If you have ever felt that your child has suddenly lost their once sparkling interest in things around them, stopped asking the endless "WHY" questions, and attends science classes with trepidation, ask yourself "WHY?”
In the minds of many children, science takes on the image of being full of ugly "equations", difficult "formulas" or "definitions" that make no sense. Has anyone ever taught your child that the basic idea behind an EQUATION is that the two quantities are EQUAL on both sides or used a balance to show them that if they add or remove anything from one side they need to do the same to the other side? It is so simple, yet it is something that hardly any of our children really learn in that manner. The aim of Curiouscity
is to bring back the JOY of science where one starts with a practical approach to solve problems or to understand some basic principles of science without using endless definitions.
These programs are designed for smaller groups of individuals who can sign up for our events at different locations around Bangalore such as the Hippocampus Learning Center, Claptopia, and Koothuhala.
Our target group has been children between the ages of 8 to 12 years. Recently we have also introduced classes for a younger age group of 6 to 8 years. Our work has targeted several groups of children since we started in 2009, in short term (2 weeks) and long term (1 year) programs.
We also do summer camps and field trips with individuals who sign up for these events individually.
URBAN SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Our Urban School programs are designed to bring innovative science events to your students. Given how teachers are already so busy with teaching the core cirriculum, they do not have the time to create many new science events with children, and that is where we step in.
We at Curiouscity have desgined several programs to bring events to your school in the form of half day hands on and interactive Science Fairs, or shorter one hour lecture demonstrations that bring about a WOW factor in learning about new topics. We also have created Day trips to sites around the city from Waste Management programs to Exploring the water bodies in our cities. Our field trips take students on short (2 or 3 day) or long (10 day) science related trips which include astronomy to field sciences – from Masanagudi to the Galapagos islands.
We have also created teacher training programs using science based examples on taking parts of the syllabus and creating a hands on learning approach to the same.
RURAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS
We have conducted programs at several rural schools or lower income schools in and around Bangalore and also as far as Pench. These programs include Science Fairs, Workshops and Teacher Training Programs. All our programs are done at cost or we find sponsors to cover the basic cost of transport and materials, so we can do the programs for free at these Rural Schools.