The Logical Lamp is the first STEM-based academy in Calcutta accredited by the STEM Academy of USA. It was launched in 2022 by Surbhi Bagla, aspiring to popularise learning amongst three-to-eight-year-olds through STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education. Now ‘art’ is also a part of STEM known as STEAM. Through experiential learning, STEM emphasises the use of logical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, which are essential for success in the 21st century. The institution focuses on hands-on learning with real-world application that helps develop a variety of skill sets. The curriculum includes experiential activities like 3D building, robotics, coding, and DIY science amongst others, enabling them to actively use multiple senses.
The establishment recently celebrated its first anniversary by introducing two more new and interesting activities for kids- aerodynamics and electronics. Aerodynamics is ‘the way air moves around things’. Children can now learn the rules of aerodynamics and explain how an aeroplane is able to fly. Circuits are designed to teach the principles of electronics and circuitry in an hands-on and engaging way. Students learn about concepts such as electricity, resistors, capacitors, LEDs, switches, and more by building different circuits and seeing the effects.
The academy is located in Salt Lake and they shall also render regular certified programmes in South Calcutta soon.