Laboratory

A laboratory (informally, lab) is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. The title of laboratory is also used for certain other facilities where the processes or equipment used are similar to those in scientific laboratories.

For the science lab activities, classes 9th and 10th strictly follow the projects and experiments prescribed by the Council for Indian Certificate for Secondary Examinations. Each class is divided into three batches and are allotted each of physics, chemistry and biology lab session on a cyclic basis. Each lab session is of two consecutive periods duration.

Lab sessions in our school notably include:

  • Physics lab
  • Chemistry lab
  • Biology lab and
  • Mathematics lab
  • Computer Lab

The following teaching conditions are enabled in our laboratories:

  • For students to acquire the manual and mental skills associated with learning students may be fully engaged in laboratory activities. We provide sufficient equipment and laboratory stations for laboratory groups containing only two or three students.
  • The number of students and of laboratory stations in a classroom is small enough for the teacher to supervise the safety of student activities and to have sufficient time to actively work with each laboratory group.
  • We ensure equal access to laboratory activities under appropriate supervision w here laboratory activities include equipment and phenomena that relate to the students’ world, such as toys, sports equipment, tools, household items, etc.
  • With the integration of laboratory activities with classroom work, students would be able to move smoothly between their desks and the laboratory area and that there be sufficient space for equipment to remain set up. A classroom arrangement with space for desks, computers, and ample space for laboratory stations and equipment in the same room is provided with ideal conditions. Lab area is integrated with a demo classroom.
  • Computers and modern instruments are a part of the laboratory equipment. Although excellent learning can take place using the simplest equipment, computers and measuring instruments incorporating modern technology are provided as powerful tools for learning concepts and developing skills of measurement, analysis, and processing information.
  • Evaluation of student learning includes assessment of skills developed in laboratory activities as well as the knowledge acquired during these activities. Test questions relating directly to laboratory work act not only to assess laboratory learning, but also communicate the importance of laboratory work to students.
  • Safety precautions in laboratory work for students and teachers are provided with adequate up-to-date safety equipment.

What is the Math Lab?

Math Lab will enable students to learn and explore mathematical concepts and verify mathematical facts and theorems using the available resources.

The purpose of the Math lab is to aid students learning mathematical concepts in a more meaningful way and in developing their mathematical abilities. The lab is staffed by several student tutors who are available to help the students to have hands-on learning experiences so as to learn a concept in mathematics with more clarity and understanding.

Instruction in the Math Lab is very informal. Students are welcome to come to the lab with questions whenever they need help in understanding math course work.

Our goal in the lab is to increase each student's understanding of his/her course material. This takes time and active participation on the student's part.

All the activities in math lab is child centered. A student is placed in a problem solving situation, allowed to think and explore all the possible solutions. In addition to providing greater scope for individual participation in the process of learning and becoming autonomous learners, the Math Lab also enables the teacher to demonstrate, explain and reinforce abstract mathematical ideas by using concrete objects, models, charts, graphs, pictures, posters, multimedia presentations etc.

Students are also given expert guidance in making models, coloured charts and presentations leading to clear understanding of the concepts.

Many mathematical puzzles would be solved by these young minds to test their mathematical skills and also they would be allowed to develop some of their own puzzles to share it with their peers.

Study of theoretical mathematics imparts knowledge, while experimentation supports, confirms and makes the concept clear. In addition to developing motor and application skills by doing, it also develops the attitude of sharing, team work and open mindedness amongst students.


Biology lab

I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand,” said Confucius. Doing something is the best way of understanding and believing it. We do this exactly in the bio lab where students actually conduct experiments to build and strengthen their concepts.

“I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand,” said Confucius. Doing something is the best way of understanding and believing it. We do this exactly in the bio lab where students actually conduct experiments to build and strengthen their concepts.

Bio lab is will equipped with slides, models, specimens, charts and various other apparatus in accordance with the requirements of the ICSE syllabus. Most of the experiments are based on plant and animal morphology and physiology. Seasonal flowering plants, vegetables, fruits and seeds are also used as a part of the requirements.


Physics lab

The role of the laboratory is central in high school physics courses since students must construct their own understanding of physics ideas. This knowledge cannot simply be transmitted by the teacher, but must be developed by students in interactions with nature and the teacher.

Lab work involves skills of observation, manipulation, experimentation and interpretation. Meaningful learning will occur where laboratory activities are a well-integrated part of a learning sequence. Through lab work students get real life experiences and an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge into practice.

Chemistry lab

Chemistry comes alive in the Chemistry laboratory.

Students of classes IX and X conduct experiments pertaining to the syllabus. They identify gases, detect the cations and anions present in the given compounds.

They also determine the nature of the given solution to be acidic or alkaline and find the pH of solutions. Students upto class VIII are taken to the lab to have a feel of the various apparatus and equipments in use. Simple experiments are demonstrated by the teachers.


Computer lab

In recent years a major trend has been witnessed in the growth of information technology. To keep pace with rapid growth, it is necessary to know the major activities going around the world. Our Computer curriculum specially designed by Chrysalis and the ICSE Board Syllabus has made this possible.

Classes IV to VII follow Chrysalis, a well graded technology curriculum. The technology curriculum is dealt thematically to enhance the understanding of the students. The themes are of academic relevance and are supported by interactive audio visual aids. These, along with the student Studio are aimed at triggering Higher Order Thinking while giving room for creative expression in students as well.

We have Programming in C for Class VIII to introduce them to the World of Programming. This also helps them to learn Java in Std. X.

Students submit the projects related to their curriculum at each level. This enhances confidence, enthusiasm and technical skills in them.

The ICSE Board Syllabus has electives for VI subject in Std. IX and X. One of the electives is Computer Applications. The Syllabus includes the study of Operating System, Internet, Computing and Ethics and MS-Office Applications for Std. IX and Java Programming with BlueJ Editor for Std. X. This helps them develop their potential and practical computer skills.

The computers in the Lab are connected through LAN. Each system has a minimum requirement of 256 MB RAM with P4 processors. Teachers are well acquainted with Computer skills. They use the computer lab extensively for all their work.

Students are given an opportunity to explore the world of IT beyond their curriculum. We also encourage the students to participate in quiz conducted by TCS and other Inter-School IT activities to promote high levels of competency. With the same view we conduct IT fairs annually.