Fund inspires students to innovate models

Department of Public Instruction to prepare CD of exhibits

Fund inspires students to innovate models

Health conscious can now remain fit while grinding rice or masala. Ravishanker a student of Navodaya High School has connected a stationary bicycle to a grinder and whenever one pedals, the grinder starts working.

He was one among the 210 students selected for the grand finale of Inspire Award Science exhibition held at, Pilikula Regional Science Centre in Vamanjoor on Monday.

Inspire Award Science Exhibition, funded by the Central Government, kicked off on July 3. As many as 2,076 students studying in classes six to 10 participated in the five-day expo displaying innovative science models prepared by them.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, District Science Teachers’ Forum Founder President Sudhakar Rao Pejawar said that 210 models have been selected for the grand finale, of which, 105 will be selected for the state-level Inspire Award Science Exhibition to be held in Bangalore from July 20 to 25.

“The Central government has given Rs 5,000 to each student who had participated in the expo. The students too have utilised the money well by preparing creative science models,” Pejawar added.

“Science exhibitions provide students a platform to exhibit their creativity. It also encourages innovate thinking. The students of the district have put up a wonderful exhibition,” said Department of Public Instruction Deputy Director Moses Jayashekar.

“We are planning to print a book and also prepare a CD of the different science models prepared by the students. This will enhance transparency between the department and the government,” he adds.

Innovative expo

Creativity was at its peak at the science expo. The students had applied simple scientific laws to create innovative models. Taslima of Kondebagilu Government School had created a fire alarm.

This alarm senses heat and begins to ring. Akhil Prasad of Rotary School had created ‘Persian Wheel’ and ‘Archimedes wheel’ which pumps water on rotating.

Niya of St Victor’s Girls High School (Puttur) was all set to beautify the eyes with a herbal Kajal.

“The Kajal is chemical free and is made from a herb called False Daisy,” she revealed.

There was a huge crowd near Sumanth’s model. The student of KVSM High School had created a mechanical ‘Solar Calender.’

Ritesh of Crista Jyothi school had created a pump that can be controlled with a cell phone while Deekshith from Pollali Government school was demonstrating a moving ball with a robotic arm.

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