The students of class VI visited the National Science Centre at Pragati Maidan, Delhi on Friday, 28 April 2017 and Tuesday, 02 May 2017.
The students began the visit with an interactive session in the auditorium. The phenomenon of muscle contraction and relaxation was demonstrated to the students via an activity. The students were also told about the concept of hand-eye coordination. Following the session, the students were escorted to view the progression of the Energy Ball. They also had an opportunity to see Science On a Sphere (SOS), which is a room sized global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere. They also viewed a 3D animation detailing the advent and extinction of dinosaurs on planet earth.
The students visited various galleries, such as the Heritage Gallery, which contained exhibits about India’s profound and contribution to Astronomy, Mathematics, Chemistry, Medicine, Metallurgy, Art, Craft and Architecture. They also came across the gallery called Human Biology-The Miracle of Human Life, which showed the human body in all its aspects, namely, anatomical, physiological, biochemical, structural, systemic and functioning. They also saw models of extinct species like dinosaurs and the wooly mammoth in the gallery showcasing Pre-historic life.
The students also went to the Information Revolution gallery which displayed the evolution of Communication Technology over 6,000 years in India. The Digital Information gallery was also similarly informative. The most enjoyable part of the visit was the Fun with Science gallery. The students spent time playing various science related games and walking through the hall of mirrors.
On the whole, the visit to the National Science Centre was very informative and enjoyable for the students of class VI.