Sunday, February 7, 2010

Get to sunlight; prevent rickets

Travel by schoolbus, less of physical education periods in school, back home and relax in the sofa watching TV and to bed in a a/c room!

Sounds nice. But beware you could be diagnosed for rickets! Lack of vitamin D that mostly come from the sunlight is the cause.

Read here to know more. Scientists world over are more worried about this situation.

So make it a point to play out in the open in the evenings and go for a walk in mornings.
The more protected from sunlight, the more is chance to fall victim of rickets!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Catching up with critical thinking

Is your memory good? Or you just go about thinking of applying the common sense to solve problems?

Some do this and some others do that. But finally the education system realises that only memorisation does not help in daily life. Only marks do not count. You need to think critically.

Here is an article from The Hindu Education Plus that would interest you.

So, the State Board students are catching up with the rest of their peers in cracking exams like IIT JEE, AIEEE etc. No more just percentage! Think critically!