Baking… & ‘Breaking’ Bread

Usha Raman If there’s any motif that is close to being universal, it is bread. Roti, pao, pan, pita, pain… and a hundred other names (at least) are used to describe this most basic of foods, but the role it Read More …

All about carbon

Srijaya Char
Carbon is one of those elements known to man since prehistoric times, in the form of charcoal and soot.

Inspecting Insects

Learning by doing is a cliché today; and yet, one can breathe new life into it constantly.

Science of Colour

The concept of colour requires an understanding of several basic concepts in optics as well as light perception from a biological standpoint. By the time students are in middle school, they are becoming familiar with the idea that light travels Read More …

May the Best Man Win

S Upendran “I was the best man at the wedding. If I’m the best man, why is she marrying him?” – Jerry Seinfeld Good question Jerry. If you are the best man, why is the girl marrying your friend and Read More …

Body Machine

Padmasini Ranganath Understanding the human body in its entirety can be difficult for children who are often overwhelmed by the complexity of the whole. One way to simplify it, yet indicate the extent of its complexity, is to compare it Read More …

The Teacher Plus Photography Contest!

Do you see things from an interesting angle? Do you believe that pictures can tell stories that words often miss? Here’s an opportunity for you to give your interest in photography your best shot. Teacher Plus calls for entries to Read More …

At the Movies… and Behind Them

Pawan Singh
Films are fun, aren’t they? The idea of a free weekend and a new movie playing at the nearby theatre can tempt most of us.

Teacher as A Partner?

S Upendran “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun So true, isn’t it? Next month the entire country will go through the farce of celebrating Teachers’ Day. It’s the day Read More …