ECOSF in collaboration with PSC, PSF and ICF organized the Two-day “Science Fun Mela” during the 3rd Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival at Lok Virsa Museaum in Islamabad
Two-day “Science Fun Mela” is was organized by the ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Pakistan Science Club (PSC), Indus Cultural Forum (ICF) and Lok Virsa Museum of Pakistan at the Lok Virsa Museum, Islamabad on 17-18 February 2017. The event was a part of 3rd Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival (MLLF). The Festival aimed at promotion of mother languages spoken in Pakistan and to bring together under one roof, the multiple colours and diversity of literature in indigenous languages. The idea of organizing Science Fun Mela (festival) along the MLLF is to inculcate among children the urge for learning science around us and in the universe; so as to promote Science Culture in the country.
President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro participated as one of the panelists among other distinguished speakers during the inaugural of the Festival. Prof. Soomro stressed that science promotion must be part of cultural festivals so as to promote a science culture. Science literature, poetry on science concepts and story telling in mother languages could play an important role in stimulating the interest of general public and young children to increase their scientific literacy.
Mr. Abdul Rauf, CEO of PSC conducted a number of fun scientific activities by actively engaging children and parents in various interactive and hands-on activities which focused on developing the fundamental scientific concepts. Visitors, children and their parents were actively engaged to raise their curiosity and provided them an amazing opportunity for hands-on learning experience with an insight to explore the logic behind scientific phenomenon which have been taught in schools. During the event, robot making competition was also held, wherein children enthusiastically participated along with their parents and built robots with low cost materials such as plastic cup, straws, electric motor and batteries. This competition of robot making showed kids the concept of vibration that can be translated in to rotatory motion. A planetarium show was also set up in the event- thanks to PSF. Children as well as teachers and parents experienced the demonstration of planets, stars, galaxy through imaginary projector and video in planetarium show.