STEMland was offered a new space in Udavi. All of us especially Saranya who took the lead for setting up the place were busy a couple of weeks setting up STEMland. Now we have a bigger space and have a separate room for electronics.
A lot of thought was put into how the space should be organized and some construction and repairing was needed. This was handled by professionals and organizing the space was up to us. Saranya made a 3D model of space and were materials should come. We had no after thought, everything was planned before the move.
It was exciting for all of us including children who is going to use the space. Children were busy making projects to show for the inauguration. They were making projects in scratch, electronics, geogebra, mindstorms, etc.
Participation of Isaiamabalam children:
Children of Isaiamabalam were asked to participate in the event. They were given separate stalls to demonstrate their projects. Most of their projects were based on science and physics.
Preparation for the event:
Children and STEMland teachers decorated the place. Balloons were tied up and colourful Kolams were drawn by the elder children. A symbol of The Mother decorated by flowers added more beauty.
During the event:
Teachers of STEMland gave speeches to start followed by lighting up of candles (Kuthu vilaku).
Two children from 10th grade Udavi also shared their experiences in STEMland.
Children had different stalls set up with projects. Teachers from Auroville and outreach schools, youths, children of Aikiyam school and many more guests were invited to interact with children.
Children were excited to show their projects. A child demonstrated how different frequency can be heard by us. Games and puzzles were also displayed by the younger children. Naveen had a projects on spray painting and children explained the physics behind it.