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Holistic Science Teaching Workshop 2019

Sponsors & Collaborators: 
World Science Collaborative Ltd.
Academy of Sciences for the Islamic World
UCL  Institute of Education
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Ali Institute of Education
National STEM School
Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
21 December, 2019
Time: 
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
22 December, 2019
Time: 
09:00 am to 7:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
23 December, 2019
Time: 
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Date: 
24 December, 2019
Time: 
9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Venue: 
Ali Institute of Education, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society, in partnership with, World Science Collaborative Ltd., The Academy of Sciences for the Islamic World, UCL Institute of Education, Lahore University fo Management Sciences, Ali Institute of Education and National STEM School presents a unique workshop to enable teachers to explore and learn how to teach science holistically.

In out society, teaching of science is often extremely compartmentalized whereby the science teacher delivers the content in the classroom but does not relate what is beign taught to the real world nor brings forth the diverse body of knowledge available in disciplines such as history, philosophy, religion and ethics. In doing so, s/he runs the risk of leaving the scientific learning unconnected, or much worse, leaving the student more confused and uninformed.

It is absolutely critical, therefore, to teach science holistically i.e. connect the learning in the classroom with the real world by:

1. Bringing together knowledge from diverse sources and disciplines such as science, history, philosophy, religion and ethics.

2. Using hands-on experiments and play to bring inspiration and insight in the science classrooms.

3. Planning lessons that adequately address the curious minds of students and encourage critical inquiry.

4. Addressing big philosophical questions that stem from scientific discoveries such as Multiverses, Big Bang, Genetics, Evolution and Artificial Intelligence etc.

The Holistic Teaching of Science Workshop is OPEN to ALL Teachers of Science in Middle School (Grades 6-8) at any public, private, or religious (madrassa) school that struggle with teaching modern science in the classroom and wants to do better. The workshop is 1 of 3 workshops and will be carried out to take place in Pakistan, Algeria and Indonesia between June 2019 and June 2020. For more information, please visit: http://pif.org.pk/scienceteaching/

For registration: http://pif.org.pk/teacher/

There is NO REGISTRATION FEE! Apply no later than 10 Dec, 2019 for an opportunity to attend the workshop.

 

Resource People: 
Resource Person
Nidhal Guessoum
American University of Sharjah, UAE

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

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

 

From Space Missions to Space Explorations

A public talk by Mr. Mansoor Ahmed, Associate Director, Astrophysics Projects Divsion, NASA
Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Ali Institute of Education Astrobiology Network of Pakistan Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
29th October, 2018
Time: 
10:00 am
Venue: 
Mustafa Hall, Ali Institute of Education
Abstract: 

Khwarizmi Science Society has organized a public lecture by Mr. Mansoor Ahmed with the collaboration of Ali Institute of Education, Astrobiology Network of Pakistan and Lahore Astronomical Society.

Ever since the humans started to think, they have been curious about the heavens. Over the years, we have taken advantage of technological advances to gain better understanding of the universe. In some cases, this curiosity has propelled the technological advances that have been extremely beneficial in our daily lives as well. In this talk, Mr. Ahmed will discuss how our knowledge has expanded via space based astronomy with observatories such as Hubble Space Telescope and what we hope to learn with the James Web Space Telescope. This talk will further discuss the mysteries yet to be solved, missions yet to be achieved and the technological advances yet to be made. Mr. Ahmed will challenge the young generations of today to finding the answers to some the key questions for the humanity:

 How does the universe work?

 How did the universe evolve from the “Big Bang” to what it looks like today?

 Where did we come from?

 Is there life beyond earth?

 Can humans inhabit other planets? 

The KSS and its collaborators cordially invite their members and friends to be a part of this remarkable discussion. Registration is required for all attendees.

Resource People: 
Guest Speaker
Dr. Mansoor Ahmed
Associate Director, Astrophysics Projects Division NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, Maryland

Dr. Safee Ullah Chaudhary on Computational Biology

A Talk at Buraq Space Camp - Changing Perceptions Through Visions Of Space
Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
25th December, 2017
Time: 
02:00 pm
Venue: 
Buraq Planetary Society
Abstract: 

Dr. Safee Ullah Chaudhary will represent the Khwarizmi Science Soceity at the Buraq Space Camp on 25th December 2017. The talk will encompass the vast field of computational biology and its applications.

 

Buraq Planetary Society will organize the 14th Buraq Space Camp from 22nd to 31st December, 2017, in Islamabad. The camp will comprise of lectures, workshops and field trips that include subjects ranging from rocket design to astrophysics, IT and cutting-edge technologies - alongside which the candidates will be constantly evaluated to ascertain their relative ranks.

 

The theme of this year's camp is "Changing Perceptions Through Visions of Space". The Buraq Planetary Society hopes to guide the youth and help them perceive the world in a manner which is productive and beneficial to them. the aim is to make them aware of the realities around us in the present, and to help them formulate a vision for the future. To fulfill this task, the students will sit through talks and discussions with the leaders from the world of business, technology, science, public health and various other key fields in Pakistan.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Safee Ullah Chaudhary
Supplementary Documents: 

Science is Brought to Life in Larkana

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovation Foundation.

DCO Larkana, Mr. Javed Ali.

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
31 August, 2016
Time: 
11 am
Venue: 
Government Pilot High School, Larkana
Resource People: 
Resource person
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Resource person
Roshaan Bukhari
Khwarizmi Science Society and Planetary Society
Resource person
Ahmed Waqas Zubairi
Khwarizmi Science Society

Science Makes Waves in Khairpur, Sindh

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Alif Ailaan and Pakistan Innovation Foundation

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
1 September 2016
Time: 
11 am
Venue: 
Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Mall Road, Khairpur, Sindh
Resource People: 
Resource person
Kumail Abbas
Khwarizmi Science Society
Resource person
Roshaan Bukhari
Khwarizmi Science Society and Planetary Society

Why do we search for life on other planets

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

Lahore Astronomical Society

Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
3 August, 2016
Time: 
5 pm
Venue: 
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Abstract: 

Close to 5000 planets and counting orbiting other stars have been discovered so far, yet we have no evidence of a planet similar to Earth.  But this will likely to change as the astronomers have a good possibility that they will detect signatures of life on some of these worlds in future. What will such a discovery mean for humans on Earth and meaning we will derive from it? Why do we even care about life on other planets? Dr. Salman Hameed will discuss these topics and will try to discuss the techniques currently in use to detect life on other planets.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Salman Hammed
Associate Professor, Hampshire College, USA
Internal References: 

Interferometry: From Nothing to Black Holes

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Science Society.

 


Registration: 
Registration is required.
Date: 
20 November, 2016
Time: 
2 pm
Venue: 
SMME Seminar Hall, National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Abstract: 

Gravitational waves were detected by LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-waves Observatory). This monumental discovery comes precisely 100 years after Einstein predicted these ripples in space-time. At the heart of this phenomenal outcome, lies a marvel of technological powers-a LASER interferometer. In this popular level talk Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar will recount, how the phenomenon of interference shapes our present day picture of Physics. Right from dispelling the notion of an all pervasive ether, finding signature of "matter waves", probing molecules on stars a single photon interfering with itself, to the recent signatures of the gravitational waves, these beautiful machines called interferometers harbor immense power as one of the most important tools for scientific discovery. He will present examples where the phenomenon of interference has enriched special relativity, general relativity, the foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum optics.

To attend the lecture registration is required. Register here.

Resource People: 
Speaker
Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar
Lahore University of Management Sciences

Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering

Sponsors & Collaborators: 

F.C. College University

Registration: 
Open to all.
Date: 
18 April, 2016
Time: 
12:30 pm
Venue: 
S-009, Auditorium, Forman Chiristian College University
Abstract: 

Resource People: 
Presenter
Prof. Saadat Anwar Siddiqi
COMSATS, Lahore.