Exams are probably the most important event in a student’s life. Students take them so seriously that they sacrifice understanding for cramming so that they can score a few extra marks. But, is there a way to use the exam system to our benefit?
Have you ever wondered: What makes Newton different from others? He had the habit of asking questions. Millions of people had seen an apple fall before Newton. But no one asked questions the way Newton did.
We placed two ice cubes - one on a silver bowl and one on a steel bowl. We kept them at room temperature. After a while, the ice on the Silver bowl melted away while the ice on the steel bowl was still melting. We're surprised. Both bowls were at room temperature!
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Kolkata is one of the finest schools in the city. Then, why did they choose Open Door? We asked this question to the Director of the school, Mrs Meena Kak. Read the case study.
The school started using Open Door's Thinking Classroom about 2 years ago.We spoke with the teachers, students and the management of GEAR InternationalInnovative School to understand their experience of Open Door’s ThinkingClassroom.
Blaise Pascal once said, "All of humanity's problems stem from the inability of a man to sit quietly in a room alone". Why is silent thinking so important and why is it so difficult to do?
How do you rate your listening skills? How do you rate your driving skills? Chances are that you are not as amazing as you think. And this is stopping you from getting any better.
We bought some bottle caps and threw them randomly on the floor. They landed in different positions. Some of them fell with their open sides up, some had their open sides down while a few landed on their vertical sides. We were curious, as to how many of the 2000 bottle caps would have landed in which positions of the three. But we were too lazy to count. Can math help us here?
Watch the first video from 'Open Door's Wow series' that explores the question: Can solids apply a buoyant force? We put four balls in a bucket of rice. Then, we started shaking the bucket. Guess what has happened after some time?
Teachers spend a lot of time in 'teaching'. Students nod their heads and even enjoy the classes. While children may say that they have understood, there is a huge difference between perception and reality.
We burned two papers: the first one glued to wood and the second one glued to a copper plate. It didn't surprise us when the paper attached to the wood burned within 10 seconds. But we are wondering why didn't the one attached to the copper plate not burned even after a minute!