Science Centre Facilities
The Chemistry lab focuses on exploration and innovation. The department of Chemistry is one of the most advanced including an ample amount of resources for the students to work individually. As the community, we are committed to excellence to provide students with a deep foundation through a practical approach.
Exploring the quantum of Physics, Exploratory Physics Laboratory is designed so as to focus the basic concepts in Physics. Large numbers of activities are designed to serve the purpose as this is the biggest lab.
The students from std. 5th to std. 10th are doing these activities throughout the year. We have designed the syllabus parallel to the school. It consists of the topics: Force, Magnetism, Measurements, Density, Light, Heat, Pressure, Static Electricity, Day time Astronomy etc. Apart from this, students make toys based on the concept and they take it home.
We have two telescopes which we use during the celestial events, a well equipped dark room for Optics as well. We have a unique chair, designed by our founder late Dr. V. G Bhide, to demonstrate the concept of conservation of Angular Momentum. We have a high quality Mercury Barometer to measure the atmospheric pressure. Also some musical instruments to demonstrate the science in sound and music.
This lab is well equipped to conduct the practicals of board examinations. We conduct board examination practical training in 2 sessions.
Various workshops comprising of various activities are conducted throughout the year. It comprises Homi Bhabha Young Scientists Exam practical training as well.
Earth Science Lab:
The purpose of this lab is to aware students about environment and the natural processes around us. The motto is to enable hands on learning; it has proved itself towards the better promotion of science education. The lab showcases unique samples of rocks and minerals, the advanced technology of GPS, navigation and Google earth are introduced to the students. Some interesting activities like;
- Weather experiments with advanced instruments to initiate the interest in weather study.
- Water monitoring.
- Pollution monitoring.
- Soil analysis etc.
Apart from interesting activities Nature Trails are organized every year to enthuse them towards the study of Biodiversity. Exclusive biodiversity Conservation programme, -GREEN CHAMPS: was conducted to motivate students for nature conservation, in association with Conservation Education Centre (CEC) of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) on 21st and 22/11/09. So far Nature trails to Kass plateau, Anand valley, and Pargaon for the study of organic farming are conducted.
Life Science Lab:
Muktangan Exploratory has a beautiful Life Science lab with state of the art equipments. It has a large collection of plant, animal, insect’s specimens and unique models based on human body organs, cell & cell division, DNA, Laws of Genetics, Aquarium and Terrarium. These models and specimens help students visualize Life Science in its true essence.Through variety of advanced microscopes students enjoy the view of Microscopic world.Besides microscope the lab has equipments like incubator, hot air oven, digital hot water bath, autoclave, laminar flow etc. with these facilities students perform experiments in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Tissue culture.
Experiments and activities based on Botany, Zoology, Human Biology Plant Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Genetics and Tissue culture are conducted for students which they thoroughly enjoy and get a deeper understanding in this dynamic subject of Life science.In the Life science lab exciting experiments and activities are designed as per the age group/ std of students.In the Life sciences Lab students get the chance to handle the microscopes and make their own slides. They learn to make many innovative models like Terrarium, lungs model, stethoscope, skeleton. Students take home all such things which they make in the lab. There are innovative demo kits for better understanding of topics like Respiration, food nutrition etc.
Mathematics Laboratory is a unique laboratory in Muktangan Exploratory. Teaching mathematics to school students is very challenging job . Most of the mathematical concepts are very abstract which students could not visualize or imagine, so they find it difficult to understand and thus they lose interest in maths.
In the exploratory all students from 5thstd from 10thstd learn maths through hands on experience. Each student learns concepts in mathsand its application by performing activities individually or in a group. In this way student understand the importance of learning math’s intheir day to day life.
Various maths topics according to their standards are covered like , fractions, types of numbers their properties, Triangles ,quadrilaterals, circles, Algebraic expressions equations, sequences , probability, trigonometry, Area, volume etc.
In the exploratory children learn maths by making models, solving puzzles, playing games also. It improves their thinking and logical understanding. In this by observation, experience, and application they learn concept thoroughly.
Industrial Exposition Hall:
Muktangan Exploratory has an Industrial Exposition Hall on 3rd floor of the building. This Exhibition Hall showcases the applications of scientific principles in industry. This hall has various models & display panels which are procured from prestigious research organizations working in the field of science & technology e.g. Dept. of Atomic Energy ( DAE) , National Aeronautical Ltd ( NAL) , Council of Scientific & Industrial research (CSIR).
The scaled down models which are showcased in this Exposition hall are as under-
CHANDRAYAAN – I, EDUSAT,RESOURCE SAT, CARTOSAT, GSLVD2, PSLV MK III, GEOSYNCHRONIZED, POLAR SATELLITES (FROM – ISRO)
HANSA, SARAS AIRCRAFTS (FROM NAL)
ATOM STRUCTURE, FUSION REACTION, FISSION REACTION, ATOMIC REACTOR MODELS ( FROM DAE)
The various informative & educative panels having different themes are displayed in the hall. They are as under-
- Nuclear energy program of India
- Applications of radiation techniques in healthcare, industry, agriculture
- Safety in Nuclear Reactors
- Production of Radio isotopes
- Production of Heavy water
- Indian launch Vehicles
- Four decades of India’s space program
- National Remote Sensing Agency
- Chandrayaan I
- Aryabhatta – India’s First Satellite
- NAL Mission
- NAL Success
- Drug fro Bio resources
- Tissue Culture
- Exploring the Magic of Genes
The Industrial exposition Hall is shown to the students during school visits. This is indeed an enriching experience for them
It has collection of books on science, encyclopedia, CD’s, etc. Students, teachers and citizens can make use of this facility.