Science melas in connection with national science campaign

Lahore Science Mela 2019

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Insitute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
12 October, 2019
Time: 
09:00 am to 16:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
13 October, 2019
Time: 
09:00 am to 16:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

The progression towards a more scientifically immersed community continues as the KSS plans to organize the third Science Mela in October, 2019, in collaboration with the Ali Institute of Education. Since 2019 is the International Year of Periodic Table, our Mela this year will be focused on the wonders of chemistry including elements, minerals, compounds, mining and major industrial processes. The other sets of exhibits will be divided into several parts such as life sciences, wildlife flora and fauna, AI and electronics, mineral and agricultural resources and space sciences, to name a few. The Lahore Science Mela is open-to-all and invites interest from science organizations, aspiring scientists and researchers, professionals and other potential exhibitors. We coridally send an open invitation to all citizens of Pakistan, especially the studetns, teachers, parents and senior citizens to help us initiate the Science Mela Culture in our beloved country.

The LSM Series comprises of annual science festivals organized to cater to the need for the promulgation of scientific ideas and news among the general public. The event is accesible to all and we do not charge any fee from the exhibitors or the visitors. We gather students, teachers, parents and senior citizens from different parts of Lahore and the surroundings and make science available to them in its most simplest and comprehensive form. Apart from being temporary hubs of practical and experimental science, the Melas also become a platform for emerging scientists, science clubs, non-profit science organizations, tech startups, and other government and non-government based bodies to introduce themselves to the community. 

 

We welcome the Cricket matches between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on October 5-6, 2019 in Lahore. To ensure your smooth participation in the Lahore Science Mela 2019, we have re-scheduled it to October 12-13, 2019

 

School Science Mentorship Workshop

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

School Education Department, Punjab

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
16 September, 2019
Time: 
10:00 am to 13:00 pm
Venue: 
National Museum of Science and Technology, G.T. Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) has collaborated with the School Education Department (SED), Punjab to ensure the participation of schools from all districts of Punjab in the upcoming Lahore Science Mela 2019. 36 teams of young scientists and science teachers are being supervised by the science mentors of KSS under this science mentorship  program. The teams and the mentors will come together in an orientation session at the National Museum of Science and Technology; in this workshop, the participants will be briefed on science communication techniques, expression of experimentation and lab safety. Moreover, the KSS's and other representatives will demonstrate how to effectively communicate science to a broad range of audiences. The program is scheduled as follows:

 

10:00 am to 10:10 am Address by Secretary School Education
10:10 am to 10:20 am  Note of Appreciation by President KSS
10:20 am to 10:30 am Address by Director NMST
10:30 am to 10:45 am "Overview of Lahore Science Mela and the Science Mentorship Program" - Dr. Sabieh Anwar
10:45 am to 11:00 am "Dramatizing Science Experiments and Demonstrations" - Dr. Mustafa
11:00 am to 11:20 am A Science Demonstration by Kumail Abbas (KSS)
11:20 am to 11:40 am A Science Show by Lalah Rukh (ScienceFuse)
11:40 am to 12:10 pm Feedback to School Teams on their Work and Progress
12:10 pm to 12:25 pm "Importance of Safety Protocols in Science Experiments" - Dr. Hira Khalid
12:25 pm to 12:40 pm Q&A Session
12:40 pm onward  Tea

 

Resource People: 
Trainer
Dr. Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - Khwarizmi Science Society
Demonstrator
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Demonstrator
Lalah Rukh
ScienceFuse
Trainer
Dr. Muhammad Mustafa
Principal Science Mentor
Trainer
Dr. Hira Khalid
Principal Science Mentor

Solar Cells and how to make them

Discussion and Demonstration
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Children's Library Complex

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
9 August, 2019
Time: 
03:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Venue: 
Children's Library Complex, Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Sannat-o-Tijarat, Lahore
Abstract: 

The first, second and third generation solar cells will be discussed focusing on the dye-sensitized method of solar energy conversion. The discussion will be followed by a demonstration of step-by-step fabrication process of dye-sensitized solar cells. 

Resource People: 
Presenter, Instructor
Dr. Awais Yunas
Member

National Science and Innovation Fair

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Pakistan Science Club

Technology Times

Ilm-o-Neroon

Scientia Magazine

The Education Alliance

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
15 June, 2019
Time: 
09:00 am to 17:00 pm
Venue: 
Usman Institute of Technology,
Abstract: 

Pakistan Science Club has collaborated with the KSS to organize the National Science and Innovation Fair 2019.

If you are of age 12-20 and want to create a positive impact on the society using your innovative ideas and technology, here is a chance to present your work. We are brining you an exciting challenge to participate and showcase your novel ideas on projects in National Science and Innovation Fair 2019. Paricipants from all over the country are invited to present and complete their research on various fields of science and technology. The winners will get a chance to participate in Asia's biggest International Science Contest CASTIC with more than sixty countries participating from all over the world.

NSIF is an excellent opportunity for students to share their ideas on a larger platform under the umbrella of Pakistan Science Club and other partners, it will not only contribute towards the social development of the participants but will also help them think in a rational way to explore the possibilities for the betterment of society using scientific concepts and innovative approach. Participants are requested to submit their idea abstract within the provided timeframe and compete on national and international level.

We invite all our members, especially the emerging scientists and their parents to make the most of this wonderful opportunity.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is May 25th, 2019 and if you are a prospect participant, make sure you read all the details about deadlines.

For more details, visit https://paksc.org/nsif/

The Art and Science of Science Communication

Workshop on Science Communication
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Technology Times 

Spectra Magazine

Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)

University of Lahore

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
3 April, 2019
Time: 
10:00 am to 13:00 pm
Venue: 
Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of Punjab, 87 West Canal Bank Road, Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore
Abstract: 

The Khwarizmi Science Society, Spectra Magazine and Technology Times Magazine have collaborated with Forman Christian College, University of Lahore and University of Punjab to organize a workshop on science communication and promulgation. The workshop is to be organized on April 3rd, 2019 and we cordially invite our esteemed members to participate.

Science and technology play a major role in most aspects of our daily lives both at home and at work. They affect many, if not most, policy issues of national and international importance. Science, technology and innovations are intricately linked to societal needs and the nation's economy in every area especially in transportation, communication, agriculture, education, environment, health, defense, and jobs. Every citizen, therefore, needs some understanding of science, its accomplishments and its limitations.

The need has never been greater for more effective science communication specifically designed to help the public and policy makers comprehend important issues involving science and technology. Without a clear understanding of science involved, it is impossible for the citizens to engage in meaningful thought, debate, or actions regarding some of the most pressing, controversial and consequential matters faced by the society.

It is imperative to teach and train the next generation of scientists and journalists to become better science communicators and to create a culture where they are supported and rewarded for their efforts in making science available to the public.

Objective

Orientation to science communication in broader context. This Session is designed to equip participants with core knowledge required to plan, implement and evaluate Science Communication activities in order to make complex science accessible to general public.

 

Workshop Schedule

10:00 AM– 01:00 PM

Wednesday April 03,2019 - Venue: Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, New Campus, University of Punjab, Lahore

10:00 – 10:05

Tilawat-e-Quran Majeed

10:05 – 10:40

Presentation by Dr. Mustufa FC College University Lahore on “Basics of writing science for the public”

10:40 – 11:20

Presentation by Dr. Mukhtar RanaPrincipal Scientist ICCC PAEC“Goals of Science Communication”

11:20 – 11:25

Short Video Presentation on effective Science Communication

11:25 – 12:10

Keynote presentation by ­­Sayyed Paras Ali CEO of Technology Times on “Science of Science Communication”

12:10 – 12:40

Presentation by Spectra Magazine on “Science Communication and Journalism”

12:40 – 12:50

Talk by Guest of Honor Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Pro-Rector Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB)

12:50 – 11:00

Distribution of Souvenirs and group photo

For Registration: charismawafi@gmail.com

 

Science Mela at Syedanwala Higher Secondary School

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Syedanwala Higher Secondary School, District Kasur

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
9 March, 2019
Time: 
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Venue: 
Syedanwala Higher Secondary School, Girls Campus, District Kasur
Abstract: 

The series of sciencefests continues as the Khwarizmi Science Society goes to Syedanwala Higher Secondary School. The esteemed school has been an exhibitor in our LSM series and we greatly appreciate the efforts made by the students, teachers and the parents.

The Science Mela is designed to introduce the public of Syedanwala to the basics of science and to inspire the students to find science not only in the classrooms but in the environment around them as well. The event will comprise of a science show along with solar observation.

Science Mela at Harsukh School

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Harsukh School, Bedian Road, Thethar

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
26 January, 2019
Time: 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: 
Harsukh School, Jasmine Lane, Thethar Village, Bedian Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

The Khwarizmi Science Society is organizing a Science Mela in collaboration with Harsukh Community of Artists and Thinkers at Harsukh School, located in the beautiful Thethar Village, Bedian Road, Lahore. The Mela invites the students of Harsukh, schools of surrounding areas and the parents to introduce themselves to the beautiful and fascinating world of science. It will be an open to all event and we invite our beloved members to be a part of it as well.

Resource People: 
Resource Person
Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - KSS
Resource Person
Charisma Wafee
Science Communicator - KSS
Resource Person
Khadim Mehmood
Science Communicator - KSS

KSS goes to the Children's Literature Festival 2019

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
22 January, 2019
Time: 
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: 
Children Library Complex
Date: 
26 January, 2019
Time: 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: 
Harsukh School, Jasmine Lane, Thethar Village, Bedian Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Children's Literature Festival is a social movement by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agaahi with a goal to expand the culture of reading for creativity, imagination and multi-sensory stimulation beyond textbooks and tests. CLF encourages children to read, teachers and schools to adopt innovative reading/learning methodologies encouraging critical thinking and empowering children as learners. We cordially invite the members of KSS and our friends to visit and take part in the CLF 2019.

 

 

 

Resource People: 
Demonstrator
Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - KSS
Demonstrator
Khadim Mehmood
Science Communicator - KSS

Thought-provoking Physics Practicals Phase III

Third Teacher Training Workshop
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
20 December, 2018
Time: 
10 am - 05 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
22 January, 2019
Time: 
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: 
Children Library Complex
Date: 
26 January, 2019
Time: 
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: 
Harsukh School, Jasmine Lane, Thethar Village, Bedian Road, Lahore
Abstract: 
Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS) and Ali Institute of Education (AIE) have initiated a joint Teacher Training Program, فکر انگیز سائنسی تعلیم Thought-provoking Science Education. In this program, we will focus on teaching of practical physics through thought-provoking, innovative and exciting experiments. The program comprises of three independent interactive workshops, the third and final workshop will take place on 20th - 22nd December, 2018 at the Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore.
 
The purpose of this workshop is to enable physics teachers to learn about the culture of modern physics experimentation preparing them to design and deliver modern, exciting and insightful physics experiments to their students. By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to get exposure to
 
  • building experimental hardwarefrom low-cost items;
  • use modern gadgets and techniques such as video tracking and physics using the smartphone;
  • plotting and interpretation of data, and
  • connecting the laboratory to the classroom.
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The hand-picked experiments to be offered in this workshop are designed based on topics selected from the syllabi of Grades 9 to 12 (matric to intermediate) and O levels. These four-five experiments will not be a replica of experiments traditionally performed by students in our laboratories, rather they are thought-inspiring experiments designed to highlight how physics practicals, in our opinion, should be conducted in an enabling, skills-oriented and contemporary fashion. All experiments will be low-cost and will become fodder for ideas for teachers who could recreate their own experiments to amplify physics topics in their textbooks.
 
Coverage areas:The coverage of these experiments will be from mechanics, optics, thermodynamics, basic electronics, waves and vibrations.
 
Laboratory skills:measurement, uncertainties, graphing, data processing, using the camera and the smartphone for physics experiments, building hardware, connecting theory with experiment, interpreting experimental results.
 
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the workshop. If you teach physics, especially practical physics, conduct laboratory training for your students, want to set up new labs, are motivated about physics education and would like to usher in radical reforms to how physics is taught in your school, or are a headmaster or headmistress and would like to nominate some talented individual from your school or college, please fill out the registration form
 
Registration is required to participate in the workshop. Once the registration form is filled, the participants will be selected and shortlisted on basis of their willingness to learn, background and inclination towards practical aspects of teaching. Further details are provided below:
 
  • Date: 20th - 22nd December, 2018
  • Venue: Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Registration Deadline: 18th December, 2018
  • Registration Fee: Rs. 1000 (to be paid by ATM transfer; details will be sent by email)
  • Accommodation provided: No
  • Certificates provided at the end of the workshop: Yes
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Resource People: 
Demonstrator
Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - KSS
Demonstrator
Khadim Mehmood
Science Communicator - KSS
Resource Person
Sabieh Anwar
General Secretary - KSS
Resource Person
Charisma Wafee
Science Communicator - KSS

Hands-on Coding at Syedanwala Girls School

Workshop on Introduction to Coding
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Syedanwala Higher Secondary School

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
01 December, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Syedanwala Higher Secondary School, Kasur, Punjab
Date: 
02 December, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Venue: 
Syedanwala Higher Secondary School, Kasur, Punjab
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society is organizing an introductory level workshop at Syedanwala Higher Secondary School where the participants will  be familiarized with the basic concepts of computing and how they can be implemented to achieve specific tasks. Using Python language as the platform, this workshop will start right from scratch and will progressively enable Grade 9 students to program through hands-on activities.

Resource People: 
Instructor, Trainer
Mahnoor Fatima
Member - Khwarizmi Science Society
Instructor, Trainer
Ali Khalid
Member - Khwarizmi Science Society
Instructor, Trainer
Fatima Nadeem
Member - Khwarizmi Science Society
Instructor, Trainer
Hasnain Irshad
Member - Khwarizmi Science Society