Learning science by doing science

Meena Kharatmal with CUBE Lab members
CUBE is a project- based science program that helps children learn science by doing science. Students of different age groups work with their peers on hands-on science experiments in school, college and even home. It is a workspace that can be set up in any school, college or even a kitchen backyard without the need for any sophisticated equipment. Read on to know more.

The Marshmallow experiment

Devika Nadig
What is the Marshmallow Experiment all about? It is all about managing your impulses and staying focused on your goals. Can teachers try this out in their classrooms to change student behavior?

Parenting with a difference

Chintan Girish Modi
Here is a book on conscious parenting where the authors hold parents accountable for the biases that children internalize. Children learn such behaviours by observing adults. Therefore, in order to facilitate self-awareness, there are a number of questions that are presented to parents to reflect on.

From reluctance to empowerment

Neeraja Raghavan
This time we have an interesting paper for teachers to read about – on how a reluctant teacher becomes an empowered one, and her journey.

Music and Artificial Intelligence

Ullas Ponnadi
Artificial Intelligence is used in many ways and now it is transforming the music industry. Can AI complement human capabilities and will the creative process also change? Beginning a new column that will address the various dimensions of music.

Learning during the pandemic

Vignesh Krishnan
How has the lockdown experience affected education among the marginalised? A study conducted by Teach for India explores the lived experiences of children from low- income families. What are the lessons learnt?

A sports day without a victory stand

Is an inclusive education really possible? How have schools put this into practice, and are teachers negotiating this with sensitivity and without any hurdles? Are there any success stories? This column will showcase stories of hope and empathy.

Playing with their future

Neerja Singh
Is video-gaming getting too addictive disrupting the lives of the young? Is the virtual world offering a sense of security and accomplishment that real life is not? While gaming in itself is not really bad and is actually credited with improving eye-hand coordination and multitasking skills, the truth remains that parents must keep a watch on their wards so that they do not end up playing with their future.

Life in the oceans-Planktons

Geetha Iyer
In the second part of the article on Oceans, we look at life in the oceans and how they survive the various forces. Life in the oceans is governed by two factors – the presence or absence of light and the pressure exerted by water at various depths.

Helping children find themselves

Sanjhee Gianchandani
The pandemic has abruptly uprooted children from their safe and secure environments, leaving them feeling confused and anxious trying to cope with the stressful times. During this phase the support and guidance of teachers and parents is crucial.