The Eskom expo winners have made a break through in using nature and science to see their experience through.
The three young ladies from the science fare hosted Eskom expo shared their experience to inspire the upcoming science lovers.
The gold medal at Eskom Expo Regionals and the best category award for agricultural science winner Likitha Chundru a grade 10 learners from Bryanston High School, did an on agricultural plant growth, the experiment includes the use of cocopeat to improve water retention or magnets in the soil to improve plant growth in sprout and fenugreek plants in South Africa.
“My project lasted two years, and my teacher guided and helped me review my project as I conducted it.”
“I won a gold medal and cash price as well as the best category award for agricultural science along with a second cash price at Eskom Expo International Science Fair, and I was awarded the special Eskom Expo Award for Best Female Project at the International Science Fair” she added
Gabby Nunes ( 16 ) and Rebecca Leisegang (16)from Parktown High School for Girls. Shared their intelligence after winning the expo while sticking to nature.
Last year’s Eskom International Science Fair junior winner Leisegang , her project investigated the harmful effects that our artificial lights (our garden lights, streetlights etc.) have on honeybees.
“I won R50 000, along with other prizes for the best in the Animal Sciences category.”
Nunes went through having to make sure that this
soil is infertile, so my project is accurate and weather conditions not being on my side it was difficult for the plants to germinate.
The three young ladies have seen that there is still a little science when it comes through nature.
“I won the best innovation, I won bronze, and I won silver and I won a head set.”
The three young ladies continue to make appearances to teach young people that the science field does not only mean it should be boys dominated, but young girls also have the skills to do more.
Rebecca advocates that learners need to understand the natural world to resolve the problems that threaten it, and to create a green, sustainable economy that remains one of the world’s most enduring challenges.
Likitha Chundru, explains that the educational system need to give out more nature educational opportunities using the school curriculum.
“The government should consider adding more nature-related activities to the school syllabus because it allows improvement to take place in the environment if more people are being educated about the issues in the environment. Outdoor activities can also be part of the syllabus where children can learn how to grow plants, as this will provide enjoyment as well as education. The generation is also changing with the amount of technology being used which isn’t a bad thing, but occasionally everyone needs to spend some time outdoors.
“We should open our education system more into nature because we have young scientists around us so let us encourage these learners To help us and our troubles” added Nunes added.