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May-June 2015, Physics on the web »

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Future Perfect, May-June 2015 »

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Pallava Bagla
A star is set to be born in southern France. A humongous effort costing over $ 20 billion is …

Cinemaarts, May-June 2015 »

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Subha Das Mollick
Popular films can be used by teachers to explain physics concepts. However, teachers would need to identify portions that can elevate the classroom experience of the students. Chosen clips from the films should bring the ideas under discussion into sharp focus. This article explains how a clip from the popular film, Swades, can be used to teach the concept of energy.

Interactives, May-June 2015 »

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Manish Jain
Straws and potatoes can be used to explain some simple laws of physics. Here are a few experiments which can be tried out in the class or by students on their own. Not only can children have fun with these toys, they can also learn a lot along the way.

Classroom Connections, May-June 2015 »

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Aruna B V
The classroom can come alive if the teacher introduces fun activities and games while dealing with any topic on physics. In this article, the author, while explaining Newton’s Laws of Motion, introduces three games, for each of the three laws which can be held in any open space. Each of these games is designed to explain the laws in a fun way so that children can relate to them.

May-June 2015, Sport and Pastime »

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Rabindra Mehta
Does a cricket ball swing more on a humid or damp day as compared to a relatively dry day? Why do fast bowlers constantly shine the ball? If you are wondering why we are talking cricket here, then it is because physics is part of cricket and by connecting physics to this much loved game, students are bound to be all attentive and teachers can rest assured that learning is happening.

Classroom Connections, May-June 2015 »

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Pratyush Tiwary
In this short article, we will try to understand a driving force of nature that is arguably one of …

May-June 2015, The 'why' and the 'how' »

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The art and science of designing experiments
Subha Das Mollick
Practicals and laboratory work are an inseparable part of any science subject. …

May-June 2015, The 'why' and the 'how' »

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Legend has it that Galileo Galilei dropped two weights from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to prove that objects …

May-June 2015, The 'why' and the 'how' »

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It is strange how one thing leads to another. Today, the electron is an accepted fact of life. Even though …