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About the learning units

These learning units are modules designed around different themes relating to Science and Mathematics. The units are not designed to be conducted as a part of classroom activities, nor intended to replace textbooks content. The units are related to curriculum of the respective classes, but often extend beyond the textbooks context. These are to be conducted as a part of Science Circle activities in the schools by interested students mentored by their teachers. 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 unit 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 discussion among the students on these questions is particularly important to gain fully from the Learning Units.

 

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 learning Units. Please do share your findings and feedback on this website after you are through with the learning units.

Resources For Students

Class 8

Science Learning Units 
Please note: The Learning Units that have been uploaded in the current phase of the project (July-October, 2017) have been designed for Grade 8 students. However, if found relevant and challenging enough, the same or a modified version can be used with higher grades as well.

Sr.No. Title
1 An Experiment on Measuring Volume
2 Bringing Back Shine To Copper
3 Components of Wood-ash
4 Force between magnets
5 Microscopy
6 Observing Our Moon
7 Osmosis in raisins
8 Parallax and Reflection
9 Pinhole Camera
10 Shades From Shapes
11 Shadows
12 The Journey from Milk to Curd
13 Twists in the Fibers
14 Understanding adolescence and gender1. Understanding Adolescence
2. Understanding Gender
15 What the Moths Taught Us

Mathematics Learning Units
Please note: The Learning Units that have been uploaded in the current phase of the project (July-October, 2017) have been designed for Grade 8 students. However, if found relevant and challenging enough, the same or a modified version can be used with higher grades as well.

Sr.No. Title
1 Colors and Maps
2 Euclid’s Game
3 Exploring a Dot Grid Through Rectangles
– Grid Paper
4 Finding the right path 
5 Is Your Polygon Same as Mine?

Local Context Learning Units

Local Context Learning Units
Please note: The Learning Units that have been uploaded in the current phase of the project (July-October, 2017) have been designed for Grade 8 students. However, if found relevant and challenging enough, the same or a modified version can be used with higher grades as well.

Sr.No. Title
1 Can you map?
2 Know your Rice!
3 Observing Microorganisms at Our Doorstep
4 Rediscover Describe and Draw Birds

Resources For Teachers

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