Health & Healing

Shruti Singhal

Staying healthy, eating healthy, looking healthy. This is the current popular mantra. So what better time to teach children healthy habits and practices while helping them gain more knowledge about health and wellbeing?

A balancing act

Vandana Aggarwal

Balance is very important in life. Whether it is work-life balance or balancing ourselves on one foot. Balancing two equations in chemistry or balancing numbers in math, eating a balanced diet, or maintaining balance in the environment. So let’s take a closer look at balance and see what are the different things we can learn about it.

As common as salt

Sujata C
Have you as a teacher ever tried doing a project on salt for your students? Salt is found in your blood, sweat and tears and is Nature’s gift to all living things. Using this article as a base, you can get your students to learn about salt in a fun way. Take them to the beach or to the chemistry lab— there is enough material there to explain concepts. Or if you are discussing health, make sure you tell your students its importance in cooking up a healthy meal. Students will certainly enjoy the process of learning and realize that every bit of what they have learnt is worth their salt.

Crime and humanity

Sheel
What exactly is a criminal act or deed? Post demonetisation, is keeping cash a crime? Is making bombs and throwing them at people a crime? Is Gandhi’s passive resistance a crime? How can students be made to understand crime and its different avatars ? This month’s project is aimed at clarifying the idea of crime.

Rock on

Prachi Ranadive
Geography can be made more interesting if it is taught outside the classroom. A multi-disciplinary approach will further ensure that the students have a deep understanding of the concepts and also find the learning meaningful and engaging. In this article, the author talks about Rocks which are an often overlooked part of the landscape and how they are integral to human society having been used for centuries to build buildings and even to carve into.

Once upon a forest

Sujata C

Forests are another fast depleting natural resource. What they mean to the survival of our planet, and how people are connected to it can be made clear with this project.

Cracking that code!

Usha Raman

What is ‘codes’ doing in Teacher Plus when one usually associates this word with mysteries and thrillers? Actually there is a lot one can learn from this exciting topic–history, language, science, and even mathematics. Would you like to know how?

Beyond the crowning glory

Sujata C

A part of our body we are always concerned about is the hair. We love it. We despise it. We worry over it. So let’s take this constant attention a little beyond and see what we can learn about and from hair. Get your students to work on this very interesting topic and you will be amazed at the wide scope of learning that hair has to offer.

Riding and learning on the radio waves

Taijrani Rampersaud
In an era of the Internet and smart phones , does anybody even think of the radio? As a matter of fact, yes. A remarkably inexpensive communication medium, the radio has innumerable uses. Its basic and important characteristic is that it does not have any boundaries. Here is a wonderful article that celebrates the radio and how, even now it can be used as a teaching tool.

This big round Earth

Jyotsna Vijapurkar
Is the earth really round? Children have difficulty in imagining the earth to be round. They think that if this is so, then why is it that people do not fall off, they wonder if we live on the earth or in the earth. The project on this topic addresses the root of all these conceptual problems by getting children to work on a lot of activities. Try out all of them and your students will be better of for this fun learning.