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The Story of Solar Energy [18.1 MB]
Arvind Gupta, Illustrations: Reshma Barve
A non-technical, picture book that speaks to children about the life giving Sun and how people over the ages have found ways of harnessing its energy.
Arvind Gupta

HANDS ON - Ideas and Activities [2.22 MB]
Arvind Gupta; Illustration by Avinash Deshpande
The great pioneers of science did their work with simple equipment. It is possible to follow their footsteps and do science without much expensive and elaborate apparatus. After all, the studentís mind is the most precious piece of equipment involved! This book -- a collation of some interesting activities like geometry by paper folding, toys, tangrams, pumps, caps, experiments, and simple science models -- shows possibilities of doing science with simple things. These activities are interspersed with inspiring stories on education, peace, environment and mathematics. More than one thousand line drawings illustrate the text.
Contributed by: Arvind Gupta

Toy Treasure [416KB]
Arvind Gupta; Illustrations by: Avinash Deshpande
Children love toys. They love them all the more if they shape them and make them with their own hands. It is also a lot easier for them to make toys from materials around them. This book shows how.
Contributed by: Arvind Gupta

Little Science [1.9MB]
Arvind Gupta; Illustrations by: Avinash Deshpande
Children understand better if they experience things. They understand science principles better if they see them in some toy or are able to relate them to a real life experience. This booklet lists a few innovative experiments for learning science and mathematics.
Contributed by: Arvind Gupta

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