Talent Show

~Sandhiya

In Isai Ambalam children, Instead of inspiration work the children practiced and performed their talents (craft, sing with the tabala, power point presentation(Early people life style) and also children practice Inspiration sayings for presenting on Wednesday to all their parents.

   

 

Independance Day Celebration Aug 15th @ Isai Ambalam School

~Saranya & Poovizhi

On India’s 73rd Independence Day, 15 August 2019, children from Isai  Ambalam school celebrated the Independence day with bonfire, run , flag hoisting and cultural events.

We started our day at 5:00 am with bonfire and meditation for an hour in Matrimandir amphitheater at Auroville.

Students started their run from Auroville Matrimandir went across
Auroville communities, villages and reached the school. They covered around 7.5 km and the STEM land
team and teachers at the school followed and encouraged children to complete the run. This video documents the run.

Friday session with STEMLand scaling group – dienes blocks

~Sundar

On 2019/10/03 we had the second meet with the Scaling group. More information on the first meet can be found at : Link

This time Abilash started by sharing what he did in Auroville schools : A simple way to explain how a DC  motor works.

Next as a team we did simple calculations of how addition and subtraction work with carry (Exchanging a rod for 10 units and vice versa or a plate for 10 rods) using the dienes blocks, and later moved to multiplication (Area story) and division with some common misconceptions children have.

 

Art of Meditation

Dhruva’s step mother: If you want to sit on your father’s lap, you should ask God to make you be born as my son.

Dhruva’s step mother: If you want to sit on your father’s lap, you should ask God to make you be born as my son.

Dhruva tells his mother everything that happened.
Mother, I was told to ask God for permission to sit on father’s lap.

Mother: Yes, my child, you ask Vishnu.
Dhruva: Where will I find him, Mother?
Mother: I have heard people meditate on him in silent, deep forests.

Dhruva meets Narada on the way to the forest.

Dhruva meditated for months. He meditated on Vishnu in his heart. He forgot to take food and even water.

O Lord, I want to sing your glory. I don’t have the knowledge to compose a song. Please grant me the knowledge.

And Dhruva became the Dhruva nakshatram.
The star that is steady, it never moves. May we all learn from him.

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

GCD and LCM using Sympy in Python

##########Source code for finding GCD and LCM using Sympy in python#########
from sympy import *
x = Symbol('x')
expression1, expression2 = x**2 + 4*x - 12, x**2 - 5*x + 6
def findGCD(expression1, expression2):
    print("########### Find GCD ############")
    factorsExpr1, factorsExpr2 = factor(expression1), factor(expression2)
    print("factorsExpr1 : ", factorsExpr1)
    print("factorsExpr2 : ", factorsExpr2)
    GCD = gcd(expression1, expression2)
    print("GCD : ", GCD)
    return GCD
def findLCM(expression1, expression2, GCD):
    print("########### Find LCM ############")
    factorsExpr1, factorsExpr2 = factor(expression1), factor(expression2)
    LCM = factor(lcm(expression1, expression2))
    print("LCM of Expr1 and Expr2 : ", LCM)
    print("f(x)*g(x) = ", factor(expression1*expression2))
    print("(f(x)*g(x))/GCD = {0}/{1}".format(factor(expression1*expression2),GCD))
    LCM = simplify((factorsExpr1*factorsExpr2)/GCD)
    print('Finding LCM using (f(x)*g(x))/GCD" : ', LCM)
    return LCM
GCD = findGCD(expression1, expression2)
LCM = findLCM(expression1, expression2, GCD))
######## OUTPUT #############
########### Find GCD ############
factorsExpr1 :  (x - 2)*(x + 6)
factorsExpr2 :  (x - 3)*(x - 2)
GCD :  x - 2
########### Find LCM ############
LCM of Expr1 and Expr2 :  (x - 3)*(x - 2)*(x + 6)
f(x)*g(x) =  (x - 3)*(x - 2)**2*(x + 6)
(f(x)*g(x))/GCD = (x - 3)*(x - 2)**2*(x + 6)/x - 2
Finding LCM using (f(x)*g(x))/GCD" :  (x - 3)*(x - 2)*(x + 6)

Inspiration

At Isaiambalan school a project on value with Swammy Krishnan Maharaj was started last week(20190615) and children along with teachers were split into six groups each with a specific title . Our group was given the topic “True Education” whose avatar was “Narasimha”. Each group had a set of values and their corresponding meaning in terms of the groups name.

The following was ours:

1. Respect: Respect your parents, teachers, and elders
2. Love: Love your Country, your culture and your ancestors
3. Self Discipline: Discipline your body, your senses and our mind.
4. Self Control: Control your words, your thoughts and your actions.
5. Faith:Have faith in yourself, in others an in god.
6. Discrimination: Discrimination between good and bad, real and unreal, vice and virtue.
7. Concentration: Concentrate whole heartedly while studying or playing.
8. Truthfulness: Be truthful in words and actions.
9. Hard work : Work hard to acquire knowledge, skills, and wisdom.
10. Strength : Be strong physically, mentally, intellectually, morally, and spiritually.
11. Conviction: Have conviction in the power of goodness, purity, and honesty
12. Devotion: Have devotion for duty, scriptures, holy people and God.
13. Habits : Cultivate regular habits of prayer, meditation, and reading inspiring and strengthening literature.
14. Same Sightedness: Feel the presence of the divine in all beings and treat them with the same standard as you treat yourself.
15. Firm Determination: Have firm determination strong will power to cultivate good habits in order to achieve permanent happiness, peace, success and fulfillment in life.

Children were asked to write what they understood of these and we shared in group what it meant for each person and translated it to Tamil.

Today(20190622) we read the story of Prahlada and the children were asked to reflect on it by next Saturday.

Link to story : Prahlada

During sleep over (26/06/2019) our team drawn the story. In that story we captured the main thing and drew it. Whatever question we had regarding the story we asked and it got clarified by Anita. On saturday (29/06/2019) we discussed the question we came up and it got clarified. We started preparing the script for drama. We wrote a script with help of our children and teachers.

to be cont..

Group members : Saranya, Kishore, Pravin Kumar, Vasiga, Monkia, AasisKumar, Jagathambal, Sanjith, Prajan, Vimal and Sundar

Session On New School Software and 7th Grade scratch Course

~Saranya

In STEMland we give freedom to children to choose their plan on their own.  Using the software children choose their plan for a week and they will work according to their plan. We build a software for children to track their progress. The software which we built was having small issues on uploading data also we did it manually, so we wanted to do it automatically.  We got suggestion from our team and children. It took 4 months to complete the new school software.

Home Page

We had a session with 9th Grade on New school software. Children said it was more comfortable than the old software.

Make Plan Page

7th Grade children are new to STEM land, so we wanted them to start from Scratch. We explained what is STEM land and ground rules of STEMland. Sundar and Logeshwari started the Scratch course and I supported them to organize the laptops in STEMland. There were five groups. In each group they gave one task. 6 Children from 7th Grade choose to come at during their activity period also. During the activity period they were doing their scratch project eagerly and I supported them to complete their task.