About the learning units
These learning units are modules designed around different themes relating to Science and Mathematics. The units are neither designed to be conducted as a part of classroom activities nor intended to replace textbooks content. The units are related to the curriculum of the respective classes but often extend beyond the content in the textbooks. These LUs are to be conducted by the teachers with interested students as a part of the school’s Science Circle activities. Interested students and teachers can identify suitable time slots in their school hours or outside school hours as per the possibilities.
Working through each learning units will typically require multiple sessions. Different learning units are designed to be conducted in different settings: some are best done sitting around a table or desk, some can be best done in a laboratory, some need you to be in a playground, while some may even need you to go around a local marketplace. However, all units are best done in groups with an appropriate time devoted to both conducting the tasks and most importantly discussing the answers to questions given around the tasks. Many of the questions given have no correct or unique answer. The discussions that the students have around these questions are particularly important to for the LUs to be effective.
If a science circle in a school is able to spend 100-120 hours in a year on these learning units, the scientific and mathematical aptitude of the participating members is sure to get a big boost.
With these words, we wish you a joyful, meaningful and spirited learning as you traverse through these LUs.
Please do share your findings and feedback on this website after you are through with the learning units.