Hands-on labs help children question academic axioms
From the Sunday-guardian.com
n our classrooms, Science is taught like History. In History you are told that such event happened in such and such century. Similarly in Science, students are taught Newton’s three laws, without letting them explore, experience and challenging it. They are expected to conduct experiments and find out the value of earth’s acceleration, and if they are unable to get it they are penalised,” says IIT graduate Rakesh Kumar.
Realising the lack of a hands-on approach in Indian education and the need for better means of learning that urges students to discover, visualise and be intrigued, Rakesh along with a friend conceived Experifun (http://www.experifun.com/), a next generation suite of gadgets bringing lab-in-a-box to classrooms.