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

Angry Teenagers – Channelizing it

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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 and choose from among a wide range of science kits.

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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.



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.


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.


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.


          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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Ten most important scientific discoveries

Ten most important scientific discoveries 

Talking about ten most important scientific discoveries, we will begin by asking a question. Can you imagine the world without medicines and antibiotics? Diseases that have been now eradicated most of all like Polio, Bubonic, Typhus, were epidemics at one point. Ailments that killed human beings have a cure only because of the persistence and hard work of man. However, that is not all. There is much more to scientific discoveries and inventions, beyond just medicines and antibiotics. There’s the Physics, the Chemistry, Scientific Phenomena and much more! In this article, let us look at 10 such game changing scientific discoveries of man.

  1. The Copernicun System

On his deathbed, Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus published his theory that the sun is at the center of the solar system, with the planets revolving around it. Before the Copernican system was introduced, astronomers believed the earth was at the center of the universe. If not for this, we’d still go around thinking that the sun revolves around the earth rather than the other way round.

The Copernicum System

The Copernicun System

  1. Gravity

In 1664, Isaac Newton, an English mathematician and physicist Newton figured out that gravity is the force that draws objects toward each other. As a result, law of gravitation came to be known. If not for gravity, I wonder if we could figure out how to go to the space.



  1. Electricity

Michael Faraday discovered that when a wire carrying an electric current is placed next to a single magnetic pole, the wire rotates. He therefore produced an electric current by moving a wire consequently through a magnetic field, creating the first generator. As a result, his discovery revolutionized the entire electricity generating process.



  1. Evolution

Charles Darwin, the British naturalist, came up with the theory of evolution. It states that all organisms evolve very slowly over time. Due to these changes allow a species to adapt and survive in its environment. If a species doesn’t adapt, it may become extinct. He therefore, called this process natural selection. It’s often called the survival of the fittest. It was this discovery that helped us finally reach an acceptable line of conclusion regarding how humans probably came into being.

Human Evolution

Human Evolution

  1. Bacteria

Before French chemist Louis Pasteur began experimenting with bacteria in the 1860s, people did not know what caused disease. He discovered that disease came from microorganisms and that bacteria could be killed by heat and disinfectant. Most relevantly, doctors now sterilize their instruments saving millions of lives from epidemics of past!



  1. Theory of Relativity

Albert Einstein published the theory of relativity in 1905. It furthermore explains the relationships between speed, time and distance. The complicated theory states that the speed of light always remains the same—300,000 km/second regardless of how fast someone or something is moving toward or rather away from it. Not just that, relativity became one of those philosophical understandings which could bring into perspective therefore brought much more about life than mere physics!

Theory of Relativity

Theory of Relativity

  1. The Big Bang Theory

In 1927, Georges Lemaître proposed the Big Bang theory of the universe. The theory says that all the matter in the universe was originally compressed into a tiny dot. In a fraction of a second, the dot expanded, and all the matter instantly filled what is now our universe. The event marked the beginning of time. As a result, scientific observations seem to confirm the theory.

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory

  1. Penicillin

Antibiotics are powerful drugs that kill dangerous bacteria in our bodies curing disease. Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic, penicillin, which he grew in his lab using mold and fungi. Most noteworthy with this game changer that the entire human civilization consequently found a higher life expectancy and protection against almost many bacterial infections that were most probably yet fatal.



  1. DNA

On February 28 1953, James Watson of the United States and Francis Crick of England basically discovered the double-helix structure of DNA. Furthermore, DNA became the most important segment of the human beings.



  1. Periodic Table

Russian chemist Dmitry Mendeleev had noticed that, when arranged by atomic weight, the chemical elements lined up to form groups with similar properties. He was able to use this to predict the existence of undiscovered elements.

Periodic Table

Periodic Table

Therefore in conclusion, at, we decided to bring to you some interesting snippets from the world of science. This article seems like has covered these amazing discoveries; man wouldn’t be leading a comfortable and long life. Furthermore, we have the previous generations to thank for these discoveries. They have transformed our entire life!! Keep a watch on this section for more such interesting pieces!

Presentation ideas on school projects basically provides material and ideas for school science projects.

The idea behind the presentation most of all remains the same from elementary to middle school.

Therefore, we are mentioning step by step methods for school projects in the best way possible.

STEP 1 : Select a category for your school science project

Many science topics come under one single category as in sub categories.

For example, topic of renewable energy is one category of science.

STEP 2: Researching the topic for your school science project

The hardest part is to select a topic for your science project or, science fair. The easiest way to go through the process is researching maximum information in addition to finalizing the topic for science project.

The problem, the hypothesis and the experiment hence is the other part of researching the topic.

STEP 3: Finding the problem for your school science project

Your science project should basically solve any problems of the real world and ask queries on existing. The problem statement is the statement which defines the problem through your science project would be dealing within.

STEP 4: Project hypothesis for your school science project

The predictable solution to the problem probably seems to have been understood using Step 3.

STEP 5 : Designing the experiment for your project

Designing the experiment is the method or, the way with which you will find solution to the identified problem.

school project presentation

Science project presentation

STEP 6: Data collection of your project


data is the result from the experiment being conducted for school science project. Once the raw data is collected it can be presented in a science fair using graphs, pie charts.

STEP 7:  Designing project display

Designing and presenting project display is important and critical either for evaluator or, assessor to review the school science project first of all in a step by step way.

All the information collected for the science project should display with a brief summary about school science experiment project.

An oral and brief presentation during the display also helps.

The best part in a science fair or, school science project is to create something and doing research about the topic. The objective should be to invent new areas in science instead of reading science text books.

National Education Policy 2016 – suggestions

A note from a Father pertaining to National Education Policy:

India stood 2nd last 73 countries in PISA conducted by OECD for 15 years old in Science, Math and English skills.

Almost 90% of the middle school students are taking tutions in addition to schooling.

About 80% of our engineering graduates are not employable.

which needs reforms immediately. Then our aspirations are “Make in India”, “Startup India”, how do we prepare our students for these aspirations?

Our school education system is focusing too much on book knowledge. There is special emphasis on learning facts and theories etc. Most noteworthy, there is very less scope for students to do things basically linked to their routine. Somewhere we have lost that teaching-learning part in our education system. If we can let our students engage wholeheartedly, the learning would be much faster.

We need to explore means and methods to make our teaching hands on engaging for students. I came across a site called They engage in curriculum based on do it yourself (DIY) models for science. If we can design models for various subjects the interest problem in studies is solved.

We need to enable our teachers to make use of these new methods as well.

Education sector especially relevant, needs big time reform at the school level. I hope you can do something and in conclusion start some change at least. Visit to learn more about the National Education Policy 2016. Send your suggestions via email.