National Council of Science Museums (NCSM)

Ministry of Culture, Government of India

North Bengal Science Centre

Activity report for the month of May 2019

Centennial Commemoration of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

 North Bengal Science Centre, Siliguri organized several programmes from 13.04.2019 to 12.05.2019 to commemorate Centenary of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.  Details of the commemorative programme are given below:

Sl.No.

Date

Activity/ Event

1

13.04.2019

Film Show on Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

2

22.04.2019

Visual Quiz – Our India

3

28.04.2019

Sit & Draw Competition

Topic: Indian Freedom Movement

4

06.05.2019

Essay Writing Competition

Topic: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre & India’s Freedom Movement - Your Idea

5

08.05.2019

1. Popular Lecture – Impact of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre on Indian Freedom Movement by Dr. Gouri Dey,  Asst. Professor, Department of History,  Gyan Jyoti College, Siliguri

2. Visual Quiz – Indian Freedom Movement

6

12.05.2019

Film Show on Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

 

A good number students and visitors attended different events of the programme.

 

Celebration of International Museum Day -2019

North Bengal Science Centre, Siliguri celebrated International Museum Day on May 18, 2019 by organizing several activities for the students. On that occasion, a Workshop- Kits for Kids was organized for the students, where students were engaged in making science kits using low cost materials. After the workshop, all the students participated in a Visual Quiz competition.  Special Science Show and Science Film Show were also organized on that occasion. Programme was concluded with prize distribution to the successful participants.

 

Celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity- 2019

In order to create awareness about issues related to Biodiversity and conservation of ecosystem, North Bengal science Centre Siliguri celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, 2019. Shri Ritabrata Biswas, Project Co-ordinator, North Bengal Science Centre, in his welcome speech, discussed various aspects of different components of Biodiversity and underlined the significance of celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity. A popular lecture on this year’s theme - Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health was delivered by eminent environmentalist Shri Biplab Ray. In his lecture he focused on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and as a key catalyst of transforming food systems and improving human well-being. A Field-study programme to observe different components of Biodiversity was organized for the students.  An Open House Quiz on Biological Diversity and a Film Show on Environment were also organized on this occasion. Programme was concluded with prize distribution session to winners. A large number of students from various schools enjoyed the programme.

 

Vacation Science Camp

 North Bengal Science Centre is organizing  Vacation Science Camp from 20th May, 2019 to 31st May, 2019 for school students. During the camps, the students are being engaged for performing hands-on science experiments and making science projects. Details of the camps are given below:

Sl. No.

Camp

Eligibility

Duration

1

Science Sparkle

( Integrated Science Experiments / Activities from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Astronomy, Biology, etc.)

 

Class 7 & 8

20.05.2019 to 24.05.2019

 

2

Basic Robotics

Class 9 to 12

20.05.2019 to 24.05.2019

 

3

Basic Electronics & Arduino Programming

Class 9 to 12

27.05.2019 to 31.05.2019

 

4

Arts & Science

Class 3 to 7

27.05.2019 to 31.05.2019

 

 

5

Modern Biology

Class  9 to 12

27.05.2019 to 31.05.2019

 

 

Total 59 students are participating in different events of the Vacation Science Camp to experience the fun and beauty of science through joyful interactive learning techniques.