related as they are to their experience, this would be fulfilling the objectives of education.

15th March 2013, Friday:

Think of the smallest object you have seen. A sand particle, a mustard seed, some dust particle, or anything else that is very small. What happens if you use a microscope and a very tiny knife and cut it into two halves? You will get a smaller sand particle, a smaller mustard seed, etc. What if you cut the smaller particle again? You will get an even smaller particle. 

List of Activities designed for schools: related to waste

Do

1. A) Segregate Dry/ Wet/ and reject Household waste every day . Learn to do fractions/ percentages on this measurement. ( per day waste or per month waste per category of waste( paper/ plastic) ) Encourage illustrations. B) Create a pie/ bar graph of above date .

If real learning has to happen in children in the classroom, a good preparation on the part of the teacher is a must. We teachers need to know what kind of preparation is necessary. It’s always better to think ‘How does the child learn?’, rather than thinking ‘How to teach the child?’, because the child learns only when he is ready to learn by himself. There is no end to learning, education is a continuous process. While learning in school is one stage, adopting the same in life is another stage.

Mosquitoes, the buzzing, biting & annoying insects are one of the oldest species that have seen us through since ages. Not necessarily a malaria or a dengue patient, but anyone who forgot to secure the mosquito net  properly will testify their struggle with a it. Read out more on them.

 

On face of it, they indeed are EVS activities. When you scratch the surface, you will notice so many other interesting themes (like, surveying, map making, presenting data, creating workable models and prototyping) that come handy in other subjects, emerge on the sidelines of the content explored. Try them out.

 

Introduction

Seeing is believing, they say. To see it better we need mirrors and lenses. Here's a story of that and a crossword to solve as an added bonus. Use this resource before you start the chapter on 'Light'.

This kit aims to give physical significant of various units. Due to resource constraint, I have included only 9 physical quantities’ units in the kit. You can use this kit for students of class 6th till class 9th. Older students or adults can also use it if they want to understand these units better. This guide gives you details on what all there is in the kit and how to use it.

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