The Sci-Fun programmes visited these schools:- KRSS-Savoiverem,Jawahar Navodaya idyalaya-Canacona, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya-Valpoi, Holy Cross School-Quepem,Pope John Higher Secondary-Quepem, RPRS-Bandora, Kendriya Vidyalaya-Ponda, St. Xavier’s Institute-Curtorim.
SCI-FUN TRAINING: Science student trainees were rigorously trained for science concepts, making of Sci-toys using Arvind Gupta’s idea, using of science kits from Butterfly fields, presentation skills, over several Saturdays by coordinator, before the visiting different schools. Sci-toys were prepared by trainees from throw away and waste materials like old slippers, paper, pet bottles, balloons etc. The presentation skills like explaining the concept ans classroom management.
CONCEPTS: Butterfly field’s kits were used to explain different concepts like static electricity, Newton’s third law, friction etc. and Sci-toys used to explain centre of gravity, conservation of moment of intertia, Boyle’s law, magnetism, sound and aerodynamics. Through Chemistry demonstration concepts such as Redox reaction, Exothermic reaction, etc.
PROGRAMME SCHEDULE: The programme emphasises on hands on experience and students having fun while learning. The presentation is a 3 hour programme in std. 6th, 7th and 8th .First 1 hour is demonstration in the classroom followed by common demonstrations for whole school. Common demonstration consists of physics as well as chemistry concepts. The students are given opportunity to perform demonstrations in groups. Students are allowed to express their views regarding the concepts. Finally the student trainees explain the concepts through Power Point.