Lab in a Box (LIB) is a unique concept designed by FIDR out of many years of experience to facilitate scale-up. Science models and experiments are organized concept-wise based on pre-designed learning modules and placed in boxes – typically boxes cover the majority of physics, chemistry and biology concepts. The boxes are left with a school/teacher and this facilitates hands-on learning in the school. FIDR instructor will facilitate sessions, train teachers and clarify scientific concepts during the first year of the program and Government school teachers will take sessions in their respective schools.
Structure of the Program:
- One set containing experiments pertaining to class 6th to 10th and would be provided to each of the schools making these sets available to facilitate hands-on sessions. The box for the other schools would contain early science introduction for children from Classes 1 onwards.
- The School Teachers will be trained on the induction and use of the LIB kits which will include teachers from the schools where the kits will be distributed during this year.
- FIDR will deploy One (1) instructor, to cover the senior schools, who will be actively involved in monitoring and clarifying scientific concepts during the first year of the program. The break up in classes will be Classes 6-9 with Class 10 being exempted from the program this year.
- Teacher training workshop will be organized in the schools with the school teachers attending a session. The workshop will be conducted by one of FIDR’s resource Person.
- Teachers will be trained to use the LIB contents for hands-on teaching in the classroom.