AWS Think Big Science Carnival is the flagship event of the AWS Think Big Spaces in India. Inspiring students to innovate and apply critical thinking skills, the carnival was first conducted in 2019 It was received very well. More than 200 students from 6 schools presented 53 projects covering a diverse range of topics from road safety, health, and agriculture to disaster management and energy conservation. The year 2020 witnessed the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant closure of schools. The carnival, in virtual mode, drew 300 students from 13 schools and was a grand success yet again. As COVID-19 pandemic continued, we moved with it as well. We conducted our Thing Big Science Carnival virtually second year in a row, where more than 200 project entries were received from 50 schools. We are back now for the fourth consecutive year.
This year, the AWS Think Big Science Carnival is back, bigger and with a bang. Themes derived from the sustainable development goals (SDGs), recommended by the United Nations, have been integrated to provide a guiding framework to the students.
The Chosen Themes are
Health & Hygiene
Agriculture & Food Safety
Renewal Energy and Disaster Management
The SDGs we addressing through these themes are
Students will apply their creativity and problem-solving skills to come up with solutions for pressing problems in above given themes. They will begin by identifying and conducting research on relevant issues. Next, they will develop a solution-based prototype to address the issues. This self-driven learning journey is expected to not only enrich students’ knowledge of the STEAM subjects but also inspire a sense of ownership towards the society and planet.
Since it is the annual culminating event of the Think Big Program, the Science Carnival will encourage students to consolidate and apply their learnings from the program to practical situations. More than 300 students from 50 NMMC schools are expected to participate.