Friendship with Science | The Joy of Making Toys

Rekindle your passion for science with Arvind Gupta

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We invite you for an interactive lecture and demonstration by Arvind Gupta, on the joy of making dynamic toys to learn science using ordinary things.

This will be an incredible experience for all disciplines. If you want to rekindle your passion for science, this is the talk to attend!

About the Speaker

A graduate from IIT Kanpur (1975 batch), Arvind Gupta worked with the grassroots village science teaching programme for children in the tribal district of Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh called Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme. 

While there, he developed many useful low-cost teaching/​science teaching aids using locally available materials. The possibilities of using ordinary things for doing science and recycling modern junk into joyous products appealed immensely to children. 

His first book, Matchstick Models and other Science Experiments, was translated into 12 Indian languages by various Popular Science groups and sold more than half a million copies. Gupta has conducted workshops in over 2000 schools and has won many national and international awards. He was conferred the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2018.

His popular TED Talk, Turning trash into toys for learning gives an insight into his work and philosophy.