19 November 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sir CV Raman’s House, Panchavati 8th Main, 15th Cross (near MES College) Malleshwaram
On Sunday the 19th of November, 2017, ISPF conducted an Open Day at Sir CV Raman’s house, Panchavati, in Malleswaram, Bangalore in association with ThinkTac and the Raman Research Institute (RRI) Trust. On this page, you will find videos and photographs of the event and links to the experiments conducted. It was a whole-day event, running from 9.30am to 6pm, with hundreds of people streaming in throughout the day. About 800 children and their parents attended the event. And it was an Open Day in the true sense: completely free to attend, people could come in and go out whenever they wanted and anyone could try, experiment and make as many as 10 activities – setup as laboratory stalls – across the 2.5 acre property, under the glorious and gigantic trees of the RRI Trust property.
The premise of the event was to attract as many people as possible, especially children, to come and get their hands dirty in carrying out a variety of science experiments and activities. Ten different tactile activities – in physics, chemistry and biology – were organised, each facilitated by a member of our team. All the materials required to conduct the activities were also provided. The open nature and ample space of the lab stalls allowed about 15-25 people at any given time per stall.
On average, each activity took 20 minutes to complete for each participant, and whatever each one made was taken home by the participants.
The activities chosen were DIY Battery, Microscope, DC Motor, Hydrolysis, Levitating Pen Stand, Turmeric-Vermilion Litmus, Protein Test, Parachute, Make Your Own Lip Balm and Ticker-Timer Experiments. Each activity was carried out by 200-400 participants and each of the 800+ participants took back anywhere from 3 to 10 of the models back with them and left the gorgeous premises with their hands and minds full of science experiments. We hope this has a lasting impact and people see the value of bringing the aspect of “making” into their daily life, especially when it comes to a child’s scientific inquiry and education.