When science becomes child’s play

Funskool India is revolutionising the way kids learn the basics of science, finds Blessy Mathew Prasad

Published: 09th January 2017 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th January 2017 10:30 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

Remember the days when you had to sit with your textbooks for hours together, skimming through the same pages again and again, having no clue what it really means? With growing changes in the education system and increasing awareness about the importance of practical knowledge, educationists have been debating on newer methodologies of making science easy and fun for kids.

In this light, Funskool, one of India’s leading toy companies in association with Thames & Kosmos has launched a fun range of science kits for children to play with and learn scientific concepts in an enjoyable way. “Giving children a real life experience to physical activities and projects, these DIY kits will nurture the young inquisitive and creative minds to become confident adults as they decide to pursue a career of their choice,” says R Jeswant, Senior Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Funskool India.

The kits will contain elements that will help children establish a strong foundation in areas like physics, chemistry, forensic science and even magic. For instance, they will get to master the concepts of physics, by building models using levers, pulleys, screws, wedges and wheels. Curious little detectives can learn the art of science investigation with the fingerprint detective and by using black dusting powder to collect and analyze fingerprints and find out the genetic traits.

The ultralight airplanes kit will let them kid build flying gliders with bamboo and plastic as they learn to construct different types of planes with various wing configurations. They can also build a wind tribune to understand its effectiveness as an energy resource by harnessing mechanical energy and generating electricity with the wind power kit.“Currently, toys have become a major tool of learning through the do -it-yourself science kits that stimulates a child’s imagination and empower them with knowledge through the path of understanding. Using the power of interactive learning, these science kits have made learning easy by helping children to bridge the gap between knowing and understanding, in an appealing manner and nurturing their inquisitive nature and creative mind that will them to choose an ideal career of their choice,” adds Jeswant.

Reachout: funskoolindia.com

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