STEMland was offered a new space in Udavi. All of us were busyin setting up Stemland for a couple of weeks.Especially, Saranya who took the lead for setting up the place . 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 repair was needed. This was handled by professionals and organizing the space was up to us. Saranya made a 3D model of the space and were materials should come. Everything was planned before the move, we needed no after thoughts.
It was exciting for all of us including the children as they were going to use the space. Children were busy making projects to present for the inauguration. They were making projects in scratch, electronics, geogebra, mindstorms, etc.
Participation of the children of Isaiambalam :
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 that was decorated with flowers added beauty to the event.
During the event:
Teachers of Stemland each shared an aspect of stemland which was 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 theirbprojects. 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 frequencies can be heard by us. Games and puzzles were also displayed by the younger children. Naveen had a project on spray painting and children explained the physics behind it.