The World Around Us
Space is a subject that engages children and encourages them to ask questions about the world around them. Through learning about our Solar System, children can apply and build on concepts they have already learned and develop an understanding of the vast world beyond our planet.
Our Grade 3 students have been exploring the wonders of space as they continue to learn about the Solar System (https://youtu.be/T6pRS9saNUw), the Sun, about the eight planets, constellations and about natural satellites. They also learnt about miniature models of the earth, names of 7 continents and five oceans, directions and sub directions, North Pole and South Pole.
In order to know more about our own planet and the world we live in, students of Grade 4 explored and learnt about natural environments and landforms. They learnt particularly about the Northern Mountain Himalayas. Students came to learn about the topic using a variety of resources like videos, using atlas and worksheets. They researched and discussed various facts about the place like its climate, vegetation and wildlife and came to understand and appreciate the importance of the same.
“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on maps. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of culture that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”
– Barack Obama
Our Grade 5 students have been learning about the Imaginary Lines – Latitude and Longitude. They learnt how to locate any place on a map or globe with the help of a network created by the imaginary lines called “Grid”.
The students even came to know about the International date line, about the place from where the prime meridian has passed and about Tropic of Cancer, Capricorn and Equator. They also used a variety of resources like related videos on the topic, worksheets and keywords.