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Science is interesting; kids’ refrain at workshop

india Updated: Dec 19, 2011 00:54 IST
Deevakar Anand

Learning science can be a child’s play. To make this happen, schools must adopt ‘learning by doing’ approach which is much more effective than classroom lectures.

The Shri Ram School - Aravali organised a month-long science workshop — Mad About Science — to drive home this point. The workshop concluded on Sunday.

Students from Pravesh Vatika (LKG) to Class 7, who got the chance to learn scientific theories through first-hand experience, displayed their best experiments on the closing day of the workshop.

“I find science very interesting,” said Antara Navya of Class 4, who displayed a solar cooker made of pizza boxes and black paper. Similarly, Antara’s classmate Tanisha made a wind speed measuring instrument, anemometer, with the help of a coke bottle, sand, hair dryer and pencil.

Students were seen flocking around the stall of Techtronics Education Limited, which displayed robotics at the carnival. ‘Bullet trains’ given shape by a group of students using silicon and magnetic strips also attracted the attention of students.

Teachers and parents worked for days together to come up with innovative ideas to help students learn basic scientific concepts. “It’s parents’ involvement that has made this initiative so unique,” said Arun Bharat Ram, chairman of the SRF Foundation.

“We need to keep devising such innovative ways of learning for our kids to make sure study doesn’t get monotonous,” Parent- Teachers’ Association secretary Prabhat Agarwal said.