Angry Teenagers (Dealing with your child’s anger issues)

Angry Teenagers – Channelizing it

through activities 

When your teen is angry and screaming at you, it is very tempting to scream louder so you “win” the argument. But what does that do? In addition to prolonging the argument yelling back also means that you’re giving up your power. Giving in to the temptation can be quite costly in ways you probably didn’t realize. When you yell at your child, it simply escalates the argument and it turns him into an angry teenager.

Angry Teenagers (Dealing with your child's anger issues)

Angry Teenagers (Dealing with your child’s anger issues)

What not to do

  • Curse or name-call:  

    There’s no excuse for abuse—not by your child and not by you. Being verbally abusive to your child only makes things worse, both in the short-term when the argument escalates, and in the long-term when your relationship with your child becomes strained.

  • Attempt to control that angry teenager:

    This is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for parents. We hear from parents every day who, without realizing it, are trying to control their children. Holding your child accountable does not result in a child who is obedient all the time. Accountability means that you set the rules and you provide a consequence when your child decides to break the rules. You’re not a puppeteer; you’re a limit-setter. Let your child make his own choice. When a child experiences this unpleasant outcome, he can use that information to help him think about things next time he is considering breaking the rules.

  • Get physical:  

    A beating is not the way a teen will learn to do the right things. Often parents beat their children to the extent that they simply become immune to the punishment. In other cases, teens can be severely affected emotionally by it. Fear can set inside their mind.

Angry Teenager

Angry Teenager

What to Do

  • Walk away and calm down:  

    Ask yourself if the issue needs to be dealt with right now? Should you take some time to calm down before you address it with your child? Think about the situation carefully and allow things to cool down. You can address it later if you still feel the issue is important after you’ve thought it through. Teach your child the same technique.

  • Use a business-like tone:  

    When things are turbulent, address your child in the same tone with which a professionally-mannered boss would address an employee with poor performance. Stay calm and neutral, and stick to the facts.

  • Be honest:  

    Let your child know you’re having a hard time communicating with them when they fly into a rage. It’s perfectly okay to say things like, “When you scream at me, it doesn’t help any of us.”  This is a simple way to let them know their behavior isn’t working.

  • Channelize anger:Get your teen to work on different projects for school. Anger can be easily controlled with some constructive distractions like projects for school. Here at Projects for School, India, we have many science project kits which will help children educationally. Projects for School aims to provide children with educational and fun projects which will help channelize their energy in the right direction.
Angry Teenager

Angry Teenager

Visit www.projectsforschool.com and choose from among a wide range of science kits.

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Alarms

Alarms and it’s types 

               Alarms are used to alert people to potential danger. However, they are useless if people don’t recognize the alarm and know what it means. They should know how to respond to a particular alarm. Whether it is a family function, a school, or a place of business, an alarm should be in place to alert people. These days, most alarms are electronic in nature and it helps to understand their components and functionality. In this article we will look at that and also some types of alarms.

Components of alarms:

Electronic alarm systems are made up of components designed to detect, determine and deter threatening situations.

  • Motion Sensors:

    They can detect movement in a room or a corridor.

Alarms

Motion Sensors

  • Glass Break Detectors:

    They are designed to constantly listen for the sound of breaking glass. When it detects the sound pattern caused by shattering glass, it sends an electronic signal to the alarm control panel.

Alarms

Glass Break Detectors

  • Shock Sensors:

    They can detect an intruder who is using force to pound through a wall or any area of a structure.

Alarms

Shock Sensors

  • Keypad:

    Keypad is used to arm and disarm an alarm system. They are generally installed near the entrance or exit of a building.

Alarms

Keypad

 TYPES OF ALARMS

  1. Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon monoxide is an odourless, invisible gas that can lead to poisoning. These alarms use electro-chemical sensing technology to alert you.

  1. Burglary

A thief breaks the glass of your shop! Instantly a high pitched wail sounds in the air! Almost every house or shop abroad has burglar alarms. Unfortunately, the practise is not very common here in India.

  1. Fire

Smoke and fire alarms warn people of the presence of fire in a building. Some alarms have the feature of alerting the nearest fire department. Many places, such as schools and college dormitories, perform drills to practice what to do in case of a fire alarm.

  1. Flood

It has nothing to do with warning you of the infamous Mumbai floods. Water damage from a faulty water heater can be just as damaging to a home as a fire. Flood alarms sense the presence of water and can be programmed to shut the water off when it is nearing a flood zone.

  1. Weather Alarms

U.S faces tornadoes, hurricanes and horrific forest fires every year. It is extremely important to be able to recognize alarms that warn of severe weather. Many cities have public alarm systems that sound informing people to take shelter. The National Weather Service issues severe weather warnings through television and radio broadcasting systems.

        We’ve all seen Charlie’s Angels break into top security vaults and moving out with groundbreaking pieces of technology. They protect our life and our property! How about trying this simple circuit diagram of an alarm available as DIY science project for alarms at http://www.projectsforschool.com

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Telescope

Telescope and it’s applications

Do you remember the time you’d sit on your bed pretending to steer an imaginary ship? Your younger siblings used to yell, “Aye, Captain!” while you did your best imitation of Popeye. You’d roll a newspaper and peer out of one end spotting a whale through your makeshift telescope. And then one fine day, you were thrilled (maybe not so thrilled!) to discover what exactly a telescope is? Well Watson, time for us to show to the young ones (siblings, kids or cousins) interesting things about the telescope!

What is a telescope?

It is an optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear larger. It contains an arrangement of lenses, or curved mirrors and lenses, by which rays of light are collected and focused. The resulting image gets magnified.

On the lighter note, it’s a tube with two lenses that makes you see objects that are faaaaar away (yep, that far, really!) and makes them look BIG (yep, that big too!). Without this tube, the objects would be just little dots in the sky or the sea. Since I know you’re already rolling your eyes at me, so I promise to be all so serious as I describe the telescope.

Telescope

Telescope

How a Telescope Works

When you hold a magnifying glass a few inches away from a notebook page, the words on the page appear magnified. When you look at a distant object through the same magnifying glass, you see an upside-down image of the object.

Astronomical telescope

An astronomical telescope makes use of two lenses, one of which works in each of these ways. The lens in the front of the telescope (the objective lens) produces an upside-down image of the object. The lens near the eye (the eye lens) magnifies that upside-down image. As a result, you see distant objects closer.

Telescope

Astronomical telescope

Optical telescope

An optical telescope however, gathers and focuses light from the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum, to create a magnified image.

Telescope

Optical telescope

There are 3 primary types of optical telescope:

  • Refractors, which use lenses
  • Reflectors, which use mirrors
  • Catadioptric telescopes, which use a combination of both lenses and mirrors

These telescopes increase the apparent size of distant objects as well as their apparent brightness.

History

          The first optical telescope was basically constructed by the lens-grinder Dutchman, Hans Lippershey in 1608. Interestingly, Galileo Galilei is sometimes wrongly credited with its invention. He built the first astronomical telescope from a tube containing two lenses of different focal lengths aligned on a single axis in the following year.

Galileo's Telescope

Galileo’s Telescope

With this telescope, he made the first telescopic observations of the sky. He discovered lunar mountains, four of Jupiter’s moons and sunspots. We learnt that Saturn had rings and that the Milky Way was not a cloud but a collection of stars! It was a revolution in the scientific world!! The secrets of the heavens finally seen! Since then, telescopes have increased in size and improved in image quality. Computers are now used to take photographs of the observations made with the help of telescopes.

Now that we know what the lens / mirror tube is all about and who made it, why not also discover what it does?

Applications of telescopes

  • They are used by astronomers most importantly, to discover the cosmic world in great detail. The Hubble telescope was used to discover galaxies beyond our own.
  • Before GPS, radar and sonar, the humble telescope was used to spot land by navigators in a ship. It was also used by merchant ship sailors, explorers and pirates. (Arrrr!!).
  • Telescopes are basically also used by ornithologists (bird scientists) for spotting rare birds from far away.

I sometimes wonder how astonishing it must’ve been for astronomers – to peer through a telescope and glimpse the true beauty of the heavens! The explorers of the past have relied on this invention to help them sail through uncharted waters. The telescope truly changed the way we humans viewed the world!

Oh and before I sign off, do check out this cool kit at (link) to make your own telescope!

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Irrigation

Irrigation and methods

Our unpredictable Mumbai monsoon teaches us that we cannot rely on just rain for water. So what about the Indian farmer whose livelihood depends on water? Gone are the days when Bhuvan in ‘Lagaan’ would sing “Kale megha, Kale megha, Paani toh barsao” and it would rain cats and dogs! After all, life isn’t like the Bollywood dreamland. No? So, to manage their crop, farmers go for what is called irrigation.

What is irrigation?

It is the artificial application of water to the soil. It is used to assist the growing of agricultural crops.

The different methods of irrigation are:

  • Surface irrigation

Surface irrigation consists of methods in which water is distributed over the soil surface by gravity. The water flows through furrows or pipes and advances across the fields. It is best suited to fine textured soil types which promote lateral spread of water down the furrow row.

Irrigation

Surface Irrigation

  • Sprinkler irrigation

It is a method in which water is sprayed, or sprinkled through the air and falls like rain on fields. The sprinkling devices can be permanently set in place (solid set) and then moved after a particular amount of water has been applied (portable set).

Irrigation

Sprinkler Irrigation

  • Subsurface irrigation

In this process, water is applied below the soil surface. This is done through buried plastic tubes which contain embedded emitters located at a regular spacing. Its efficiency is great resulting in water savings of 25-50% as compared to other techniques.

Irrigation

Subsurface irrigation

  • Drip irrigation

In this process water is dripped through emitters to the soil surface as tiny drops. The discharge rate of the emitters is low so this method can be used on all soil types. This is one of the most common and useful methods.

Irrigation

Drip irrigation

Facts:

Modern methods are a boon to agricultural industry and small time farmers. With its help, the dependence on rain has decreased and so have the worried faces of farmers praying to the heavens. In fact the Andhra Pradesh State government has even taken up the integration of two major rivers Godavari and Krishna with a mission to make Rayalaseema drought free. It will make agriculture flourish. The project name is Pattiseema Project and it is India’s fastest built mega project!

We city people live in pigeon holes where nothing more than a potted plant can grow. But don’t despair, try out the drip irrigation set from http://www.projectsforschool.com and experience first-hand how this process works.

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Top Management Colleges in India

Top 5 Management Colleges in India

               An MBA is a degree for the students who are interested in non-technical fields and Management Colleges in India. Many students also take up MBA most importantly when technical background turns tedious. After engineering, most of the students get into two pathways, one named MS and the other named MBA. I see it happening right now in my college. Three fourth of my friends are giving GRE, the rest are giving CAT. MBA is the glamorous cousin of MS where technical studies are left behind completely.

Following is a list of the Management Colleges in India students should aspire to join if MBA is your thing.

  1. Indian Institute(s) of Management

          The IIMs are the most reputable name in management. IIM Ahmedabad is the best among the IIMs. Their fees are as high as their name. An acquaintance has a student loan of 18 lakh! But the good part is that companies are willing to take you.

Management Colleges in India

Indian Institute(s) of Management

  1. Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)

          It was established in 1954 under the aegis of the University of Delhi. It offers education to the professional managers as part-time and full-time MBA programmes.

Management Colleges in Indai

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)

  1. Xavier School of Management (XLRI, Jamshedpur)

Commonly known as XLRI Jamshedpur among the aspirants. It offers a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management. It equips you with skills to survive any HR role.

Management Colleges in India

Xavier School of Management (XLRI, Jamshedpur)

  1. S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)

It is a constituent of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Recognized as one of the premier business schools of India. It has a sprawling 45-acre campus in the western suburbs of Mumbai.

Management Colleges in India

P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)

  1. Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM)

It is a business school and a part of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Established in 1995, SJMSOM conducts education and research in leadership, entrepreneurship, technology, management, etc. It offers a full-time degree course (Master of Management) and Management Development Programs (MDP) for company representatives. The school offers short-term programs for the faculty of technical and management institutions.

Management Colleges in India

Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM)

Recent news said that a 19 year old girl has hit 99 percentile in her first attempt at GMAT. All the CAT and GMAT aspirants really have to sweat it to earn a place in these top management colleges. After all, if you want to spend your life in posh board rooms, the time to work for it is now.

So, if management is your thing, try to get into one of these colleges. Don’t believe what people say. You’ll have a blast in one of the good Management Colleges in India!

In conclusion, this is not the final list of management colleges in India, but certainly, it provides a starting point.

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