Dissection , in the past, has proved to be a very powerful device to understand biological systems but with the UGC banning animal dissections, most educationists have suggested that the virtual media can fill the gap. However, the author recommends that 3-dimensional models can be manipulated to play the role of non- functional systems that can be easily dissected in the classroom.
Saraswathi Jayanthi and Vinay Singh
We have seen images of the DNA, 3D models, read about it but would you like to actually see the DNA? Try these experiments in class to extract the DNA from two different kinds of cells.
The second part of this article explains how different perspectives towards a historical event can help students to understand the past, and develop their own explanation of the historical issue.
When learning history we all know that we are reading biased accounts of the past. Accounts of history are always coloured by the historian’s views. So then what we know of history is only partly true. It is very important that we teach children how to collate their own knowledge about history not from one single perspective but from different perspectives.
A change from the regular is always exciting. Set aside your chalks and textbooks one day and see how differently you can teach in your next class and see the surprise and enthusiasm your students show. This economics teacher did exactly that. Read to find out how she taught marginal productivity.
The cells in our bodies are quite intriguing but complex elements to understand. How does one introduce this topic to children so that they get curious and interested and not bored.
Atoms are building blocks of matter. So, what is inside the atom? What happens when we decide to probe and look further? There is a whole new world out there, a world with new forces, new interactions and enormous energy. This article takes a deep look at the heart of the atom.
Meera Chandrasekhar and Dorina Kosztin
Light and how it behaves is a fascinating study and young students’ conceptions about light can confound adults who are aware about the physics involved. Here is an article that presents a series of activities on the behaviour of light for use in the classroom.
Often when studying geography, political and physical geography are split into two separate sections. But when the two are so interlinked isn’t it better to erase the boundary between the two?
If there is one subject that can never be ‘boring’ it is geography. This is not just because of the content it has but also because of the sheer variety in the material available to teach the subject. Here are some ideas.