Connecting the Dots: Concepts in Chemistry

Develop a strong conceptual foundation in Chemistry. Start connecting the dots between different ideas & start thinking from first principles. Relevant for students from all Boards.

Course Details

For students in Grades 8, 9, 10, from any Board (CBSE/ IB/ IGCSE/ ICSE, etc.)

We were inspired by some recent posts on Social Media about the excessive focus on methods/ short-cuts/ speed, as opposed to foundational understanding. There's plenty of research about typical conceptual gaps in students' understanding at at various age/ grade levels. Our blog post, Conceptual Learning: What, Why and How, provides a more detailed background.?

With this starting point, our mentors sat down to curate a list of such areas that students could do well to have a deep, foundational understanding of, that they can build on, over time. We have identified such topics across Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and Math.

This module is around concepts in Chemistry - particularly around chemical properties of matter (micro/ macro), and chemical reactions.?

The content has been chosen based on a knowledge of common student misconceptions and errors- derived from research as well as the experience base of our mentors.

For each topic, the student experience includes pre-work, live sessions with mentors, assignments/ assessments, and feedback. In addition, students can email their doubts and questions to the mentor at any point of time during the course.

The course comprises 5 sessions of 1.5 hours each. Each session will be on a Saturday, between 2:00-3:30pm.

The course is NOT a tuition service aimed at preparation for exams. These courses are also NOT a substitute for school work.

Please click here for a more detailed write-up about our larger course, Connecting the Dots across Math and Science.

About Facilitator:

Hari Krishna

Hari Krishna loves developing educational activities to encourage curiosity in children. Hari is a mentor and course designer at GenWise. He taught at the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, an Atal Innovation Mission Mentor of change, and was a teacher at RSC Salters’ Chemistry Camps. He is also an accomplished athlete and loves playing Volleyball.

Hari has a Masters and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.