Studying Science involves the development of important skills such as Observing, classifying, reasoning, analyzing and applying. Many of these skills can be taught by using the scientific method but at Silver Oaks School these skills are best taught through hands-on activities and experiments. It is very important to develop the science acumen amongst the students to hone their reasoning and understanding abilities.
Various brainstorming sessions such as expert talks, case studies and nature walks are organized where the students express different views and list their observations. Students are made to learn difficult concepts through easy and small hands-on activities using daily life materials.
Nature walk is a very good way to familiarize students with various phenomena. Each concept is concluded with a small experiment where the students apply their knowledge and discuss the outcomes with peers.
To sensitize the students to global issues and foster scientific talent amongst our Silverians we always try to initiate small projects in school where students try and find innovative solutions to real-life problems and here Macmillan Education India gave our students a platform to express themselves. Through such competitions, students gain confidence and obtain immense exposure as they compete with students from all over India. Two of the projects which we initiated in our school “Eco Ink”, where students made marker ink using soot coming from the generator and “Parali Murals”, in which the students found innovative ways to reduce stubble burning were applauded by renowned personalities from the scientific community.
Ms Ravinder Sra