Elementary, my dear Watson!

Ishan, and Raj, Sangeetha (2016) Elementary, my dear Watson! i wonder.... pp. 109-111. ISSN 2582-1636

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written by Nicole Ostrowsky and illustrated by Theresa Bronn, The Agenda of the Apprentice Scientist is a book that is ‘accessible to everyone, from 7 to 107’. It explores concepts that make sense to even students at the upper primary and middle school levels (9–13 years) through experiments that can be done at home with easily available materials. By inspiring one to be curious and playful in the exploration of science, it can be appealing to anybody, even those who consider themselves to be far removed from the world of science! The author has worked as a research scientist for decades, and is now Professor Emeritus at the Laboratory of Physics and Condensed matter at the University of Nice, France. But as I turned to day one, that is, January 1 st , I was rudely hurled back into my 8th standard classroom, sitting absently in the back row, doing my very best to go unnoticed by the science teacher. The illustration on page one has a lab coat, drawing a snowflake and saying “I am a scientist, not an artist”. Oh! Another book, I thought, that simply defines and categorises the world, in order to make sense of it. I closed the book and forgot about it.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ishan, and Raj, Sangeetha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Elementary education, Science education, Science classroom, Curiosity
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1266
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