National Science Day activities across School

The quote "The essence of science is independent thinking, hard work, and not equipment" by C.V. Raman highlights the importance of individual thinking and hard work in science.

Every year on February 28, India celebrates National Science Day to honour the discovery of the "Raman Effect" by Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. This day creates awareness about the contribution of C.V. Raman in the field of science and aims to encourage young minds to pursue science with keen interest. 

The Raman Effect is a phenomenon in which a beam of light passing through a transparent material is scattered in a way that reveals the molecular structure of the material. It helps explain various natural phenomena such as the appearance of a blue sky, an advanced sunrise, and a delayed sunset. National Science Day 2024 has the theme "Indigenous Technologies For Viksit Bharat," emphasising the importance of science and technology in India. 

The Indian School-Second Shift celebrated National Science Day by fostering scientific curiosity and learning among the students. The Pre school to class 2 students planted seeds and learned about the basic requirements for growing plants and the concept of living and non-living beings. 

Class 3 held a classroom discussion about the importance of science and technology and curated a brochure highlighting the achievements and efforts of scientists. Class 4 engaged in poster-making about the importance of National Science Day, highlighting key concepts used in day-to-day life. 

Classes 5 and 6 discussed the consequences of the misuse of science and technology and emphasised the importance of environmental conservation. Class 5 enacted a play on "Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic," while class 6 prepared an electric circuit and a pinhole camera. 

Class 7 participated in a paper-burning activity and learned about image formation using convex lenses. Class 8 created portfolios gave presentations on Nobel laureates and experimented on the electrical conductivity of liquids. Class 9 delved into the Tyndall Effect and Archimedes' Principle, while class 10 conducted experiments exploring electricity and magnetism. 

The event concluded with a pledge to promote science and technology and help India grow in the field of science.