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Neat way that kids' science questions got answered!

posted 24 Feb 2012, 08:11 by Webmaster Alqamar   [ updated 24 Feb 2012, 08:11 ]

"How did they know atoms exist when they can't see them?" "Why can't we see sound or hear colour?" "What would happen if the sun died?"


At Al Qamar we encourage kids to ask questions. The kids have made a small "Question Box" with a mailbox like slot and have put it up in the classroom. When a question strikes them, they write it out on a piece of paper and slip it into the box. 


However, answering the questions is not such an easy task - some questions definately need expert answers. So we approached different people who are a part of the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai for volunteers who would be willing to answer the children's queries.


Alhamdulillah Mr. Sushil Joshi who is with the Eklavya program (MUST SEE: http://eklavya.in/go/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=5&id=50&Itemid=69) offered his help. We sent the questions to him and he provided detailed responses!


The questions and responses were collated and discussed with the children in an open session today. Dr. J. Hajra helped explain the answers and facilitated the discussion. And InshaAllah more questions will get generated, more answers provided and the cycle should go on.
See the attached file for the detailed answers!
Webmaster Alqamar,
24 Feb 2012, 08:11