Learning from the natural world

Ullas Ponnadi
Biomimicry as a science is gaining ground for the solutions that it can offer. A branch of science that combines biology and technology, it helps us understand what nature has perfected over the years and then adapt that through models and systems to solve complex problems faced by humans. It is a new way of viewing and valuing nature.

Sarvodaya Samaj: the link between social justice and mathematics

Pooja Keshavan Singh
Mathematics, in the eyes of many learners, continues to remain on the pedestal creating a feeling of inadequacy in everyone. This article tries to establish a link between how teaching of mathematics can help us move towards a more equitable society. Social justice maths tries to integrate social justice issues into math classes. Take a look at this interesting article.

Dissect three-dimensional models

Anveshna Srivastava
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.

What does DNA look like?

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.

Developing multiperspectivity: A lesson from the Mopla Rebellion

Avinash Kumar

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.

Making formulae concrete

Sarita Suryadevra

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.

Uncovering the building blocks of life

Mahak Katyal

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.

In the atomic heart

Aditi Chandrasekar
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.

Basking in reflected light

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.