Science for school: The Gyanome Project
|Rajesh Kasturirangan||Jun 21, 2013|
I have been busy creating several knowledge communities over the past year or so. You might ask what a knowledge community is but that will remain undefined for now. Fortunately, you know a knowledge community when you see it.
Gyanome, also here, is a community that brings science and math (for now) via scientists and mathematicians to school teachers and students. In other words, take the standard curriculum — in India that would be the NCERT syllabus — and get well known scientists to teach the essential concepts. Gyanome is a hybrid project; scientists are busy and spread across the earth, so we are creating online resources paired with classroom interaction.
Apart from our content creation, we have also started having conversations with young Indian scientists about hot scientific topics, in order to give children and teachers good role models. Here is the first conversation I had with Abhiram, a young physicist. We will be doing more in the future.