ECO Science Foundation and Pakistan Science Club Jointly organized Water Rocket Challenge 2017, at Karachi
ECO Science Foundation, jointly organized Water Rocket Challenge 2017 with Pakistan Science Club and Dream World Resort on Jan 21, 2017 at Dream World Resort in Karachi-Pakistan. This event served a unique opportunity for all Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics lovers of all ages. Many local Schools, Colleges, Universities and Hobbyists Participated in the event.
The participants of the events were given training on water rocket making after their enrollment at www.paksc.org/wrc. In first phase all of the teams were to make water rockets using their hands-on skills. The second phase included the competition. The competitors were divided in two age groups. The age group 12-18 competed for "Range competition". The age group of 18+ competed for "Bullseye" target hitting competition.
President ECO Science Foundation, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, was invited as a chief guest. In his address, he congratulated Pakistan Science Club, participants, teachers and above all the parents who came along with their children and allowed them to participate in the event. Prof. Soomro highly appreciated the concept of water Rocket Challenge and its scientific variables as part of inquiry based approach. “Inquiry Based Science Education is a key to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Subjects”, he added.
Prof. Soomro also appreciated Dream world Resort for extending a free facility for the children to conduct Water Rocket competition at their premises. He also appreciated the support of Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) Pakistan, in sponsoring this National Water Rocket Challenge 2017. In the end he distributed awards to winners and mixed with children encouraging them to participate in such scientific events.