SCIENCE POPULARIZATION

Science Caravan 2008-09

Science Caravans or mobile Science Exhibition are mounted on specially designed vehicles. They consist of display items like Panel Exhibits having photographs and write-ups, equipment, inflatable planetarium, documentaries, microscopes, computers, laser holograms and working models reflecting various phenomena of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology. At present, nine Science Caravan Units are in operation, two for each of the four provinces and one is stationed at Islamabad.

The Foundation also organizes Starlab Planetarium and Film Shows in the schools and colleges on their request during special events like Parents Day, Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony, Sports Day etc. The exhibitions undertaken by the Foundation are spread over a period of 6476 days in which 4907 schools visited those exhibitions. Through these exhibitions, about 1.45 million students and people from different walks of life have been exposed to the latest developments in science and technology.

Caravan Exhibitions during Year 2008-2009

Province Days Schools Visitors
Federal 64 26 21,900
Sindh 164 143 37,500
Punjab 63 83 21,890
KPK 62 59 16,300
Balochistan 7 9 5,025
Total 360 320 102,615