Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department launched a week-long summer camp, along with the theme ‘popular science’, in over two thousand public sector schools across the province. Pakistan Science Club also participated in this one week Summer Science Camp from 7th August to 14th August in KPK with the collaboration of Alif Ailan and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Government of KPK.
Pakistan Science club's Summer Camps 2017: Tap Into Unlimited Creative Potential
To explore science and nature around us is an adventure. Children are naturally very curious and eager to know about new things around. For such innovative and aspirant, Pakistan science club is introducing Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) camp in summer vacations. Almost all students get free in vacations and search for some interactive and recreational activities. STEM Summer camp is providing an amazing opportunity for hands-on learning experience with an insight to explore the logic behind scientific phenomenon which have been taught in schools.
An exciting, engaging and worth learning fun science demonstration and hands-on activity was conducted on 9th of March, Thursday by Pakistan Science Club in collaboration with Alif Ailaan as a part of Math’s and Science campaign in Rahat-e-Islamia government School adopted by The Dawood Foundation (TDF).
Kids are making a cardboard helicopter Rahat-e-Islamia GOVT School
More than 200 students from grade 3rd to 5th along with teachers attended the activity which comprises of two parts i.e. fun science show and Simple helicopter hand-on project making activity. The event comprises of three hours activities, science show started at 11:30 am and was carried out for an hour. It involved the students in a very energetic and enthusiastic manner and addressed the fundamental concepts of science such as pressure difference, vacuum effect, breakage of polymer layer due to reaction of acid, center of gravity, chemical reactions etc. The activities engaged students in a very interesting way; actively participated in all, asked questions and also tried to accept the challenges as well.
The two-day Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival was organized in collaboration with Indus Cultural Forum (ICF) and Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) on the theme of “Our Languages Our Identity” at the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa. The event featured a variety of cultural activities including discussions on languages, literature and culture, book launches, etc.
On the occasion of the festival, ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), Pakistan Science Club (PSC) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) organized Science Fun Mela for children in which PSC carried out Fun Science Magic show and hands-on activities. PSF also setup their Planetarium and Science Bus for children visiting the festival.
Children from all age groups accompanied their parents and friends joined the activity, learnt about various scientific phenomenon. The fascinating and worth learning fun science activities were carried out for half an hour which addressed the basic science concepts of inertia, pressure difference, vacuum effect, breakage of polymer layer due to reaction of acid etc. The activities engaged all including children, parents and teachers in such a manner that they actively participated in it, attempted the tasks, asked questions and tried to explain the reasons behind the various science tricks.
Pakistan Science Club has organized the most awaited event in Karachi “The Water Rocket Challenge 2017”. It was a very healthy and fun filled activity in which Participants made rockets by using carbonated bottle and launch it in the air. The activity involved the participants to utilize their hands on skills guided by their learning on science to create a water rocket. It is the most recognized fun science activity in the world which teaches about basic concepts of physics, mathematics and aerodynamics.
The competition was divided into two categories: students from age 12-18 compete for Maximum range competition and the students from age group 18+ for bull’s-eye target using understanding on aerodynamics, projectile motion, relation of force and pressure, wind speed.
All the schools of Karachi were invited in this competition, not only this but it was an open challenge for all schools, colleges, universities and hobbyists and was a worth learning, exciting and healthy competition for the participants, teachers and families as well.
Lahore science mela 2017 held at 28 & 29 of January 2017 at Ali Institute of Education by Lahore University of Management Sciences in collaboration with Khwarizmi Science Society. From all the projects of Science Mela, the concept was the same that science is for all. A large number of science stalls, more than 70 from all over Pakistan were displayed there, some of them were Khwarizmi Science society, WWF Pakistan, UET Lahore, IBA Sukkur community colleges, LUMS, ROBO Kids, Science Fuse, COMSATS, PCSIR and many other.
In between all of them Pakistan Science Club and Dawood Foundation stalls were highlighting from Industrial Karachi. Pakistan Science Club and Dawood Foundation jointly presented the Fun Science Demonstrations and exhibited research based projects there. TDF sponsored for all the activities and PSC on behalf of the Dawood Foundation exhibited the projects at Lahore Science Mela. More than 10,000 people attended the event.
Students with their families visited the stalls and showed their great interest in all of the activities; especially the most fascinating one was the Water Rocket Launching. The awareness documentaries presented by TDF on importance of wild and forest was remarkable and appreciated by all. Two documentaries entitled as Margalla Hills National Park and Chitral Goals National Park was presented in Ali Institute Auditorium. The brief description of the activities and projects displayed at Lahore Science Mela are as under:
There were two stalls adjacent to each other for Pakistan Science Club and TDF. One was for fun science demonstration and the other was for project display. Fun science demonstrations included different activities related to basic science phenomenon. These are briefly described below:
Kids enjoyed Smoke gun in action