Nothing to cry about

Passion for any subject is contagious and can be easily passed on to inquisitive students. But for this the teacher must arm herself with vast knowledge and must love the subject. Students find that a teacher who is conversant with new research can be very inspiring. Try and make use of some of these very practical tips to make your chemistry classes invigorating.

From a student, yours sincerely…

An appeal to teachers to help students channel their thoughts and bring new ideas to life. Teachers must ensure that students experience the fascination of scientific inquiry.

When I began to feel the chemistry…

A teacher writes about his experience on how the students’ enthusiasm rubbed off on him and despite not liking chemistry as much, he was forced to acknowledge that the fun and surprise of discovering the subject was worth it.

Cloud che’mystery’

Why an article on clouds in a chemistry issue, did you wonder? Well, the study of clouds is usually done in a geography class but the formation of clouds involves many chemical processes. Read up this article to find out how you can make a cloud in the classroom. The whole process is truly magical.

Learning chemistry without school

Chemistry always conjures up visions of working in a laboratory. In the current scenario, however, we have several parents home schooling their children. How do these children work on experiments ? Do they have access to good laboratories? Or do they learn without doing any experiments? Is that tedious? Engage yourself with this parent who tells us all about how his daughter learnt chemistry at home.

An element that’s fun

Explaining concepts to children with the help of real world analogies is very effective. A teacher shares here some of her favourite analogies that make learning concepts fun.

Oh, that periodic table!

The periodic table is the alphabet chart of chemistry and so far no one has come up with a more usable way to order the elements. This should be central to the teaching of chemistry in secondary and higher secondary levels. This article gives you a glimpse of all that went into the making of the table.