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Think Lab Session for Grade 4 to 8

Think Lab Session for Grade 4 to 8

Think labs Report of Grade 4

  1. Who Eats What?

Principle: This activity is to show the animals have many adoptions to their environment and life habit. The students are given 9 cards with animal pictures on them and they fill in information about the animal to classify the animals as carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

Learning Outcome:

Students were able to understand animals are adapted to their environment and they can classify the animals as carnivores, herbivores and omnivores based on the position of ears, eyes and whether their teeth are sharp or flat.

  1. Turn on Your seeds

Principle: This activity involves analysing the suitable conditions for the seeds to germinate.

Learning Outcome:

Students were able to identify the different parts of the seed and also experience the factors of the surroundings that affect the germination process of a seed.

  1. Seeds away

Principle: This activity is to understand about seed dispersal methods by making models for different types of seeds and testing them.

Learning Outcome:

Students were able to know the methods of seed dispersal and why different methods of seed dispersal are used by different plants.

  1. Saving food

Principle: This activity will help the children to understand a few methods to preserve food. The different methods one can use to preserve food are drying, salting, adding sugar, adding oil, use of acidic environment.

Learning Outcome:

Students were able to know that the food that smells bad or tastes bad is unhealthy for consumption. Eating such unhealthy food can cause diseases and hence it’s very important that it is kept safely. Preservation methods are used to avoid spoilage of food.

  1. Peeping in your mouth

Principle: This activity will help the children to find the different kinds of teeth present in the mouth and the different functions of the teeth.

Learning Outcome:

Students were able to know the different types of teeth – Incisors, Premolars, Molars and to know about the structure and function of each type of teeth.

  1. Solar system

Principle: This is an informative activity in which the students will learn about constituents of solar system. They will make a model of Solar system to understand order and size of orbits of different planets.

Learning Outcome:

Students will able to identify the planet based on their position in the Solar system, the special characteristics of each planet.

  1. Changing season

Principle: In this activity students make a model of the earth that can be moved around the Sun (represented by LED). The model demonstrates how day and night occur and how the position of the Sun in relation to the angle of the Earth on its axis, causes seasons.

Learning Outcome:

Students will understand the concepts of Day and night occur within every 24 hours due to the rotation of the Earth, The Earth complete one revolution around the sun in a year and the Sun causes the Earth to heat up.

Think labs Report of Grade 6

Electric Torch

Principle: A torch is made using the batteries and LED provided in the kit, which can be switched on and off with the help of the switch attached to the circuit.

Learning outcome: Students were able to identify the negative and positive terminal of an electric circuit.

Balance Diet

Principle: In this activity, the learners will find out which ingredients are present in a balanced diet. “Flour mixed with roasted soya granules makes it healthy”, this statement is tested by finding out which nutrients are present in them.

Learning outcome: Students are able to state the need of different nutrients by our body and to design a balanced diet.

Scuba Diver

Principle: This activity involves sorting materials into different groups according to different physical properties like appearance, hardness, solubility and floatation on water. A floating device is then made by using a combination of materials: and interestingly, individually these they may sink in water.

Learning outcome: Students are able to identify materials based on its properties.

Mix and Mesh

Principle: This activity involves sorting a mixture of salt, iron fillings, pebbles and white rangoli powder using the techniques such as hand picking, sieving, decanting, and magnetic sorting, evaporation.

Learning outcome: Students were able to explain the need of separating different components of a mixture and apply the most appropriate method needed for separation.

Straw flower

Principle: The ‘straw flower’ activity helps learners in understanding how plants transport water through the stem to its different parts.

Learning outcome: Students were able to visualize how water is conducted by the stem.

Drawdio

Principle: This activity involves making a musical instrument using Pencil and battery.

Learning outcome: Students were able to know the difference between conductors and insulators and they can construct a closed circuit using a conducting material.

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  1. Tartan Cat

Principle: This activity enables the students to understand the concept of Adaptation through camouflage. Their mission is to camouflage the cat stickers onto a given pattern. The students learned about four types of camouflage; Disruptive Camouflage, Concealing Camouflage, Disguise Camouflage and Mimicry Camouflage.

Learning Outcome: The students were able to meticulously camouflage the cat onto a patterned sheet. They learned the concept of how animals use different adaptations to blend in with their environment through this activity. They were further able to connect that camouflage is an adaptation that is used for survival of a species.

  1. Fading Moon

Principle: This activity helps the students to understand different phases of moon.

Learning Outcome: The students were able to understand that the moon is visible only due to the reflection of the Sun’s light. In addition, they were able to relate the shape of the moon to its position relative to the Sun and Earth.

  1. Salty Magic

Principle: This activity enables the students to understand the concept of a solution and its components.

Learning Outcome: The students were able to understand that a solute can only dissolve in a solvent as long as there is enough space in it. As the amount of solute exceeds a certain capacity, the solution becomes more concentrated (Saturated) and also denser.

  1. Mix and Mesh

Principle: This activity involves sorting a mixture of salt, iron fillings, pebbles and white rangoli powder using the techniques such as hand picking, sieving, decanting, and magnetic separation and evaporation.

Learning outcome: Students were able to understand which techniques should be used for separating different components of a mixture and apply the most appropriate method needed for separation.

  1. Turn on Your Seed

Principle: This activity enables the students to understand the process of germination and how plants reproduce.

Learning Outcome: Students were able to understand and analyze the important factors that are involved the process of germination such as air, water, sunlight and moisture. They were also able to identify the different parts of a seed.

  1. Food Platter

Principle: This activity enables the students to understand the different components of food we eat and the nutrients we obtain from them. It also provides them an opportunity to test the presence of a particular component from a food sample.

Learning Outcome: Students were able to connect any type of food to a particular food group. They were able to evaluate whether the food they are consuming on a daily basis consists of all the food groups, i.e that is a balanced diet. The second part of the activity involved the students in extracting iron from corn flakes, wherein they were able to prove that the food we eat contains nutrients and that there are certain methods to test it.

Science club

We have completed seven activity for Grade 7 and six activity for grade 8 which helps the children to develop their skills like observing, thinking, comparing, conceptualizing, predicting and chemical handling.

Grade 7

Balloon pump

Principle: This activity involves making a balloon pump which helps in understanding the functioning of a valve.

Learning outcome: Student were able to understand how valves help to avoid reverse flow of air, how the heart pumps blood throughout our body.

Expel thee unwanted

Principal: This activity involves making a model of urinary system with plastic container and tube

Learning outcome: Students were able to understand how kidney purifies blood and excrete the waste product from our body.

Natures Kitchen

Principle: This activity involves understanding the function of leaf in the process of photosynthesis by using water and vinegar.

Learning outcome: Students were able to understand the function of leaf in photosynthesis.

Rising Liquid

Principle: This activity involves making a simple thermometer using a bottle, straw and water.

Learning outcome: Students were able to experience and explain transfer of heat energy by conduction method.

Invisible Ink

Principle: This activity involves using universal indicator and phenolphthalein to differentiate between acids and bases.

Learning outcome: Students were able to identify the characteristics of acids, bases and neutral substances and to analyze working of different kinds of indicators.

Confection Clock

Principle: This activity involves adding vinegar to the solution of water and universal indicator, which turns it red in colour. NaOH solution is then added to turn it dark violet in colour. This solution undergoes a series of colour changes and then returns back to the same violet colour indicating that the acidic vinegar is neutralized by the milk of magnesia solution.

Learning outcome: Students were able to described the process of neutralization and to understand the role of antacids inside the stomach.

CO2 Balloon

Principle: This activity involves inflating a balloon by using the gas released when vinegar and baking soda are mixed together.

Learning outcome: Students learnt to identify and summarize physical and chemical changes.

Grade 8

Crop saver

Principle: This activity involves the study of two irrigation methods: Drip irrigaon and sprinkler irrigation. The students construct compact models of both methods to understand the importance and usage.

Learning outcome: Students were able to explain the working of drip and sprinkler method

Flubber

Principle: The activity flubber helps to understand the concept of polymerisation.

Learning outcome: Students were able to study and understand the types of plastics- thermoplastic and thermosetting plastics

Metal Identity

Principle: This activity, involves understanding some of the important physical properties of metals.

Learning outcome: Students were able to identify metals based on different physical properties like appearance, hardness, malleability, ductility and conductivity

Metal coat

Principle: This activity involves performing comparative analysis of different displacement chemical reactions to understand and draw up the reactivity series.

Learning outcome: students were able to identify and explain different displacement reaction and to categorize the metals according to their reactivity

Baro it down

Principle: This activity involves making a model of a pressure measurement device called a manometer to experience the pressure exerted by water and in turn understand the pressure exerted by liquids.

Learning outcome: Students were able to demonstrate effect of pressure exerted by a liquid

Climbing Man

Principle: Through this activity, students will make a CD hovercraft to understand how air reduces friction. They will also experience friction due to rough and smooth surface by making a paper climbing man.

Learning outcome: Students were able to understand that friction is necessary and experience what will happen in absence of friction