Much of the world around us is a result of a beautiful combination of science and discovery. Assisting human life, science, discovery and invention have played key roles to make human existence trouble free and simple. Invention and discovery is a broad theme encompassing many aspects of science and engineering, which can be interpreted in many different ways. Celebrating the scientific revolution and showing how it shaped the world around us; from the discovery of gravity to the invention of the internet, from Archimedes to Apple and from penicillin to plastic, Global Indian International School, Chinchwad observed the Invention and Discovery week saluting all the great scientists this world has seen.
Pre Primary observed a week that was packed with exciting activities for little ones. It is said that there is no better teacher than curiosity and igniting the spark of curiosity in the young learners the teachers gave demonstrations of activities like Different stages of germination, Concave and Convex lenses, Refraction of light using Prism, Magnet painting, Nervous wreck game, Sink and float, Oil in water, Sound vibrations with turning fork, Air pressure with a dropper, Balloon rocket and Volcano eruptions. The kids gasped in amusement as they witnessed the wonder of a volcanic eruption. The squeals of joy as they enjoyed their favorite float and sink activity reinforced that learning is enhanced with demonstration of concepts.
Sonakshi of Class KI said, “I love science week. My teacher showed me many experiments and I enjoyed them a lot. Balloon rocket was my favorite.”
Senior students of Class 6, 7 & 8 were taken on an educational field trip to Science Park where they got a chance to witness an exhibition organized by Vikram Sarabhai Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad and ISRO. Three working models, 45 informative panels, models of Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle were kept on display. The students also got an opportunity to interact with eminent scientists from the field of Space Research where they addressed their queries and discussed on the probabilities and possibilities of space research.
Science and Discovery have always been a subject of great interest and often also most loved by students. As a race, humans will always remain indebted to the inventions and discoveries of some of the greatest intellectual minds who took great efforts to give a because to our ‘why’.