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Unity School imparts basic science learning

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By EMN Updated: Jul 08, 2017 10:19 pm
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Dimapur, July 8 (EMN): Feeling the need to teach and learn Science in schools by questioning and understanding the concept and not just memorizing notes and writing in answer sheets, the Department of Science, Unity Christian Higher Secondary School (UHSS), Diphupar, with coordination of Wekhem Zeliang organised a three-day summer training programme on basic learning on science on July 6 at the school campus.
The main objective of the event was to give hands-on training to the students on different aspects of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. It aimed to stimulate the students to observe, explore, discover and carry out the experiments by themselves at school and at home, have fun with science subject and experience science with right concept in a different and a unique way.
On the first day principal of the school, Ashuli Joseph gave a brief introduction of the programme and word of encouragement.
The next session was followed by experimental lecture and demonstration by science teachers of the school. Topics such as air pressure, Bernoulli’s principle, Newton’s law, chemical reaction, energy change, kinetics, oxidation and reduction, and molecular shapes were covered. Students were encouraged to perform the experiments and activities by themselves and take part in the group discussions. The session was concluded with a presentation on “Art in Science” by Lhicheü Khutso.
The second day focused on centripetal force, gravity, light and magnetism, study of plants cell and stomata, traffic light reaction, surface tension and diffusion followed by hands-on activity by the students. It concluded with a time of quiz, solving puzzles and drawing.
The third day included and witnessed activities on light dispersion/scattering, concave and convex lens, subtraction of colours, osmosis, light reaction of photosynthesis, demonstration of evolution of gases, ozone hole, jet streams, coriolic force and followed by hands-on activity by the students.
The day also witnessed students wearing self designed T-Shirts colourfully imprinted with a word ‘BaZnGa’ signifying Barium, Zinc, and Gallium. Parents also participated in the different activities of the day. The training culminated with feedback by the students and parents. Students from classes VIII and above and from neighboring schools joined the three-day event.
The three-day summer training programme was initiated as a result of the school students’ participation in the North-East Students’ Summer Training on Basic Sciences (NESST-BASE) at Darjeeling from May 22 to June 3. The management, staff and students UHSS extended gratitude to Bose Institute Mayapuri, Darjeeling for hosting the North-East Students’ Summer Training on Basic Sciences (NESST-BASE) and the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India for full sponsorship. They also expressed gratitude and appreciation to the Department of Science & Technology, government of Nagaland under the initiation of Telaknaro, Senior Technical Officer for enabling our school students to participate in the training programme.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 08, 2017 10:19:33 pm