At ThinkLABS, our R&D team works with a student-centered perspective, to instill wonder and fascination towards science among young students.Â We look at science as the rational process that scientists go through to observe, discover and most importantly, to devise means to verify and explain their observations.
- Develops scientific temperament
- Improves observation
- Develops analytical thinking
- Builds confidence and motivation
- Improves attitude of learning
- Provides Joyful and Meaningful Learning Experience
- Strengthens the curricular concepts
- Meaningful Continuity of Experiences
Not only is the experience fun and engaging, it refines each student's observational skills, builds confidence, and fortifies the existing curricular concepts.
Broadly, Science is a systematic way of making meaning of the world around us. Students need to be involved in activities where they gain an appreciation of the scientific process. Understanding of science concepts involves appreciating how these concepts play in things around us. Therefore, students need to be given opportunities to explore things and directly experience the working of science. To engage in learning, students need to be excited about science and motivated to wonder about how things happen. It is then that students will experience the joy of learning science.
In every class, students plan a process to test a hypothesis, put the process into motion using various hands-on materials and then see the process to completion. Various facets of a theoretical concept are covered through different hands-on activities. The courses are meant for standard 6th, 7th and 8th and the concepts are mapped with the CBSE curriculum.
The content and activities have been developed at ThinkLABS' R&D facility at SINE, IIT Bombay.
This program includes science kits, detailed content, comprehensive teachers' training program and formative assessment modules as per CCE guidelines.
Highlights of Eureka:
Program runs in the school without disturbing the regular curriculum and supplements classroom learning
Content/Activities are mapped with science curriculum topics of Standards 6th to 8th.Â Program aims to develop "higher order thinking skills" among students through the route of hands-on science learning
Engaging sessions to bring out learners' inquisitiveness and motivation for experimenting and understanding
Take-away kits are given to students, using which they undergo a number of experiments and activities throughout the year. For ensuring learning outcomes, formative assessments are a part of Eureka.
In the process of running Eureka in schools, ThinkLABS will provide the following resources:
- Activity kits
- Teacher's Training