DGPS Science Fair 2017 –Innovation at its best!


“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” –Edwin Hubble

Science- an ever-changing body of knowledge- is governed by the need for exploring and expanding the boundaries of human knowledge, and is fuelled by curiosity. Without the scientific developments made across centuries, life would not be as we know it today!

The DGPS Science Fair, an annual opportunity for students to ignite their curiosity and explore these vast fields of science, was held on October 31, 2017. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony by our Principal, Ms. Ibrahim, and an opening speech by Head Girl Prarthna Lal, the Science Fair 2017 was inaugurated and opened to thunderous applause.

Students across Years 7 to 12 showcased their passion for science by investigating topics that ranged from the physics of vacuums and submarines, to experiments that displayed the wonders of chemistry. Projects such as the ‘Gesture-controlled Hand’ and ‘Life on Mars’ brought in the theme of innovation, while the ‘Wind Turbines’ exhibit and an idea to collect clean water in our school using plants, presented ways to developing sustainable living.

Students, parents and teachers moved from stall-to-stall interacting with the vivid displays and models and participating in on-the-spot quizzes.

Originality, creativity and remarkable application of knowledge were evident throughout the exhibition!

Teamwork and its fantastic results were on full display for all to see! The entire school community left the exhibition, enlightened and inspired and full of admiration for all the Science Fair participants!

    

Following are the list of winners:

 

  1. Energy Conservation and Sustainability
First Position Second Position
Year 7 & 8 SUSTAINABLE WORLD

Midhat, Samar, Sarah, Shaheera (7B)

SOLAR ENERGY

Hamza, Rehan, Syed

Year 9-11 21st CENTURY REVOLUTIONARY CAR

Rida, Vedika, Garima, Zeinab, Simran, Simar (10A)

WIND TURBINE GENERATED VILLAGE

Prarthna, Rhea, Shiza, Insiya (10B)

 

  1. Science and Technology in the Changing World
First Position Second Position
Year 7 & 8 WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION MISSION

Abhay, Praseeth, Shyam S, Rahulan (Y8)

ROBOTIC RUBIK CUBE

Abbas, Hussain, Gokulan (8D)

Year 9-11 EV3 ROBOTICS

Nandini (11B)

GESTURE CONTROLLED HAND

Madav, Kush, Tushar (10E)

Year 12 & 13 COLONY OF MARS

Filzza, Ricardo, Muffadel, Kyati (Y12)

HOLOGRAM

Hassan Abdulla (Y12)

TESLA COIL

Atheeb, Safwan

 

 3. Innovative and Inexpensive Designs and Technology

First Position Second Position
Year 7 & 8 STRUCTURE OF ANIMAL CELL

Zidane (8D)

HYDRAULIC JACK

Kushi, Aliya, Zaha (7A)

Years 9-11 HYDRAULIC CLAW MACHINE

Zahra, Miskah, Ami, Tabassom, Fiza (9A)

PARTS OF THE BRAIN: MARVELS OF THE MIND

Sideeqa, Oarsh, Naomi, Hend (9A)

Year 12 & 13 LIQUID BODY ARMOR

Sasi, Zain, Esha, Sasha (12)

REFLEX ACTION: PHANTOM PAIN

Zenia, Ravvidya, Ankush, Gaurav, Fahad (Y12)

 

Special Prize for displayed models: VACUUM CLEANER by Ibrahim, Sayed, Mohit, Ali (10E).

 Shubha Kamath- Year 10

Student Correspondent