“Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn.”
Students of Grade 7 were involved in making the model of ‘Life Cycle of Silk worm’ which provided them opportunities to showcase their skills. All our young Presidians participated with great enthusiasm and explained the life cycle of silkworms with the help of beautiful and creative models. Students explained about the female silk moth which lays eggs and how the silkworms feed on mulberry leaves and give rise to pupa. In the pupa stage, how a weave is netted around by the silkworm to hold it and how it swings its head, spinning a fiber made of a protein and becoming a silk fiber. They also explained the processing of silk and the uses of silk. The objective was not only to inculcate a scientific attitude and research-mindedness but also to create teaching aids. It involves students participating in activities to understand the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of the task. Presenting such models helped students understand the concept in an experiential way and made students more confident, creative, future-ready, and learners for life.