apprentice scientist

Science can be fun when learning occurs through activity. Using the activity-based learning of science model, Prof. Nicole Ostrowsky of the University of Nice, has produced book on “The agenda of the apprentice scientist” (in french). The book has interesting hands-on activities, cartoons, puzzles, etc. to learn science. During her seminar today, she browsed through some of the chapters. For instance, in one of the chapters she starts by the question what sinks what floats. From this thread, she begins teaching physics (density of ice, water), snow, hail, rain (condensation), fractals (drawing and measuring snow flakes).

This method of teaching science is quite interdisciplinary, and it allows to integrate all the sciences while understanding one particular concept. She claims that her book is for the audience of age group from 7-70. Looking forward to the book.

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11 Responses to apprentice scientist

  1. Rachita Jha says:

    Dear Ma’am,

    Its was a refreashing read to go through your informative blogs on educational technology concepts.

    I would like to invite you to enrich our magazine with your articles, opinion write-ups and case studies.

    Kindly let me know how to take this further.

    Regards
    Rachita Jha
    Correspondent
    Digital Learning Magazine

  2. Thanks Rachita for your comment. I shall be glad to write an article.

    Meena.

  3. richa says:

    hi
    want to get this book ‘apprentice scientist’. where n how can i get it.

  4. niru says:

    hi meena
    i have read about this book in newspaper. but this is in french language. how can i read bz i dont know french language. n tell me can we use it for commercial use. its activities are copyright…..
    how can i get this book.

  5. Devsree saxena says:

    Ma’am
    I want to know that right now is this book translated in english language or not? If yes plz give me information about this book.

  6. Deepak says:

    The English version of the book is now being launched in by Dr. Nicole Ostrowsky.
    Nov 23, 2011 @Alliance Francaise, Bangalore.
    frenchscience.bangalore@gmai.com

  7. Thanks a lot for this useful information. This book is in good demand.

  8. i finally bought one last month.

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