Lesson 69: Natural Disasters (Level 2+)

A natural disaster is an adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis are all examples of natural disasters. The August 2018 floods in Kerala are an example of a natural …

Lesson 67: A Green Fuel-Jatropha (Level 2+)

National newspapers on August 28, 2018 carried exciting news. A blend of oil from jatropha seeds and aviation turbine fuel powered an aircraft on Monday between Dehradun and Delhi. The biofuel was extracted from the jatropha plant.  Jatropha is a tropical, drought-resistant, …

Lesson 66: The Potato Story (Level 2+)

The Inca Indians of Peru prized the potato as food. When they first started growing potatoes 10,000 years ago in the high, cold Andes Mountains, they were small, about the size of lemons, and full of lumps and bumps. The potato …

Lesson 65: The Importance of Trees (Level 2+)

Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. Each year a mature tree produces enough oxygen for ten people. Trees also help prevent flooding and soil erosion by absorbing thousands of litres …

Lesson 62: The Paperboy

The morning headlines were full of the usual sad stories. “No good news again!” Rajesh’s father said. “Kidnappings! Murders! Earthquakes! Floods!” Rajesh wished he could have been able to cheer up his father. He moved quickly from house to house leaving papers …

Lesson 61: Identify your own Mountain (Level 2+)

If you want to climb a mountain, perhaps the tallest mountain in the world, what do you think you would need to get to the top? What would you need besides equipment, shoes, training and favourable weather? You would certainly need …

Lesson 60: The Farmer’s Well

Once upon a time a man sold his well to a farmer.  The next day when the farmer went to draw water from that well, the man did not allow him to do so. He said, “I have sold you …