KSS at Pakistan Learning festival – CLC

Registration: Open to all.
Date: January 24, 2024 January 25, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Children’s Library Complex

Abstract:

The Khwarizmi Science Society made its way to the Pakistan Learning Festival organized by the Children’s Library Complex, fitting right into the celebration of knowledge that filled the venue. Over the two-day event, we had a lineup of activities planned to engage participants.

 

Day 1

Day 1 kicked off with our microscopy show, featuring digital microscopes displaying intriguing slides, from dragonfly wings to mouse kidneys. However, as expected, the children brought back more than just their curiosity—grass, ants, and, inevitably, a few strands of their own hair. Adoring their curiosity, we shifted our focus to exploring hair pigments, chloroplasts and ant antennas, sparking some lively discussions and a few chuckles. When it was time to zoom in, we brought out the trusty light microscopes, providing a closer look at our specimens and fielding questions ranging from the invention of the first microscope to the intricacies of lens power.

 

Day 2

On Day 2, the Khwarizmi Science Society was all set up with an Al Jazari Workshop, showcasing tools and equipment in action. Our workshop featured stations for wood cutting, drilling, and nailing, as well as final assembly, allowing eager children to rotate through each, gaining hands-on experience and practical skills along the way.

 

 

As children actively participated in building the “Manjaneeq,” they gained firsthand experience in mechanical engineering principles. They learned about concepts related to force and trajectory. Witnessing Manjaneeq in action was a memorable moment. As soon as the first ball landed, another was set, ready to launch.

 

 

Responding to popular demand, we reintroduced the microscopes on Day 2, along with an attention-grabbing Van de Graaff model, offering a captivating demonstration of static electricity’s fundamental laws to the fascinated attendees.

 

 

Through engaging demonstrations and hands-on workshops, our aim was to spark curiosity and inspire our audience.
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our management team – Amna Lal Hussain, Ayesha Jamal, and Ismail Shahzad, who not only handled logistics but also led by example in demonstrating experiments, and our committed volunteers – Dr. Ameenq, Maria, Sheeza, Shawaiz, Hunzala, Abdur Rehman, and Faizan e Bahoo – many young minds took those exciting first steps at the festival.

 

 

Here are some pictures of both days that are closed to our heart.






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