TAKSHILA SCIENCE CARNIVAL

‘To raise new questions, a new possibility, to regard new problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.’ – Albert Einstein

Science as a word means ‘to know’ but we have come a long way from merely knowing the scientific facts. The emphasis, nowadays, is on understanding, application, synthesis and analysis. The whole purpose of science is the survival of the living species as well as to hold up the principles of sustainable development.

Delhi Public School under the aegis of Takshila Educational Society has always strived for excellence in the field of sustainable development and eco-friendly practices under the science curriculum. The onus has always been on the involvement of the society at large so that we may learn from each other and play an active role in the sustenance of life.

With this objective in mind the Science Carnival was organized in the school on 17th August ,2019  under the three sections; Just A Minute, Quiz and Scientific Model making. Ten schools from in and around Coimbatore registered for different event in the carnival.

INAUGURATION CEREMONY:

The spectacular event of science carnival kick started at 8. 10 am in the foyer with the welcome note by Anumitha Jayaram of class IX. The mind and soul of the gathered community was enlightened with the spirit of unity by traditional way of lightning the lamp by our Head Master Mr. Ahamad Azad.  This was followed by the panel of adjudicators Mr. Rajesh from Bharathi Metric Higher Secondary School, Mrs. Banu from PSG Public School and Mr. Prabhakaran from Bharathiar University. The children from choir gave a beautiful rendition of shloka and prayer song which induced bliss among the gathering.

The significance of Science Carnival was briefly elucidated by Dhriti R Shah of class X. The transitory welcome note given by the Head Master was about the significance of science in everyday life and advance of science in India.

JUST A MINUTE:

                        “Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert and to compel”

                                                                                                                - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just a Minute (JAM) is a spontaneous oration that is conveyed with little or no preparation. As the JAM is impulsive, it obliges great effort to deliver it efficaciously. The significant feature of Just a Minute is that it aids in the enhancement of communication and intellectual skills.  The fundamental idea of the extempore speech is to gather and eloquent all the thoughts that come to the mind in an innovative way and disclose them in a coherent and well organized manner- all within the span of a minute.

Delhi Public School witnessed its 1st Science Carnival where Just a Minute was organized at school foyer. The participants of classes VI to VIII from schools in and around Coimbatore attended the contest.  The schools like BVM Global School, PSSB Millennium School, CS Academy, Vel International Public School were the partakers of the event.

A draw of lots decided the topic each student would speak on, for just a minute.  The topics that were delegated to the students on scientific temperament prevail in our everyday routine.  The topics like ‘Pollution, Beautiful Future of Solar Power, Importance of Water Life, Nuclear causes more harm than the goodness, When technology can read our mind; how can we keep our privacy, Population Explosion, Recycling etc. kindled the urge of new outlook to the current issues demoralizing the society on the whole.The children expressed their sights with great zeal and vehemence by averring to the contemporary endeavours.  At the end of the contest, Mr. Prabhagaran from Bharathiar University shared his thoughts about the event.

The Winners of the JAM:

NAME OF THE INSTITUTION

POSITION

THE PSBB MILLENNIUM SCHOOL,SOMAYAMPALAYM, COIMBATORE

 

I

 

CS ACADEMY.262.KOVAIPUDUR,COIMBATORE

 

II

 

BVM GLOBAL, COIMBATORE

 

III

SCIENTIFIC MODELLING:

The section under ‘Scientific Modelling’ was divided into two sub-sections; Group A including the children of Classes VI to VIII and Group B including children of classes IX to XII. The schools from Coimbatore as well as from the nearby districts participated in this endeavor.

The schools which participated under Group A and B include CS Academy, Yuva Bharathi Public School, Vishwankar Public School, CMI Lisieux , Vel International, Nandha Public School, Reeds World School and Delhi Public School Coimbatore.

The students had come up with innovative and thought provoking ideas for model preparation utilizing the application of some of the basic principles of science. The students of CS Academy had prepared a model on absorption of smoke and filtration of air in a cost effective manner utilizing the principles of absorption by activated charcoal.  There were models involving the system of Smart Street Lighting, water filtration, soil acidity and environmental degradation, smart irrigation system suitable for smaller apartments and solar desalination. Delhi Public School Coimbatore had utilized the principles of IT to devise a system which enables the user to analyze the moisture level of the soil and start the motor for irrigation from a remote location, which has a practical purpose in real life.

The students were seen explaining the principles behind their projects to the judges and the judges were keenly listening to the explanations and asking appropriate questions to probe the knowledge of the children.

Winners of the Scientific Modeling (Group A):

NAME OF THE INSTITUTION

POSITION

VEL INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL,KNG PUDUR,KANUVAI,COIMBATORE

 

I

 

THE PSBB MILLENNIUM SCHOOL,SOMAYAMPALAYM, COIMBATORE

 

II

 

REEDS WORLD SCHOOL,COIMBATORE

 

III

Winners of the Scientific Modeling (Group B):

NAME OF THE INSTITUTION

POSITION

YUVA BHARATHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, THUDIYALUR ROAD, SOMAYAMPALAYAM,COIMBATORE

 

I

 

LISIEUX CMI PUBLIC SCHOOL,DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL COIMBATORE

 

II

 

NANDHA CENTRAL CITY SCHOOL ,NEW TEACHERS COLONY, ERODE-11

BVM GLOBAL, COIMBATORE

 

III

QUIZ:

“Always question, always wonder.

In all, out of 10 schools who registered for the Science Carnival, 7 schools participated for the quiz contest.  After the inaugural ceremony, all those who registered for the quiz had to appear for a preliminary on-line test. After which the teams were selected for the final round. This event was organized at the foyer and had an august gathering of audience who were enthralled by the overall experience.

After the eliminatory round, for the stage round draw of lots by the children was used to select their team.

This event had 5 rounds, namely – Discoveries and Inventions, Science Today, Audio-Visual Round, Demonstration and Live Experiments and Rapid Fire Round. All the teams were efficient competitors and there was a blurred difference among the teams. The participants and the audience truly enjoyed the occasion.

There were questions posed for the audience too which kept them engaged throughout the session. The rapid fire round and demonstration rounds illuminated the whole event.

Winners of the Quiz:

NAME OF THE INSTITUTION

POSITION

THE PSBB MILLENNIUM SCHOOL,SOMAYAMPALAYM, COIMBATORE

 

I

 

YUVA BHARATHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, THUDIYALUR ROAD, SOMAYAMPALAYAM,COIMBATORE

 

II

 

DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL COIMBATORE,CS ACADEMY 262, KOVAIPUDUR,COIMBATORE

III

AWARD CEREMONY:

The amazing day of Science carnival came to an end with the gratifying words of our Head Master Mr. Azad. The importance of science and our gratitude to our scientists were musically performed by our students.

The guest of honor Ms. Banu delivered her words of inspiration and gratitude. The anticipating results of the conducted events were announced and deserving participants were felicitated with the winning trophies and certificates. Some of the participants shared their experience of the day at Takshila Science Carnival. The ceremony was brought to an end with the beat of National Anthem.

Added on: 17 Aug 2019

Published by: School Admin