Forty children (from grades V, VI, and VII), 7 staff and 4 parents visited HAL Museum from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. The children were excited about the aircraft and other models of aero engines.
The students learnt about the heritage of the Aerospace & Aviation industry in India through the display of photographs that charted the growth of aviation in each decade from 1940 to date.
They learnt about the function of aero engines through the display of motorized cross-sections of various models of aero engines.
The children were quite amused to see the parachute with the ejection seat. The Pushpak and Basanth aircraft were impressive.
The students were involved in group conversations and challenged with questions to prompt their critical thinking. They were also encouraged to explore independently.
It was a good opportunity for the teachers and students to learn subject-specific content as some topics are difficult to explain in a classroom.
The students were introduced to new knowledge through new vocabulary, spaces, and objects that they had never encountered before. The children were immersed in the world outside of their own lives, expanding their horizons. The children were encouraged to connect to the real world through the offered reading passages and photographs that provide additional context and clarity.
The visit was also a good opportunity to create awareness about disability and APD among the other visitors.