Abstraction levels in Models

In one of the hands-on investigations, as part of Discovered program, we had a fun activity that models the circulatory system of the human body. This is a learning from teaching¬† that particular investigation. Models are an excellent tool to teach science. But not all models are exact replicas of the system that is being…

10 interesting facts about India’s first satellite Aryabhata

10 interesting facts about India’s first satellite Aryabhata (1975)¬† The native satellite was launched by Russia, from their Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site using a Kosmos-3M launch vehicle taking the country on an exciting space odyssey. Built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to gain experience in building and operating a satellite…

Lessons in Teaching from KungFu Panda

Lessons in Teaching from KungFu Panda Kungfu Panda is one of my favourite movies of all times. Very interesting characters, a great story with a deep message, and all this blended in some real fun and suspense. What more can you wish for? While for most viewers it was Po, the Panda, who was at…