Curiosity Lab

WELCOME

Hello curious scholar! Welcome to the Curiosity Lab. Have you every wondered what it is like to walk on the streets of London, New York, Paris? To see the paintings of famous Museums around the world? To peek inside the human body? Or to discover great art? Maybe you have thought about seeing how animals behave in their natural habitat (hidden cameras). In this corner of the Student Portal, you will be able to do all of these things and more! This part of the site exists to give you a glimpse of what’s possibile in life. Let’s go beyond the boarders of Malawi. If you are a true scholar, it’ll be your wish to go even further than that. Further than what we are offering on this page. We couldn’t urge you more to explore the world. But, be mindful; some of the applications will consume a large amount of internet Data, but let’s remember: education is an investment, ignorance on other hand is very costly.

TAKE A WALK

Clicking on the picture below will take you for a walk anywhere in the world without boarding a plane. Thanks to the boffins at Google. Whenever you read books whose authors refer to the streets of China, England or America, type them into this site and you will be transported to that world- even if you type in: museums, restaurants, famous districts etc.


3D BIOLOGY

Haven’t you always wanted to see how the inside of your body looks and functions? With these 3D (pre-rendered geometry) models, you can pan (by scrolling) and zoom (by pinching) around biology. Try it!




ART

Great Art comes from sorrow, so the saying goes. Artists make paintings, music, plays, novels etc. when they wish to express something deep within them about the world we live in. Their unique perspective on life. In times of peace we philosophize, but in hardship we create and innovate. This is the beauty of being. The human condition. The Director of New Era School feels it is tragic that students in Malawi have very little appreciation of Art. This is a great oversight. Art is history. It captures the greatest of the human ability to create, express and conjure the great ineffable. Dear student, it is very important for you to know Michaelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Salvador Dali or Vincent Van Gogh, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ernie Barnes, Pablo Picasso and so on…

Click on the Mona Lisa (picture below) to visit the Online Gallery.

ERNIE BARNES “FAST BREAK” 1987

ANIMALS, LIVE!

With the link below you can port over (LIVE) to a watering hole at Mpala Research Centre in the highlands of central Kenya! Dear student, remember this link may take up alot of Data. Enjoy it but do not spend too much time on it. The following information is directly from their website: watch this live cam in Africa to see many different species take a drink (or a quick dip!).

Where is it?
This watering hole is at the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya’s Laikipia County. Mpala is a 48,000-acre (about 77 square miles) mix of cattle ranches and wild lands, making it a “living laboratory,” where scientists and researchers come from all over the world to study Africa’s iconic wildlife.

What animals are featured ?
A lot! This watering hole isn’t called the “hippo pool” for no reason; a resident pod of hippos are often seen sunning themselves on the banks of the river or wallowing in the refreshing water. But they aren’t the only ones! You’ll also see Grevy’s zebras, gazelles, crocodiles, leopards, and many other species.


CHEMISTRY LAB

If you click on the image above, you will go to a website where you can try out any chemical equation you can think of. Have fun with Chemistry! AND HERE is a link to a site full on chemistry-relation simulations (gases, particles etc)

ANOTHER PUZZLE?

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SOLVE PUZZLE

Yes! Life is all about solving puzzles. If you can solve this rubiks cube puzzle, email us and you will win a money prize. Take a picture and email it to us as proof of your genius.


PHILOSOPHY

In Greek, Philo means “love” and Sophia means “wisdom”. Pholisophy therefore, is the love of wisdom. So what do philosophers do? In simple terms, they ask the tough questions about life and provide diffrent ways of improving our understanding of reality. What is the meaning of Life? What is a good life? What is the nature of reality? What is good and evil? What is consciousness? If you are in Form 2 (or below) there is a very good chance none of these things will be important to you. Dear student, even after you have left us for University. Return to this page and learn about philosophy: CLICK HERE

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