Project sharing on Information processing


On Monday children from 8th grade shared their project with 7th grade. The project was based on multiplication. For example 2 shirts and 2 pants with two colour in what way i can wear the shirt and pant. From this I need to look at all the possibilities of colour and dress.

7th Grade children didn’t get what they were saying. Sanjeev gave feedback to Deepak and Mani on their project after getting feedback then and their itself they (Deepak and Mani) explained their project by drawing on the board. 7th grade and 8th grade took notes and their doubts got clarified by Deepak and Mani.

Here is the snapshots:

Origami Session on Saturday Class

On Saturday class with the 4th graders I had taken a session on Origami. We made an origami bird.

To make the bird we needed 15cm x 15cm A4 paper. For that we asked the children to draw a 15cm x 15cm square on their A4 sheet. With the paper cutter we were able to cut the paper as per the requirement.

Then I started demonstrating on how to make the paper bird by giving them instruction for each and every steps.

What I was able to do well:

First, I showed the square and asked what shape it is? They were able to reply that is was a square. Then, I folded the paper into half diagonally and asked what shape it is? They were able to reply that is was a triangle. By this way, I was able to connect shapes while making the origami.

My observation of the class:

The children were able to focus on what they were doing. A few of the folds were a bit confusing for them. But, still they did not give up and they tried to  complete the fold. Some of the children were able to complete the folds faster than the others. They did not disturb the others, instead they asked me whether they can help others who were having difficulties in completing the folding.  They were able to work as a team.

After completing the origami bird, the children children colored the bird. Each and every person colored the bird differently and were naming the birds.

The children happy and were playing with the birds.

To find the length of the arc

This scratch program shows how to calculate the length of arc given a valid angle (20 to 360) and radius (50 to 200). The value  of angle and radius should be given. It requires two input from the user. If the user doesn’t give a valid input it sets a random value for angle and radius.

Pratap & Sundar

TLC visited STEMland


From TLC around 14 children and one teacher her name is Maya came to visit STEMland.  They wanted to have an idea of how STEMland works and they want to have similar set up to their school. Children were curious about the way we work and the rules we follow.

Fig:1 Playing Games
Fig 2: Solving Cast Puzzle







Children were happy and they were curios to solve puzzles also they followed our STEMland rules. I felt that what they expected that was fullfilled for them on that day (Thursday 11/07/2019)

Inner chamber concentration

~  Abilash , Murali

The  STEM Land team usually does 10 minutes of concentration everyday in the morning as a routine. This Wednesday(10/07/19) as a change we all booked and went to the Matrimandir inner chamber. We did the concentration for about 40 minutes. It was a different opportunity for all of us to visit Matrimandir as team, which made us feel really good.

Individual’s experience

“Though I have gone to Matrimandir many times, going as a team was a different experience, while leaving the chamber I felt good and light.”-Abilash

“I was able to still myself, as I have a connection with the place, it was peaceful for me.” – Naveen

“After the concentration I was able feel the peace and felt more concentrated.” – Prabha karan

“During the concentration, I was able pause my background conversations and move forward.” – Sandhiya

“Initially I felt tired before entering the inner chamber, but after the concentration I felted refreshed and focused.” – Murali

Documentation on fix issue for nltk,nltkdata

To fix the issued and resolve to install nltk and nltk data

Unable to acquire dpkg fronted lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-fronted), is another process using it.

 sudo apt-get install python-nltk

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), is another process using it?


Find and kill all apt process which is running.

               Ps -A | grep apt

Now kill the process using the below commands

             kill -9 processnumber


             kill -9 SIGKILL processnumber

use this commad,

nltk-> sudo apt-get install python-nltk

nltk data-> sudo python -m nltk.downloader -d /usr/share/nltk_data all

step-2:- Check the location of lock-frontend

ls varlib/dpkg/

step-3 :- Remove the lock-frontend

sudo rm var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend

step-4:- Verify

ls /var/lib/dpkg/

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