Develop 21st Century Thinking Skills in Teachers and Students
Nurture Creative Science Literature
Catalyze Next generation STEM Standards in schools
Create science capital networking with museums, parks and gardens
Conduct Professional Development Programs for Teachers.
Provide consultancy for Science festivals and Exhibitions
Meet a Scientist events
Promote Science through Story Telling
Have you ever seen a cannon closely and wondered about how it worked? Explore the cannons displayed at the museum and learn what they can tell about ancient technology! 500 years ago, cannon was the most dreaded weapon in war capable of creating havoc by their sheer blunt force impact. Cannons work on the principles of projectile motion. Join us for a session to understand the history, physics, chemistry, and engineering behind this ancient weapon.
There are thousands of different species in the world, undergoing a slow change with each generation. Have you ever wondered how different species of animals evolve and develop over periods of time, while others become extinct? Join us for a session on structure, evolution, classification and distribution of animals.
THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Join us for a wholesome eco session! Witness a skit presented by the students of Thakur Engineering college on the importance of water conservation. Visit our table-top counter to watch a demonstration of electricity generation with water and learn easy tips to save water from your homes! You can also have a chat with an on site water scientist, ask questions and broaden your capacity to make this world a safer place for the future. Let’s bring in the holiday season with a pledge to do better for our Mother Earth. This event will be followed by special guest lectures on water conservation by scientists in Nov & Dec.
BE WATER WISE
Did you know that the scientists earlier believed that magnetism and electricity were not related? 200 years ago, a Danish scientist, Hans Christian Oersted, began a new scientific epoch when he discovered that an electric current flowing through a wire could move a nearby magnet, Join us for this session to learn about magnets, magnetic forces, and the relationship between magnetic and electric forces. You will also explore how magnets create electricity and understand the interplay of electric and magnetic fields which is also the basis for electric motors, generators, and many other modern technologies. The session will Introduce the participants to the concept of Lithium-ion battery that has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry! The session will be conducted by scientist Vinod Kumar Sonawane.
Join us for a session that will take you on a journey of electricity, from humans discovering fire by rubbing dry wood and stones, to electricity being available in households at the switch of a button, we have come a long way. Burning fossil fuels, taming waterfalls and tides, splitting and fusing atoms, capturing sunlight, we march on our electric journey. Learn how electricity has evolved through the years.
FROM ASHES TO FLASHES
Archaeologists dig up old things and historians give ages of those things. Scientists have a precise way of deciding the age of old artifacts if they contain carbon. They determine the amount of radiocarbon present in the object and fix its date. The story of this Nobel-prize winning discovery called radiocarbon dating will be told by Dr. Rupesh Hiraman Gaikwad who is passionate and seasoned science communicator and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
This science workshop will trace the story of communication - starting from how early humans used sound and signs to communicate, to modern day wireless mediums. In this session children will learn about the great leaps in communication - from drum beating to megaphones, telephones and telegraphs to wireless and satellite based communication.
EVOLUTION OF COMMUNICATION
Conducted by Dr Renuka Thergaonkar, a renowned practicing consultant and teaching professor of fragrance chemistry. She has 23 years of experience. You will learn your physiology of smell, how your nose and olfactory system work with the brain as you keep a rose under your nose. You will note the head, heart and base of scents in the workshop.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your mobile phones, computers, TVs, tube lights etc. when they become obsolete? With increasing number of products, electronic waste is rising at an alarming rate and polluting land, air and water. Join us and learn about effective management of E-Waste.
AFTERLIFE OF ELECTRONICS
How does light make us see the world around us and how do we see colours? What is it made of and how does it move? In this session, join engineer, Namrata Mankad, to understand the properties of light, mirrors, lenses and how scientists use it in inventions today!
WHAT IS LIGHT
The Workshop is designed to nurture environmental consciousness among the youth. The urgent topics of global warming, climate change, atmospheric balance, waste management with a focus on e-waste will be covered. Conducted at the Children's Museum, the children will be learning in a structure that was built without disturbing the original flora and fauna of the area. As the Museum aims to portray a loving relationship with nature, through the workshop so will the children be inspired to put nature first.
WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Mars is the next destination to explore in our journey through the solar system. Join us for a talk by Dr, Anita Sengupta as she discusses the motivation for Mars exploration and how engineering challenges are tackled with cutting-edge technologies and out-of-the-box thinking. Engineering the Red Planet is the key to our future!
Dr. Anita Sengupta is a NASA rocket scientist and aerospace engineer who for the past 20 years has been developing spacecraft technologies that have enabled the exploration of Mars, Asteroids, and deep space. She is now leadingthe next generation of technologies that use space age technology to improve transportation with reduced carbon footprint as the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX).
INSIGHTS INTO SPACE ENGINEERING AND EXPLORATION
Join us for a tour of the exhibition 'EnvisionIng Asia: Gandhi and Mao in the photographs of Walter Bosshard', a set of 53 photographs by Swiss photographer. Walter Bosshard, pioneer in the field of photojournalism. A master of both the word and the camera, he made a name for himself, reporting on key political events and daily life in Asia in the 19305. Today, his photographs and films are a rich source of information for understanding global history.
Photographer and journalist Kedar Rhat, will delve into the physics of photography and the journalistic lens used by Walter Bosshard.
This session is curated In collaboration with Dr, A.P. Jayaraman, founder of the Academy for the Advancement of STEAM (Science. Techncilcigy, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) stories.
PHYSICS BEHIND THE CAMERA
Join us at the Museum for a talk on understanding the layout and infrastructure of Mumbai city, including its roads, railways, even its film studios, through an exploration of the principles of physics!
Vijay Singh is a practicing physicist and educator associated with the Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education, TIFR. This programme is curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman. in collaboration with the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum.
PHYSICS AND MUMBAI CITY
We use paper everyday for various purposes, but what is the science behind paper? How and why does it fly, fall and fold?Take a closer look at the physics, chemistry and engineering of paper with science communicator, Abhay Yawalkar, who will demonstrate the principles of aerodynamics, gravity and much more!
Abhay Yawalkar is a seasoned science communicator with long service in Marathi Vidnyan Parishad.
TALES OF PAPER
Join us for a talk on science in our surroundings and its use in our daily lives followed by a demonstration of a few simple science experiments in Marathi. Science demonstrator, Mr. Abhay Yawalkar will bring to light geometry in nature and create working science models, suitable for classrooms!
Yawalkar is an experienced science demonstrator, associated with science engagement programmes of the Science popularization association, Marathi Vigyan Parishad. This programme is curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman in collaboration with the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum.
KNOWING AND DOING SCIENCE
Mumbai Mirror Oct 2018
NOBEL PRIZE 2018
Liquid water is the essence of life on the surface of this planet. The origin of life is traced to the physics and chemistry of water. The quality and quantity of water are decreasing. Brave new solutions are being designed to supply safe drinking water to all people at all time.
This program on water is curated by Dr. A.P.Jayaraman In collaboration with the Dr. Bhau Daji Museum.
STEAM Academy focuses on the problem of electronic waste and its impact on human health and environment. It presents a solution for the safe management of hazardous E-wastes/CFL. A pilot system designed, developed, demonstrated and deployed will be described with
THE DARK STORY OF BRIGHT LIGHT
We learn to manage the world around us through metrology, the science of weights and measurements. Learn stories of the old Imperial system as well as the modern Metric system of measurement in this interactive workshop. Renowned nuclear scientist, Dr. A.P. Jayaraman will share seven short stories which can be applied to classrooms to teach students basic units of measurements.
STORIES OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
This workshop will present the story of the solar system, focusing on the unique position of our Sun. Learn about our neighbouring planets, asteroids and other heavenly bodies. The workshop will be lead by Suhas B. Naik-Satam, Programme Coordinator at the Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai and the programme is curated by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, Nuclear Scientist and Ex-BARC.
LIFE OF A STAR AND OTHER STORIES
This event focuses on the convergence of several disciplines of science and engineering making the new science of Dosology. The state of art application of atomic energy in food technology is illustrated. The basic sorption phenomena of water by rice and black gram are described with the help of mathematical equations.
NUCLEAR MASALA DOSA
Enter Dr Jayaraman's world of sci-stories, where facts meet fiction. His stories retain the characters children are familiar with, but weave into the story concepts like observation, hypothesis, and inference. Hear from him how sci-stories can innovatively develop scientific literacy and curiosity, along with the techniques and processes of writing them.
ROYAL POOP - AFCC 18
A three-hour teacher-training workshop aimed to introduce the scientific method and its application across disciplines. Participants will also learn to recognise patterns in science and develop STEAM stories. There will also be a narration of some stories. This workshop will be conducted by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, a renowned nuclear scientist and Vice-Chairman of the National Centre for Science Communicators. with 50 years of experience.
BE A SCIENTIFIC TEACHER AND SCISTORY PERSON
A two-hour professional training workshop aimed to provide teachers and educators with strategies. of teaching scientific laws and principles to different age groups. The workshop will also include a demo of how to creatively teach scientific concepts in the classroom, conducted by senior faculty of the STEAM Academy, Namrata Mankad. The programme is curated by Dr. A.R. Jayaraman, Nuclear Scientist and Ex-BARC.
HOW TO TEACH SCIENTIFIC LAWS & PRINCIPLES
A two-hour teacher-training workshop aimed to introduce the scientific method and its application across disciplines. Participants will also learn to recognise patterns in science and develop STEAM stories. There will also be a narration of some stories. This workshop will be conducted by Dr. A.P. Jayaraman, a renowned nuclear scientist and Vice-Chairman of the National Centre for Science Communicators. with 50 years of experience.
BE A 21ST CENTURY SCIENTIFIC TEACHER
The objective of the festival is to engage teachers and educators with STEM stories, to encourage them to create STEM stories, enable them to utilise stories for value addition to science lessons, to empower them to explore the expanding world of creative STEM stories and to establish networking with Resource persons.