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Arvind Gupta

Arvind Gupta
Our core belief is that children learn by doing - by touching, feeling, cutting, sticking -- pulling things apart, putting things together. We believe that this hands-on science helps them relate to curriculum and get conceptual understanding. We believe this will revolutionize the way children learn. A child lighting up a LED with a Syringe Generator is more likely to light up his village tomorrow. Our approach is inclusive. All the materials used in our activities are very affordable and accessible to every child across the globe, developing or developed countries alike. Ours is the most cost effective outreach program in the world, with cost of 15 paisa per person (0.2 cents per person). Our Goal We want to design science and math activities to comprehensively cover the whole curriculum.

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Pendulum Bowling - Adapted sports Pendulum Bowling is an independent game of skittles whereby the suspended ball and gravity can do all the work. The game can be accessed by a wide range of individuals with differing special needs and for mainstream participants as well. The ball is held at the length of the attached line from the stand and released slightly pushed.

Edible/Inedible Experiments Archive Science should be fun.. science should be edible.. Try your hand at experimental science! Some experiments may be eaten before, during or after the experiment, and some should not be eaten at all! ControllableSlopeSoaring Controllable-Slope Soaring is a variation of slope soaring whereby the slope is controlled so as to both sustain and control an aircraft in free flight by modifying the wind in the vicinity of the aircraft. A controllable slope is any object which is used to move the air: a piece of cardboard, your hands or even your head! The controllable slope is usually manipulated by a person following the glider in flight (please see photo at right). Using Controllable-slope soaring, the free flying aircraft does not need an onboard system for actuating control surfaces or onboard propulsion system. Available now at select Barnes & Noble Book Stores:

Raspberry Pi photo booth controller Photo booths are fun! They can inspire goofiness in just about anyone. For my first project with the Raspberry Pi I built a photo booth for a party. NPASS2: National Partnerships for After School Science The game of pinball is a relatively recent invention. Some say it was developed from a billiard-like game called bagatelle. Some of the earliest versions resembled Pachinko machines, which were upright boards with many pins through which a ball was dropped to earn points. This may be the origin of the word "pinball." Today's arcade and video pinball games are much more complex than the ones of yesteryear, however they are similar in that a ball is rolled onto a board with bumpers (pins) and traps (holes), scoring points depending on what the ball hits and where it lands on the game surface.

Christmas star › Tricks (ABC Science) The Surfing Scientist › Tricks Celebrate the Yuletide with this classic trick. Five wooden toothpicks, a straw and some water are all you need to be the Christmas dinner science star. By Ruben Meerman Maker Faire as Learning Lab: Class Pack for teachers + parents + kids We’re delighted to announce a new addition to this year’s Maker Faire educational offerings: a Class Pack filled with behind-the-scenes information and activity sheets designed just for you: teachers and parents who look forward to Maker Faire as your favorite learning-packed weekend of the year! Whether or not you are coming to our sold out Education Day on Thursday, May 16, take a peek for materials that you might want to use in your classroom. We’d like to share some of the special treats you’ll find in this 38-page booklet. A Recipe for a Maker Faire We have swung open the doors of our maker pantry and listed a good number of the ingredients that go into our recipe for Maker Faire, which feeds the imaginations of 120,000 visitors and 900 Makers. We took our delicious DIY feast and came up with some challenging scenarios you can use to prompt a discussion with your kids.

Found materials + engineering process = toy We didn’t have enough wire so we re-used cardboard tubes, empty boxes, egg cartons, and plastic jar lids to create toys called “Galimotos” in the Malawian children’s tradition as recounted in the children’s book, Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams and illustrated by Catherine Stock. Galimoto means “car” in Chichewa, the national language of Malawi and many, but not all, of our creations were vehicles. The small group of kindergarten and first grade girls drew their designs and then built their own toy to take home in a one hour library sponsored program. A third grade lesson plan (with additional links) from LEARN NC from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill describes this activity as an “opportunity to engage in creative self-expression by designing and creating wire sculptures.”

Healthy Kids : Healthy Kids Activities Think a vegetable can’t teach you anything? Well think again! Try these cool experiments and activities and see what you learn! Colourful celery experiment Place a celery stalk in a clear container. Iterations Blog In both June and July we ran two ULearn Academies at the Chickasha Campus for our new ULearn coaches and students. Perhaps the best way to introduce what ULearn is all about is to work backwards. So in the video below we have crunched 10 days of ULearn Academy content into 4:17 of video. Spiral Wishing Wells Funnel Physics This section is all about the physics that interplay with the the Spiral Wishing Well fund raising device and the Vortx toy. It answers the question, "How do the coins spin around the funnel and not fall over?" and a whole lot more. What is the source of power for the Vortx Toy? You don't have to plug it in.

Science Fair Ideas Video for Kids - Be captivated watching the excellent selected and really easy to understand Science Fair Ideas facts for kids video: This is a great video that shows fun experiments you can do that is about exothermic reactions. With this video, you will be able to see the “hot ice” experiment, which turns water into ice with just a touch of a finger. You will find a list of the materials needed for this project in the video. The video will show the step by step tutorial on how to make this project and demonstrates different kinds of experiments that show the same principle.