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January 2017, Let's Experiment! »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha
During the years I was writing ‘Let’s Experiment’ I was experimenting in my own classrooms, trying to find the …

January 2017, Let's Experiment! »

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Jyotsna Vijapurkar, Aakanksha Sawant, Swapnaja Patil
The starch test is an easy-to-do test, commonly included in school textbooks (generally from grades …

August 2016, Let's Experiment! »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha

The process of discovery is always exciting. Encourage your students to ask more questions and experiment more to find the answers. The author encourages you to carry out your own experiments as she explains how she experimented to find out how fats are digested.

July 2016, Let's Experiment! »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha
A school laboratory may be the last place to set up experiments to understand digestion. But, it can well be done using natural extracts. Read on to find out more.

April 2016, Let's Experiment! »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha
Food tests are commonly done in a biology classroom. However, some experiments cannot be done because of the complexity of chemicals and the processes . This article highlights an experiment that can be done in a test tube to understand how digestion takes place.

February 2016, Let's Experiment! »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha

Teachers find that they struggle to teach balancing equations to children with the result that students find chemistry classes very difficult to follow. So, how can the concepts be made clear first before the equations are understood?

January 2016, Let's Experiment! »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha

Ammonia is soluble in water. But most chemistry teachers will agree that demonstrating this experiment is a tedious task. Young minds, however, learn best when they can see whether what they have been told is true or not. So here is a much simpler and more spectacular way of proving the above statement.

Let's Experiment!, November 2015 »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha

Plants need soil to grow in. Apart from this, have we ever given this element much thought? Through these very intriguing but simple experiments let us learn about the soil and its various components and how each works to add to the richness of the soil.

Let's Experiment!, October 2015 »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha
In the April issue of the magazine, the author had explored the idea of modelling the greenhouse effect. The ‘earth in a bottle’ was a simple model for the earth and its atmosphere. In this article the author goes on to explore the effect of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide.

April 2015, Let's Experiment! »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha

Global warming–a word that is so often in the news these days. While we are all aware of what global warming means do we really know why it is happening and how? Here are a couple of experiments that show, on a much smaller scale of course, how global warming happens.