Wonders of Science
Establishing a good habit is as difficult as establishing an empire. It is therefore important that each day is thought of carefully. Starting early in any endeavour is paramount in ensuring breakthrough and building good habits cannot be an exception. Therefore, if we inculcate good habits right at the early stages of our children, we will definitely see them reaping the benefits later on. If we understand science behind everything happening around ourselves, life becomes a lot simpler.
Our Grade 1 students have been exploring the science behind living and non- living things. We are surrounded by living and non-living things. Sometimes it is not so easy to decide and sort anything particular into the right category. Students worked on to clarify this concept by watching videos and they even recited poem on the topic. Students were then able to identify living things and non-living things in their surroundings.
Knowledge of the body systems and how they interact with one another is important because it builds and promotes health and well-being. Each body system has roles and functions that affect all other body systems. Our Grade 2 budding scientists have been learning about external and internal body parts. They learnt about the functions of different organs such as – brain as the control centre of our body, the heart pumping blood to all parts of the body, our lungs helping us to breathe and our stomach helping us to digest food.
Every living thing needs energy in order to live. Every time animals do something (run, jump) they use energy to do so. Animals get energy from the food they eat, and all living things get energy from food. Plants use sunlight, water and nutrients to get energy.
Based on the above concept, our Grade 3 students have been learning about Food chain. A food chain shows how each living thing gets food, and how nutrients and energy are passed from creature to creature. They watched an interesting video and reflected their understanding in various ways.
Science is reason and logic, therefore understanding science is as much fun as if we are discovering treasures of life. With the Lockdown in effect since the onset of Pandemic due to Covid-19, there couldn’t have been a better time for everyone including children to understand the reasons of how this virus affects people and environment. This is also the best time to adapt to the demanding situation and amend some of the ways we have been living so far. Taking care of our rusted self, due to lack of exercise and proper nutritious food are becoming new discoveries of our lives as we spend more time with our loved ones.
On the quest to discover the importance of fundamentals – “Health is Wealth”, Our Grade 4 student have learnt about the importance of food, nutrients in food and their importance, importance of eating a balanced diet and different methods used to preserve food. Students watched videos on the topics and prepared assignments based on the topic.
Grade 5 students started with the reflective questions around the existing situation in the world and finding reasons as to how we can prepare ourselves to fight this challenge in front of us.
They further understood that they need to be fit and healthy in order fight any such diseases in future and therefore discovered the importance of eating good food (Balanced Diet) and staying fit by doing some physical exercises.
The students also learnt about the topic Food and Health in which they learnt about Balanced diet, importance of nutrients and how they help in growth and development of our body along with protecting us from different diseases and help us fight them.
They further learnt what will happen if they do not take a balanced diet and miss out any of the important nutrients. They learnt about different kinds of deficiency diseases.
To make the learning fun and connect with daily life, students were engaged in a “Treasure Hunt” game where they had to collect different sources of nutrients that will make a balanced diet in their houses. It was good mix of Virtual and real life learning.