By Vinayak I came across this quote a few months ago from Arvind Gupta ji’s website arvindguptatoys.com which said; “And somewhere there are engineers Helping others fly faster than sound. But, where are the engineers Helping those who must live on the ground?” — Young Oxfam Poster Ever since then, my perspective towards things around me has changed entirely. After graduating as an engineer, I wanted … Continue reading Creating joy in the classroom
Air is all around us. It’s not impossible, but definitely a bit challenging to find a place without air. But what has that got to do with the balloon lungs? Let’s get back to the text book for this one, shall we? You must have come across the term matter. Anything which has mass and occupies space is matter. Now air does occupy space and … Continue reading Balloon lungs
Smoke rings are one of the most common yet fascinating phenomena that occur in nature, oh yes; these toroidal, or donut-shaped vortices, are formed by blood flowing through the human heart, expelled as bubble rings by dolphin and other marine mammals for amusement, and even ejected from the craters of erupting volcanoes!! So how are they formed? It all breaks down to this fundamental principle … Continue reading Smoke rings
What just happened? How did the ghost dance? The answer: Electromagnetism All of this started about 200 years ago! There was this man called Hans Christian Oersted. He was a pharmacist, but was fascinated by Science. So he also became a Professor of Physics. His passion for Physics in fact led him to discover one of the most important principles of modern Physics, Electromagnetism! But how did he do … Continue reading DIY: Build your own dancing ghost!
The internet is on a roll these days! In recent, there seems to be some sort of unusual sort of “movement” going on. I seem to vaguely remember one of my geography classes where I was writing down the points proving the earth was nearly spherical. But why did that thought occur you ask? It all started when I was surprised to find this image … Continue reading Towards scientific literacy
Most of the science classes these days give a kit to the kids and box up their minds further. Opening a DIY box and learning science through it is like learning from a book. However science workshops should be about freeing the child mind to be able to see science in kitchen, in the living room in the sidewalks.. The pretext of sensory science is not … Continue reading Messy Play is actually Science!
4 Fantastic Fridays While the older kids at #sparklesscience grapple with Automobile engines, here is what we plan for the 6-12yrs age group in the month of September 16. Physics Phun :- 1. With tops and tippling toppling toys, discover the centre of gravity 2. As a next step to that decode the gyroscopic effect in aeroplanes, bikes, 3.make optical illusion toys like thaumatrope and … Continue reading 4Fantastic Fridays
Science is a foundation for continuous learning and not just about using tools and following procedure for an experiment/activity. It is a means to introduce and explain scientific processes in the most simple form. This can be realized when involving the children in such activities which increases their participation and understanding of the world around them Science experiments should not solely focus on providing information … Continue reading Defining Science at Sparkleszone
Sparkles science presents one of a kind interdisciplinary science camp with which children will apply science in real life. They will EXPLORE Egyptian civilization, mount Everest, a crime scene, a dinosaur excavation site, an astronomy camp….. and much more. 6 weeks 6 themes weekday and weekend batches available at select centres starting 18th april – 17th June 5days each week 3 hours 9:30 – 12:30 … Continue reading