Resources

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.

 

 

Resources For Students

Class 8

Science Learning Units

Please note: These Learning Units (LUs) that have been developed in the July – October 2017 phase of the project. The LUs have been designed for Grade 8 students, however, if found relevant and challenging enough the LU can be conducted with higher grades as well.

 
Sr.NoTitle
1An Experiment on Measuring Volume
2Bringing Back Shine to Copper
3Components of Wood-ash
4Force between magnets
5Microscopy
6Observing Our Moon
7Osmosis in raisins
8Parallax and Reflection
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13Twists in the Fibers
14
Understanding adolescence and gender
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Mathematics Learning Units

Please note: These Learning Units (LUs) that have been developed in the July – October 2017 phase of the project. The LUs have been designed for Grade 8 students, however, if found relevant and challenging enough the LU can be conducted with higher grades as well.

 
Sr.NoTitle
1Areas of Shapes between Parallel Lines
(Square grid paper)
2Colors and Maps
3Euclid’s Game
4Exploring a Dot Grid Through Rectangles
(Square grid paper)
5Finding the right path 
 6Is Your Polygon Same as Mine?

Local Context Learning Units

Local Context Learning Units

Please note: These Learning Units (LUs) that have been developed in the July – October 2017 phase of the project. The LUs have been designed for Grade 8 students, however, if found relevant and challenging enough the LU can be conducted with higher grades as well.

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


Class 9



Science Learning Units

Please note: These Learning Units (LUs) that have been developed in the March – October 2018 phase of the project. The LUs have been designed for Grade 9 students, however, if found relevant and challenging enough the LU can be conducted with higher grades as well.

 
Sr.NoTitle
1Biodiversity and Classification
2Evaporation
3How “Z” got its name
4Is there protein in those grains?
5‘Music’ : What it means? 
6My Food, My Choice
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Mathematics Learning Units

Please note: These Learning Units (LUs) that have been developed in the March – October 2018 phase of the project. The LUs have been designed for Grade 9 students, however, if found relevant and challenging enough the LU can be conducted with higher grades as well.

Sr.No.Title
1An Exploration of Fractals
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Local Context Learning Units

Please note: These Learning Units (LUs) that have been developed in the March – October 2018 phase of the project. The LUs have been designed for Grade 9 students, however, if found relevant and challenging enough the LU can be conducted with higher grades as well.

Sr.No.Title
1Know Your Soil
2Seasons in the life of a Tree
Tree mapping file
3From Illness to Wellness