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WHAT ARE THE KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK IN TODAY'S CHILD LEARNING?
  • Can children's learning be more enriching, more practical and simply more fun? 
  • Can children of today be prepared for challenges of tomorrow? 
  • Can children think creatively and critically?
  • Can children find answers to questions?
  • Can children work in teams to solve problems?
  • Are children exposed beyond school to national and international level?
HOW TO ADDRESS A CHILD'S LEARNING VIA LIVE INTERACTIVE MEDIUM?

1. OBSERVATION: One of the most important ways to address this is to allow a child's natural inquisitive nature to flourish. This can hardly be achieved by "forcing" a child to cram as much information as possible so as to "spit" it out for the examination. Of course, examinations are essential, but the real test is - can a child observe, then think and then question, until she is satisfied with the answer?

For this, we offer a very unique and excellent way to augment classroom teaching through the principle of experimentation, observation and analysis.

2. SPECIALTY TEACHING: We bring in specialty teachers from around the world and beam them LIVE to classrooms on High Definition large screens. These specialty teachers conduct experiments in their professionally set up laboratories to demonstrate principles of physics, chemistry, human biology and geography. These labs are equipped with all equipment to conduct these experiments which may not always be available with local schools because of sheer logistics, cost or safety precautions needed.

3. VISUAL MEDIUM: Children's appreciation of these science topics is vastly increased through the visual medium of observation and explanation. And remember, this is NOT recorded video - these are 100% live experiments, children see exactly the way it is happening, as it is meant to be. Because this is a TOTALLY live interactive, children engage with teachers very constructively, ask questions and get answers. In fact we encourage children to ask as much as they like and get answers in a very friendly environment. You can't talk back to a YouTube video!

3. PEDAGOGICAL PRINCIPLES: This also helps in pedagogy, where children’s mental faculties such as recognize, recall, analyze, reflect, question, apply, create, understand, and evaluate are developed.

4. PROFESSIONALISM: Given that these teachers are science qualified professional teachers of international standard with full fledged labs, with experience in teaching children in China, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and US, you can only expect the very best quality of content.

WHERE CAN THIS INTERACTIVE LEARNING BE DONE?

These live sessions can be done in a school setting with teacher involvement or a residential setting, with parent involvement. For example children in a residential community could come together as part of a gathering in a community hall, even on weekends. Parents can see for themselves in front of their very own eyes how their children are actively participating in learning.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED TO CONDUCT THIS INTERACTIVE LEARNING?

For these live sessions, you will need a 30-40 seat classroom to accommodate the children, a High Definition TV or a Projector. All the Network Hardware, Microphones, Sound System and Software will be brought to your location at the time of session by us, including internet connectivity.

WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF INTERACTIVE LEARNING SESSIONS?

Here is a list of all our Live Interactive Learning Sessions shown below1. A few video clips and photographs are included to give you an idea of what to expect. The items marked "Hands-On" means that children can also perform some of these very practical experiments with simple materials.

Your children will love this gift from you. Contact us for a discussion.

Name Description Type Ages
 1 Chemistry Bubbling dry ice, color changing chemical reactions, growing crystals, glow in the dark pigments, foaming, stringy slimes, colored flames, precipitation from clear solutions, “magic polymer”
Show 9-16
 2 Electricity and Magnetism 100,000 volts lightning discharge, static and current electricity, conduct electricity through the palm of hand and see the ‘hair-raising experience’, electricity generation, electrical resistance, simple circuits, magnetic repulsion and attraction, electromagnetism, Earth's magnetic field, plasma globes, and future technologies.
Show 9-16
 3 Digital Microscopy Observe magnified hair and skin, leaves, flowers, stems, algae, seaweed, feathers, scales, coca cola, coffee and tea stains, nylon, polyester, acrylic, silk, foam and wool, insect legs, abdomen and wings, fungus, beans, rice, microfilm, newspaper, magazine clippings and more. Students realize there is much more than meets the eye. Even seemingly mundane objects having amazing qualities under the microscope.
Example - A Leaf Under a Microscope
Show 9-16
 4 Air pressure - weather What is air pressure? Importance of low and high pressure areas. Create cloud formation in a bottle, power of atmospheric pressure, create tornado in a bottle. What causes drought and how can scientists help? How to read weather maps?
Example - Pressure and Volume with Bell Jar and Vacuum Pump 
Bell Jar and Vacuum Pump
Show 9-16
 5 Air pressure - flight How do pressure differences relate to flight? Coanda effect and Bernoulli’s principle and their usage in airplane wings, pressure experiments using compressed air rings, floating balls, ball with funnel. Hot air and cold air pressures, air bubbles in low pressure, vacuum and popping balloons. Four basic forces acting on flying objects: lift, thrust, drag and gravity.
Example - Forces on a Simple Rocket
Show 9-16
 6 Geography and Geology Geological processes and landforms. Soil erosion, plate tectonics, landforms, soil classification, earthquakes, rock types, hardness, subduction in land formation, sedimentation, seismographs, visual topography, volcano eruption.
Example - Model of Landforms
Example - Digging for Dinosaurs
Hands-On 9-13
 7 Heat and Heat Transfer Heat conductivity in materials, including a space shuttle tile. Creation of heat from striking materials, geothermal heat, thermochromic materials, expansion with heat, boiling temperatures, freezing temperatures, LCD operation using body heat, engines using temperature differences from hand, amazing Nickel-Titanium alloy that “remembers” shapes on heating and cooling, convection in ocean currents and atmosphere, chemical reactions that release heat and others absorb heat, heat energy to kinetic energy conversion, friction heat on space shuttle re-entry.
Example - Using heat transfer to generate motion (Stirling Engine)
Hands-On 6-13
 8 Properties of Light and Colour Visible light spectrum, colour mixing - addition and subtraction, splitting light through bubble film as waves, luminescent minerals using ultraviolet light, why sunsets are red, colour and energy relationships, coloured shadows, translucent, transparent and opaque materials, zoetropes and flip charts to create cartoons, refractive index – disappearing beaker, reflection – disco ball, how to make a telescope, rainbows from diffraction, mega magnification with lenticular lens, optical fibre and its use in hi-speed broadband, colour vision: can you see all of the spectrum? Mix creative colour changing chemicals, illusions, human and insect eyes, and lasers.
Example - Mixing of Primary Colours
Hands-On 7-16
 9 Properties of Materials with Liquid Nitrogen Solids, liquids and gases state changes, rapid heating and cooling effects, smash a ball and shrink a balloon instantly, living things when frozen, liquid nitrogen and cryogenics, condensation, liquid nitrogen sprinkler and 3rd law of motion, burst can lids and balloons through heat, rubber shattering, glass transitions, instant freezing plants, laser properties, frozen bubbles and the environment, slowing down chemical reactions on cooling, rapid boiling surface effect, superconductors and magnetic levitation in low temperature.
Show 9-16
10  Human Body Complexity of the human body. Using microscopes and models to look at body systems and the five senses, heat conservation in body, lungs, digestion, hygiene, reflexes, inheritance, cells of skin, blood and hair, colour blindness, retina, bones, sweat and salt, eye colour perception, smells, taste, inside the body, plasma, red/white blood cells, platelets, using X-rays.
Hands-On 9-13
 11 Sound Sound waves, speed of sound in different mediums, Doppler effect – sound of ambulances changing as they speed by, resonance with sound tubes and Nepalese touch-bell, standing waves, sound  wave changes with pitch and volume, making sound effects, visualizing sound propagation in air, pattern formation in sand from sound, rubbing rods to create sound octaves, superimposition of sound, amplifying sound, blocking vibrations, creating water splash with vibrations, proof that medium needed for sound, sound modulation, sound waveform creation.
Example - Sound variation in Euler's Disk
Show 7-16
 12 Stars and Planets Universe, Earth in the Solar System, lunar and solar eclipse models, difference between stars and planets, effect of gravity on ocean tides, tidal charts, gravity of Earth vs. Mars, Earth’s wobble, Solar System planet orbits, distant galaxies and stars, telescopes, Big Bang – origin of universe, launching of rockets with chemical propellant, escape velocity, satellites in space, how astronauts work and survive in space, space probes – where do they get power and how do they turn? Space shuttle re-entry to Earth without burning.
Example - Space Travel: The Final Frontier
Hands-On 9-16
 13 Energy Sources – Traditional and Alternative Energy sources - wind farms, solar cells, hydrogen fuel cells, dynamos, hydroelectricity, lighting efficiency, reducing home energy consumption, atmosphere ozone depletion, greenhouse gas effect, greenhouse gases produced by cars, solar powered cars, wind turbines.
Example - Turbines on alternative sources of energy
Hands-On 9-16

1 Copyrights to content, including images and videos represented here are owned by Fizzics Education, shown here with permission.