A catapult can be as small as an elastic band slingshot used to hurl small stones or as large as the 90 metre (300 feet) long units used to launch fighter jets from an aircraft carrier. Let us see how the humble catapult made its journey over the millennia. Like many scientific inventions, which are
Albert Einstein: the name itself conjures up an image of awe and admiration, for perhaps any person on Earth. By far one of the greatest and most famous scientists of all time, Einstein created an iconic image of a scientist with his tousled hairstyle, his moustache and that naughty twinkling of his eye as he
Around 200 years back in the early 19th century, in a city of Switzerland, there was a system for businessmen from around the country to meet once in a year to showcase their new products and services. This conference was a place for making and breaking of deals and new businesses getting started as well
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Through the constant development of human civilisation, the value associated with intellectual coherence has only increased. As the importance of an enriching education has been understood and realised, the demands from it have evolved. In the 21 st century, the responsibility
Correlation Have you ever baked a cake? If you have, you know that binge watching YouTube tutorials and re-reading the recipe till you can recite it in your sleep are sure shot ways of prepping yourself for the actual event. But what you also might know is that until you don the mitts and take
Vaishnavi Deepak Scientific literacy is a priceless gold mine. It shapes the present and future of not only individuals but societies as well. With science focusing more on evolution and innovation, it comes as no surprise that its pedagogy is also evolving. Scientific literacy, today, is a combination of knowledge, skills, and attitudes which reflect
Author – Vaishnavi Deepak Learning is an ongoing process. It is something that follows its master everywhere. Whether it is homework, preparing for an assignment or studying for an exam, it is not a practice that is limited to confined spaces. The existing education system has a conventional view towards learning, more like a horse’s
Author – Vaishnavi Deepak. People who are confident are eager to learn new skills and face new challenges. As Oprah Winfrey astutely said, “It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” As adults, we often face pangs of low confidence and are reminded of our
When you play games that boost your memory, fun and productivity are what follows! Today we are all taking to working out physically to stay in the pink of fitness. But we tend to totally lose out on our deteriorating mental fitness. Cognitive health and memory sharpening require a fair amount of our attention. Keep
Education is synonymous with evolution. However, education itself is an evolving phenomenon. With the advent of technology and varying demands from the workforce, it is only obvious that classroom learning too will have to change to adopt such modern trends. As teachers, it becomes paramount to ensure that your classroom is equipped for this evolution.
Author – Shriya Agarwal Like they say, Hands-on is Minds-on. Read on to come to this conclusion! Despite having studied Anatomy and understanding a lot of the related concepts very well, when I performed ThinkTac’s TACtivity where I had to prepare a ball-and-socket joint model myself, using plastic balls and pencils, not only did I
A back-to-school kit is quintessential to your child’s rebound back into school life. As young kids face the blues of making the transition from laid back vacations to routine academics, they need to be equipped with all the help they can get. Parents, on the other hand, have a separate challenge. This involves preparing their
Author – Shriya Agarwal One thing we can all agree on, about kids, is that they are overflowing with creativity! Remember the Bournvita Quiz Contest back in the day? It was one of my favorite shows as a kid and I remember, in one audience round, whispering the answer to a question in my sister’s
Author – Shriya Agarwal Are you an overprotective parent who takes excessive interest in the life of your child a.k.a. a Helicopter parent? Parenting styles can be classified as authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, neglectful, overprotective, narcissistic, polarised, dependent, isolated, and toxic. Of these, overprotective parents can be classified as a Helicopter Parent. In order to give
An Accolade to our #TimelessHeroes Peng Liyuan, very famously said, “A child’s first teacher is its mother.” Many things and many people in our lives have mattered to us and have affected us in some profound, meaningful, and permanent way. Regardless of this, however, there is one person in our lives who has done more
Productive Summer Breaks Summer breaks are the cherry on the cake for every school going kid. It is a time of fun, frolic and absolute indulgence in summer activities. As a parent, it is natural to be concerned about your child’s productivity in this huge chunk of time. The only way you can get
Your child’s increased cognitive development and fine motor skills will propel them in their adulthood. If your child is under 15 years old, they are in the golden period of their life. The skills learned and the talents forged now, will last a lifetime. We often tell our kids, that if you learn to ride
Author – Shriya Agarwal Waste isn’t waste until we throw it & creativity lies in creating something marvelous out of the discarded. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? As a grade five student, I remember making pencil holders out of ice-cream sticks. What wonderful days those were when all the students in the class used to get abandoned
Author – Shriya Agarwal Being a less-known and an even less-practiced concept, I would love to share an experience with you about homeschooling; a road less traveled by! “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” Gandhi In the middle of the room was a bed
Today, life can be equated with a turbulent boat on which you are the sailor. Needs are pressing and the obstacles are mounting; only with true control of the swaying boat, can you assure yourself a smooth sail. Our children are no strangers to this whirlpool called modern life. To thrive and propel in such
Your child’s body doesn’t know the difference between playing and exercising. But their mind sure knows when they are having fun. We adults call it working out, while our children call it playing. Ever felt like your kid is whiling away precious time while indulging in fun and games? Well, that’s okay, it sometimes worries
Have you ever had one of those discussions with your children: How as kids, you went around running, climbing trees, chasing your friends while playing catch-catch? Right after which, you see your son spend his summer sitting on the phone or the iPad. And the generational gap hits you in the face like a dodgeball!?
Transpiration in Plants Transpiration is the loss of water from plants in the form of water vapour. Imagine, during your summer vacations, you go to play football outside. The Sun is scorching hot. One thing you need right now, more than scoring a goal, is a bottle of water! Any living being for that matter needs
Before I disclose who your puppeteer is, I want you to play a game. No, it’s not you. 😉 You have to stare into your friend’s eyes and whoever blinks first will lose. With this, one thing is clear,you are not the puppeteer of your own body because you have to try so hard to
Wonder why some of your friends are faster at grasping concepts in class? via GIPHY Earlier we shared 5 ways to improve your critical thinking. Likewise, we will share the secret of being the fastest learner in class. Time to put your ThinkTacap on. via GIPHY Now you must have figured that cognition is merely
Fun? What’s that? After a long day at work, you come back home exhausted and you just want to sleep. But then you remember that your little one has his homework to do. With the diminishing energy that you have, you sit with him to do his homework, only to see him apathetic and unresponsive
via GIPHY TACtivity To Understand Simplicity Nowadays, the biggest hurdle to overcome is the kid’s attitude towards Science. You might think that it is boring or you simply don’t understand it. However, you may realise that declaring Science to be tough is simpler than trying to understand why! Textbooks earlier said, ‘Man needs air, water,
The young India needs to adopt the same approach and enthusiasm like they did for #HumFitTohIndiaFit Challenge, by supporting our country’s “Future Ready” vision. You may be wondering that the Fitness challenge was endorsed by A-list celebrities and personalities, in order to successfully spread the message. Then how can YOU make a difference? Let’s not
Remember as a kid when the biggest decision you made was whether to buy that Dairy Milk or that packet of Lays’ with your ten-rupee budget? From childhood to adulthood – and even right now – we continually create descriptive plans of how to optimum use of the limited money or the precious time that we have.
“Curvilinear motion is defined as a motion that occurs when a particle travels along a curved path, which can be in two dimensions (in a plane), or in three dimensions. This type of motion is more complex than rectilinear (straight-line) motion” Source Clueless? Me too. via GIPHY Is science giving you a hard time? Well, what
Let your child be the superhero he admires. Youngsters are brought into the world with a characteristic inclination to learn. From that point on, they set out on the adventure of revelation dallying with their environment, forming circumstances to their benefit and making the most inventive inquiries. Science is a programme already embedded in our mind. Wonder HOW? These
By D.C.V. Mallik (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Retd.) With inputs from Procheta C.V. Mallik Institution Building by Indians in India A more mundane necessity led to the spread of Western college education. The regions where the East India Company had firmly established their rule were to be administered effectively. New territories were being acquired rapidly.
By D.C.V. Mallik (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Retd.) With inputs from Procheta C.V. Mallik Beginning of Western Science & Education in India Background India has had a long scientific tradition going back to ancient times. Serious investigations in subjects like Astronomy, Mathematics, Medicine and Metallurgy were carried out over the centuries starting at pre-Vedic times.
The First Machine Age, also called the Industrial Age was all about automation of manual labour and horse-powered machines. It started in the 17th century and progressed on a massive scale until the last few decades of the 20th century. The impact was profound – science and technology advanced like never before – it helped