Touching the skies for a noble cause

Touching the skies for a noble cause

Touching the skies for  a noble cause

Many Bangaloreans attended an air show and science exhibition conducted at Sarakki Lake in JP Nagar recently.

This charitable event was conducted by ‘Merry Go Learn’ in association with SLAIT (Sarakki Lake Area Improvement Trust) to spread awareness and support the cause of water conservation.

It saw the participation of more than 300 students from six schools in the area.

It had kids applying the concepts of science and maths to demonstrate interesting experiments, be it making a fire alarm, conducting magnetic races or even purifying blood as done by the lungs in the human body!

The highlight of the event was the air show conducted by aeromodelling experts.

Spectators were awestruck as they saw the airplane models performing acrobatics during the flight.

The programme started with jaw-dropping experiments by students in the age group of four to 13.

Six-year-old Niteesh showed how to make a torch understanding the concept of conductors and non-conductors.

The visitors had fun participating in the magnetic race as Nishant, another six-year-old, explained how the poles of two magnets repel. Kanishk, a ten-year-old, helped all visitors make their own catapult using the principle of potential and kinetic energy.

The audience was awestruck when Nikita, a student of ‘Merry Go Learn’, showed convection currents using layers of coloured water that did not mix.

There was a host of exercises to stimulate one’s brain. For instance, the students asked visitors to guess the number of coins that would make a giant pyramid, test which water sample is acidic to name a few.

Later, Tabrez, Mike and Pavan, who are aeronautic experts, took the planes to the skies and showed acrobatics like loops, rolls, hover etc.

A mesmerising street-play performance was also put up by the students. It was set in a future with no potable water and showed simple ways to conserve water.

The SLAIT representatives also requested the visitors to volunteer for the cause of saving the lake.

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