Make, Play, Observe and Record
Make 10 Activities. Interact with Educators through email / WhatsApp. Observe and record in Learning Management System. Quiz for each activity.
Prepare for the Programme
- Receive the kit
- Collect required tools
- Collect required household material
- Login and explore the Learning Management System
- Participate in the 30 minute educator led preparation session
- Material for 10-12 Activities and related variations
- Become a member of a virtual cohort led by an educator
- Nine, One Hour, Online, Interactive Video Webinars facilitated by our Educator
Key points to remember
- Minimum cohort size 5. In case, there are not enough registrations for a cohort, we will offer you another cohort, or a refund
- Kit delivery will take 5-7 days. Keep that in mind when signing up for a cohort. House hold materials and tools like scissors and glue are not part of the kit
3-Jun to 13-Jun
Respiration & Circulation
(11AM to 12 Noon)
10-Jun to 20-Jun
(4 PM to 5PM)
17-Jun to 27-Jun
Electricity & Magnetism
(11AM to 12 Noon)
EXPLORE THEME DETAILS
The plant and animal kingdom comprises all kinds of organisms. From the simplest unicellular creature, to the most complex multi-cellular creatures with highly developed organs. Apart from their universal reliance on oxygen, water and food for survival, these organisms perform some similar biological functions like respiration, reproduction and so on. The Respiratory and Transportation systems define some of the main features of what makes us “living” beings.
In this unique and thoroughly enjoyable Theme Workshop by ThinkTac, children will be exposed to some vital concepts in biology while making and undertaking a series of specially curated TACtivities that will allow them to understand some of our invisible and internal biological systems first-hand. The key functions plants perform to produce our food. How animals absorb oxygen from the atmosphere, transfer it to their bloodstream, and then use it at the cellular level to create energy with the help of food is in itself a fascinating story. Our body then also has to deal with a host of toxins that are generated in the process, as well as make sure that all our organs receive a constant supply of nutrients and oxygen. It is these very fine nuances of a biological system that makes the teaching of biology hands-on, using simple and affordable materials, an incredible challenge even for innovative teachers world over. However, in this carefully curated series of experiments, students will build a “respirometer”, measure the volume of their lungs, simulate the working of the heart by making a pump with valves, demonstrate how the diaphragm aids in breathing, test the composition of our exhaled breath and perform many more such vibrant exercises that will tickle the interests of most students.
Give your children some breathing space in exploring this topic, and they are bound to make heartfelt discoveries of their own!
All around us, things are made out of something. They are so varied, we often simply call them “things” or “stuff”. If we want to get technical, we say these things are made out of “matter” or “atoms and molecules”. All that we have ever seen, felt, touched, smelled or tasted is made of these “atoms and molecules”, various combinations of them. Breakthroughs in science and technology over the last many centuries have taken us deeper and deeper into understanding what matter is made of: molecules, which are made of atoms, which are composed of subatomic particles: protons, electrons and neutrons; and then the particles they are composed of like quarks….
In this Theme, we will delve into the properties of matter that we can experience on a larger scale: how do things look, feel or behave; what are their physical properties and characteristics; what are different things actually made of; how are molecules and atoms arranged inside a substance and how does that affect their behaviour? A whole host of these intriguing questions will be answered experientially by the children themselves as they conduct a series of simple yet remarkable TACtivities: testing gases, liquids and solids for their compressibility; growing brilliant crystals; testing the solubility of solvents for various solutes; learning about the anomalous properties of water; creating marvellous mushroom clouds; making their own thermometer and indulging in a host of other activities like banging, crushing, pasting and boiling to discover for themselves the fascinating properties of matter!
Come join us, and enjoy chemistry in a fun-filled and safe manner; it’s just a “matter” of time before you get hooked!
The most shiny objects, the coolest toys, the hippest activities: ask any child, and s/he is likely to tell you that they love magnets and batteries and motors and robots and generators! However, a common issue with these set of toys is that their functionality is often hidden behind, in some fancy component, some “black box” that we are unable to break open and decipher. Moreover, these “toys” also tend to be on the expensive side, preventing kids from breaking them open and tinkering with them. However, unless children do that, how are they expected to learn?
In this, the first Theme in the Electricity and Magnetism Series, children will be building a whole host of activities from scratch, using raw, unprocessed materials for the most part. An odd cell or shiny magnet will definitely be a part of the materials, but their functionality will be revealed in how they are used. In this Theme, children will be introduced to the basics of electricity and circuits and also delve into the world of magnets!
Magnets are among the most fascinating things in nature. They are fun to play with, and play an important role in our day-to-day lives. Sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden, magnetism also happens to be one of the major reasons the Earth has life! It’s one of those topics that is fun for people of all ages and is also one of the most complicated scientific phenomena in the universe, which has intrigued scientists since ancient times.
Making their own battery, followed by some circuits, children will understand how, why and where electricity flows. The world of magnets will be revealed through a series of TACtivities that will unveil their poles, play on their properties of attraction and repulsion and create fascinating dancing, levitating and jumping toys! Children will also learn how to magnetise and demagnetise certain materials.
Needless to say, this Theme for Summer Workshops is bound to keep children attracted and electrified well beyond the workshop days…