"Science Symposium" at The British School

Top Quote The British School, New Delhi recently organised "New Technologies, New Decisions". End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 22, 2012 - New Delhi: The British School, New Delhi recently organised "New Technologies, New Decisions"- A Science Symposium at its campus recently. Students from Years 10 and 12 presented their research on a number of topics ranging from 'New Technologies used in Formula 1 cars and driver fitness' to 'How stem cell therapy can be used in the treatment of some forms of HIV- AIDS' and 'How technology can be used to make robots that detect human emotions'. A total of seven teams presented their research in a most comprehensive manner to an audience of fellow students and teachers. Students articulated their ideas and findings, challenged those of others and negotiated deeper meaning along with other learners. While the focus of this learning experience was 'Science and Scientific Inquiry' other learning included Research, Teamwork, and Effective Communication.

    Each group of students identified applications of science in society and posed a research question: How does science have an impact on Formula 1 performances? What are the ethical issues associated with medical research? How are HIV/Aids being cured and treated? What are emotions? Can robots have emotions and how can robots be used to detect human emotions? Students debated on the ethical issues surrounding scientific advance and questioned whether scientific thinking really is the dominant paradigm today. Most of all, they appreciated that science can do good, e.g. our use of electricity, and, potentially, it can do harm, e.g. through the use of weapons of mass destruction. It was agreed that science needs to be handled with care and needs to be in the right hands.

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