|COMPUTER LAB||MATH LAB||SCIENCE LAB||LANGUAGE LAB||ROBOTICS LAB||ACTIVITY ROOM|
It is commonplace for all schools to have laboratory facilities to comply with the requirements of the Board with which they are affiliated. At Litera Valley Zee School, Hosur, the laboratory facilities have been designed and provided with the intent to capture the child’s imagination and interest and further the learning process.
Computer Science LAB
The Computer Science lab has been designed to allow children individual access to independent terminals in a professional round-table manner – more than 40 children can access the computer lab at any given point in time. Scratch programming, a brain-child of MIT, USA, is the all-time favourite of the children here, right from Std III, and the children astound even seasoned programming professionals by developing complex games using Scratch. top
The Mathematics Lab allows the child to visualise mathematical concepts, and to be surrounded by a plethora of different theorems, equations, shapes, etc that can allow free thought and assimilation of the concepts. top
The Composite Science labs have been designed to provide access to over 40 children to experiment with the concepts in science that they need to work on. Built in a state-of-the-art design, the labs have over 500 specimens, and all the equipment required by the children to get a clearer grasp of the fundamental theories of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
Learning Science is fun and experimental in Litera Valley Zee School, Hosur. Science is taught as a hands-on activity-based life skill. Students spend their time in the labs actively experiencing science, rather than passively having it demonstrated to them by the teachers. In the labs, all students learn how to design and execute their own experiments, record their findings and draw up scientific reports. The labs are equipped with the latest technological devices in order to support cutting-edge experimentation. A strong emphasis on scientific method is inculcated in students from the very beginning, and the three sciences are taught separately from Grade 6 onwards. There is also an excellent Primary Science Program in the Primary School, which gives a hands-on experience to the students to experiment and explore Science concepts with well designed kits for their levels. top
The Language Lab is yet another venture by the Litera Valley Zee School, to promote the lingual abilities of the children in a practical manner. Each child is given access to a computer system, and the child is then given reading practice or listening practice. The children then have to answer questions based on what they have read or listened to. Children can also record their own voices to match certain speech patterns, in order to improve their pronunciation. Thus, the children, with constant practice, can improve the 4 major skills in English – reading, writing, listening and speaking. top
The Litera Valley Zee School, Hosur has the distinction of being the only school in the entire country, and perhaps even the whole world, to have a fully equipped Robotics laboratory for the use of its students, right from Std I. While sceptics may marvel at what a Std I child can understand or work on in Robotics, the students have proven their skill and understanding time and again, since the lab was inaugurated in the very 2nd year since the school began. The younger children work on simple machines, and design pulleys, fulcrums and wheels, using Lego components. This demonstration of the simple concepts in Science and Mathematics leads to further understanding of electricity, mechanics and programming of complex machines, and ultimately understanding and evolving Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing.
Indeed, the students of the Litera Valley Zee School, Hosur have gone on to win the National Level prizes at several Robotics championships, competing even with college students, in the acclaimed IIT Chennai and Anna University campuses, winning accolades and hearts, thanks to their early indoctrination of basic and conceptual understanding of the fundamental theories. top
“In kindergarten, you can learn how to be a citizen of the world.” – Jill Lepore
“All I really need to know... I learned in kindergarten.” – Robert Fulghum
The Kindergarten children at the Litera Valley Zee School, Hosur have their own ‘laboratory’ to engage in practical sessions! The KG Activity Room is a fun-filled colourful area, demarcated into several partitions. There is indoor play, a library, the tab lab (tablets use), Montessori material, sand play, water play, clay art, and a whole bunch of other activities that the children can indulge in, in order to develop their budding motor and physio-social skills.
The children here learn all they need to, in order to go ahead into Primary School, and thereon to Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary School, without a hitch.