Today with the finiteness of our resources more obvious than ever, it’s imperative to understand our energy usage – how we make it, store it, use it and how we can conserve it.
The students learnt all about renewables, made vegetable batteries and worked with gadgets powered by ‘clean sources’ of energy. They measured the outputs given by solar panels in different conditions to understand how their E-Base works.
To introduce students in schools at the Karmajhiri side of the Pench Tiger reserve to simple scientific concepts, professors from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) conducted a hand- on entertaining workshop.
With topics ranging from distribution of animals in the oceans, the physical and chemical properties of water, ice and steam, water as a conductor, water as a source of energy, and the power of water to the history of water use over the ages, this interactive and experimental session was a fun space for the students to explore everything to do with Water.
Even though the students in the forest villages of Tikadi, Paraspani and Sarrah live around the Pench Tiger Reserve, very few of them have actually seen a tiger or know about its behaviour.
The world’s first E-Base was set up by revolutionary Robert Swan in the Antarctic. The only other E-Base in the world exists in the very middle of India in Pench, Madhya Pradesh. The students of the forest villages of Tikadi, Paraspani and Sarrah were delighted by their first trip to the E-base in Turia.