ThinkTac Annual Programmes
Sampler Summer Programme
The ThinkTac Sampler Summer Programme is designed to get children started on a journey of science discovery. It provides an understanding of two selected topics and the scientific method, introducing your child to experiential science and the joys of hands-on learning. We invite you to experience the programme from anywhere in India, from the comfort of your home.
Why Join the ThinkTac Programme?
ThinkTac Programmes are a fun and engaging way to learn Science. The hands-on experiential learning programme, uses a problem solving approach to deliver sustained learning outcomes while improving cognitive skills.
ThinkTac programmes consist of a series of tactile activities termed as TACtivities™ that are aligned with the curriculum of a child. TACtivities include making toys and experiments – both short and running up to a few weeks. These are supplemented with thought experiments, tactile enquiry and computer/ app-based games.
The ThinkTac Science programme currently covers III to VIII Standards for CBSE, ICSE and a few State Boards. The programme is designed to cover all key topics in the science curriculum with TACtivities.
The TACtivities are developed after extensive research, with experiential learning pedagogy. The learner is provided a chest of materials of about 20 TACtivities specific to their standard. Cognitive Life Skills are integrated into various activities, making it also an experiential process.
The programme is designed to be interactive with an Educator responsible for each cohort. The Child uploads a photo / video after each TACtivity which is reviewed by the Educator, keeping track of the progress of every child. The Educator assesses the current capabilities of the learner and provides just enough support and additional assignments to enable the learner to take the next step, building confidence and capability at each step.
Vishal Bhatt joined Synopsys after completing his Masters in Computer Science from IIT Delhi.
Vishal has been focussed on hands-on learning for the last 5 years and has worked with Arvind Gupta and his team.
Procheta Mallik, PhD
Procheta Mallik has a Ph.D. in Astronomy (Glasgow).
Procheta is passionate about science education. He is an avid traveller, cricket freak and classical musician.
Suchitha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Computer Aided Design of Structures
She is passionate about science activities. She has created many TACtivities. She has 3 years’ experience as a science educator and 10 years of national/ international experience in the engineering domain.
During her spare time, she likes to travel with family, immerse herself in crafts and reading.
Vanitha has an Engineering Degree in Computer Science
She chose to be an educator and is deeply involved in conducting hands-on activities at schools and developing new activities
Her hobbies are sketching, working out, reading metaphysics books (Jiddu Krishnamurti ,Ramana Maharshi etc), and meditation
What you will learn
The Summer Sampler includes two TACtivities, one in Physics and the other in Biology / Chemistry, with the materials being shipped to the subscriber by courier.
Examples of these TACtivities are the DC Motor and Protein Test. When you login to the learning account after completing the purchase, you will get access to guides, videos and a host of resources. The programme includes a 30 minute video call with your child’s cohort (about 5-10 children), where our educator will guide children in further exploration.