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Show of creativity at science fair

By Vision Reporter

Added 7th July 2009 03:00 AM

HI-TECH gadgets that people find hard to acquire can be easily got without spending a fortune. This is what visitors who turned up at Nabisunsa Girls’ School campus for a science exhibition witnessed.

HI-TECH gadgets that people find hard to acquire can be easily got without spending a fortune. This is what visitors who turned up at Nabisunsa Girls’ School campus for a science exhibition witnessed.

By Hope Abimanya

HI-TECH gadgets that people find hard to acquire can be easily got without spending a fortune. This is what visitors who turned up at Nabisunsa Girls’ School campus for a science exhibition witnessed.

The exhibition was held under the theme “Promote active learning of practical science subjects with no laboratory facilities.”

Tony Katende, from Kololo Secondary School, demonstrated how one can make a refrigerator using jerrycans and charcoal.

“You get two different sizes of jerrycans; for the big one, cut out a small part in a square shape without removing the cover completely; fit the small jerrycan in the big one and put charcoal in between them and pour some little water and you have a refrigerator.” At the end of the day, everyone was shocked to find the water cold.

Royal College made a soap that can be used as a detergent and for the body. Bruce Agaba emphasised how easy it was to make the soap using vegetable oil, caustic soda, lemon and salt.

It was interesting to see students confidently explain what they made without referring to any written information.

Speaking at the function, the chief guest Amina Bukenya, the spokesperson of the National Council of Science and Technology, urged the youth to gain interest in sciences, especially since the Government encourages it.

“It’s through science that we live and without it, Uganda wouldn’t be exploiting the natural resources that it is blessed with,” she said.

Mbogo High School was recognised as the best exhibitor, followed by Kololo SS.

The hosts of the exhibition, Nabisunsa impressed with their dustbin made out of mineral water bottles. Sarah Nanyondo explained: “Just cut the top and the bottom of the water bottle, cut the middle part to make it straight, then join them by placing them around shaped sticks or metal, and you have a bin.”

It was interesting to find that the cut tops can also be joined to make an egg tray.

The function was sponsored by Rwenzori, Impress Harvest Kenya Limited and Bumara Merchandise Uganda Limited, with support from Buganda Kingdom’s education ministry.

Show of creativity at science fair

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