SCIENCE STREAM


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Science education is one of the most important subjects in school due to its relevance to students’ lives and the universally applicable problem-solving and critical thinking skills it uses and develops. These are lifelong skills that allow students to generate ideas, weigh decisions intelligently and even understand the evidence behind public policy-making. Teaching technological literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving through science education gives students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school and beyond. To make you aware and understand of all these happenings our school provides you with great science faculty and well equipped science laboratories.


OUR LABORATORIES

Science educators have believed that the laboratory is an important means of instruction in science since late in the 19th century. Laboratory activities were used in high school chemistry in the 1880s (Fay, 1931). In 1886, Harvard University published a list of physics experiments that were to be included in high school physics classes for students who wished to enroll at Harvard (Moyer, 1976). Laboratory instruction was considered essential because it provided training in observation, supplied detailed information, and aroused pupils' interest. These same reasons are still accepted almost 100 years later.


Shulman and Tamir, in the Second Handbook of Research on Teaching (Travers, ed., 1973), listed five groups of objectives that may be achieved through the use of the laboratory in science classes:


  1. skills- manipulative, inquiry, investigative, organizational, communicative
  2. concepts - for example, hypothesis, theoretical model, taxonomic category
  3. cognitive abilities - critical thinking, problem solving, application, analysis, synthesis
  4. understanding the nature of science - scientific enterprise, scientists and how they work, existence of a multiplicity of scientific methods, interrelationships between science and technology and among the various disciplines of science
  5. attitudes - for example, curiosity, interest, risk taking, objectivity, precision,confidence, perseverance, satisfaction, responsibility, consensus, collaboration, and liking science (1973, p.1119).

Saraswati Vidya Mandir Kamla Nagar, Agra has well equipped laboratories For Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Computer, Social Science. Students are encouraged to use these laboratories to learn through experiments. In above light SVM Kamla Nagar, Agra believes that there is no equivalent substitute for hands-on activities where materials and equipment are used safely and student experiences are guided. So we supports sustained investments to provide the facilities, equipment, curricula, and professional development needed for effective hands-on laboratory science experiences from class VIth through Sr-Secondary education. Teacher and student’s peer to peer interactions contribute to develop learning experiences from the laboratory exercise, which can help them in experimentation, research and exploration in the following laboratories of our campus:


PHYSICS LAB


Physics


It is a place where students can learn and explore various Physics concepts and verify various Physics facts and findings using variety of activities and it is well equipped with necessary kits and tools. Modern Technology apparatus for covering all experiments prescribed by the CBSE are present hear. This laboratory generate and sustain interest in the study of Physics with practical knowledge by motivating our students of class VI to XII to ensure divergent scientific thinking.


CHEMISTRY LAB


During hands-on chemistry activities, students directly and safely investigate chemical properties and reactions, utilizing laboratory apparatus and instruments. These activities are essential for learning chemistry and improving science literacy. Web-based and computer-simulated activities may help increase student exposure to chemistry, reduce costs, and eliminate hazardous waste and safety concerns; however, these tools cannot be considered as equivalent replacements for hands-on laboratory experiences. The students perform practical as per the syllabus.



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BIOLOGY LAB


Biology


This lab is equipped with well-equipped instruments , microscopes, computer and it gives relevant information about the unicellular and multicellular organisms by keeping the spicemens of all multicellular organisms. It provides an opportunity to the students to understand and internalize the basic biological concepts through concrete objects and situations. It provides greater scope for individual participation in the process of learning and becoming autonomous learners.


MATHEMATICS LAB


In order to make the studies more interesting, at SVM KN Agra, we have the mathematics lab which helps to understand the concepts through practical activities which include- Coating dice games, Jigsaw, Coloring shapes Sorting shapes, triangles, squares etc. Weighing, using scales & see-saw fulcrum, Estimating which is heavier, longest, shortest, Pouring liquid, filling a liter bottle etc., Playing shop using play money, Block building games etc., Measuring scales, Estimating, how many and how much? All activities are designed to encourage the learner to understand them practically for highest outcome.



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COMMERCE STREAM


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Commerce is a branch of business, which is most essential for human life. It is concerned with the exchange of goods and services. It includes all those activities, which directly or indirectly facilitate that exchange. Commerce looks after the distribution aspect of the business. Whatever is produced it must be consumed, to facilitate this consumption there must be a proper distribution channel. Here comes the need for commerce which is concerned with the smooth buying and selling of goods and services.



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With the regular study of Commerce subject in school, students can understand that how Commerce helps us to get what we want at right time, right place and at right price and thus helps in improving our standard of living, satisfying our innumerable wants and thereby promoting social welfare. Development of commerce generates more and more employment opportunities for millions of people in our country and increases the national income and wealth of a nation.



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SVM Kamla Nagar AGRA provides full facility for their students to understand COMMERCE and serve the Nation.


HUMANITY STREAM


Humanity


Sir Peter Medawar, although a scientist himself, said about humanities - “The scientist values research by the size of its contribution to that huge, logically articulated structure of ideas which is already, though not yet half built, the most glorious accomplishment of mankind. The humanist must value his research by different but equally honorable standards, particularly by the contribution it makes, directly or indirectly, to our understanding of human nature and conduct, and human sensibility.”



The plethora of career options that is open for a student who has chosen the Humanities. Far from being the last resort when no other stream can be chosen, the Humanities are a wide field of study, with extremely interesting and mind-stimulating career options galore.



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SVM Kamla Nagar, AGRA provides full facilities for students who chose humanities


HUMANITY LABORATORY


Humanities or Social science lab is to help the learners to understand universal, social, cultural and economic system of this world through prepare models, projects, develop their understanding about disaster management and make them aware with latest developments in the field of social science. In lab the students perform practical as per the syllabus. Lab is equipped with all the apparatus, instruments, models and charts required for practical for students from classes VI to XII.


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COMPUTER LABORATORY


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SVM Kamla Nagar, Agra has two computer laboratories and these labs are fully equipped to teach computer science, information practices, web-designing. The lab, in recent past has been upgraded with appropriate software to enable learners to compile and run programs as per the syllabus. The labs are designed to give exposure to all learners in Coral Draw, Java, Adobe Flash, Lid Pix, Paint brush, MS office etc. The lab has internet connections and learners access internet under watchful eyes of the staff members.


LIBRARY


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The Library is a pivot point for all reading and reference material, cultural activities, literary discussions, small seminars, access of information, knowledge building and discussions.


It is a center for learning and has a key role in fostering the Love of reading. Students can read hard copies or online material. It also provides scholars and mentors with all possible resources required for teaching and learning.


The School library caters to the requirement of all students from 10 to 18 years. It has a range of academic books for different subjects, recommended by CBSE. Also fiction and non-fiction books including classics, culture are available for all age groups.


Library of SVM Kamla Nagar, Agra, is a welcoming place for study and reading. Here we support the students and teachers by providing access to current, adequate and appropriate information resources. It is also to ensure that all the students, teachers and staff are effectively using the ideas and information. The library encourages the love of reading and development of student’s independent learning skills.


This library has both printed as well as audio-visual material like CD-ROM and DVDS. There are plenty of books, encyclopedias, picture books, activity books, dictionaries. The library has all books on literature in Hindi, Gujarati, and English. We have around 10,000 books in our library for varied age groups.


Today a reader, Tomorrow a leader


Reading may well be the first discipline that a new student of a language comes into contact with. Seeing the words of a language on a paper will often be the first place people see the language, at least knowingly. It is here, in this discipline, that learners will begin to see how the language is put together to make sense. Reading is all about understanding the written word and therefore it is only natural that once you have been reading for a while you will want to progress to writing. Reading is an important skill that needs to be developed in children. Not only is it necessary for survival in the world of schools and (later on) universities, but in adult life as well. The ability to learn about new subjects and find helpful information on anything from health problems and consumer protection to more academic research into science or the arts depends on the ability to read. Reading by way of books, magazines expose kids to new vocabulary, knowledge and expands their horizon in totally. The school spacious library provides a simulating environment which helps the students to develop not only reading habits but also to improve their research skills.


So, welcome to the world of happy reading!

GROUP STUDY


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It is a unique and fruitful practice which promotes students of SVM Kamala Nagar Agra to do the best in their studies. In this exercise students help each other to solve their problems in studies with their own efforts.