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Friday, 17 March 2017 10:37

Tall Tower

Tall Tower

 Introduction

The Tall Tower activity explores the design of tall structures and focus on the understanding of construction methodology of the high buildings, significance of geometrical shapes and their affect on the strength of the building. Students try to make the tallest tower they can build using straws, tape and paperclips. The tower must be strong enough to support the weight of a tennis ball for two minutes.

 Learning outcomes according to national curriculum of general science

  •  The activity addresses the basic concept of building structure and loading.
  • Understanding, significance and application of geometrical shapes in construction.
  • Discuss how design and geometry affect the strength of a construction.

 Requirement

 

  • Age: 7-12 years
  • of students: 30 (maximum)
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 05:27

Hydraulic Crane

Hydraulic Crane workshop overview

The hands-on project serves as the best combination of hydraulics and lever with its types. It describes the concepts of hydraulics, pressure and simple machines. It demonstrates Pascal’s law for describing pressure transmission and how it is used by simple machines. Students by doing this activity learn about different kinds of lever and their practical application.

Learning outcomes according to national curriculum of general science

  • The activity focuses on the basic concepts of forces, pressure and simple machines.
  • Describes the Pascal’s law, its importance and applications.
  • Understanding about the working and uses of the simple machines in combination to the basic principles of physics.

Requirement

  • Age: 7-12 years
  • of students: 30 (maximum)
  • Duration: 90 minutes 
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Saturday, 18 March 2017 10:16

Rubber Powered Glider

Rubber band powered glider workshop

The project focus is to create an understanding about the basic aerodynamics, simple machines, energy, its types and its conversion from one form to another form. The activity relates how rubber band’s elastic energy is converted into mechanical energy to drive a simple propelling mechanism and basic aerodynamic structure to make a glider by using paper, balsa wood, sticking glue and a propeller.

 Learning outcomes according to national curriculum of general science

 

  • The activity addresses the fundamentals of energy and its conversion in different forms.
  • Describes the basics of aircraft structure and simple mechanics to make a glider.
  • Understanding about the combination of simple machines and energy to perform a specific task.

 Requirement

 

  • Age: 7-12 years
  • of students: 30 (maximum)
  • Duration: 90 minutes

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Friday, 25 August 2017 11:39

Water Rocket

Introduction Water Rocket

The main emphasis is on the understanding of a model rocket, its aerodynamic structure, concept of pressure, Pascal’s law and its application in energizing of the model rocket. Students will be guided in the workshop to make their own water rocket by using ordinary household material like carbonated bottles, plastics files, polythene bags etc to decipher the fundamentals of projectile motion and the factors affecting on it.

Learning outcomes according to national curriculum of general science

  • The activity will be beneficial to develop the concept of basic aerodynamics and its application.
  • Working principle and uses of pressure and Pascal’s law.
  • The workshop will also be helpful to the students to learn about projectile motion, its factors and significance.

Requirement

  • Age: 7-12 years
  • No. of students: 30 (maximum)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Saturday, 18 March 2017 10:26

Wind Turbine

Introduction

The activity addresses the fundamentals of renewable energy, its types, importance, uses and applications in various aspects of life. The making of wind turbine is an excellent hands-on practical example for the students to understand the conversion of renewable energy resources into other forms of energy such as mechanical, electrical etc. students will make their own mini wind turbine using simple household material like cardboard, disposable cups, paper tape etc.

 Learning outcomes according to national curriculum of general science

  •  Understanding about renewable energy sources, their importance, application and uses in industrial and commercial level.
  • Fundamental and basic concepts about how renewable energy can be converted into useable form by using simple phenomenon.
  • The workshop will also help the students to decipher the principles and laws involved in electricity generation and energy conversion from one form to another form.

Requirement

  • Age: 7-12 years
  • of students: 30 (maximum)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
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Sunday, 26 February 2017 12:42

Bridge Building

The activity develops the concept of load distribution through effective design and structure of the bridge. A team of students will be provided with a packet of Popsicle sticks and hot glue to design and construct the bridge that deciphers the basic understanding of structure making and the geometry involved in it.

 Learning outcomes according to national curriculum of general science

  •  The activity addresses the basic concept of force and load distribution.
  • Scientific understanding, significance and application of geometry and different shapes.
  • Describes how different materials are used based on its properties for specific use.

 Requirement

  •  Age: 7-12 years
  • of students: 30 (maximum)
  • Duration: 90 minutes
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