S3E56 Cube chatShaala: Exploring new ways of Learning

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CUBE ChatShaala on 3rd January 2021
31 CUBists from 27 Centres had joined the webinar
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DELHI
AND College: Aastha Ahuja, Harshika Dewangan

GOA
Nidhi Kapileshwari

HARYANA
Faridabad: Rahul Kushwaha

JHARKHAND
Kanke, Ranchi: Ram Deepak
Morabadi, Ranchi: Rechel Tirkey

KERALA
Varkala: Aavani RG
Kozhikode: Arunima
Thriprayar, Thrissur: Aswathy Suresh
Muvattupuzha: Fathima Ashraf
Palakkad: Neeraja S Nair, Dr Nisy Prasad, Sukanya P
The Cochin College, Ernakulam: Rexeena Sebastian
Thrissur: Sandra NS
Thanniam, Thrissur: Sidhy PP

MAHARASHTRA
South Bombay: Arunan MC
Adarsha Vidyalaya, Chembur: Dhanashree Chandankar
Nerul: Drishtant M Kawale
Powai: Lydia Mathew
Thane: Prashant Palane
Dahanu, Palghar: Sachin Pradhan
Bandra, Mumbai: Saida Sayyed
Panvel, Navi Mumbai: Shraddha Sonavane

TAMIL NADU
Chennai: Subhshree
Pollachi, Coimbatore: T Chandravadhani

UTTAR PRADESH
Moradabad: Kiran Yadav, Sumit

UTTARAKHAND
Arnav Bhatt

WEST BENGAL
Garden High School, Kalyani: Aranyak Sarma
Kolkata: Batul Pipewala

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Quoted by @Lydia
3rd Jan 2020
SUMMARY OF 285th CUBE CHATSHAALA!

We had a very interesting discussion on the Mango tree model system.
Kiran was talking about her survey of Mango trees in Moradabad.
We got to know from her that Mango trees flower in the season of Holi there in Moradabad which means that Mango trees flower by the end of March.
Kiran said this based on what she got to know from the local people of Moradabad.

We then reached a question as in what’s the difference between what a scientist says and what a local says in this situation.
@Sumit answered this question by saying that scientists record observations and @⁨PRASHANT_PALANE⁩ added about analysis of these observations.
Locals put forth statements based on their experience.

We then developed a methodology by placing ourselves in the position of a scientist.
The HYPOTHESIS being, “Mango trees start flowering in the last week of March in Moradabad”
How would a scientist prove this hypothesis based on what was put forth by the locals?

How do we survey?
How do we develop methods for doing a survey or doing research?
What is a sample? What is a population? On what basis or on what criteria do we select samples from a population?
Is taking sample important in research? What’s an exhaustive data collection?

We asked these questions in 2 different cases. One was in the initial context which is about the mango :mango: trees.
The other case was the olfactory assay of fruit flies.

So, in short, research methodology in context to 2 model systems was discussed!

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