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Fun at the fest

SUSHMA BARVATHAYA

The Science Fest held recently showed the students that Science can be fun too.

CIL Science Fest 2010 held at Ladyhill Victoria Girls' High School, saw the participation of over 20 schools across the city. About 200 children were given an opportunity to understand the subject, Science. The day-long fest with quiz, model building and collage-making competitions helped students connect with the subject.

Throwing light

Deeksha, of Std IX, Ladyhill Victoria Girls' High School, said that the fest was very interesting. “The various science competitions, presentations on animals and birds with the help of slides, were very informative,” she said. A participant in the quiz competition, she added that the quiz that comprised six rounds was not only competitive but also shed light on various aspects of Science.

Science all the way

Children at the fest also had an opportunity to interact on everything about Science with the resource person and rector of St Aloysius Institutions, Fr Leo D'Souza. They also enjoyed a documentary film on the life and works of Sir C. V. Raman. Simona, of Std IX of the same school and participant at the Science model making competition, said that only the basic model of the structure of Nephrons was developed before the competition and the other major portions were prepared on the spot.

“Though a very competitive environment, it was great interacting with the other children,” she added.

The fest was organised by the Centre for Integrated Learning in association with Pilikula Nisargadhama Society as a part of the National Science Day celebrations and was supported by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board under their Biodiversity projects. The theme of the National Science Day was `Biodiversity.

Save the environment

Tanya and Prithvika, of Std IX, participants in the collage-making competition said that it was their first experience in collage-making. “The theme for the competition, saving our biodiversity not only brought out our creativity, but also has enhanced our love for the subject. We tried to depict how to save nature and the need for protecting the environment by the formation of a globe with the various elements of nature that are essential and are being abused by the citizens across the globe,” they added.