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An engineer in Bengaluru runs a free museum to teach kids about science

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Sep 30, 2016, 3:24 pm IST
Updated Sep 30, 2016, 8:48 pm IST
PD Ravindra started the museum in 2006 and opened doors for children to visit free of cost.
It has various innovative devices by Ravindra (Photo: AFP)
 It has various innovative devices by Ravindra (Photo: AFP)

Bengaluru:

Books are a vast source of knowledge which is the conventional way of educating children in the society, but then there are also other innovative ways of teaching kids.

 

Visuals and installations are some of the mediums of telling children about innovative technology so that they can grow up to create something completely different from what they have learnt.

With the objective of teaching kids about innovations in technology from time to time and raising awareness about a crucial process of recycling, an engineer in Bengaluru runs a museum called Amma Saraswati Loka since 2006 to tell children about science in a fun way.

The museum is free and open to all, and was started by PD Ravindra who was formerly the Chief of Maintenance at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru.

It houses devices including a portable traffic kit, a chair that turns into a stepladder, a cycle that also charges batteries and an exercise bike which can also be a wet grinder, in order to teach concepts like hydraulics, compressed air and surface tension in an innovative manner.

Ravindra keeps adding more innovations to his museum which has a steady flow of visitors, but is concerned about sustaining the workshop. 

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