Describe a time when you showed or taught a young person how to do a thing.

Please say:

  • Who is the person?
  • What have you taught?
  • Did he/she learn what you taught?
  • How was the experience?

Learning is the method to enlighten people and in their studies, people have to go through numerous subjects. We all need help at some point in our life when we are distressed or in a trouble. I readily end a hand to people who ask me for help with whatever means possible.

Today, I would like to share an incident when I helped my neighbor’s kid in his science project. I was very good in academics and especially in science as I won the interschool science competition when I was in 10th standard. Since my neighbor aunt knew it, therefore, she told her son to come to me and ask if I can help him with his project. The time, I was preparing for my upcoming competitive exam but I also cannot shatter the hopes of the little boy. So I spared some time for him and asked him exactly what sort of help he is seeking from me.

He explained to me about the project he was working on, it was a mini volcano for the science competition held at his school. He has done with the basic framework of the volcano but facing problem in casing the eruption. As I was listening to him, I went back into the days when I was a small kid and made the same project. Those were the days I can never forget.

Nevertheless, I almost had 10 different chemical reactions which can cause the eruption but since he is a small kid so I have to come up with a simpler one. Therefore I told him the baking soda and vinegar eruption method. Its basic ingredients are normally present in every home.

They are dishwashing soap, vinegar, baking soda, a few drops of food coloring and water. Rather than showing him how to do it, I told him to follow my instructions. It will allow him to remember it for a long time as things we perform ourselves are retained for a longer period of time. I told him to combine the soap and food coloring in the bottle and then to add vinegar and water almost to the top. After that asked him to make a blend of baking soda with a little tap water to moisten it and then to quickly pour it into the bottle. The contents erupted out of the bottle just like a volcano.

The kid seems really happy and satisfied accomplishing that eruption b himself. A few days later, he came to our house and thanked me. He also told me that he won the competition with flying colors.