World Science Day is an occasion that is celebrated every year to highlight the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.
Everything is practically impossible until it is done.
This year, at a time when the world is struggling with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of World Science Day was on “Science for and with Society in dealing with the global pandemic.” To honor this role, The City School International, Dubai celebrated the World Science Day on 10th November 2020 by organizing a plethora of activities.
‘Science – Out of the box’ was the theme for year – 3 to 6 where the students participated enthusiastically and explored the magical world of creative learning by performing various live experiments during the online sessions. Each student contributed with either a display with hands-on activities demonstrating various science investigations using readily available materials at home or sharing amazing facts about Science.
In secondary sections the students prepared their activities and presentations in advance. They were given a choice of diversifying their presentations, so we had an array of responses from fun experiments, posters, and videos to fun facts about science and even scientific jokes. The students had fun making them and so did we while we watched them all performing simple experiments and relating it all to real life.
This was followed by the Scientific Poster Making Competition and Scientific writing competition. It was organized to encourage and develop a scientific fervor and an attitude of research skills.
Where students of year – 3 to 6 made posters on the topics such as ‘Impact of Organic food on Health’, ‘Robots and their Applications’, ‘Hope – Emirates Mars Mission’ and ‘Is the Earth healing itself during lockdown?’ It was a fun-filled celebration where all the students showcased their talents on creativity and innovation.
Year 7 to 11 wrote article on the topics such as ‘Can a supercomputer like Spinnaker be a replacement for human brain. Justify?’, ‘Online Learning: A boon or a Curse?’
‘A day in the life of a stem scientist’, ‘Is herd immunity a false promise?’, ‘Is it possible to create genetically perfect offspring?’ Selected students from each class were awarded with certificate of excellence and Certificate of recognition. Some students shown outstanding creativity they awarded with trophy.