Thursday, August 12, 2010

About Noble Laureates and more...

 George Bernard Shaw, once told: "Some men see things as they are and say 'why?' I dream things that never were and say 'why not?'  with this motive, the students of  Atmiya Vidya Mandir understand Science. To develop scientific temper as an intrinsic quality, an inter-house Science Competition was organized on Saturday 7th Aug. 2010.
For Std 1 and 2, Std 3, 4 and 5, all the students participated in a “Scientific Memory Competition” wherein they were given a glimpse of various science related daily objects and were asked to recollect from memory and list them down.  Quite an impressive memory of the students was witnessed by the teachers on the day.
In the Seniors section, two groups per house – one from Std 6 and 7 and another from Std 8 ad 9 participated in the competition. Students were encouraged and guided to give presentations on the lives and research work of different Nobel laureates. They were to figure out how the scientific world operates through systematic observation, research and analysis.
They prepared a presentation on the achievements, research and life of the following Nobel Laureates:
Venkatraman 'Venki' Ramakrishnan
Albert  Einstein
C.V Raman
Niels Bohr
Hargobind Singh Khurana
Alexander Fleming
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Marie Curie

It was an amalgamation of numerous fanciful illustrations of their inventions and contribution along with interesting and quirky facts of their research work. The budding scientists of Atmiya Vidya Mandir untangled the threads that create the tapestry of their (Nobel laureates) formulated principles, laws and theories.
Senior executives from the Reliance Industries, Surat – Shri A K Das and Shri G S Dixit were invited as the judges on this occasion. They were highly impressed by the students and their presentation skills, but they were ready to pass the torches in the hands of these aspiring scientists.
Satyam House were the winners in Group 1 (Std 1-2).
Suhradam House were the winners in Group 2 (Std 3-4-5), Group 3 (Std 6-7) and Group 4 (Std 8-9).
As per the overall points scored, Satyam House turned out to be the winner of the competition, very very closely followed by Suhradam House.
This competition proved to be an effort to bridge the gap between pure science and applied science. The Science faculty of Atmiya Vidya Mandir left no stone unturned to generate the spirit of critical analysis and develop scientific temper.
Written by: Seema Madam

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