Living In The Land of No Gravity

The kids came back with smiling faces and home-work well done. “Can you please give us some more home-work? Its fun”, one of them said. I began the first session, it was on NASA. I asked them if they knew what it was and they all nodded their heads saying,...

The Big Bang

The session started with a bang after a short break. The kids were eager to learn about outer space. We explored space and concepts like asteroids, black hole, comets and stars. That there is lot more to stars in space than their tinkle. The kids seemed mystified by...

The Sea of Fire and Fish

I knew the kids were all familiar with fireflies. But I bet they did not know about bio-luminescent planktons! And that is what we started with this week. The class was quite excited as we moved forward in the lesson. We talked about how the planktons produced light...

Whales and Tales

“Aren’t  whales fishes?”, one kid asked. “They live in water, swim like fish, but they are mammals”, I explained. The kids listened intently all about whales and how they are not fish and give birth to young ones. I had a story to tell,...

Throw The Baby in The Water

I was eagerly waiting for the Swoops batch to arrive. This week we learnt much about babies – animal babies, human babies and bird babies. How different babies grow in the wild, and how some of them grow on their own. The turtle babies invoked the most sympathy...