Dear Learners of Classes VI-IX
The other day, some of you from Class VII came to show me your very innovative electric door-mat. It would work very well – you could probably patent it. A door-mat that rings every time a visitor stands on it would do double duty as a door-bell. It is brilliant science, according to me. I am sorry, I did not think to take a photo – but I did ask you to write it up for your class blog – post still awaited.
Today, the Class IX students constructed edible plant and animal cells – combining theory and practice – and actually used their models for peer-teaching students in Classes VII and VIII. I was impressed by the fact that applying visual-spatial and physical-kinesthetic intelligences actually helped students to master difficult scientific terms and functions. Your teacher and I were comparing our own student days when we had to memorise these facts out of the textbook.
I think the comments of the ‘students’ on this post will provide feedback on the quality of the lesson by their ‘teachers’ of Class IX. I do know for a fact that students and teachers gobbled up the models after the lessons! Full of pride and admiration for their achievement, however, I preserved it for posterity here:
You are certainly learning science for the right reasons and in the right ways. This is in reference to my earlier post on I want my kid to study science.