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Science exhibition ignites young minds in Dharwad

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SCIENTIFIC TEMPER:A participant explains her model project to a group of enthusiastic visitors at the the Children's Science Exhibition in Dharwad on Thursday.
SCIENTIFIC TEMPER:A participant explains her model project to a group of enthusiastic visitors at the the Children's Science Exhibition in Dharwad on Thursday.

Unique science models developed by schoolchildren were displayed at the two-day children's science exhibition that began at Samskrutika Samuchchaya here on Thursday.

The event is being held by the Karnataka Balavikasa Accademy (KBA) in association with Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS), sponsored by the Union government.

As many as 33 project models have been displayed at the exhibition and every one of them has caught the attention of the visitors for their special features. The models have well displayed the scientific aptitude of young students. For instance, the Z-stand switch designed by Pavithra U. S., a 10th standard student of SSRVM school, Bangalore proved to be very useful in grinding industries. The switch protects the eyes of the working labourers. Similarly, the eye-blinker, a novel computer application that reduces the dryness of eyes observed among computer users, designed by Karthik Bhat of Sri Ramakrishna high school, Puttur, too is noteworthy.

KBA arranged for school children to visit the exhibition, but the exhibition is attracting elders as well.

Inaugurating the exhibition, KBA chairman Manesh Tenginkai said every child basically possesses scientific aptitude. If parents and teachers identified this quality in their children and encouraged them to question, their children may grow up to be famous scientists, he said.

The science models that won laurels at the state-level science festival held in Madikeri recently had been exhibited.

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