Seeing through a Hole
You will need: Newspaper, scissors, cellophane
possible to trick your eyes. But5 did you ever realize that it was possible to see through a hole in your
Take a square of newspaper
with sides some 9 inches long and roll it into a tube, one inch in diameter.
Tape the free end of the paper to the side of the tube.
Take the tube in your right hand and hold it to
your right eye so that you can see through it quite clearly.
Now raise your left hand,
palm facing you, until it is in front of your left eye with your little finger
touching the side of the tube. Open both eyes and look straight ahead. Can you
see the hole in your hand?
Children learn best through doing
Before children can
understand a thing, they need experience: seeing, touching, hearing, tasting,
smelling; choosing, arranging, putting things together, taking things apart.
Experimenting with real things.
Old-time school teaching
used only words and the teachers thought children knew something if they could
repeat it. Now we know better. To reach practical understanding we do not need
to use many words with young children.
clever. They learn a lot, without being taught. The greatest skill - to be able
to talk, to communicate is learnt outside school. In the classroom it's the
children who need to talk the most. Unfortunately it is the teacher who does
most of the talking!