The devastating floods that ravaged the State in August couldn't have escaped the scientific curiousness of school students. Many projects at fair relate to disaster management
That many of the projects, innovations, and models on show at the Kerala State school Science fair here relate to technologies for dam management, safety, and rescue prove that the disaster prompted the participants to think about higher ways in which to mitigate it.
An intelligent rescue boat developed by Hridya Manoj and Arundhathy Das T.K., class X students of government HSS, Balussery, Kozhikode, could be a miniature version of a rescue vessel that works both mechanically and manually.
Adithyan C.B. and Hindu deity V. Panikkar, and One students of VVHS Thamarakulam, Alappuzha, developed a multi-rescue system that may be used each ashore and water for operation. it's an FM-based radio communication system to send distress messages and a sensing element that may show whether the rescue vehicle is full.
A couple of scientific innovations highlighting disaster management theme drew the eye of the people that visited the fair. one amongst them could be a safe dam operation developed by Shayar K. and Faheem M.V., and One students of EMEA HSS, Kondotty, Malappuram.
It ensures easy disaster management, early warning system for local people, and complete coordination with government authorities with the assistance of GSM technology.
Another safe-dam project developed by Roopak R. and Gadha T.R., and 2 students of Catholic HSS, Pathanamthitta, presents however sensors will establish outpouring and unstable tremor and penstock break. The dam management project of Thejas Pradeep and Sarang S. of Koodali HSS here could be a system that ensures sensor-based activity of dam water level and water pressure each 5 seconds and audio-visual alerts if there's a rise in water level. it's GSM-linked phone messaging facility to alert native people and officers who will operate dam shutter from their workplace computer.
Pournami A. and Sona Joy, class X students of Konni KBHSS, showcased their study on the environmental issues caused by quarries and crusher units in Konni grama panchayat.
Many projects and models displayed at the fair are regarding eco-friendly waste management.
Alpha Bishary and Basulia Babus of Erattayar St. Thomas HSS, Idukki, exhibited their systems for managing plastic and room waste.
Surabhi K. and Pooja P. of Balla East HSS, Kasaragod, presented their still model of a system that may convert plastic waste into helpful products.