By Swapan S. Jain
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Introduction of traditionally unorthodox tools in K-12 schools in Ludhiana (India) inspire students, teachers, and parents alike to face and challenge commonly held belief systems which often are an impediment to learning and education. I will discuss our efforts in the following three areas: (i) Science learning by demonstration and activities, (ii) Debate as a tool for engagement in the social sciences, (iii) Education and outreach efforts of students in Nantala village in Punjab.