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CHILDRENS SCIENCE CONGRESS

DR LALIT SHARMA

FOCAL THEME:

ENERGY: Explore, Harness & Conserve


SUB-THEMES: ENERGY RESOURCES ENERGY SYSTEMS ENERGY AND SOCIETY ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ENERGY PLANNING AND MODELING

ENERGY: Explore, Harness & Conserve

Energy is crucial input parameter in everyday life Energy is important for economic development Energy consumption decides well-being of society Energy availability directs progress of country Energy is key to sustainable development

ENERGY RESOURCES
Deals with different resources Renewable (solar, wind, water, bio-mass...) and Non-renewable (coal, lignite, oil, natural gas....)

ENERGY RESOURCES
Some project ideas: Exploration and identification of energy resources in and around my school / home
(origin, classification, usage)

Assessment of bio-mass resources available in my village (animals / plants, energy potential) Wind mapping in my locality (wind velocity at

different sites / locations)

ENERGY SYSTEMS
Deals with interrelated network, conversion transmission / distribution of energy sources Focuses on devices / processes of conversion from one to another useable forms, performance analysis, and faesibility

ENERGY SYSTEMS
Some project ideas Energy efficiency of different chullahs in my village (identify, sketch / design, energy efficiency) Different types of solar cooker made of locally available materials (ply sheets, rubber
tubing)

Comparison of food web in different natural ecosystems (identify, interrelationship, energy)

ENERGY AND SOCIETY


Deals with influence of societal pattern on consumption of available and accessible energy sources

ENERGY AND SOCIETY


Some project ideas Energy utilization in my locality (collect data on
gender, age, economic status, energy utilized for different aspects, compare, analyze)

Influence of festivities on energy consumption pattern (energy consumption during


festivals versus non-festival days)

Assessment of animal draught power versus machine (compare different uses, efficiency, economics)

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT


Deals with impact of non-renewable energy sources on environment during production, processing, consumption, transmission....

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT


Some project ideas Impact of coal-based thermal plants (mapping,
wind direction, human health, flora, fauna)

Energetic assessment of cycle-driven rickshaws (indirect impact on environment) Effect of fuel used in kitchen on health of women (type of stove/chullah, fuel used, health record)

ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT


Deals with assessment of demand, uses, misuse at different stages, and developing strategies for conservation

ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT


Some project ideas Electrical /water energy audit of school
(installations, billing, saving opportunities)

Understanding green building (identify


building/house, daylight, wind, temperature)

Energy saving options in house/school/hospital (installations, billing, saving


opportunities)

ENERGY PLANNING AND MODELING


Deals with projection of future needs in light of present demand, development of strategies to meet the same through mathematical models

ENERGY PLANNING AND MODELING


Some project ideas Micro-level energy planning - for my school / home (identify energy guzzlers, options available,
integrate)

Modeling for grey water recycling in my building / colony (availability, options of utilization) Optimizing energy consumption in school / office (factors responsible infrastructure, timings,

integrate)

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