An entire kingdom of life forms seems to be hidden in plain sight. The stark ignorance about them does not bode well for the future of life on earth. Some educators and organisations are striving to bring these creatures into focus.
An ecologist and her game designer friend put their heads together to create a game where players build their own mixed species bird flocks using ecological principles. It has the potential of finding its way among a growing list of games that are anchored in science.
Anupma, former educator at KC College, Mumbai talks about her experience with the science teachers of Maharashtra state middle schools. The workshops organised in the winter of 2016, in association with IISER Pune trained more than three hundred science teachers.
When I began interacting with children (elementary to high school) in Hyderabad, I realized that it was not very easy to get them excited about biology. This was especially visible when one saw the excitement that chemistry experiments created. I could even bring some excitement into astronomy using the open-source 'Stellarium' software. I wanted to hear the "wow"s from kids when I talked about biology, as they do when they … More