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A Visit to Nehru Planetarium


The Science department tool the students of class V on 24th Aug, 2016 to give them insight into our solar system, planets, asteroids, constellations and other celestial objects. The students were shown a show called “The Universe (in English)” that gave them a firsthand experience of how our universe was created and celestial objects in it. This show increased their curiosity and encouraged them to take interest in astronomy and aerospace sciences. The students also visited Nehru Museum which gave them insight into the life of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, freedom fighters and India’s freedom struggle. They really enjoyed the visit and got motivated enough to take up science and research work in the fields like astronomy, astrophysics and aero space engineering.


SARISKA ASTRO PARK


Our students attended Astrotourism Star Parties at Astroport Sariska from 6th May 2017 to 8th May 2017 with an aim intend to inculcate a love for astronomy and nature. Children learnt to connect and develop empathy with the nature and find oneness with the stars. It was an educational trip incorporating learning with fun. Students went on nature walk and Astroport tour where they learnt why organic farming should be practiced. Students learnt about the medicinal properties of many plants like Hingot, Adusta etc. Students did a trek where they did Tehla Fort observation using Binoculars from the hill top, hence learning about the working of binoculars. Students also learnt about the most important aspect of Astronomy i.e., night sky. Students learnt the difference between refractor and reflector telescope, how a telescope can be aligned towards the celestial objects and the concepts of light pollution, dark adaptation, constellations and asterism. They learnt the astronomical importance of directions. Students got to know new facts about pole star and they learnt that it can be found using two constellations. Students found pole star using Ursa Major. Students understood the motion of planets on the celestial sphere. They understood the ecliptic and zodiacal constellations.


NASA TRIP


Four students along with a teacher visited Kennedy Space Centre of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Florida (USA) during summer vacations. The aim of the trip was to give students a firsthand experience of the various activities and provide them a forum to interact with best minds of the world. Entering the simulator and getting the feel of an astronaut in space was a lifetime experience for them. They also got the opportunity to interact with the astronauts. A visit to the top universities like Harvard and MIT was also a part of the trip. Such trips serve as the ground where children are trained for real life experiences and help foster their decision making powers, thereby enhancing their careers.

 

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY


Outdoor Photography and Sketching session was held in the month of April at National Museum, New Delhi wherein 54 students of classes VI XII participated. The students were briefed in advance on how to click and sketch live sculptures on-the-spot. Their joy knew no bounds as they clicked a large number of amazing pictures with dramatic light and shade. The students gained insight on the historical facts and stories too.

 

EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO RANTHABORE


Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, National Park and the famous Ranthambore Fort are situated in the administrative districts of Sawai Madhopur and Karauli. The dry-deciduous forests of Ranthambore are spread over undulating boundaries of two major hills- the Aravalis and the Vindhyas. Ranthambore has a rich population of animals like- tiger, leopard, caracal, sambar, cheetal, spotted deer, nilgai and chinkara.

 

The Art Camp at Ranthambore constituted the rejuvenating Art workshops which enhanced the creativity of students. In addition to art making, students were also engaged in discussions, live demonstrations and listening to live music, traditional Rajasthani folk dance, photography at Jungle Safari and Bird watching.The Camp reinforced the importance of a creative journey.

 


VISIT TO MC LEODGANJ DHARAMSHALA


An Adventure camp to Mcloedganj and Dharamshala was organized wherein 31 children accompanied by 3 teachers went to the base camp Bhagsunag, set against the backdrop of Dhanladhar range of mountains. The students did 3-4 kms trekking everyday over the rocky terrain, rock climbing, river crossing and rappelling etc



 
TRIP TO VARANASI

Date: 4th May - 09th May, 2016

A team of 22 students and 5 teachers from Salwan Public School, mayur vihar went Varanasi from 4th to 9th May, 2016.

Social Science department had initiated in collaboration with art and photography club to do an intensive study on exploring the city of Varanasi as a part of their curriculum. Besides inculcating a spirit of inquiry towards discovering the rich cultural heritage. They also interacted with scholars and did an independent study on the demography, religion and political structure.





Visit to Chail Himachal Pradesh for Astrophotography Workshop

Date:09th Nov-12th Nov

A visit to Chail,Himachal Pradesh for Astrophotography Workshop was organized by SPS, M.V during the month of Nov.ie 9th Nov. to 12th Nov.2016 for students from classes VI to X. The main aim and objective of the workshop is to understand the flow of the sky, its major objects, to combat light pollution constraints from planning to post, to analyze the image processing chain from photon capture to final image and to understand the relation between astronomy and astrophotography.







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