Programme Glossary

STEM Learning [11-14 Years]

Alchemy

What’s in our toothpaste we use everyday? What makes some things smell nice? Alchemy is an introductory workshop explores the chemistry of things that children do and experience everyday. At the workshop children will do experiments, discover things through games and even make up their own version of toothpaste. While children will experiment, learn some chemistry and have fun, the key takeaways include developing Confidence as a learner: Shift from I can’t do science to I can do Science Open and positive mindset: Shift from ‘Chemistry is done at labs and is boring’ to ‘Chemistry is at home, school & all round us, and it’s a lot of fun’ Context of what they are learning: Chemistry is in their food, their colours, the air and everywhere. How chemistry can help understand and change things around them Curiosity & inquisitiveness: Look around the everyday things and ask or think about the chemistry of them Cilre focuses on empowering children to learn through these experiences. An introductory workshop such as this helps instigating these traits. Like any habit, they need to be practiced regularly to make it last. Age: 5-8

Brainology

Ouch! That hurt – Wow, what a nice painting – These thoughts are possible thanks to a tiny organ in our body: The Brain. Brainology explores this tiny little organ – its anatomy, the neurochemistry, its plasticity and a lot more. Children will also explore some interesting brain activities during sleep, listening to music, meditation etc along with what happens to the brain when we are anxious, sad or excited. While it could be an intense session, children will explore with fun activities, games and research. Age: 11-14

E.T.

E.T. will take children through the journey the universe has gone through. They will learn about the various celestial bodies, astronomers who played key roles in understanding the universe, satellites and the search for extra-terrestrial life. The activities include Simple demos of Big Bang & how craters are formed on moon and what affects crater formation
Stories on the formation of universe Timelines of famous astronomers and our understanding of the universe Understand important parts of a spacecraft by making a model of the SOHO spacecraft Designing an alien life form that could exist in different environmental conditions than the earth.

Paper Engineering

Engineering is using information to design or build something. In this session children will get an opportunity to build some simple mechanisms. They will use just paper and glue to build these. This will build a toy around the mechanism they made. This will give children an opportunity to peek into what engineering is. They will also explore paper as a versatile
medium and new perspective and how they can be used. Age: 10+

Programming Club

Program A Party is a one of a kind programming event for children. It is a ongoing session, where children will explore programming concepts. They have a mixture of activities where in they learn programming concepts, make games, solve math problems and so on. As they master each programming concept they will move on to using them in creating solutions. The different tasks that they perform will introduce children to the variety of tools available for them to use, various applications it can be used for and some fundamental concepts in computer science. Age: 8+

Rainforests

Remember Avatar? Have you seen all those plants and creatures that you saw there? Not all of it real. But a lot of it is inspired from nature. The Equatorial life is extremely diverse and holds immense variety of animal and plant life. In this workshop we will investigate a bit of this variety knowing about exotic plant and animal unique to the rainforest regions. We would investigate what are some unique features of the flora and fauna here, what conditions could have caused them, how they interact with each other and how the diversity helps the rest of the world

Science & Technology Club

This club will bring science home, by introducing scientific concepts to children with household items and everyday events. Children will grow up as curious individuals, ready to explore the world of science and technology with much confidence and ease. Age: 4-10

Tear It Down

Tear It Down! – Find what’s Inside: The Tear It Down series of workshops focuses on providing an insight into the technology that children use on a day to day basis. Rather than being just consumers of the technology, these sessions provide them with more awareness of how they work and empower them to understand the devices better then look at them just as magic boxes. Age: 10+