Sip your Physics Hot

Report on Physics Workshop in Birla Vidya Niketan on 13th October 2017 In order to encourage teaching and learning of physics through innovative activities, Birla Vidya Niketan, Pushp Vihar organized a workshop for physics teachers on 13th October 2017 titled “Sip your physics hot”. The program was conducted by Dr. H.C. Verma, ex- professor, IIT Kanpur. One teacher from NiBS, Ms. Chandni Khanna had the golden opportunity to be a part of the program, which consisted of two sessions, a thought provoking lecture on Thermodynamics with the students and teachers, and another with teachers on Non conservative electric fields. In the first session, Ms. Pragya Nopany, physics teacher of BVN, narrated few short stories and asked the students to relate them to the concepts of physics. The students and teachers participated enthusiastically in the question answer session and Dr. Verma concluded the discussion by encouraging students to relate their learning with everyday life. The second session was a demonstration lecture by Dr. Verma in which he showed the thermoelectric effect and induction of current in a coil to the teachers present. He also discussed non conservative electric fields in detail. The teacher shared her learning with other science teachers in the vertical meet so that they could also incorporate instances from everyday life in their teaching, making learning contextual.