Science educator Arvind Gupta uses simple toys to teach.

Why you should listen

Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science for kids. Creating simple toys out of trash and everyday goods, he illustrates principles of science and design in a memorably hands-on fashion. He works at the Children's Science Centre in Pune, India.

He's the author of numerous books available in English, Hindi and other Indian languages, including Little ToysAmazing Activities, Science from Scrap, and Science Skills & Thrills: The Best of Arvind Gupta. His Low-Cost Equipment for Science and Technology Eduction is available as a PDF download through UNESCO. Many of his toy designs are explained in one-minute films >>

Arvind Gupta’s TED talk