Date: October 10, 2018
Student Participation: 106
Topics: Over 15
Experimentation gives science its identity. Science uses experiments to discover the realities of the world, and this practical approach is as intrinsic to young learners as it is to professional researchers. The theoretical teaching of science subjects takes students beyond their sphere of experience and understanding, and thus, most students regularly perceive the subjects as useful only for passing the examination, but this results in a lack of interest and understanding in the subject. This situation is more prominent in the government schools, the same was observed by the team Meerpur, UBA during its past visits that the students of Junior High School, Meerpur lacked the understanding of the basic concepts of science. So, to develop the spirit of curiosity, creativity and critical thinking and to strengthen their concepts through practical demonstration of the experiments and motivate them to learn science with more passion, this camp was conducted.
The Science Exhibition witnessed an overwhelming participation of over 106 students, who made around 27 projects on over 15 different topics to present them during the exhibition. Out of these 106 students, over 46 students were selected for the IITR campus visit. The Pradhan, and teachers of Junior High School, Meerpur thanked team UBA for conducting such an exhibition which inspired the students to learn science more passionately. They requested UBA to organize more such events to keep the students motivated towards their studies. The students who participated gave positive feedback for the camp and reported that they enjoyed the process of understanding the scientific theories through project making.