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109,268 students of 451 schools get educated from mobile science exhibitions.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) has educated more than 109,268 students from 451 schools of the country, during FY 2012-13,by arranging science caravans and mobile science exhibition, mounted on especially designed vehicles.

At present, nine Science Caravan Units are in operation, two for each of the four provinces and one is stationed at Islamabad.

They consist of display items like Panel Exhibits having photographs and write-ups, equipment, inflatable planetarium, documentaries, microscopes, computers, laser holograms and working models reflecting various phenomena of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology.

Spokesperson PSF Rehana Batool said Science Caravans are meant for organizing Mobile Science Exhibitions for the students and general public.

Science Caravan is a specially designed truck which carries a consignment of scientific and technological concepts displayed through simple exhibits, colourful diagrams and photographs, specimens along with their write-ups, inflatable Planetarium system and working models on various subjects.

The science exhibition is installed in a central school/college and the students from the neighbouring schools as well as general public visit these exhibitions.

The visits are arranged in collaboration with the relevant Directorate of Education.

Rehana said through these exhibitions, efforts are made to develop the skills of students to think and solve every day problems by application of science and technology in their daily life.

"PSF stresses upon stimulating and motivating the students towards scientific and technological studies for playing their appropriate role in our social development".

All narration are bilingual (Urdu and English) and accompanied with simple illustrations. Microscopes, computers, laser holograms and working models reflecting various phenomena of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology through simple exhibits and planetarium/film shows are the main components of Caravan Exhibitions.

Besides, establishment of PSF Science Centre and Museum at University of Karachi and Balochistan are under preparation.

15 collaborative proposals with counterpart organizations in Turkey, Argentina, European Union, Uzbekistan, Mexico and Russia are submitted to Ministry of S & T for approval, she said, adding it is hoped that approval of these projects will lead to strengthening of scientific cooperation collaborative activities.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Aug 2, 2013
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