In my three hours talk / demonstrations I will show them how science is fun if we learn it through experiments and simple activities. I will cover how we use hands-on activities to make science and mathematics interesting and experiential. This also helps teachers design such simple activities for various topics during their classroom teaching. We have designed hands-on activities, models (we call them toys) using very inexpensive material, so that everyone can get the opportunity to learn in an interactive manner. We have made short films on how to make these models and uploaded it on YouTube on our channel (link below) which has over 78 million viewers, for 1100+ activities. We have also translated these videos in 22 different languages (Indian and foreign). Please see following links for the film and our website.
In this workshop for participants I will demonstrate pumps, generators, motors, spinners, gliders, hundreds of activities in science and math’s all using paper, plastic bottles, straw, syringe tube and other very inexpensive material. While these toys may appear simple the science behind them is quite interesting and challenging. Once we get our hands dirty by making these toys the conceptual understanding of science behind these models becomes easy and natural. Levitating a pen in air, folding paper to learn geometry and making generators/ motors are some activities that unravel the science around us which is often explained in textbooks in very dry manner. If we can take all these toys inside our classrooms I am sure we can surely revolutionize the learning experience for students.