Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has introduced a mechanism for undertaking digital physics experiments on FOSS software and Experiments for Young Engineers and Scientists (ExpEYES) hardware apart from the maths IT labs.
Now, there are 36 practical activities for the Higher Secondary section. Students can also experiment in electronics, electrical, mechanical, thermal and sound on ExpEYES, a four channel Oscilloscope which has Square, Sine and Triangular wave generators.
They can do experiments including AC/DC signals, sonometer, resonance column single pendulum and helical spring and analyse data obtained.
In most cases, equipment like Oscilloscope is not available for physics experiments in schools. ExpEYES will help overcome this defect and conduct 150 physics experiments.
Teachers can conduct a live demo in classrooms while teaching the theory part while students try out experiments in labs.
KITE chief K. Anvar Sadath said that ExpEYES kits had been made available to higher secondary schools as part of the ongoing IT vacation training.
Organisations such as Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi, which trained 20 teachers in 2017, are partners in the project. Over 2700 physics teachers are getting trained now.
The recently rolled out IT@School GNU / Linux 18.04 operating system has the ExpEYES applications incorporated.
ExpEYES will also facilitate experiments such as Ohm's law, resonance, analogue and digital, half-wave and full-wave rectification....