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Whoever conjured up the image of scientists being geeky and nerdy is going to be proven wrong – finally! All thanks to the creative minds of a few scientists who are dispelling this myth with their wonderful approach to introducing and teaching science to kids.

Curiouscity aims at initiating an interest and curiosity in children about science, showing them that science is amazing and touches every aspect of life! What’s great about Curiouscity is that they convince children (and frankly even me!) of this fact overnight… and voila, anyone can be a scientist.

This fun bunch of scientists and teachers explain scientific concepts with creativity. Yes, creativity and science do go hand in hand. I attended a Sunday session where a group of 8-12 year olds were figuring out the Archimedes Principle all on their own with the help of silver foil, a tub of water and marbles. They were truly brilliant and they were having so much fun, I wanted to be a kid all over again.

Some of the cool questions the workshops investigate are:

Acids and bases, ever made green eggs and ham?

Pressure – how strong is the air around you?

Electricity – why a lemon battery won’t light a light bulb….

and many more!

These workshops are so different from the way we were taught – no boring definitions or formulas to mug. Here the kids are Newton, Darwin, and Einstein themselves. They use tools to conduct experiments that have been ingeniously designed to enable the kids to observe, infer and draw conclusions themselves. This lovely sense of discovery and understanding of concepts is what inspires and energises any human being. Apart from all this, I was amazed by the other life skills that the children inadvertently learn, like teamwork, patience and the ability to communicate effectively.

Curiouscity makes science fun! It’s one of the best things you could do for your child and if they took 4 year olds in their camps, I would stand overnight in a queue to get him a spot!

Curiouscity conducts workshops and camps all around Bangalore for 8-12 yr olds. The latest one is at ‘Claytopia’ in Indranagar and they may have a few spots left so….hurry up and call them!

To find out more go online at : http://www.curiouscity.org.

Contact: Phone: 9980103061; 080 412 67163

E-mail: curiouscityquery@gmail.com or curiouscity.bangalore@gmail.com

8 Responses to “Eureka! Science Workshops for Kids”

  1. Sanjana Singh says:

    This sounds so interesting, could you please tell me where claytoipia is in Bangalore.

  2. Nisha says:

    Hi Sanjana
    Claytopia is in Indiranagar. For more address details, read our post on Claytopia at http://www.mummyknowsbest.com/.....-play.html

  3. ruchika says:

    wish they had workshops like this for adults!

  4. utpal says:

    Hello Ruchika,
    I am Utpal – one of the founders of Curiouscity. Believe it or not, I have been thinking of developing a few modules for adults too. Feel free to contact me and I would love to know what kind of things might interest you.

    regards,
    Utpal (9844005650)

  5. Chandni Khanna says:

    Sounds pretty interesting. I know you do stuff with Hippocampus Bangalore.Looking for doing similar stuff at Hippocampus Chennai.
    Would you do these workshops in chennai.

    • Hi Chandni,

      We’d be happy to work something out… if you could find
      an educator who would be willing to come here for some
      training sessions and then stay at Chennai and run the
      workshops there.

      give me a call at 99801-03061 and we can discuss this.

  6. We are starting an exciting new set of sessions at Hippocampus for 9 to 12 year olds…. this weekend July 9th 2011…. so
    if anyone is interested in signing up call Hippocampus soon
    at 41101927… as we have a couple of spots left.

    Cheers
    Shonali

  7. Rasmitha Reddy says:

    Hi,
    Please let me know the info about similar activities
    in Hyderabad. My son (10)is very keen to join.

    Regards
    Rasmitha Reddy
    Hyderabad