Science Express is an innovative mobile science exhibition of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, mounted on a 16 coach AC train with the objective of arousing interest of the young people in the field of science and technology.
Science Express spreads the awareness about strengths of science in meeting global challenges, including latest discoveries and innovations in the field of modern science. The coaches of Science Express were thematically represented on Bing Bang, Nano cosmos, Building Blocks of Life, From Gene to Organism, Architecture of Mind, World of Senses, Sensors, From Data to Knowledge, Global Challenges, Spaceship Earth, Our Home in the Cosmos and The Universe.
It was a retreat for grade VI-X students of GIS along with their class teachers to know about cutting-edge science and technology through exhibits, models and audio-visual displays put up in the coaches of Science Express. Apart from seeing the exhibition, the students also enthusiastically participated in the complementary activities of Kids Zone. The team conducted a teacher’s orientation session for a group of 20 primary and secondary teachers, in which they held discussions on hands on approaches for teaching. They demonstrated models based on different concepts of science and maths that can be helpful in classroom teaching.