Written by our Nepal Team
FutureSense, Nepal Hub has completed 2 months by delivering the STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) workshops at partner schools in Dhulikhel.
The STEM project was initiated on the 8th of November 2021 and continued to deliver the workshops to primary level students (aged 6-10)
at Harisiddhi Basic School, Purna Sanjeevani High School, Shwet Ganesh Basic School, and Shreekhandapur School. In total, 237 students and 8 teachers participated in STEM workshops.
In the workshops, Rainbow Leaf Painting, Walking Water Rainbow, and Sandbox Volcano topics were focused. Through the Rainbow Leaf Painting workshop, students learnt how the things around them could be used to create arts and design by using their creativity independently. In the Walking Water Rainbow workshop, students learnt the difference between primary and secondary colours. This Rainbow Science Experiment was as magic as science because the students enjoyed watching the coloured water travel up the paper towel by a process called capillary action (the ability of a liquid to flow upward against gravity). In the Sandbox Volcano Science Experiment, students gained knowledge of why a volcano erupts after mixing vinegar and baking soda. By actively participating in
Sandbox Volcano Experiment, students demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills by raising inquisitive questions.
The teachers who participated in the workshops were excited and found the
STEM activities practical against conventional learning.
They said the workshops were very helpful during this uncertainty for students’ social and emotional wellbeing.
By the end of January, FutureSense Nepal Hub is planning to deliver the workshops surrounding the topic of Prevention and Prevalence of Water-borne Diseases. The project aims to make students aware of water-borne diseases and teach preventive measures to reduce the diseases caused by poor hygiene and sanitation practices.