“Creativity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering, and maths.” – Ainissa Ramirez
Students of Class VI had an amazing way of learning Science through different experiential ways. In one such activity, children were asked to prove whether air is present everywhere or not. The inspired children did prove it through an experiment with the help of glass tumbler, glass trough and water. They dipped an inverted paper cup inside a trough full of water and felt the pressure that air exerts on the outer surrounding. They very well proved that air is not only present every where but also occupies space of its own.
Through another experiment, the Class VI students showed the presence of starch in leaves which occurs due to photosynthesis. They carried the experiment with great accuracy, and showed how the leaf colour turns black blue, indicating the presence of starch. The learning outcome was that during the process of photosynthesis, glucose is produced which is stored in the form of starch.
Experiential learning is a wonderful way to bridge the gap between theory and practice. It also has a positive impact on the mindset of the students, accelerates learning and increases level of engagement.