Science expo, Inspire-2012, drawing good response

Energy conservation, judicious use of water resources, and environmental degradation were the two dominant themes at the Inspire -2012, Science Exhibition currently drawing hundreds of students at Patibandla Seetharamaiah High School here.

Students of the government and aided schools gave wings to their innovative spirit and scientific temper in the exhibits being displayed here.

A multi-purpose project which has the theme of energy conservation was one of the highlights of the exhibition. Students of Zilla Parishad High School, Pedakakani, Sai Krishna, Krupa Kumar, and Balaji made an exhibit that had a poultry farm, a fish pond, and a sheep farm drawing the same energy.

Students of Katuri Public School had other ideas. An automatic street lighting system which operates on a light sensor and powered by solar energy was another attraction at the exhibition.

“We see that streetlights are switched on even during day time which is a waste of power. So I designed the model where the sensor detects the light and switches off the lights,’’ said S. Mithun.

A model village exhibit by students of Auxilium School, Guntur, saw the students prepare a colourful exhibit in which the theme was clean energy. The village water tank, solar panels, and the scientific garbage disposal were the other highlights of the exhibition.

The exhibition being organised by Department of School Education and Rajiv Vidya Mission continued to draw good number of students on the second day. Over 400 exhibits are being displayed and of them 20 best exhibits will be selected for the State-level science exhibition.

“It is a welcome sign that the students are able to realise the importance of rain water harvesting, energy conservation, and the importance of environment protection. Exhibitions like these will fuel the innovative spirit and scientific temper among the students,’’ Deputy District Educational Officer K. Surya Prakash Rao said.

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