Nandan Nair

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Building an Icosahedron

Creativity can go a long way, especially in the classroom. It has the ability to take boring lessons and topics, and make them fun and enjoyable. With Christmas just around the corner, my chemistry teacher saw the perfect opportunity to use her creativity to the fullest. She gave me a unique project: Create a Christmas […]


A Sophomore now….

It’s the day every student dreams of. It’s the day every teacher dreads. It’s also the day that signifies the start of a new beginning. This Monday was my last day of school. However, in high school, the last day is not one to relax and enjoy, but one to finish reviewing the year’s work. […]


My third play – Our Town

This week, my high school drama club finished our spring production – “Our Town“. It was written by Thornton Wilder in 1938 and follows the life of the people in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. This play was very different from any of the earlier plays that I have taken part in. […]


Culinary – Making a crêpe…

This week, I started taking a culinary class in Freshmen Seminar where we will be learning the basics of cooking, and how to make easy meals… We started off with making a crêpe. You start by cracking and whisking eggs, add milk, and mix them together. While doing this, you melt butter in a separate […]


An interaction with Sir Richard J. Roberts

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend to a talk by Sir Richard J. Roberts. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1993, for his work in discovering and demonstrating the division of RNA into their introns and exons. In his talk, he discussed different aspects of his life – his early […]


My first day as a referee…!!!!

A few months ago, I got the chance to be a referee in my brother’s soccer game. It was a great experience, and I then went through the process to become a certified referee. Today was my first official day as a certified referee. I arrived at the game 30 minutes early, as advised by […]


South Shore Science Festival V – 2019

Today I presented my project on Viscosity to people at the 5th South Shore Science Festival. It was my 4th year presenting, and it was fun to teach little kids (and adults) about this concept, and how it applies in the real world. It was also great to get to know some of our elected […]


Romeo and Juliet Diorama

In the English Class, we read Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. As an exercise, we were split into groups, and each made a diorama of one scene from the play. A diorama is a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit. We used a shoe box. […]


Fiddler on the Roof

Every society has its own culture and norms that have been followed for many decades. However, every generation, new ideas are developed, and the conventional ideas are tested, questioning people’s faith, and making society choose between converting to the new ways, or sticking with tradition. This is the central plot of “Fiddler on the Roof”, […]