SCIENCE EXHIBITION IN SCHOOLS
Science is a great blessing to mankind. The world into which science came was a world of ignorance, suffering and hardship. Science has come to relieve us of suffering, to remove our ignorance and to lighten our toil. Science is a faithful servant of man. It has transformed our daily life, providing us with necessaries and luxuries. Science has spanned the sky, measured the ocean and revealed many secrets of nature. So we cannot ignore the importance of science in the modern world.
A school is the place where children are moulded for future life. Children are the promises of tomorrow. So they should be made aware of the importance of science. Science exhibitions in schools play a pivotal role in this regard. Science exhibitions create a scientific spirit among the students, increasing their thinking and reasoning power. These can make the children creative and inquisitive. A child gets an opportunity to make a project or working model with his own hands. He comes to know of the basic principles of the functioning of an instrument. He gets the opportunity to devise projects for saving fuel, to solve the energy crisis and a lot of other things related to daily life. He also gets into acquaintance with many new scientific devices and principles. All these will increase his interest in science. This will help him in his personal life and such a person will be an asset to the nation.
The education department of the government should take the initiative for conducting science exhibitions in schools. The school authorities should take up this mission. These exhibitions can encourage a healthy competition in the student community.
SOCIAL SCIENCE EXHIBITION 2015
Social Science Exhibition was held at Lourdes Central School on 29th October 2015 for classes VI to X in their respective classrooms. The Exhibition showcased various projects and models prepared by the students as a part of their project-based learning methodology. The projects and models that were put on display were related to the field of Social Studies, encompassing the subjects History, Civics, Geography and Disaster Management.
Class VI students displayed a wide array of models based on topics such as the solar system, rivers, plateaus, natural vegetation, islands, continents and the States of India. It was a colourful display with models created from paper mache, cotton, toiletries and various other items.
The main attractions in Class VII were solar energy, flora and fauna, landslide, the river system, monuments such as Taj Mahal, Qutb Minar, transport, sea waves, and rock cycles. They used thermocol, twigs, plants, rocks, card board and paints and looked colourful.
Class VIII splendidly exhibited models on solar energy, iron mines in the world, population, pyramid monuments like the Taj Mahal, Supreme Court of India, wild life sanctuary, industries, dams, types of farming and irrigation in which they created 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional models using rocks, newspapers, blocks, sticks, leaves and sea plants.
The theme for classes IX and X was Disaster Management and what precautionary measures to be taken in drastic situations, may it be a natural calamity or a human accident. The models that were created showed glimpses of the analytical side interspersed with ingenious and creative ideas for which students used paper mache and origami.
There was a great deal of enthusiasm shown by the students as everybody appreciated the hands on approach to the learning aspect. The models were judged on their creativity and were considered for Formative Assessment.