Students 'street' smart idea to save energy

Students 'street' smart idea to save energy

Novel thought

Abhishek M R and Manjunath M N, ninth standard students of the school have created a model- Saving energy by using multiple reflection and reducing temperature.

The model

Light rays emitted from a torchlight (observatory according to the students) beams on a tiny mirror in round shape, fixed on the top of a pole.

The mirror reflects light, falling on another mirror placed diagonally opposite thus keeping the area aglow at night. Four poles and mirrors have been used to experiment here, that deserves an appreciation.

Ask the students whether it’s possible in the real sense, the duo say yes in chorus. Having keen interest in science, the two thought of presenting something unique in the district-level inter-school competitions and thus the model was born.

Priyanka G, another student has recreated natural way of purifying water. A bottle filled with jelly stones, gravel and sand from bottom to top respectively is the way. Water filled on the top, comes out purified through a hole made in the bottom. Anchal P Jain has a model of ‘Soil erosion’ to explain.

These are some among numerous exhibits from the students of 23 schools in the city, participating in district-level inter-school competitions organised at Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) here, on Saturday. Mahatma Foundation, a NGO  has organised the competitions for the successful third year in association with the museum.

With the year 2011 declared International Forest Year, the models here highlight green related issues only. Rainwater harvesting, afforestation and deforestation, volcano to name a few. Shanthala Vidyapeetha, Andalus, DAV, GSSS, Learning Skills, Majestic are prominent among the schools participating in the contest. 

Foundation president Ravishankar G told Deccan Herald, the first year of the contest held in 2009 saw the participation of eight schools, followed by 11 in 2010. It’s only open for the students of primary and high-school. The competition is open to public viewing too, from 10 am to 4.30 pm on Sunday.

If you are planning for Sunday, with kids in mind, the models may be the perfect attraction for one and all.

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