Learning Science: Students experience hands-on training

Dimapur, July 9 (MExN): Feeling the need to teach and learn science in schools by questioning and understanding the concept and not just memorizing notes and writing in answer sheets, the Department of Science, Unity Christian Hr Sec School Diphupar, Dimapur with the coordination of Wekhem Zeliang organized a three-day summer training on basic learning of science. It began on July 6 at the school campus.


The main objective of the event was to give hands-on training to the students on different aspects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. It aimed to stimulate the students to observe, explore, discover and carry out the experiments by themselves at school and at home, have fun with science subject and experience science with right concept in a different and a unique way, informed a press release.


Experimental lecture and demonstration was conducted by the Science Teachers of the school, where students were encouraged to perform the experiments and activities by themselves, ask questions and take part in the group discussions. A presentation on ‘Art in Science’ was given by Lhicheü Khutso.


The training also focused on centripetal force, gravity, light and magnetism, study of plants cell and stomata, traffic light reaction, surface tension and diffusion followed by hands-on activity by the students and quiz, solving puzzles and drawing.


The final day witnessed all the students wearing self designed T-Shirts colourfully imprinted ‘BaZnGa’ signifying Barium, Zinc, Gallium. It also had the presence and participation of the parents in the different activities of the day. The training culminated with feedback by the students and parents. Students from classes VIII and above as well as from neighboring schools joined in this three days event.


The programme was initiated as a result of the school students’ participation in the North-East Students’ Summer Training on Basic Sciences (NESST-BASE) at Darjeeling from May 22 to June 3.


Bose Institute Mayapuri, Darjeeling hosed the NESST-BASE and the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India provided full sponsorship. The release further mentioned that Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Nagaland under the initiative of Telaknaro, Senior Technical Officer enabled the school students to participate in the training.