Little scientists' day out at 'Brain Quest'

The confluence of rural and urban, scientific and non-scientific, technical and non-technical, indeed resulted in the innovative discoveries led by the little young minds here at ‘Brain Quest,’ the 12th annual Udupi district science and technology fair and competition organized by E-Skool.

The science and technology fair offered a podium and enabled the young minds to experiment with their imaginative creativity. The day long science and marketing fest showcased scientific discoveries using various theories and scientific equations.

Besides, it also provided the avenue to test the marketing skills of the children. The college going students were also offered an occasion to assess their capabilities for the first time along with their high school counterparts in the fest.

E-Skool Director Poornima Kamath told Deccan Herald that she is overwhelmed that the students who are on social media have come in large number.

She said 400 students registered for the entry, however the unregistered entries are many in number. The curiosity of the young and their willingness to take part in the unusual and unique competitions is something great. She lamented that the schools in rural areas are lagging behind. She hoped that the next year’s expo would witness rural students in large numbers. She said she would try convincing the headmasters and teachers of the schools in rural areas, she added.

Shraddha from Siddhi Vinayaka School, Hattiyangadi said that the expo offered her the opportunity to give a push to her aspirations towards scientific inquest. She said she would always go in depth into science and the discoveries taking place on the planet. While Gagan from the same school adds that, they are not here for any competition or rivalry. Instead, participation is more important.

'This is a knowledge acquiring voyage, which helps us to know limitless issues about science,' he said. Both worked on the density measurement and lava lamp. On the other hand, Shivam from V K R Acharya Memorial School, Kunjal, says that he had no difficulty in inventing the power saving and power generating one way lift. He added that the lift can be run by the power saved and collected through inverted system, he said.

Deepashankar from Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavar, and his teammate Sandeep are concerned with the increasing pollution and their innovative grass cutter and vacuum cleaner which generates manure is the testimony for their apprehensions.

Sandeep said recycling and use of solar energy would save environment from extensive pollution. Meanwhile, Chethan from Government High School, Shivapura, Hebri, displayed the giant wheel supporting the idea of car parking. He said his discovery would solve the parking space problem, besides helping people to ensure the safety of their vehicles. The hover car manufactured using magnetic property and repulsion theory by Ashmith and Safwan from Green Park High School, Heeriyadka aims at avoiding accidents.

The duo say that the hover car would sense the possible danger and be alert due to mechanization and technology used to make it accident proof, they said.

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