Show-and-tell way to explain abstract science concepts

23 December 2019 | EducationResearch

Prof Thirumalai Venky Venkatesan and Dr Hariom Jani of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative at NUS have found a way to make abstract concepts in quantum mechanics and nuclear physics more “real” at a low cost for junior college students. In the past three years, they developed experimental set-ups, made at a fraction of their typical costs, using locally sourced materials and different vendors, with the support of the Ministry of Education.