Diverse themes at science expo

doing is LEARNING: Students of Bishop Heber Higher Secondary School at Puthur in Tiruchi displaying their science exhibits on Tuesday. —   | Photo Credit: Photo:M_Moorthy

Staff Reporter

180 Bishop Heber School students display 90 exhibits

TIRUCHI: The innumerable manifestations of science and technology in man’s daily lives were presented through a science exhibition by students of Bishop Heber Higher Secondary School, Puthur, on Tuesday.

A total of 180 students displayed 90 exhibits covering six themes: climate change – causes and consequences, green revolution, biology in human life, telecommunication technology, mathematics in daily life, and science and technology in sports and games.

The school’s premise was that learning by doing will leave behind a lasting impact in the minds of the students in their formative years.

Thought-provoking models

Students belonging to standards VI to XII came up with thought-provoking models and presentations though they were informed about the programme only a few days ago, said Daniel Manoharan, the programme coordinator and science teacher.

By and large, students used only affordable materials to prepare their models. For a handful of models, they took the guidance of their teachers. There were quite a number of exhibits of current relevance. Against the backdrop of the mushrooming of apartments, one model suggested recycling of water and using the same for daily chores.

There was another explaining the scope of stem cell technology in sustaining well-being and life.

An annual event, the exhibition was inaugurated by Prabavathy Nagarajan, Reader and Head, Department of Chemistry, Bishop Heber College.

The exhibits were judged by a three-member panel consisting of teachers drawn from the Methodist Girls’ Higher Secondary School, K.A.P. Viswanatham Higher Secondary School, and E.R. Higher Secondary School.

The exhibition was witnessed by the rest of the students in the school and those from the neighbouring schools.