A science lab was set up by the students of Grade 5 through the support and encouragement of the Headmistress, Mrs. Dhana Mary, and other teachers of the school. The parents of the students were also invited to witness the calibre of their “young scientists”.
The objective of this initiative was to bridge the gap between the EVS textbook and the life of the students.
Process: The students were divided into 6 groups, and they were free to choose any topic that kindled their interest. The teacher supported students at each step. The creative and scientific prowess of the students were displayed in the lab for the entire academic year. To facilitate language acquisition as well through this exercise, the students were encouraged to talk only in English inside the lab.
Outcome: The Classroom Science Lab helped the students enhance their knowledge through the effective use of the internet and through learning concepts. As for example, when the students were taught about the digestive system, they searched the internet to see how the digestive system works. Later, they were able to recreate those models on their own.
Teacher: Pushpalatha, GPS Pangur
Term: Term 3