From launching a rocket to creating LED screen. Many such interesting experiments were demonstrated at the 'BrainCafé Budding Scientist Contest 2012' organized by BrainCafé, an activity based learning program of Zee Learn that bridges gap between teaching and learning science.
The event that observed participation of over 40 students showcasing their talent in the field of Science was held at Swami Vivekanand International School on September 8 in Wardha, near Nagpur. Students from renowned schools such as Wardha based Gandhi City High School, Channawar e-Vidya Mandir, Vidyaniketan International School, Sanskar Dyanpeeth School, Amravati based Swami Vivekanand International School and Swami Vivekanand Integration School in Latur exhibited their models based on scientific principles.
The third prize winner of BrainCafé Budding Scientist Contest, 2011, Agraj Khandekar from Gandhi City Public School at Wardha had attended the event with his automated robot this time. The occasion was graced by Dr. Deep Varma, Principal Scientific officer and Head of innovation Cell and Mr. Ravi Kumar, Deputy Director Energy and Infrastructure Department at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Industrialization, Wardha.
Mr Amanpal Singh, Business Head, BrainCafé, said, “The second BrainCafé Budding Scientist Contest'12” is one of the India's largest Science competition that provides students with the unique platform to showcase their ability to apply scientific principles for creating working models. Held across different levels, from School to the National level, the contest attempts to develop High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) among students through the route of Science. The BrainCafé technique enables the 'Learning by Doing' through the unique teaching methodology, based on 'Observe, Explore and Reflect.”
“As a part of motivation to the participants, BrainCafé offers an international trip to the first prize winner from each category. The student can bag a chance to visit Japan's Gakken Educational Company,” added Mr Singh.
Earlier, the BrainCafé Budding Scientist Contest 2011 had observed participation of 3,000 students from 90 schools across the country. “The range of innovations demonstrated by BrainCafé students during the contest had been beyond belief.
From Hydraulic Lift to Elevator, Solar Car to Rotating lamp, Barometer to Wind Mill– the diversity of creativity was phenomenal. The projects were demonstrated applying the BrainCafé system of learning scientific principles,” explains Mr Singh.
Report by: Praneet Mendon
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