Welcome to the Problem / Challenge Selection Page for Class 8 & 9
You can select any one problem of your choice and work in a group of 4-5 Students to create solution for the given problem. You can also reach out to the teacher incase you have doubts or questions. If you want to work on solving any other problem which is not listed here then you can consult it with the teacher.
If you require any tools or kit you can refer to this sheet to ask from the teacher regarding the exact device / sensor or machine required for your prototype.
Problem Statements for the Camp Activity (Select any one)
Problem Statement - 3.5 (Nutrition with Game)
Consider that Maharashtra govt. has launched a programme to provide nutritional food to some of the students in your school who are malnourished. Your school head has given you the charge to make a record of students who are under malnutrition / underweight category.
You can use BMI to find out underweight students, first explore about BMI and find out how can you calculate BMI.
Prepare a spreadsheet to calculate the BMI of your classmates and find out the students in the underweight category. Also prepare a diet plan for your underweight friend. Find these data for at least 8 of your friends (4 Boys and 4 Girls). Create a chart to compare the BMI of your friends. Also create a game so that you can make people aware about how to main tain a good BMI and benefits of the Same.
Try to identify if you see any relationship with BMI that you can see with height & weight.
Identify the Instruments that will be required by you to calculate BMI and you ask the teacher to give you the same.
You can use application /tool of your choice but not limited to :
Problem Statement - 4.5 (Air Quality Factors)
As you know that due to increasing pollutions the quality of air is becoming bad. But how do we understand if the quality of air is good or bad?
Explore about how can you measure the quality of Air and then compare the qualiy of air using spreadsheet of 7-8 Places in your county including of your locaity.
Also compare the Quality of Air for 21st October to 28th October and to analyze for any findings.
Once you have compared Air Quality of Various places, Create a device using which you can take out the current Air Quality and put the reading on your spreadsheet.
Explore the reasons due to which the quality of air gets bad or better and add them in your Spreadsheet. Also Explore how is the Quality of air determined, and explore the sources of those factors which alter the quality of the Air.
You can use application /tool of your choice, suggetsed are but not limited to :
Problem Statement - 5 (Automatic BTM)
(This Problem is an extended part of your project work that you have already done on BMI in your school.)
By now you already know that a good Body Mass Index is a general indicator of whether a person has a healthy body weight for their height, so to make it available to public, make a device that can be used in any place, by anyone whoever would want to know about his/her BMI. Your device / prototype must be self operatable and it should be easily usable in public space and requires least space.
You can make a group of 8-10 students and further make 2 subgroups to work on different parts of the prototype.
Identify the requirements of the materials/tools to make the device.
To make the prototype or solution you can use any application / tool of your choice however there are few suggetsed tools and application given below:-
Problem Statement - 6 (Transportation)
As per IPCC 2014, Greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector primarily involve fossil fuels burned for road, rail, air, and marine transportation which amounts to 14% of the global greenhouse gas emissions of 2010. Almost all (95%) of the world's transportation energy comes from petroleum-based fuels, largely petrol, gasoline and diesel.
We all know that Energy can neither be created nor destroyed but only changed from one form to another, this principle is also known as law of conservation of energy. Using this principle design a solution model / prototype which will help to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gas from the transportation sector from your place. Also check about current levels of these emissions of your place.
You can create a simulation / prototype to demonstrate that how will your solution model will help in reducing the emission in your area. You can use any application and tools of your choice however a few are suggested below:
Those who live in Mandala area of M-Ward, Mumbai already know that every year fire breaks out many times in the basti and due to which lot of loss of life and infrastructure happens. You being and active citizen want to do something about it.
Create a solution to this real life problem which will help all the people live around the area. You can create a device / plan / prototype of the solution to the given problem. You can use any application and tools of your choice however a few are suggested below: