Class 3-5

1. Preamble

Use a straw and some paper and make this awesome glider or you can also call it a straw plane.

"Green Games' is a selection of Environmental Education games-old and new-which have proved to be effective and popular with both adults and children. Some of the games in this manual have been developed by CEE. Some others are adaptations of popular EE games, modified to suit the Indian context. Most games in the manual need little inputs in terms of materials. They are also flexible enough to be played with larger groups of players, like in a school or a college setting.

“How can I make my classes interesting?”

“Are there activities for making students more enthusiastic?”

These are questions often asked by teachers in myriad schools. Fortunately, there does exist a number of activities and games that could make classroom teaching stimulating and motivate students to learn better so why not take a look?


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Paper Chromatography is a Cool Chemistry Science Experiment for Kids to do at Home or in School. In this Experiment Kids learn How Vegetables and Fruits Get the Color . Learn about the color mixing . Cool Science Experiment for Kids to do at Home.
Items Required : Fruits, Flowers, Ethanol, Chemistry Labware

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By cutting the end of a straw you can create a reed instrument that you can actually play a tune on. You can also learn some things about the science of sound and music.

Also look at this video to make a reed based flute only with straws. Looks simple but you need to try this with your students.

Errors should not be viewed as a setback but as an opportunity to learn more about the student's thought processes. Correcting errors to get the right product instead of analysing the learning trajectory is a quick fix that does not nurture deep learning Very often, errors are caused by over-generalisation of rules which are transmitted to the student as short-cuts to getting the required answer.

Press fit a long plastic pen tube in a bottle lid. Press a hard straw on the rim for blowing. Stretch a torn balloon on the lid to make a taut membrane. Push the pen from below to touch the membrane. Now on blowing through the straw you will hear loud sound. The vibrating membrane will produce the sound.

For pictorial view of the steps to make this toy, click on this link:

What is the true role of education in a person’s life? Besides imparting knowledge and skills, it also acts as a conduit to infuse good values in a person to become a good human being with a strong character and take decisions for the benefit of society and humanity. Sri Aurobindo Society’s Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI) not only focuses on the academic growth of children but it also emphasises on their holistic development so that they grow up to be good thinkers and leaders.


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