11-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Have you ever tried to extract DNA from a banana? This may be done by several household products. Strange, but true.
About 100 students who participated in a seminar organized network called science outreach school (SoS) learned how to do it.
All they had to do was mix bananas crashed into a salty solution, liquid soap and ethanol find DNA.
SoS was born when some research scientists based at the University of Cambridge have decided to popularize science and research in schools in India.
A group of Priyanka Joshi, Aditi Borkar, Moni and Anuradha Gupta Radhakrishnan Pallipurath felt the need to form a network after watching the outreach programs in the United Kingdom. Students will visit the university to learn about science and the various research activities related to it. "We did not have such an impact in the school. Therefore, we would like to give something back to our country, "said Ms. Radhakrishnan.
Another aim of the network is to SoS that students know what a good score is not necessary to become a scientist. "Children need to think out of the box," says Ms. Radhakrishnan. The workshop also taught children that science is fun.
ReNu quiet, Science, teacher KFI, said that such seminars have a broader perspective on science. "Students gain real experience of what they read in textbooks. They also get to speak to the experts, "she said.
M. Guhan and K. Chaitanya School Memorial Asan, who participated in this event said that they learned in great detail what the DNA. "I prefer a hands-on training classes, textbooks, we get to learn from the experience," said Chaitanya.
SoS network will conduct such seminars in schools Chennai Corporation too.
"Many people think that the study is not profitable. But this is the wrong term, "says Ms. Radhakrishnan, adding that Indian research scientists from several universities abroad would like to participate in such efforts.
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