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Senior Secondary School

(Affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi)

 

 

         
 

Science Club

The objective of the Science Club is to awaken the child's perception of the world at large; to nurture a searching and questioning mind, and to inculcate a desire to preserve and conserve the valuable life and resources of nature around it. It was started to create an awareness tha wild life merely did not mean the bid and bold but consisted of small and ugly along with the bright and beautiful flora. Through its various awareness programmes like talks, video shows, visits to factories and nature spots, and Intra and Inter-School competitions, the club brings out latent talents and helps the children appreciate nature in general.

SCIENCE CLUB ACTIVITIES 2016 - 2017

 Science club activities were conducted during the month of January across classes 2 to 11 as a part of their extensive learning approach towards science.  All children were given hands on experience through various activities. 

Class 2 had model making on Air and its properties

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Class 3 had model making on different types of houses.

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Class 4 had Role play on Scientists and their inventions.

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Class 5 had Balloon Race car competition

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Class 6 had project on electricity and magnetism.

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Class 7 had hands on experiments based on physical science and biology topics.

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Class 8  had Quiz competition

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Class 11 had project display on various concepts in physics and chemistry.

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Students across classes 7 to 11won Zonal level prizes conducted

 

Birla Science Planetarium conducted various competitions on 27th and 28th January on account of National Science Day.
Divya. V of class 7 A won the consolation prize in poster making competition.
Students of class 8 enacted a role play on contemporary scientists and won consolation prize.

Class 11 students won the second place in quiz competition.

 

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Class 3 students were involved in hands on activity.  They designed their own party wear decorated with stones and lace.  This was an extended activity as a part of their topic Clothes

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Class 6 students stitched an Eco-friendly cloth bag related to their Biology topic Garbage in and Garbage out emphasizing  on reuse of old clothes.

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Silver Zone New Delhi conducted international informatics Olympiad (1st level) on 1st of December 2016.  Students of class VIII won medals for their remarkable performance

 

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HANDS ON ACTIVITY BY CLASS TWO STUDENTS – MAKING OF SPIDER WEB

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MAKING OF NEST

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KITE MAKING ACTIVITY BY CLASS III STUDENTS

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Students  of Class 8 participated  in Inter school science fair conducted by Sindhi Model school on 27.10.16 and took over the 1st and 3rd place in quiz events.

 

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Students of Class XI participated in interschool science fair EXON 2016 held at Sri Sankara sr. sec. school  on 06.11.16and won prizes for exhibits and R & D(VISION 20-20) and Green Screen  .

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NAME OF THE PROJECT – SAPLING PROJECT
PROJECT DONE ON 18.11.2016- FRIDAY


AROUND 680 SEEDS WERE SOWN BY CLASS 8 STUDENTS ON 18.11.16.  THE SEEDS WILL BE WATERED, GROWN AND DONATED AS SAPLINGS FOR PLANTING IN DIFFERENT PLACES.

THIS IS A NEW INTIATIVE TAKEN BY OUR SCHOOL, WHICH IS GUIDED AND SUPPORTED BY A NGO.

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Project- Water Management


Around 42 students of class VII were involved in the water management program. They worked in groups in finding the information about the number of storage tanks, usage of water and leakage in water taps in our School. They also came out with solutions along with resource person for water management as a pilot project.

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Vidya Mandir organised an interschool compettion INFO HIGH on 12 th November 2016 . Sree Lakshmi and Ritika of  class 11  won the I place in the Collage competition and Shivani. S won the III place in the Power point presentation competition. 13 students from class 11 took part in 7 diffferent competitions.

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GRAINS TO ELEPHANT CARE FACILITY (TREE FOUNDATION)


TREE FOUNDATION and WRRC (Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre) have adopted three elephants to enable them to live in the natural surroundings. It is the first dedicated Elephant Care Facility (ECF) in South India located at Kurumbaram village, Marakanam taluk, Villipuram, Tamilnadu. The facility serves to provide abused and neglected elephants with the freedom which they have been denied.

BALA VIDYA MANDIR had collected Ragi, Cumin, Turmeric and Pepper. There was an overwhelming response from the students, parents and staff of their school, having collected 450.950 kg of Ragi, 21.45 kg of Pepper, 22.25 kg of Turmeric and 30.600 kg of Cumin.


On Independence Day, the Founder and Chairperson of TREE FOUNDATION, Dr Supraja Dharini and other members of TREE FOUNDATION were invited. During the celebration, students of class VIII - Ramadhanani R, Secretary of Karuna club and Srinidhi S.a member, handed over the collected grains to Dr. Supraja Dharini.

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MRS. B. RAMYA ATTENDED A TEACHER’S CONFERENCE ON BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AWARENESS ORGANISED BY TREE FOUNDATION ON 15.07.16. 


The project on Elephant care facility was taken up by our school under the guidance of Mrs. Ramya. A briefing was done on Biodiversity trail and workshop. A rehabilitation Centre for elephants is set up in Kurumabaram (near Marakanam) which involves steps taken in improving the life of elephants.

CLASS IV students attended a Dentist talk on Healthy teeth and care on 8th August 2016. It was an interactive session.  The Dentist Dr. Manasa briefed about total care of teeth and proper brushing.

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CLASS II Students did hands on activity by Germinating different seeds to learn the process of Growth of a Plant from seeds.

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Mr. Nagarajan – P.E.T INSTRUCTOR of our school conducted a demo session for CLASS V STUDENTS on First aid to be given during injuries and fractures and also about the safety measures to be followed during fire accidents.

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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD FOUNDATION conducted examination from classes VI –XII. 
KAUSHIK RAJENDRAN OF CLASS VII & KREDAI RAMAN OF CLASS VIII stood first in the competitive exam for the year 2015-16.

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Students of class 9 had an opportunity to attend an interactive session on Aquaculture species at Central Institute of Brackish water Aquaculture- Indian Council of Agricultural Research during the month of April at Muttukadu, Chennai.

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CLASS 2 –  EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO SHAKAMBARI GARDENS, ADYAR.

Students  of class 2 had a nature walk through the garden to explore the different types of plants on 04.07.16.

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Students of class 11 were taken to Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science to attend the workshop on ‘The basic techniques of Microbiology and Biotechnology’ on 8th July 2016, Friday.
Students were taken to the Microbiology lab where they observed and learnt procedures behind antibiotics, milk testing, water testing, Gram staining procedure. They gained practical knowledge and basic concepts of recent trends in Microbiology.

Students also participated in a poster making competition on the topic 'Dimensions of Wellness' where our school bagged the first prize.
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SCIENCE CLUB ACTIVITIES 2015 - 2016

VARIOUS SCIENCE CLUB ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED FOR CLASSES II - IX TO KINDLE CURIOSITY, INQUISITIVENESS AND CREATIVITY AMONG CHILDREN.

CLASS II - NEST MAKING USING THEIR OWN RESOURCE MATERIAL

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CLASSII – ELOCUTION ON  ENDANGERED ANIMALS

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CLASS III- MAKING A  PARTY WEAR USING VARIOUS FABRICS.

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MODEL MAKING OF VARIOUS TYPES OF HOUSES

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POSTER MAKING ON SAFETY RULES

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CLASS IV – VEGETATIVE PROPOGATION

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CLASS IV – DENTIST TALK

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CLASS V -BALLOON CAR RACE

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CLASS VI -FIRELESS COOKING COMPETITION

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CLASS VI –  PROJECT ON ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM

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CLASS VII- GUEST LECTURE ON GARDENING

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CLASS VIII – SCIENCE QUIZ

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CLASS X -COLLAGE ON CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCE.

 

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STUDENTS OF CLASS XI ATTENDED A GUEST LECTURE IN ANNA UNIVERSITY ON 06.02.2016(SATURDAY) ON THE TOPIC “ FUTURE IN OUTER SPACE”.
THE TALK WAS GIVEN BY SPACE RESEARCHER, VISUAL ARTIST, ASTRO BIOLOGIST ANGELO VERMELEUN CREW COMMANDER OF HI-SEAS, MARS SIMULATION PROGRAM FUNDED BY NASA.

 

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As part of our Science club activity, Dr.  MAHALINGAM,  Scientist, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, delivered a keynote address on different types of cancer. The lecture was held at our school auditorium on 22nd January 2016. The Class IX students attended the same. At the outset, Dr, Mahalingam began his lecture about various types of cancer prevalent in India.


He then explained about the multiplication of cancerous cells in our body, using a simple car analogy. Though the subject was complex, narrative was kept very simple. Dr.Mahalingam then expanded his lecture on different other types of cancer prevalent in developed and developing countries. We also learnt about the causative organisms of different types of cancer. He then brought to light on preventive measures , treatment and techniques available to detect and prevent cancer.

He also emphasized on the bad habit of eating junk food which can be  a reason for triggering of cancer . It was an interesting and a informative lecture and we were completely engrossed and didn't realise time pass so quickly.We thanked Mr.Mahalingam for  taking his valuable  time and giving us valuable information

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Popularisation of Science Workshop

On 23rd  and 24thJuly 2015, students of class XI- B attended the workshop on ‘Popularisation of Science’ and also presented the exhibits on Microbiology and Biotechnology conducted by Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts and Science, Adyar.


They learnt about various subjects like blood grouping, cultural media, soil microbiology,inoculation and wavelength of DNA solution. They also gained knowledge about DNA isolation, tissue culture, transgenic plants, immunology, PCOD and working of various lab apparatus. In each lab they had the opportunity to analyse specimens under the microscope, and had hands on experience like vermi-compost and observe basic staining techniques’


Pranav Krishna shivakumar, Hanish srinivasan and Sudha.L.Arulalan won the III place in model making competition.

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SCIENCE CLUB ACTIVITIES 2014 - 2015

TURTLE WALK


On the night of February 21st,’2015, the biology students of class-11 went for a Turtle Walk in Marina beach. They were accompanied by Ms. Jegatha, Ms.Shoba, Ms.Sarawathi and Ms.Debjani. Turtles come to the shore at night between 12:30 am to 4:30 am to lay the eggs. Although turtles take such precautionary measures to protect their young, in today’s world, they are still exposed to a lot of danger.  And now with increased urbanisation and the building of many ports on our sea shore, there is less area for the turtles to come safely and lay their eggs.  The basic idea of Turtle walk is to scour the beaches in the late hours of the night to watch the turtle laying eggs or collection of eggs and keep them in hatcheries and leave them into the ocean after hatchling. We saw the turtle path and found 127 eggs laid by it. The eggs were collected and sent to the hatcheries. Over all, it was an amazing learning experience and an eye opener for the students.

 

VARIOUS SCIENCE CLUB ACTIVITIES WERE CONDUCTED FOR CLASSES II - IX TO KINDLE CURIOSITY, INQUISITIVENESS AND CREATIVITY AMONG CHILDREN.

CLASS II- NEST MAKING AND KITE MAKING

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CLASS III- ROLE PLAY ON BIRDS

 

CLASS IV- CAMPIGN ON IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITIONAL VALUES

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CLASS V- ROCKET BALLOON CAR RACE

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CLASS VI FIRELESS COOKING

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CLASS VII- MASK MAKING

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MASK MAKING

 

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CLASS VIII- QUIZ

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CLASS IX DIVERSITY IN LIVING ORGANISMS EXHIBIT

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Students of class VIII ( Sai Priyanka and Rashmi) bagged the third prize in SBOA farm fest – 2014 held at SBOA school and Junior college, Chennai. They received second runners up under Junior category. It was a inter school exhibition of family farming.

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MISSION SEA TURTLE

Tree foundation is a trust for environment education. Conservation and community development. The organization brought a mobile van into the school premised and briefed the children of classes II – VIII on environmental issues such as threats to sea turtles and role of sea turtles in marine ecosystem


This event was organized by the science department on November 15th 2014. The students of class II to VIII reviewed the colorful display of various living things of the marine environment.


Visual learning experience benefited students through, life cycle feeding habits, nesting habits and how children can protect them in their own way.

 

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FLIPPER FEST CONTEST ON MARINE BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION CONDUCTED BY ANNA UNIVERSITY

Flipper fest ’14-Marine Biodiversity Conservation awareness mela organised by Tree Foundation in association with Anna University, Chennai was held on 21st and 22nd August 2014 at Vivekananda Auditorium, Anna University. The students of our school participated in various events such as poster designing, essay writing (Tamil and English) power point presentation and quiz.


 Anirudh Natarajan of class 12-B won the first place in Essay writing competition in Tamil on the topic ‘Why Marine Biodiversity is important’? Uthara Shankar and Krithika.K of class 12-B bagged the third prize in the Power point presentation on the topic ‘Land-Ocean connection’.  Sindhuja and Sunanda of class 9 won the consolation prize in Poster designing competition on ‘Marine Biodiversity’. The students were presented with a book each along with the certificates.

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Students of class-XI (biology group) have attended the guest lecture by Adhith on Monday (21/7/14) about conservation of sea turtles. Adhith is a volunteer, working for ‘Students sea turtle Conservation Network Chennai’. He gave an insight for the students about the reproductive cycle of sea turtles, laying eggs, nestling etc.  Students had interactive session after his presentation. He emphasized on the need for conservation of sea turtles and the environment. It was an interesting and informative session.

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SCIENCE CLUB ACTIVITIES 2013 - 2014

Class V students were given a presentation on different adaptive features of turtles. They were shown video on camouflaging of animals in different situations. They were also shown a live turtle and its features were explained by the resource person.

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Siddarth Ramesh and Milan R. Nair of Class XI participated in the regional level CBSE science expo and were selected to the final. They participated in the final level, which was held in New Delhi. They came out as winners and received merit certificates and cash award.


Class IX students received the prize for the best performing school in a project based Competition conducted by Iken Scientifica.


Tree Foundation conducted a quiz competition on “Elephant”, in which Sunanda S and Anjana of Class VIII won second prize.


Tree Foundation conducted a ‘Flipper Fest 2013’ on the topic Marine biodiversity. Our students R. Anand of class X won the first place  in essay writing and Mekha T.K.and  Pooja R won second prize in poster making. 


Malavika Sridhar and T. Gowthami from Class XII won third place in the quiz conducted by Sri Sankara Sr. Sec. School on November 6th as part of their Science expo ‘Exons’. Rahul and Prerna Prakash of Class XI won second prize in model making.


Effervescence Bonds-2013 conducted by Vidya Mandir, Mylapore, our students participated and won many prizes. They won the runners up trophy.


Students of classes VII to XII appeared for a competitive exam ‘Zonal  Informatic Olympiad’  on 23rd November.


Class VIII students were given a demonstration on ‘Recycling of paper’ by Ms. Banumathy.

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Class V displayed their experimental projects on ‘Air and water’.

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Class XI students attended a lecture on bioinformatics by a professor from SRM university.

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Class X visited surabhi farm, where they learnt about the importance of organic farming and  a biogas plant that convert bio waste into fuel.


IIT Madras conducted a ‘Tech Fest’ in which our students won prizes in quiz and design a projectx.

 

 

 

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