Become a Partner in the UN General Assembly’s initiative of International Year of Light 2015 by conducting activities in your school!
UN General Assembly has recognized 2015 as the International Year of Light recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.
Children are remarkable change agents for the ecosystem and what better way than to educate and trigger the thinking process in children. Help them understand the vital role that light plays in our daily lives and help them understand how light has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication via the Internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.”
How did Butterfly Fields Engage with this school?
The schoolorganized an event bringing together different stakeholders – students, teachers, parents, other schools, industry experts (guest lecturers).
Teachers encouraged students to research on evolution of light, key discoveries & latest inventions.
Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu
School: Mahatma Montessori Schools – 3 different campuses
School Curriculum: Matriculation (TN SSC), CBSE
No. of students participated: 7000
Cost per student: Rs 200/-
Classes: 2 to 10
Duration: 1 week
The school scheduled separate periods in the timetable for IYL-2015 activities.
Students did 3 experiments each on concepts of Light, based on their age. They take home the experiment models built during the session & demonstrate to parents.
Students took home models built – IYL2015 @Mahatma Montessori – Butterflyfields Partner School
Butterfly Fields conducts interactive demonstrations with students & teachers to discuss additional concepts of light, conduct quizzes & trigger higher order thinking (HOTS).
Prizes were handed out to students who innovated in the experiments.