Cedar College, an A-Level institute in Karachi, hosted its first ever Science Olympiad called ‘Scinnova’ on 9th and 10th February 2018.
The event, organised by the college’s science society, ‘CoRDS’ (Council of Research and Development in Science) aimed to remove the stigma around science fields that they are boring and impossible to learn. It achieved to do so with their exciting modules and engaging activities throughout the course of the event.
“Our intent behind organizing this competition is to offer the participants an extraordinary experience that not only enhances understanding of theoretical knowledge but also develops skills like critical thinking, teamwork and sportsmanship spirit,” said the president of the society, Muhammad Daim Bin Zafar.
The Olympiad focused on four major fields of science namely Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. For physics, construction involving hydraulic systems, electricity and the participants’ own creativity was tested whereas, for biology first aid, nursing techniques, medical ethics and their implications were tested. The module presented the participants to step into the shoes of a doctor and carry out tests and interpret reports to successfully diagnose patients. Fun mathematical games with encrypted texts were tested as well and a fun-filled treasure hunt was kept to conclude the event which involved basic chemical experiments that students could even try out in their homes.
By gathering around 80 future doctors, engineers, chemists and mathematicians of Karachi in one building, Scinnova was an Olympiad which proved to replace and actually apply the bookish and tedious learning in classrooms with practical and exhilarating hands-on learning.
For information on more such events at Cedar College, visit their website at scinnova18.wixsite.com/scinnova and follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @ScinnovaCoRDS