Venkateshwarians Nurture their Scientific Temper through an Aerospace and Science Discovery Camp|
The school organized an Aerospace and ScienceDiscovery camp in association with Atlantis Erudition on April 12-13, 2017 in itspremises. Students of classes III-XI attended the camp.
The camp was divided into 4 activity sessions of 45minutes each. The first session was in the school auditorium where renownedAustralian science educator and lead instructor, Mr. Sam Gibbs, briefed students about the day’s programme andconducted some fun activities to explain the concept of energy through VortexCanon. In order to explain Newton’s laws of motion, he used Hydromax Rocketry.Students thoroughly enjoyed his rocket flying session in the school grounds.They were participating through discussions and questions. His sessionsincluded explanation of Bernoulli’s principle and thermodynamics. Also his hotair balloon experiment was enjoyed by the students a lot.
1. Therewas a Special high Definition and Interactive presentation on the solar systemand space exploration followed by a presentation on Big Bang theory and theimportance of the black hole.
2. Inthe amazing electromagnetic Spectrum and hands on experiments session, studentswere told about spectrum, primary and secondary colours, and the difference inenergy of red and blue. They were given a worksheet based on the session.
In In the Tower building engineering challenge with K’nex , the teams are asked to find ways to create their structuresusing collaborative work ethics, creative design input and most importantlystable, self-supporting structures. This activity not only taught themthe way of building a strong tower but also instilled the importance of teamwork and time management.
In the sessioninvolving Solar astronomy with dedicated telescopes and observing equipment, students directly observed spectacular solar activity such asprominences, solar flares and magnetic filaments with the help of highlyspecialized Coronado Hydrogen Alpha solar telescope. These telescopes help usto see sun safely.The camp was reallyinformative and enjoyable and students participated very enthusiastically andactively in all the sessions. The programme helped develop and nurture thescientific temperament and aptitude in the young Venkateshwarians.