On Friday, A. Alauddin, a class VI student of Chennai Middle School on Triplicane High Road, could not contain his enthusiasm as he made magnets float in the newly-established science centre at his school.
The second-floor hall of the school is now venue to 40 life-sized demonstrative science models set up by Quest Explore Discover.
This centre will be visited by students of classes VI, VII and VIII of Chennai Schools in Mylapore, Triplicane, Royapettah, Adyar and Tiruvanmiyur.
A senior Corporation official said similar centres were expected to be set up in four Chennai Middle Schools in Seven Wells, Sundaram Street (Purasawalkam), Mettupalayam (Ashok Nagar), and Aminjikarai by the end of the month.
A. Kavita, a science teacher at the Triplicane High Road school said the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation system had resulted in much enthusiasm in the classroom, and this centre would help students understand concepts such as gravity and the periodic table better.
Uma Mahesh, vice-president, business development, Quest Explore Discover, said the 40 exhibits would be changed every trimester. “Every child will get to visit the centre twice every term. We also have a trainer/educator at the centre,” she said.