Aerospace & Science Discovery Camp gives budding scientists a food for thought

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Bangalore: Right from discovering the phenomenon of energy transfer and electromagnetic spectrum to engineering model building using Lego and launching self- created rockets, Greenwood High students had a confluence of subjects to explore in the Aerospace & Science Discovery Camp hosted by the school recently at their Sarjapur campus.

The workshop had a significant impact on the scientific minds of students who were fascinated by the creative and experiential learning available to them. The activities and teaching techniques used by the organizers made complex occurrences of nature such as scattering of light and transfer of energy quite comprehensible for the students.

For instance, one of the demonstrations that focused on energy transfer required paper cups to be placed on the heads of students. Next, a can was taken whose base removed and its open end covered with a foam sheet. As the can was tapped, the air pressure built inside it made the cups over the students’ head fly. This is because of the fact that when energy from the hand is transferred to the can/bucket, the air gets pressurized and comes out as concentric circles.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High International School said “I believe that scientific temper of children should not be tamed within the confines of a book and instead be allowed to bloom. Through Aerospace & Science Discovery Camp, we have tried creating a hands-on-learning opportunity for our children to help them cultivate critical thinking and understanding.”