Student Contest #4 – Winners

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STUDENT CONTEST #4 – WINNERS

The list of winners and solutions for the second contest have been shared below.

 


(This contest ended on 
31ST March 2019)

STUDENT CONTEST #4 – WINNERS

The list of winners and solutions for the second contest have been shared below.

 


(This contest ended on 
31ST March 2019)

LIST OF WINNERS OF ROUND #4

 

FIRST NAMELAST NAMESCHOOL NAMECITYGRADE
PrachiKothariChildren’s AcademyMumbai4
MADHAV MANOJVACHALIDPS, SHARJAHSHARJAH4
SanvikaSandeepDelhi Private SchoolSharjah4
BhavyaYadavDelhi Public School FerozepurFEROZEPUR4
Shasank SinghRawatSalwan public school tronica cityDelhi4
ShayaSamsonDELHI PRIVATE SCHOOLSHAJAH4
PriyeshJhaThe Khaitan SchoolNoida4
MARIONVARUGHESEDELHI PRIVATE SCHOOL , SHARJAHSHARJAH5
Jashn SinghAroraArya Vidya Mandir, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050Mumbai5
AaliyahTambawalaArya Vidya Mandir Bandra WestMumbai5
SimranThakurArya Vidya Mandir JuhuMUMBAI5
SamirMerchantAvmMumbai5
AvikBajajAVM Bandra EastMumbai5
NavyaMohtaArya vidya mandir juhuMumbai5
SharanyaMadanArya Vidya Mandir, Bandra WestMumbai5
AditLotlikarUniversal HighMumbai5
AnshJainSMT RSB Arya Vidya MandirMumbai5
DARSHKHANNAARYA VIDYA MANDIR (BANDRA WEST)mumbai5
SOHAMHASSANANDANIARYA VIDYA MANDIR JUHUMUMBAI5
ShaniaGeorgeArya Vidya Mandir Bandra WestMumbai5
VikramKarraSmt.R.S.B. Arya Vidya Mandir JuhuMumbai5
MARIONVARUGHESEDELHI PRIVATE SCHOOL, SHARJAHSHARJAH5
AmoghavarshaBhatDPS SharjahDubai5
PAVANVORAUniversal High SchoolMumbai5

 

FIRST NAMELAST NAMESCHOOL NAMECITYGRADE
ShauryaChopraSrimati Ramdevi Sobhraj Bajaj Arya Vidya Mandir (Juhu)Mumbai6
BhavyaKapoorShrimati Ramdevi Sobhraj Bajaj Arya Vaidya Mandir, JuhuMumbai6
RuchaKulkarniUniversal High School, DahisarMumbai6
HarshFozdarChildren’s Academy , Ashok Nagar BranchMumbai6
AaryaveerAdyanthayaChildren’s Academy, Ashok NagarMumbai6
DrishGoelSalwan Public SchoolNew Delhi6
YatishSivakumarDelhi Private School, SharjahSharjah6
JanviShajiSherwood HighBangalore6
EeshaPradeepDelhi Private School SharjahSharjah6
KetakiNarkarDelhi Private School, SharjahSharjah, UAE6
SumaiyaPerweenpolice DAV publicLudhiana6
LabdhiShahchilrens academyMumbai6
Imran hussainsyedDelhi Private School,sharjahsharjah6
AahanaRoyArya Vidya Mandir, JuhuMumbai7
AkshithKumaranCs AcademyErode7
DamandeepSinghDelhi public school ferozepurFerozepur city7
SHERLENEBENEDICTADelhi Private School , SharjahSharjah7
ANUSHKAMALPANISMT. RSB ARYA VIDYA MANDIR JUHUMUMBAI8
KeishaaVarmaArya Vidya Mandir Bandra Westmumbai8
AnanyaSanwalArya Vidhya mandir JuhuMumbai8
ShreyaDesaiVCW Arya Vidya MandirMumbai8
ArmaanAtthiGems Cambridge international School,HSPHoshiarpur,punjab8
AtharvaShelkeCity pride Nigdi, PunePune8
FIRST NAMELAST NAMESCHOOL NAMECITYGRADE
TejasBhardwajDPS SharjahSharjah9
AkhileshChandorkarJain International SchoolNagpur9

CONTEST BEGINS

SOLUTIONS

CLASSES 3 TO 5

Following is the diagram representing different adaptations. The blue circle represents egg-laying animals. Similarly, the yellow circle represents animals living on land and red circle represents animals breathing through gills

Answer the following questions on the basis of this diagram.

  1. In which of the following regions will you find terrestrial animals? Give examples of each.
  2. In which region will you place a fish?
  3. Which of the following animals will you place in region E: Dolphin, Crocodile, Bird?
  4. In which of the following region/s will you find carnivores: A, C, D, F? Give examples of each.

(See the solved example for better understanding)

For Example:

Question: Where will you place a hen in this diagram?

Answer: Hen is an animal which lives on land and lays eggs so it must be in a region common to yellow and blue circle i.e. F and G. But since, hen breathes through lungs and not through gills so they must not be present in a region common to all three circles i.e. G. So, the final answer will be F.

SOLUTION-

  1. Terrestrial animals are those which are found on land. In area B and F, we will find terrestrial animals. Animals having gills need water to breathe. They can’t survive without water for long. So, animals in E and G will not be called as terrestrial.
  2. In region D, we can place fish, as they have gills and reproduce through laying eggs.
  3. None of them will be placed in region E. Animals on land cannot breathe through gills. Dolphin breathes through lungs but live in water. Crocodile can live both on land and water but breathes through lungs. Birds live on land and breathe through lungs.
  4. Carnivores are animals which eat other animals and they can be found both on land and in water. In region A, fishes like sharks, octopus are carnivores. In D, various fishes are there which lay egg and are carnivores, for eg: piranhas, octopus, etc. Animals like snakes lay egg and are carnivores and they live on land. So in all the given areas, you can find carnivores.

(A) Explain 12-hour and 24-hour clocks. Explain the differences and similarities between them.

(B) Explain the significance of A.M and P.M in time.

Make a video explaining the answers of above questions.

SOLUTION:

 (A)  Differences between 12-hour and 24-hour clocks:

1) By the time shown by a 12-hour clock, we cannot exactly tell whether its morning or evening or afternoon or night.

For eg.- If the 12-hour clock is showing time 1: 35, we cannot say whether it is afternoon or night.

In case of a 24-hour clock, by looking at the time we can definitely say whether the time is of morning, afternoon, evening or night.

For eg.- If the 24-hour clock is showing time 3: 30, we can definitely say that it is the night. As the time 3: 30 in the afternoon will be shown as 15: 30 by a 24-hour clock.

2) Analog watches (watches that have hour, minutes and seconds hand) are 12-hour clocks.

Only digital watches can represent a 24-hour clock.

Similarities between 12-hour and 24-hour clocks:

They both measure the time with same precision, that is, if both the clocks are set to the same time initially, they will always show the same time from then on.

 

(B) Explain the significance of A.M and P.M in time.

Since a 12-hour clock shows a time twice in the span of 24 hours, we need a convention to uniquely determine time.

For eg.: If the watch is showing time as shown, can we tell whether it is 1: 50 in the night or afternoon?

The answer is No, we cannot.

So, it is important that if we are using a 12-hour clock, we should also use AM/PM to resolve the confusion.

AM stands for ante meridiem ( a Latin word that means before noon). So, for the time from midnight (12 o’clock at night) to midday (12 o’clock in the afternoon), we use AM.

PM stands for post meridiem ( a Latin word that means afternoon). So, for the time from midday (12 o’clock in the afternoon) to midnight (12 o’clock in the night), we use PM.

 

CONTEST BEGINS

CLASSES 6 TO 8

The figure shows the shadow of two balls I and II. Balls I and II are hung directly beneath a divergent light source shown in the figure. Thus the two balls form their respective shadows as illustrated in the figure.

(No information is provided about the size of the balls and the different positions at which they are hung below the lamp.)

Answer the following question based on the above descriptions.

Is it possible that the ball II can be bigger in size than ball I? Describe with a proper explanation by suggesting possible positions of both the balls.

SOLUTION-

It is possible for ball II to be greater in size than ball I. If the separation of ball II from the lamp is greater than the separation of ball I from the lamp, then shadow of ball II can be smaller than the shadow of ball I. For instance, the diagram below shows one of the possible positions of both the balls.

CONTEST BEGINS

CLASSES 9 AND 10

Consider the Rutherford alpha-particle scattering experiment and make a video explaining the answers to the following questions.

  1. If Rutherford used a ‘very thick’ gold foil instead of ‘very thin’ gold foil in his alpha-particle scattering experiment, would he have got the same conclusions from his experiment? Explain your answer with proper description.
  2. Suppose a thin sheet of platinum is crafted. You use the platinum sheet to perform the Rutherford alpha-particle scattering experiment. Will your observations differ from that when gold foil was used? Support your answer with proper explanation.

(Assume the thickness of the platinum sheet to be similar to that of the gold foil used by Rutherford).

SOLUTION

  1. If Rutherford used a very thick gold foil, then the alpha particles after being rebound by the gold foil might not reach the detector as they would be blocked by the other atoms in the thick gold foil.
  2. Yes, he would have got the same result. As all atoms, share the same structure and platinum nucleus is comparably as heavy as a gold nucleus. If the platinum foil is as thin as gold foil, then all the qualitative results would be the same as gold foil.

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Rules & Instructions:

A) INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING AND UPLOADING VIDEO

  1. Create a video of less than 5 minutes.
  2. Size of video should be less than 100MB while uploading.
  3. You can use one Voucher Code to upload video only once.
  4. You can use animations and other visual effects to help improve presentation.
  5. The video should have the student who won the voucher as the primary explainer.

B) JUDGING CRITERIA

1. Explanation (10 points)
(i) Accuracy of explanation or relevant explanation of the given challenge.
(ii) Explanation of ALL the questions asked.

2. Presentation (5 points)
(i) Video should not exceed given time constraints.
(ii) It should be understandable.
(iii) Good use of props and effects.

3. Early-bird
(i) The first 1000 entries will get bonus points for submitting early.

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