There are hundreds of books in the market that tell teachers and young people how to make scientific toys, observe scientific phenomenon but only a few link these to scientific concepts or fosters true exploration of testable questions. This book tries to help young learners and their teachers have fun with some amazingly easy to do activities that use simple day to day materials and reinforce concepts that have to be covered in the curriculum.
This book is for teachers or parents who want to be involved in teaching their own children. You will find instructions on how to do the task as well as students workbook section that fosters reflection and introspection and reinforces learning by linking the observation to concepts described in the classical school textbook.
If you wondering at what age can young students start on hands on activities. The answer is that age is no bar. From 6 to 16 there are is something here for you to do and learn at your own pace and in your own space.
Jyoti Parruck completed his Masters in Life Science (Zoology) from the Viswa Bharati University in Shantiniketan and pursued research for four years before moving to teaching.
In his school and college days Jyoti Parruck was an avid naturalist. He conducted nature walks and camps for young people with Himalayas Beckon a mountaineering club and taught marine biology to aspiring sailors and Sea Explorers Institute in Kolkata. He also wrote a nature column in the Bengali daily Bartaman.
Jyoti has 18 years of teaching experience and over the years he has taught at the DAV school at the Eastern Coalfield Township at Urjanagar, Godda , Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar Haryana and after a brief stint at setting up the Amity Indian Military College in Manesar as the founder headmaster he went back to his true love of teaching science and particularly biology at The Heritage School, Gurgaon.
He is a strong believer in hands on learning and in all schools where he taught he ensured..