It’s all in the mind…

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.

An ice cube on a summer day

Pratyush Tiwary In this short article, we will try to understand a driving force of nature that is arguably one of the most fundamental and omnipresent – yet generally a bit poorly understood by the average high school student. This Read More …

Paper tricks, soap bubbles and more

Partha Bandyopadhyay You often need very simple things to demonstrate experiments that seem almost magical. Here are four simple experiments with paper. Tear the paper into three pieces Take a paper strip 2-3 cm wide and about 15 cm long. Read More …

Adding the human touch

Subha Das Mollick Many students do not like physics because it is too cold and objective, devoid of emotion. To get these students interested in physics, one may try reading out passages from popular science books. Good popular science books Read More …

The biophysics of walking

Geetha Iyer Walking is something most of us take for granted. Modern day lifestyle having turned sedentary, it is now the prime form of exercise. Walking naturally brings to focus the limbs and by extension a memory of lessons of Read More …

Teaching physics, the Waldorf way

Gopa Malaker David With inputs from Shailaja L & Ameer Khan In the early years, in a Waldorf school, the kindergarten is spent in free play and listening to stories. Here, learning takes place primarily through imitating and repeating what Read More …

Ideas to enhance learning

Kannan Ramaswamy Teaching that imparts learning is a challenging task. The real challenge for all teachers at all levels is to find out whether their teaching translates into learning. How do we know whether learning has happened? The answer to Read More …

An inquiring class

Meena Sriram Physics is one subject that can be very fascinating as children can apply concepts and see the consequences immediately. It is less abstract than the other sciences thus leaving little scope for imagination. Considering that the present generation, Read More …

Through the looking glass

In December 2013, the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). Thus 2015 is a great year to begin, or add to, activities about light that can Read More …