Air along with Earth, Water and Fire, has always had a prime position in the study of Science from time immemorial. It is interesting to note that all ancient civilizations have had a spirit or god associated with Air. The air we breathe, the weather we enjoy (or not) and the atmosphere that allows us to fly, have always been topics of a conversation starter.
Our Pavilion does not merely explore all aspects of the atmosphere and air we study, ie. the composition of air, properties of the atmosphere, wind & weather systems as part of Geo Sciences, but important environmental aspects related to Pollution and Weather Systems as well. Students will be able to link what they’ve learnt in Science & Geography and Environment related topics at school to everyday experiences.
The Air & Atmosphere Pavilion Experiences Include
- About Air : Composition, different layers in the atmosphere around Earth, properties of air and its behavior.
- Interplay of pressure, temperature and speed: Moisture, air columns, the concept of atmospheric pressure, the impact of air pressure on temperature and vice-versa, speed of air vs pressure & temperature, etc. How we use these in real life – from Siphons to Mastering the skies (flying)
- Wind & Weather systems: The impact on our daily lives, from breezes to typhoons, from cold fronts to cyclonic depressions and from life giving monsoons to the magical Auroras.
- Environment impact / Pollution: How to relate Air Quality Index to pollutants like Particulate Matter, acid rain, global warming and more.