Science Made Simple 2- Ammu & Kanha’s Crown

The long-awaited vacations had begun. But Seema knew she wouldn’t have rest or find free time- mending her three naughty kids by itself would take a lot of time. “Mom…Mom…”, Seema could feel the impatience in Ammu’s voice. “Mom, see our Kanha wearing the peacock feather….come, come. See what we have done.” “From where did…

Science Made Simple: Ammu’s World

“Rani di, give me some echtoO” said Ammu, putting her school bag on the rack and walking straight to the kitchen. ‘’Appu, Ammu…you first go for a wash, change your clothes and come. I’ll keep your echtoO and snacks ready..” said the mother. Ammu was a brilliant, naughty girl studying in class 3. Her teacher…

The Dancing Snake

Dreams leading to discoveries- I find this subject very intriguing and I happen to bring this up with my students often to inspire them. I recently had one of my students ask, “Ma’am, do you remember Kekulé?” And that’s the inspiration behind this piece. Have you heard of Benzene? Well, one might find it amusing…

Dreams to Discoveries

“Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action”- these are the words of our former President- the Missile Man of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam during an interaction with students. He was a great dreamer, and he motivated the younger generation of the nation to dream high. But his…

Lithium-ion battery pioneers win Chemistry Nobel

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 was awarded jointly to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries. An announcement to this effect was made by Professor Goran K. Hansson, Secretary-General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, on Wednesday, the 9th October 2019. Each of…

Trio wins the Physics Nobel

Since the year 1901, The Nobel Prize, named after Alfred Nobel is awarded once every year in five fields of work- Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics and Physiology or Medicine. The Nobel Prize in Physics is considered to be the most prestigious award in the field of Physics and is conferred in Stockholm by the Royal…