Continuation of biology practical in school: Chandrapur High School, Guwahati Assam


Earlier we visited to Paschim Mayong High  (23/08/2018) and interacted with about 150 students but, what we found that explaining foldscope to such huge crowd would not be fruitful in two or three hours time. So, in Chandrapur High School (27/08/2018), we targeted 15 student each from Class 9 and 10. They were trained with two experiment to see cheek cells and onion cells. these students were given task to explain the foldscope to their fellow classmate. We have given one foldscope for this trial. After, one week the feedback would be collected from Principal of the school. During, the training three /four students were very active and could prepare very neat cheek cells smear slide. Girls were slightly slow as they were more concerned that their white chadar would get stained we they do it fast. Paschim Mayong girl students were much better in learning the instrument, they helped five groups to prepare onion cell temporary mount.

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    Wonderful to see this work.
    1) continued engagement and constant contact with the students is crucial. So going to the same school couple of times is really fruitful.

    2) Yes; I never run workshops for more than 10-15 students; if I am alone. The ratio of 1-10 is very good.. and beyond that you start loosing the students since they can not all experience the same thing together. Always, keep the groups small. What’s important is to make long term impact in how the students be think – so going slow is the best approach.

    Please encourage the students to dpcument what they discover directly here.


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