February 28, is observed as the National Science Day to commemorate the great discovery of the prominent scientist Dr. CV Raman. Every year, a week before this day, our school organises various activities like science essay competitions, workshops, debates, quiz competitions, etc. Like every year the present pandemic scenario could not deter our spirits. Rather we at Mayo College Girls’ School found a better way of Science week celebration by conducting two activities during the Science Week from the 25th to the 27th of February, 2021 online.
The first activity was the Amateur Astronomer Certification program which was conducted from the 25th to the 27th of February, 2021. The Amateur Astronomer Certification program was designed for students to learn the science behind the Celestial Objects. During the program, students learned about the Sun, planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets.
The program aimed to develop a strong foundation of Space and Scientific knowledge and skills among students.
For Classes 5th & 6th
Day 1. Topic: The Sun and Helio Pause
- Learn about Bary Center
- Explore Solar Atmosphere
- Learn about the Sun Spots
- Understand the Helio Pause
Day 2. Topic: White Dwarf, Neutron Star, and Black Hole
- Explore average Size Star
- Learn about massive Star
- Learn formation of the Black Hole
For Class 7th
Day 1. Topic: Ancient Astronomy, Solar System, Stars Life Cycle
- Learn about the Invention of the Telescope
- Understand the formation of the Solar Planets
- Explore the protostar to the death of the star.
Day 2. Topic: Aliens, Extra-Solar Planets and Time Traveling
- Learn about extraterrestrial life.
- Explore the Alien Planets
- Learn about the possibilities of traveling in the future.
Day 3: Evaluation day for all the Classes 5th, 6th and 7th students.
On 26th February “The Science Popularization Team” of Jawaharlal Nehru University organised a webinar on “SCIENCE BEHIND WONDERS” for students of class 9 and Pre Sc Science where two very eminent Professors were the speakers Dr. Shivraj Hariram Nile, Associate Professor College of Pharmacy, Chekiang Chinese Medical University Hangzhou, Zhejiang China and Prof. Arun S. Kharat School of life sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
The topics of discussion included:
What is vaccine and the biology behind its manufacturing?
How science took us from myths to actual facts behind the disease.
How experimental work was done in a research laboratory for designing a vaccine.
Can we, the citizens feel protected after having the vaccine?
Collection and processing of specimen (Micro-organism)
Characterization of the specimen (micro-organism) by MICROSCOPY AND BIOCHEMICAL ASSAYS.
By celebrating the week, we show our respect to the famous Indian physicist for his contribution to the field of Science. These activities enable our students to develop inquiring minds and curiosity about science, the natural world and make them understand that Science is a part of our everyday life and today’s life is also a blessing of Science.