Play is a pivotal part of a child’s life. Outdoor play fosters opportunities for creativity, imagination, social connections, and learned behaviors. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. By keeping this importance of outdoor playful learning in our mind we planned an outdoor science activity for class III and IV.
Decimal Representation on number line ( outdoor activity)
Age group- 12 years
Objective -To represent the Decimal numbers on the number line.
To set up this activity every student of class VI picked one card of decimals numbers. They drew a number line on floor and marked 0 , 1 ,2 ,3 ,4 …….at equal distance. Then they divided the space between every pair of consecutive integers (on number line)in ten equal parts.
One student picked a card of 6.9 to represent 6.9 on number line. He knew that this number lies between 6 and 7 so he walked on number line and stop on 9th part from the right side of 6. As shown below.
Another student picked a card of 2.2 to represent 2.2 on number line. He knew that this number lies between 2 and 3 so he walked on number line and stop on 2nd part from the right side of 2. As shown below.
Another student picked a card of 3.7 to represent 3.7 on number line. He knew that this number lies between 3 and 4 so he walked on number line and stop on 7th part from the right side of 3. As shown below.
Conclusion – This was fun activity, students explore about concept of number system ( integers , decimals repersentation on number line.)
- Dried leaves
- Table bell
- Toy car
- Metal chain
- Door bell
- Basket ball
Communication and speech are very much related. The human ear and the voice are also related when it comes to speech and communication. Throughout this outdoor activity , I will attempt to explain and successfully show how the use of “Onomatopoeia” and the combination of the voice, the ear, and speech can help children become great readers and writers.
The ultimate learning facility is the classroom. The entire school is a sound paradise. Within each room, there are sounds imaginable and unimaginable-children and adults are bombarded with constant sound. When focusing on Onomatopoeia, we must allow children to listen quietly and attentively. They will become experts to what makes what sound and they’ll be able to imitate it. They’ll be able to hear the sounds of the motor in a water fountain, the sounds of a fish tank, footsteps in the hallway, the click of pen and maybe outside sounds as well. There is really no limit to the way in which sound is perceived.
We tried allow the children to explore the sounds outside. Discovering outside sound is great. Children can become more aware of outside sounds when their eyes are closed. The same was executed…..the children worked together in a group. Each child was blind folded and one of the groupmember took an object and made it sound. Eg….bells, coins, twigs, paper, keys, whip, leaves, trumpet, pen etc. These are the sounds they hear everyday in the school.
Being outside and exploring sounds was overwhelming and quite tranquil. The sound of wind blowing through the leaves of a tree, insects, or the chirping of birds enthralled the young learners.
With the physical and not-so-physical environment, children can continue to become creative in their own unique way in learning to read and write “sound words”.
Observation and Understanding-
Guidance through words, sounds, music, and prior knowledge of varied experiences can lead to dramatic academic gains for children. Sound is heard and created at all levels and volumes. The time has long since come when we as educators must relate the reality of our society in our educational institutions. Learning to read and write should be a pleasurable experience in our schools for all students.
Sally Ride EarthKAM
A one-day Sally Ride EarthKAM workshop was conducted at KR Mangalam World School, Chi II, Greater Noida on September 27, 2017. Sally Ride EarthKAM is a NASA sponsored project. EarthKAM means Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students. It is an educational program that enables students to take pictures of their own planet from a digital camera on board the International Space Station (ISS) via a web interface. The EarthKAM camera is till date a permanent payload on board the ISS and supports approximately four missions annually, one for each season. The recent mission was opened from September 24, 2017 to September 28, 2017.
DETAILS OF THE WORKSHOP:
The workshop took place in the computer lab of the school from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 11 students from Classes VI-VIII participated in this workshop. Students were briefed about the ISS EarthKAM. After which the students used the EarthKAM interface to request their images. The workshop started with a presentation on Sally Ride EarthKAM and how the program works with a brief demonstration showing the students how to request for the photographs keeping various aspects such as orbital path, weather, location, day/night preference in mind. After which the students had an hour of exciting time of locating regions of their interest and requesting for photographs after examining weather, orbits and other aspects. The workshop ended with the students writing.
Project Paridhi By Space
‘Project Paridhi’ a flagship project of SPACE, to popularize hands on science, was conducted in K.R Mangalam World School, Pocket 5, Greater Noida on 26th September, 2017. Students of classes VI-VIII participated in the Event and performed the experiment. They skillfully took the readings and recorded their observations. The workshop ended with the calculations done by the students.
The main agenda of this project was to find out the circumference of the Earth by taking measurements of the shadows made by the sun in a day, as done 3000 years back by astronomer Eratosthenes, who was able to measure it within 2% of the present accepted value. This project was initiated with the intention to increase awareness that science can be done without any complicated equipment.
KRM believes that science can be best learnt by doing. ‘Project Paridhi’ is a science experimentation project by SPACE to popularize hands on science. Participants learnt basic concepts of science in a fun way with hands on science and use geometry and trigonometry.
In this hands on science activity students got involved in measuring the length of shadows cast by a vertical object (gnomon) as cast by the sun, to determine the local noon. Simple trigonometry leads to the calculation of the circumference using the measured sun angle. The activity replicates that was done by Eratosthenes. It is typically conducted on days of Equinoxes and Solstices.
Students of K.R. Mangalam World school wishes you all a very happy Dusshera!!
Term I came to an end with a joyful celebration of festivities.On this occasion special assembly was organized which included cultural presentation on Navratri and Dusshera.
Science week was celebrated in the school from 10.07.17 to 14.07.17.It was a fun filled week in which students learnt about various exciting facts of science through different activities such as fun science experiments, thumb painting, Quiz-o-quest, collage making etc. The weeklong celebration was culminated with a study trip to National Science Centre New Delhi on 14.07.17.
“Poetry is the core of literature.”
To spread the fragrance of poetry among the children of Pre Primary wing organized Kavita Gayan competition on 29th November in the school.
Reading through books is not the only medium but fun filled activities and competitions enhance the learning process. Competition adds vigour and focused approach in the attitude of the students.
Adhering the various aspects of poetry, the participants recited different poems with varied themes. Children were dressed according to their theme and used different props which enhanced their performances. Student’s enthusiasm while reciting the poetry was the reflection of their zest and confidence. Their performance was appreciated by one and all present.
This competition was an apt platform for the students to showcase rhythm, expressions and modulation while enacting.
It was a splendid event that lulled the innocent heart of the toddlers.
MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION
“A Mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take”
Mother’s day is a special day, for all children and mothers as, it celebrates the bond of love and affection that is everlasting. Mothers are the emotional backbone of the family, who have the magic touch to heal all wounds and make all things beautiful.
The students of K.R.Mangalam World School, Greater Noida hosted their mothers on this special occasion. The event was held on 12th of May, as mothers were specially invited to spend a memorable day filled with activities and fun. A host of performances were planned to honor and appreciate all mothers. The venue was aptly decorated in keeping with the theme. Attractive boards displaying the creativity of children were also displayed. Mother’s day cards, messages and photographs all adorned the venue.
Parents were entertained by myriad presentations by the juniors and seniors. Rhyme recitations , songs, dance performances and story enactments, mesmerized the audience, as the children put their best foot forward. All performances exalted the mother as God, teacher, friend , philosopher and guide and emphasised the truth that a mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.
‘Letters of Love’ written by the junior students, for their mothers were also distributed .The day ended with all mothers and children, enjoying themselves and taking back fond memories of a day well spent.
‘CONNECT 2016’-An Exhibition cum Cultural Presentation
At K.R Mangalam World School, we believe that School is much more than a place where one learns concepts and acquire facts. School is a place where efforts brew to build foundations for nurturing outstanding citizens with strong beliefs and therefore character building and all round development of each individual is an essential adjunct of all academic attainment.
School remained eventful as ever as our students participated a host of activities and events. ‘CONNECT 2016’ held on 24th December 2016 in the school premises apart from creating a positive reflective ethos also provided an opportunity for parents to participate in their ward’s education.
The School exhibition comprising of models and displays by Robotics, Abacus and Astronomy club actively involved the parents in assessing their skills through the medium of interactive games. The Subject activities further attracted the active participation of the parents.
‘CONNECT 2016’ was organized with the motto that audio visual aids in learning helps reinforce any form of verbal messages and helps to stimulate the minds of learners. This theme was effectively conveyed through the support materials used in various subjects to optimize student interest and maximize student performance and knowledge.
The cultural program commenced with the welcome song and a dance performed by the students. Poem enactment and thought provoking issue related performances like save earth which were enacted by the gleaming mangalites, rendered the spectators mesmerized.
Principal Ms. Nandini Shekhar appreciated the Students and the teachers for the able execution of ‘CONNECT 2016’. She also shared her views regarding the various programs that School initiates for the overall well being of students and thanked parents and Grandparents for bestowing their trust on the institution by assembling in large number.