In 2018, I choseto join the Science Club as my new hobby and I don’t regret my decision at all. The Science Club is headed by Mr Pankaj Rathore and Mrs. Monika Taneja who gave us the best first day experience that was possible. We did some very fascinating experiments .First we made a mosquito repellent that was as powerful as those in the market and at just one-eighth the cost .To make the repellent first we took some camphor and crushed it .Then we sprayed it with turpentineoil. To make it more powerful we decided to add some neem oil to it but our Science club is all about ‘Do it yourself’ .So we had to extract Neem oil out of neem leaves .For this first we plucked out neem leaves and flowers and ground them to a paste .After this we added a little water to the paste followed by oil. Then we boiled this liquid under the guidance of Monika ma’am. Filtering this we extracted neem oil. In the process we learnt many facts about neem. We learnt about how India is one of the few countries which possesses neem in abundance. We also researched about the medical properties of neem and got to know that this wonder plant can cure almost any skin disease. We came to know that Neem Oil is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-allergic and has many more properties. So overall my first day in the Science Club was a fantastic learning experience.
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