Delhi Public School, RK Puram hosted its Annual Inter-School Science Festival, ‘Sapere Aude’ Latin which means Dare to Know). A total of 34 schools across Delhi NCR, actively participated in this vibrant extravaganza.
The eleven on-site activities of the festival included waste wise creativity challenge, 3D Collage of a Healthy Lunchbox, Science Quiz, Ad Act Actinium, Turncoat Debate, Slide Presentation, Model Making, Let’s Innovate, 3-D Collage and four off-site events.
The Science Quiz in its multiple stages provided a platform to test students’ knowledge on the history, significance, and application of theories related to Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. A preliminary round was conducted first followed by an invigorating knockout round.
Model Making required the students to design ingenious models outlining the importance of Physics in our everyday life. The competition was judged by Mr. Bibhuti Pandey.
Through Slide Presentation students were able to display their fascination of the wonders of space, encompassing topics ranging from black holes to extra-terrestrial life on Mars to the impact of global warming on the very planet we call home. Their presentations were judged by Mr. Sanjay Agarwal.
Ad-act-Actinium offered the students the opportunity to showcase their self-created advertisements on stage. The enactments brought out the theatrical abilities of the students along with their insight on the latest innovations in sustainable products. Mr. Amber Sahil and Dr. Ruby Mishra judged these acts.
Chem Canvas presented a myriad of artistic, thought-provoking graphics on science. The posters aimed at creating awareness about the harmful effects of chemicals and using innovative scientific methods to combat them. This creative activity was judged by Ms. Monica Bhatia.
Turncoat Debate gave the students opportunities to express their views in the form of arguments pertaining to impromptu topics on the advancements in the fields of Biology and Biotechnology. The debaters were also tested on their previous knowledge by the judges Dr. Deepak Gaur, Professor, JNU, and Dr. Atika Dayal, HOD English.
Let’s Innovate gave a voice to students to present innovative yet simple teaching methodologies to facilitate the study of biology. It provided an opportunity for students to suggest alternatives to traditional classroom teaching. The event was judged by Dr. Varsha Baweja and Dr. Kamal Gupta, Prof. Deshbandhu College.
Food Adulteration Test consisted of the young biologists exploring the effects of contaminants in food by conducting meticulous tests. Their sophisticated work was judged by Dr. Richa Mishra, Prof. Venkateshwara College, and Mr. SS Raghav, Chief Technical Officer, NFL, FSSAI.
As the name suggests, Waste- wise Creativity Challenge encouraged the students to get creative with waste. This gave them a chance to combine their sense of aesthetics with concern for the environment. This activity was judged by Dr. Jaydeep Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Ms. N Sudeshna, senior faculty, English Department.
Paint an E-Poetry required the participants to represent a given theme both graphically and poetically. The event provided an insight into the participants’ artistic as well as poetic abilities. This was judged by Ms. Richa Mishra and Mr. Shiven Singh Tanwar.
The Chief Guest, Ms. Vanita Sehgal, Principal, Delhi Public School R K Puram expressed her fascination with the innovative creations of the participants and mentioned the significant role of science in giving life to the world and Art for making it beautiful. She encouraged the aspiring scientists to not confine their knowledge within the four walls of their classroom but to apply it in the real world. She not only congratulated the students on their remarkable work but also thanked the teachers and volunteers for contributing to the success of the event.