Educational trips help little learners of all ages understand important concepts and give them the opportunity to discover something completely new. What’s more, they are fun if it is related to science! A child develops new skills as he forms predictions and makes observations. No matter where a child’s interest may lie, a science related trip teaches him something new and gives him immense joy.
Science is very important in young kids’ lives.
- It involves a lot of communication with other people.
- Science develops patience and perseverance in them.
- Science teaches kids about the world around them.
- Science can spark in kids’ minds that they, too, can help solve the world’s big problems.
- Science is the perfect subject to complement a child’s natural curiosity.
- It’s practical and relevant and kids embrace it without thinking about it.
- Science helps answer all those questions kids ask.
Keeping all these aspects in mind, an educational trip was planned to Regional Science Centre. The students from classes III to VIII were taken on a visit to the Regional Science Centre, on Saturday, 31st October, 2015 in an attempt to gain insightful perspectives on scientific laws and theories. It was a great learning experience for the students as it invoked a sense of curiosity to explore the exhibits in the museum. The students visited various galleries and exhibition halls like Aqua mobile, Biotechnological revolution, Fluidics, Fun Science Gallery, Being human Gallery, Under water exploration Gallery, Wonder world of Materials Gallery, Popular Science Gallery and The Water Elixir Of Life. They were briefed about ways to treat and preserve water. The exhibits in Biotechnological gallery took the students to a journey from human gene to cracking of genetic code and to biotechnological applications and emerging trends. They learnt that we have been using the beneficial aspects of biotechnology in our everyday life. The curd and honey which we eat, the antibiotics, which we use to treat our ailments, and the cereals, which form our staple, diet are all glaring examples of application of biotechnology.
The ‘Being Human’ gallery presented a unique and fascinating view of science of social behaviour. Human mind is an amazing world of mysteries. Students learnt about the human behavior through the exhibits & dioramas and were provided in depth information on the interesting features of human mind.
After the gallery visit, the students were shown a 3D movie and the Scimax show. The students learnt invaluable lessons about the preservation of scientific and technological heritage of the country. The visit was definitely a fun and learning experience for students where they got fully interactive environment and interesting ways to learn the principles of science.