Observations – Science
We observe objects and events using all our five senses, and this is how we learn about the world around us. The ability to make good observations is also essential to the development of the other Science process skills :- communicating, classifying, measuring, inferring and predicting.
During this lockdown, People and life froze in conjunction but education is this one thing that should never be abducted from the learners. We didn’t step back from seizing this opportunity for creativity and a chance to hone ourselves even better.
“You teach me, I forget. You show me, I
remember. You involve me, I understand.”
Students of Class 6 having the chapter Sources of food where they are supposed to perform various involving activities like creating a survey to find out various types of Foods, vegetables and crops grown in different areas and regions of the country.
The children, in response to the activity, showed monumental efforts and determination.
There is an eager development of making efforts to strive straight to their goals and finding this period as a time of working more on their inner capability to execute a new sunlight in them.
“Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.” –
Robert A. Heinlein.
Class 7 has the chapter of Nutrition in Plants and Animals where there were discussions with dashes of quizzes, report writing and watching videos on the designated topic. Children were pretty enthusiastic and effervescent towards the human nutrition. Their understanding on the chapter was depicted by the vivacious shots they put on their work.
What we had seen yesterday doesn’t equalize to what we see today. Their learning is beyond classrooms and class boards and four walls. Their learning and studies has moved to different
corners of understanding and knowledge.
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what,
then, is an empty desk a sign?” – Albert Einstein
“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to
think what nobody else has thought.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Class 8 had chapter Microorganisms which brought a quick thought in my mind of combining the present situation with the chapter itself. Since there is a huge devastation due to Covid-19 around the globe, I decided to put on few activities where the children could actually know how much of destruction a virus can bring and how it communicates between people. Not only limiting to that but there was a creation of different activities where children could point out their views on Corona Virus as a report which enhanced their researching and concentration.
Their understanding on the different microorganisms drew the same level. The children were keen all through the chapters where they discovered different diseases and vaccines related to
The children learnt how to maintain a balance between creativity and criticality while doing the activities and How to treat everything as tentative. How to value being wrong in your ideas and learn from it.
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
– Marie Curie.
Middle School Students