Report on visit to the National Science Centre
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein
Keeping in view the aspiration of an interface with Science and its activities, the school planned
a visit to the National Science Centre at Pragati Maidan, Delhi for students of classes VI to VIII
on Monday, 28 November 2022 and IX to XI on Tuesday, 29 November 2022. Around 500
students from these classes visited the Science Centre across two days.
We entered the center, and began our tour with the gallery, “Water: The Elixir of Life”. Here, we
were told about the critical importance of water in our lives, the current rate of depletion of the
water table and the need to educate citizens, in regard to the current crisis.
Next we came upon the Energy Ball, where nylon balls were lifted to a height of fifty feet, which
armed them with potential energy and then dropped, letting them travel all kinds of paths,
expending the potential energy into other forms of energy.
In the series of galleries, next came the “Heritage Gallery”, a rich preserve of our precious
heritage. It contained exhibits about India’s profound and contribution to Astronomy,
Mathematics, Chemistry, Medicine, Metallurgy, Art, Craft and Architecture.
Next was the gallery of “Human Biology-The Miracle of Human Life”. It explained the human
body in all its aspects, namely, anatomical, physiological, biochemical, structural, systemic and
functioning. It was exciting to make a skeleton move to our commands!
We saw animated models of extinct species like dinosaurs in the gallery, “Pre-historic life”.
We then went to the Information Revolution gallery which displayed the evolution of
Communication Technology over 6,000 years in India. The Digital Information gallery was also
similarly informative. Finally, we went to the Emerging Technologies’ gallery which introduced
us to a range of sunrise technologies which promise to change human life in the coming decades.
We also visited the most fun gallery of the center, “Fun Science”. A whole world of wonder and
amazement awaited us here with 137 interactive ‘hands-on’ exhibits. A seat of nails, actually
comfortable to sit on and a pin screen were some of the many exhibits there. We wanted to try
A visit to the National Science Centre Museum of New Delhi is a great way to arouse curiosity
in the minds of school students. Possibly even helping build an initiation amongst us into the