The experiment that was described in the Indian textbook was apparently supposed to help schoolchildren learn that living, breathing things need air.
“No living thing can live without air for more than a few minutes,” it reads, according to a photo of the page, which was posted to Twitter and published by news outlets in India. “You can do an experiment. Take two wooden boxes. Make holes on the lid of one box. Put a small kitten in each box. Close the boxes. After some time open the boxes. What do you see? The kitten inside the box without the holes has died.”
The text was being used for fourth grade.
Distribution of the environmental science book, titled “Our Green World,” has now stopped, according to Indian Express.