And here’s the feedback from Newton Kids about their experience with the ‘Science for Life’ workshop …
The kids say they thoroughly enjoyed all the experiments, and no wonder! Doing things yourself is always so much more fun than just reading about them or watching other people do them, be it the teacher in class or a show host on TV!!!
This is, after all, what Newton Club is all about — hands-on Science!
Surprisingly, the making of ‘elephant toothpaste‘ was the most popular experiment in this group (check it out on youtube at http://youtu.be/QWNi0x-hjIs). Well, it may not be actual toothpaste, and more like a fountain of beautiful, colourful foam, but it was certainly the most spectacular–almost like a magic trick!
Our own observation, however, tells us that the yummiest were making ice cream in 20 minutes (most of them tried it at home with their favourite flavours) and making their own solar ovens and baking their own mini-pizzas in them (http://youtu.be/GpC1ozFMDaI) … as soon as they saw the pizzas were done, it was a sight worth watching to see them rush to the terrace to retrieve their solar oven … before we could reach the workshop room after them at a more sedate pace, the pizzas were all out of the ovens and almost gone!!
Although they did save some for us too
Plus, there was all the fun we had with lights, colours and optical illusions!
And stuff like learning how to do the Hiemlich Manoeuver to help a choking person, other first-aid measures, and the science behind food and nutrition … skills and knowledge that will help them throughout their lives!
And now, over to the kids themselves …
Naina Goel, Presidium, Ashok Vihar: http://youtu.be/uu6-Q2Nbqhc
Muskaan Gupta, Montford School, Ashok Vihar: http://youtu.be/yCw8vNw0nRk
Riya Rana, Montford School, Ashok Vihar: http://youtu.be/XpMMSKZBeOU
Manav Gupta, Ryan International School, Rohini: http://youtu.be/y7QU_JI2mRQ
Utkarsh Bhageria, Heritage School, Rohini: http://youtu.be/UBIwpRli_pA
Meghna Goel, Springdales School, Pusa Road: http://youtu.be/BcYKmVeJP6k
Shreyansh Agarwal, Modern School, Vasant Vihar: http://youtu.be/bb7EcpMcPRI
And so, we wind up our first, wonderfully enjoyable workshop. Looking forward to the next one at Brilliants’ Convent, Pitampura (check out the Google map on the link below) from 18th to 22nd June.
Good bye for now till we meet again in June!
Location of Brilliants’ Convent, Pitampura (Workshop dates: 4th to 8th June 2012)
(the location on the map is correct even though clicking on it you sometimes see ‘this location is incorrect)