Scientists in the making

Eager to learn

Eager to learn  

SCIENCE ALWAYS stirs curiosity in the young. Little wonder students thronged the Jaivabai Municipal Higher Secondary School, Tirupur, with their projects to take part in the district-level competition for the 12th National Children Science Congress, conducted by the Tamil Nadu Science Forum recently.

Children from 17 schools from different parts of the district participated in the competition for which the theme was `Harness Water Resource for a Better Future'.

They presented 34 projects. Each team was given 10 minutes for presentation, including six minutes for speaking on the topic, and two minutes each for explaining models and charts, besides taking questions and answers.

Nine projects were presented by the Jaivabai Municipal School and six projects by the Subbaiah Matric HSS, Tirupur.

The four projects `A toxic dam in river Noyyal' presented by G. Kalaimathi of Jaivabai MHSS, `Unknown devils' by Keerthana of Subbaiah MHSS, `Solution to water loss due to improper management' by M.A. Sumaiya Begum of Century Foundation High School, Tirupur and `Water in tears, check your greed' by M.N. Prabhu of Swami Satchidananda Jyoti Nigetan has been selected for the two-day State-level competition, slated from December 4, at Tiruvannamalai, said, A. Eswaran, district co-ordinator for the NCSC.

"It gives many innovative ideas and it forces us to think. It was an eye-opener for many of us. We put together many ideas of individuals," said M.N. Prabhu, a Class X student of Swami Satchidananda Jyoti Nigetan, Kallar, Mettupalayam.

By M. Gunasekaran in Tirupur

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