Class 9-10

Amrita Masih

As a teacher, I believe that children retain a subject that is delivered in the form of stories far longer than they do through conventional teaching methods. Storytelling, especially in the case of languages, engages children in such an effective manner that they are able to remember concepts or characters for a longer period of time.

“If I summarise the core beliefs and pedagogic practices that we saw in these classrooms, the foremost would be the teachers’ belief that ‘every child can learn; the responsibility is ours.’ These teachers try to make the learning experience interesting for every child and respect the existing knowledge they bring to the classroom, using it to build new knowledge… These teachers help children connect concepts with the world around them…” (S Giridhar, 2019. p122)

From the discovery of alien worlds and the creation and evolution of galaxies to the reality of a dark side to the universe, cosmic interactions have been the golden key for unlocking many secrets about the universe. Through different examples, this article highlights how interactions between objects of outer space have constantly fulfilled our longing to make sense of the world around us.
 

The future of coding is set in stone. According to Forbes, coding will be even more relevant in 2025 than it is now. What is it about coding that makes it such an important skill to learn and demanded in so many industries?

Just like how English is the global business language, coding is the language of technology. As we approach the peak of artificial intelligence (AI), teaching kids to code becomes a crucial part of their education.

This book is a collation of some interesting activities - geometry by paper folding, toys, tangrams, pumps, caps, experiments, and simple science models. These activities are interspersed with inspiring stories on education, peace, environment and mathematics. More than one thousand line drawings illustrate the text. This book follows no strict order or hierarchy. It is not meant for any specific age group, nor does it supplement or complement textbooks. This book shows possibilities of doing science with simple things.

This book is a collation of some interesting activities - geometry by paper folding, toys, tangrams, pumps, caps, experiments, and simple science models. These activities are interspersed with inspiring stories on education, peace, environment and mathematics. More than one thousand line drawings illustrate the text. This book follows no strict order or hierarchy. It is not meant for any specific age group, nor does it supplement or complement textbooks. This book shows possibilities of doing science with simple things.

So many toys to make from everyday materials. This book is a treat for children - they can make play and learn with so much fun...

Does the Sun rise from and set at the same position every day? What does its rising and setting position have to do with the length of our days and nights? If we were to pick one of the stars we see in the night sky, and look at it every day, for a year, would it look like it never moved? How do we introduce young students to such mysteries of space and time, inside the four walls of our classroom?
Generating energy from eco-friendly renewable resources has become an imperative for the long-term sustenance of our planet. How did Costa Rica, a small Central American nation become the first to achieve 100% energy production from renewable sources? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of energy sources? This article examines Costa Rica’s achievement in the context of the current energy scenario in the world and also explores factors that might aid or hinder the development of renewable energy resources.
 

 What makes flies different from a dragonfly or a butterfly? How do the lovely iridescent bluebottle and greenbottle flies help solve murders? What do insect bites, galls and chocolate have in common? Do flies have taste-buds? How do we introduce flies in science classrooms? This article explores the fascinating world of true flies, their incredible variety, and the diversity of services they provide us with, ending with an activity that teachers can use to unravel one aspect of the life of flies to students.

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