CHAPTER - 05
STATE INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
All children are naturally motivated to learn and are capable of learning. They are natural learners and knowledge is the outcome of their own activity. Children learn through interactions with the environment around, nature, things and people -both through actions and through languages. They construct knowledge by connecting new ideas to their existing ideas based on materials/activities presented to them. The structuring and restructuring of ideas are essential features as children progress in learning. They actively engage with the world around them, exploring, responding, inventing, working things out, and interpreting. In order to stimulate creativity and inventiveness in science and science activities, science experiments, science drama, science technological modules, etc. DSERT SIS unit encourages implementation of co curricular activities (even if these are not part of the examination) through a massive expansion of non-formal channels such as organization of science exhibition at the Taluka level, District level, Divisional level, State level for school students, with feeder events at school/block / district / region / state levels. The objective must be to search and nurture inventive/creative talent among students (Further envisages the up-gradation of current activity in this regard by many orders of magnitude, through co-ordination of state and central. The teaching of science must enable children to examine and analyze their everyday experiences). Every resource must be explored to enable children to express themselves and to handle objects. Concerns and issues pertaining to the environment should be given importance on all possible occasions through a wide range of activities involving outdoor project work. Some of the information and understanding flowing from such activities and projects could contribute to the elaboration of a publicly accessible database, which would in turn become a valuable educational resource.
The main objectives are:
- to provide a forum for children to pursue their natural curiosity and inventiveness to Quench their thirst for creativity;
- to make children feel that science is all around us and we can gain knowledge as well as solve many problems also by relating the learning process to the physical and social environment;
- to lay emphasis on the development of science and technology as a major instrument for achieving goals of self reliance and socio-economic and socio ecological development;
- to encourage children to visualize future of the nation and help them become sensitive and responsible citizens;
- to develop awareness about the importance of science and technology in effectively managing the resources of planet earth leading to national development vis-�-vis the global sustainability;
- to develop critical thinking about global issues to maintain healthy and sustainable communities;
- to emphasize the role of science and technology for producing good quality and environmental friendly materials for the use of society;
- to enable managing agriculture, food, water, health, energy and natural resources keeping in view the global sustainability;
- to appreciate the role of science and technology in opening new avenues in the area of agriculture, fertilizer, food
- to apply mathematical modelling to visualize and solve problems pertaining to day to day life.
It is envisaged that teachers and students would try to analyze all aspects of human endeavour with a view to identify where and how the new researches and development in science and technology can bring effective management of the resources of the earth for global sustainability. The organization of science exhibitions would also provide opportunities to all participating students, teachers and visitors to get acquainted with different kinds of equipment, devices and techniques. This exercise would enable the students and teachers to generate scientific ideas for addressing various problems of the society. In order to facilitate the preparation of exhibits and models for display and the organization of State Level Science, six sub-themes have been identified. These are:
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Harnessing Energy
- Conservation of Natural Resources
- Combating Climate Changes
- Disaster Management
- Mathematical Modelling
Present activities of State Institute of Science
|SLNo||Name of the Programme||Activities|
|1||Students Seminar (Programme organized in collaboration with VITM)|
|2||Science Exhibition (Programme organized in collaboration with VITM and NCERT)|
|3||Science Drama Competition (Programme organized in collaboration with VITM )|
|4||Science Quiz Competition (Programme organized in collaboration with KSTA and KRVP)|
|5||Teacher Training (Programme organized in collaboration with I.I.Sc)|
|6||D.Ed. Teacher Educators� Seminar|
|7||D.Ed. Students� Seminar|
|8||Primary and High School Teachers� Seminar|
|9||Maintenance of 224 Science Centre|
|10||Vision group activities|
FUTURE SIS PROGRAMS:
The State Institute of Science is working to improve the Science Education in Primary and Secondary Schools of the State. This wing organizes different activities for Students and Teachers to develop Scientific Attitude and Interest in Science.
- To develop interest in science and to inculcate scientific attitude.
- To extend science education to community.
- To supply essential science and mathematics teaching-learning materials
- Content enrichment training for science and mathematics teachers
- To conduct different science activities at district, division and state levels
This wing organizes following programs in different levels. Students and teachers of all Government schools, aided and unaided private schools are eligible to participate.
It is proposed to develop State Institute of Science activities in 2009-10 by conducting satellite based training to Science, Mathematics and Language teachers.
Apart from it also proposed to bring out quarterly magazine of Science and Technology which contains the science activities conducted by the department, latest information of science and technology, essays, quiz questions and answers on subjects and general knowledge information�s which inturn helps the teachers and students to learn more.
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JNNSMEE for Children 2017
With a view to encourage, popularize and inculcate scientific temper among the children of the country, NCERT organizes national level science exhibition every year where children showcase their talents in science and mathematics and their applications in different areas related with our everyday life. In 1988 with the birth centenary celebration of Jawaharlal Nehru, the National Science Exhibition was renamed as the 'Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Exhibition for Children'. This year being celebrated as Year of Mathematics and to give more emphasis on environment-related issues, this exhibition is now renamed as Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (JNNSMEE) for Children.
In order to ensure the widest possible participation and involvement of students and teachers in the programme, NCERT organises exhibition in two phases. In the first phase, exhibitions are held in each and every state and union territory from the district, to the state level. This first phase is known as State Level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (SLSMEE) for Children. All participating states, union territories and other educational organisations like CBSE (for its affiliated independent public schools), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, DAE Central Schools and Demonstration Multipurpose Schools of NCERT forward their selected entries to NCERT for consideration for participation in the National Exhibition the second phase of NCERT's organizing Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibitions. The national Exhibition now called JNNSMEE is organized every year by the NCERT in a state/UT, on rotation basis. The exhibits for display in this national exhibition are selected at NCERT on the basis of a notified criterion.
Objectives of the Jawaharlal Nehru Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition:
- to provide a forum for children to pursue their natural curiosity and inventiveness to quench their thirst for creativity;
- to make children feel that science is all around us and we can gain knowledge as well as solve many problems also by relating the learning process to the physical and social environment;
- to lay emphasis on the development of science and technology as a major instrument for achieving goals of self-reliance and socio-economic and socio-ecological development;
- to highlight the role of science and technology for producing good quality and environmental friendly materials for the use of society;
- to encourage children to visualise future of the nation and help them become sensitive and responsible citizens;
- to analyse how science has developed and is affected by many diverse individuals, cultures, societies and environment;
- to develop critical thinking about global issues to maintain healthy and sustainable societies in today's environment;
- to apply mathematics and information technology to visualise and solve problems pertaining to everyday life etc.;
- to appreciate the role of science in meeting the challenges of life such as climate change, opening new avenues in the area of agriculture, fertiliser, food processing, biotechnology, green energy, disaster management, information and communication technology, astronomy, transport, games and sports etc.; and
- to create awareness about environmental issues and concerns and inspiring children to devise innovative ideas towards their mitigation.
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE, SCERT, TS, HYDERABAD
Guidelines for conduct of DISTRICT LEVEL & State level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children 2017-18
For the preparation of Exhibits, models and organizing exhibitions
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi organizes Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (JNNSMEE) for children every year for popularizing science, Mathematics and environmental Education amongst children, teachers and public in general. Like in the past several years such exhibitions are to be organized from district level to state level during 2017-18 too. The objectives of the exhibition are
• To provide a forum for children to pursue their natural curiosity, creativity, innovation and inventiveness;
• To make children feel that science and mathematics are all around us and we can gain knowledge as well as solve many problems by relating the learning process to the physical and social environment.
• To lay emphasis on the development of science and mathematics as a major instrument for achieving goals of self–reliance, socio–economic and socio–ecological development of the nation and the world.
• To analyze how science and mathematics have developed and are affected by many diverse individuals, cultures, societies and environment.
• To appreciate the role of science and mathematics in meeting the challenges of life such as climate change, opening new avenues in the areas of agriculture, fertilizer, food processing, biotechnology, green energy, disaster management, information and communication technology, astronomy, transport, games and sports etc.
• To create awareness about environmental issues and concerns and inspire children to devise innovative ideas towards their prevention and mitigation.
Theme for the year 2017-18 : “Innovations for Sustainable development”.
A. The sub–themes under Students category are:
B. Health and well–being;
C. Resource management and food security;
D. Waste management and water body conservation;
E. Transport and Communication;
F. Digital and Technological solutions;
G. Mathematical modeling;
(Sub–themes listed above are suggestive. Students are free to choose any other sub–themes and develop exhibits involving innovations in Science, Technology and Mathematics for sustainable development).
B. Under Teachers category:
(i) Teacher Exhibits: Innovative Teaching Learning Materials – by Teachers
(ii) Teacher Trainees Exhibits: Innovative Teaching Learning Materials – D.Ed/B.Ed trainees
The details of sub-themes under student category are:
1. Health and Well-being
The main objectives of this sub–theme are: to bring awareness among the children about the factors affecting our health and nutritional needs of the body; to explore new scientific, technological and bio – medical inventions in prevention and cure of diseases; to explore various scientific and technological interventions for meeting nutritional requirement of human beings and innovative ideas for better management.
The exhibits/models in this sub–theme may pertain to:
• Factors affecting the health and resulting ailments in the body;
• Infectious and non–infectious diseases, relationship with causative factors and their sources;
• Innovative preventive measures to control diseases at different levels/ roles of various agencies;
• Demonstration and use of traditional methods of medication;
• Demonstration of known facts and findings, and health benefits of physical exercise and Yoga;
• Model to demonstrate importance of balanced diet and nutritional values of various food items;
• Role of biotechnology to improve nutritional value of crops
• Demonstration of models/ projects to show the effect of junk food items, adulterated food items on our body and its preventive measures;
• Demonstration of models/ projects to create awareness among children about appropriate rules of safety in hazardous situations to avoid accidents and injuries.
• Models to demonstrate the impact of chemical residues from fertilizers, pesticides, hormones and food dyes etc. on health.
2. Resource Management and Food Security
This sub–theme is expected to make children think of various ways and means for making efficient use of available resources and also new techniques/methods of conservation and management of resources. Also sub–theme is expected to make children and teachers aware of various techniques/ methods to enhance agriculture production to achieve food security; to make children and teachers think of various ways and means to enhance knowledge on agriculture and food safety.
• Ideas for developing low–cost nutritious food; and
• plans for proper management of resources and its monitoring;
• Recycling of water, materials, solid wastes, etc.
• devices/methods that control air/ water/land pollution and technologies to manage them;
• stopping depletion of essential micro nutrients in the soil;
• forest, river, mangrove, wetland conservation and management;
• desilting and renovation of ponds, tanks and reservoir;
• Self regulating water harvesting system/rainwater harvesting and storage in a manner that evaporation and transportation losses are minimized.
3. Waste Management and Water Body Conservation
In the modern world the life style and development activities generates lot of biodegradable and non–biodegradable waste which are affecting water bodies as well. Both surface and groundwater is facing huge quantity and quality threat in the present time. Water bodies form a very important source of water and also help in recharging groundwater. Lakes, ponds, tanks etc. which are built to hold water need to be protected. Keeping in view the need of the hour, it is of utmost importance to stimulate children by involving them in bringing out some solutions for managing the waste and conservation of water bodies.
The exhibit/models in this area may pertain to;
• various ways of waste disposal such as landfill, incineration, etc.;
• new technique/methods for waste disposal;
• cost effective and environmental friendly waste management;
• various ways/methods/techniques of recycling waste materials;
• various ways/methods/techniques of extracting useful resources from waste materials;
• low cost waste management system;
• improvised/ improved devices for effective and efficient waste management system;
• issues involved I nuclear, biological, medical and chemical waste management;
• issues related to management of marine pollution, ocean dumping, eutrophication, marine debris, thermal pollution, algal boom, micro–plastic, etc.;
4. Transport and Communication
The objectives of this sub–theme are:– to make general public and children understand different modes of transport and communication as well as the importance of transport and communication for Sustainable development; to make them aware about the issues and concerns of the present transport and communication systems and to promote innovations for efficient systems. The exhibits/models in this sub–theme may pertain to:
• improvised/indigenous models for efficient transport and communication;
• working models of fuel efficient/ pollution free designs of automobiles / ships, boats etc.,
• innovative ideas for efficient management of road, rail, water and air transport systems, e.g. better safety measures, managing traffic jams, etc;
• demonstrating the principle and functioning of modern devices of communication systems;
• demonstrating the use of information technology in sharing improved designs/indigenous designs/devices;
• developing innovative designs/ models of equipments for the children with special needs;
• improvised/improved devices for effective transport and communication between various emergency services, namely medical, police, military and other administrative bodies/committees;
5. Digital and Technological Solution
Digital technologies have impacted almost every walk of our life. Be it education, research, business & commerce, communication, safety & security, medicine or even socialization, countless observation of the shift to digitalization are seen. Digital technologies have made life much easier, by speeding up the pace and scale of doing such things. Through automation, it has saved time and human labour, and at the same time, it has created many job opportunities.
The exhibits and models in this area may pertain to :
• Use of digital technology for improving quality of education.
• Maintenance of learning performances over years and their analysis for career guidance and counselling.
• Use of digital technology for prevention as well as mitigation of large scale disease out breaks, life- style related illness, etc.
• Technology for effective monitoring and implementation of Swachh Bharat Schemes, as well as other cleanliness & hygiene efforts.
• Safeguard against cyber attacks and online privacy.
• Mass awareness for reach & access of initiatives through Digital India Scheme & Other benefits. Use of technology to make easier digital transactions by less educated persons.
• Technology for effective and efficient ways of communicating scientific and mathematical ideas and concepts.
6. Mathematical modelling
Mathematical model is a representation in mathematical terms of the behavior of real devices and objects. The main aim of the sub–theme mathematical modelling’ is to make our school children aware about how the problems and the situations around them could be framed in a mathematical setting and can be solved using the ideas and principles of mathematics. This will also make them realize the role of mathematics in understanding nature and natural phenomenon and help in finding solutions for societal challenges.
The exhibits/models in this sub–theme may pertain to:
• mathematical applications that have a wide ranging impact on issues such as agriculture, space, energy, health, environment, space, industry, communication, education, etc,;
• effective and efficient ways of communicating an experiment that revolutionize mathematical ideas;
• cost effective demonstration of known facts and research in mathematics;
• impact of mathematical ideas on other subject areas such as science, medicine, psychology, social science, etc.;
• contribution of mathematics for economic growth, mass literacy, eradication of poverty and malnutrition, etc,;
• mathematical ideas to solve various problems of our everyday life, environment related problems;
• mathematical models to predict orbital path of comets, meteors and other minor planets;
Guidelines for Organizing One–Day Seminar Topic : Digital Transactions : Promises and Challenges
Seminar may be organized in the evening timings of the science exhibition at district level and at State level
This one-day seminar is intended to create awareness about digital transactions, their benefits of being transparent, quick, time-saving, cost effective, thereby making life easier for the user.
Activities or major thrust areas may therefore focus on –
• Increasing the public appreciation & awareness about digital transactions;
• Awareness about different fields or areas in which transactions can be performed digitally.
• Awareness about the Digital India Initiative of the Government of India and how every citizen can participate in it.
• Precautions & Safety measures to be taken care of while performing digital transactions. This can include password safety; avoid visiting harmful or unsafe websites, quick reporting in case of any trouble etc.
• Encourage participants for out of the box thinking for popularizing digital transactions by highlighting their immense benefits.
• About agencies working on cyber safety, security and how and where to report on any miss happenings due to digital transactions.
• How people from villages & rural areas can also get the benefit of different government schemes by knowing about them digitally & accessing them online.
The other Activities may be taken up for District level and State level Science exhibitions
• Science based cultural programmes
• Quiz competition
• Meet the Scientists – Interaction with Scientists
• Drawing and painting competition
o Essay competition.
o Popular Science Lectures
o Poster competitions
Guidelines for organizing State level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition for Children 2017–18
• Children from all schools from classes VI to X [including government, Local bodies, Residential schools working under TSREIS; TSWREIS; TWREIS; Mahatma Jyothiba Phule Telangana Backward Classes Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society; Minority Residential schools, TS Model schools; KGBVs; government–aided, public and private, catholic, mission, armed–forces (Army, Air Force, Navy, Sainik, BSF, ITBP, Assam–Rifles, CRPF, Police etc.), DAV management, Maharshi Vidya Mandir, Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Navyug, , Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Science Clubs etc., are eligible to participate in State Level Exhibitions.
• There is no need to invite Kendriya Vidyalaya; Navodaya Vidyalaya; Department of Atomic Energy Central schools; CBSE affiliated public schools (independent schools) as these schools conducts their own exhibitions separately.
• Public Sector Undertakings, Industries and other NGOs working in the areas may also be invited to participate as the exhibits displayed by them would be of instructional value for children and teachers. But these exhibits are only for participation not for judgment.
• The exhibits may be classified as
o Upper Primary –VI to VII
o Secondary –VIII to X
o Teacher Exhibits – only for Teachers of Primary, UP and Secondary schools.
o Teacher Trainee Exhibits – D.Ed and B.Ed colleges (Govt, Aided and un-aided).
• The Entry of exhibits shall be admitted with the filled proforma-I furnishing the information about the exhibit / Model at District level and State level exhibitions. Examples of write ups are annexed with this guidelines.
• The No. of schools participating at District level and at State level shall be communicated to SCERT and NCERT respectively in the proforma-III.
• Sub-theme wise details of the nature of the exhibits shall be communicated in the proforma-IV of District level exhibition to SCERT and of State level to NCERT.
B. Screening, Evaluation and Monitoring of Entries for DLSMEE & SLSMEE
1. For conduct of District level exhibitions, a screening committee may consist of representatives of DIET, CTE, IASE and other Institutions such as Engineering college, Medical college, Universities/Polytechnics and Degree colleges offering Science courses, Research Institutes and professionals working in Industries, manufacturing and Service Sectors.
2. At the State level, the Screening Committee may consist of representatives of SISE/SIE/SCERT and some selected representative institution(s) as said above.
3. All records about the meeting of the committee should be maintained. The selection procedure adopted should lay more emphasis on the quality of the exhibits rather than quantity. It should be ensured that the exhibits are not crude and hazardous and have good finish and are presentable.
4. The above mentioned Screening Committee or a separate panel of judges should evaluate the exhibits according to the criteria of evaluation as mentioned for DLSMEE / SLSMEE.
5. The list of panel of judges sub-theme wise organized at the district level exhibition shall be communicated in the given proforma-II to the SCERT and of State level shall be communicated to the NCERT.
6. At district level the following exhibits should be selected:
• One best exhibit in each sub-theme should be selected under students category for UP level and Secondary level separately;
• One best exhibit from ITDA area under each theme (Bhadrachalam, Eturnagaram, Utnoor)
• One best exhibit under teacher category and one from teacher trainee category.
• One exhibit from science club, if it is an outstanding with the approval of SCERT.
7. At State level best three exhibits in each sub–theme should be selected;
(a) Upper Primary level
(b) Secondary level; by the said panel of judges.
© An outstanding exhibit developed from the ITDA area/backward area/rural area by giving due weightage as indicated below may be considered for selection of exhibits at District level and at State level.
(d) Members of science clubs may also be considered for the selection if the said panels of judges feel the exhibits are outstanding.
(e) If any exhibits of Public Sector Undertakings, Industries and other NGOs are outstanding in the DLSMEE may be recommended for the SLSMEE.
8. A list of the selected entries of the exhibits and models under each sub– theme (to be displayed at District level and at state level Exhibition) shall be prepared. This must contain the name of the exhibit/model, names of the student(s) and guiding teacher(s), name of the school and brief information about the exhibit (may be in two sentences only).
Such a list may be prepared in accordance with the NCERT’s un– priced publication “List of Exhibits”, displayed in the National Exhibition.
9. A copy of this list of District Level exhibits selected shall be forwarded to SCERT and of
State level shall be forwarded to NCERT in the prescribed proforma-VI, together with the formal report of the exhibition.
Criteria for Evaluation of Exhibits in DLSMEE & SLSMEE
In order to keep a uniform criteria for evaluating the exhibits in all States/UTs and on the basis of the feedback received from different agencies, the following criteria for judging the exhibits is suggested (the percentages given in bracket are suggestive weightages):
1. Involvement of children’s own creativity and imagination (20 percent);
2. Originality and scientific and mathematical innovations in the exhibit/model (15 percent);
3. Scientific thought/ principle/ approach (15 percent);
4. Technical skill, workmanship and craftsmanship (15 percent);
5. Utility for Society, scalability (15 percent);
6. Economic (low cost), portability, durability, etc. (10 percent); and
7. Presentation – aspects like demonstration, explanation and display
(i) 5% extra weightage may be given to exhibits from rural/ tribal/backward regions.
(ii) 3% extra weightage may be given to exhibits from semi urban regions.
• Proforma-V shall be used for judgment of exhibits.
• On the basis of the criteria suggested above and also as mentioned in proforma V, the state level entries shall be selected for State level. The number of exhibits displayed by 31 districts at SLSMEE is as follows:
Schools No. of exhibits No. of Students No. of Teachers
High Schools 7 themes X 31 districts 217 217
Upper Primary Schools 7 X 31 217 217
Tribal Schools (3-ITDA Area) 7 X 3 21 21
Teaching Learning Material 1 X 31 - 31
DIET/B.Ed –Trainees Exhibits 2 X 10 20 -
TOTALS 506 475 486
Grand Total 961
• From the SLSMEE, three entries from each sub–theme developed by students of classes IX–XII may be selected and forwarded to NCERT for consideration for participation in JNNSMEE–2018. However outstanding exhibits developed by upper primary students and members of science clubs may also is considered provided the total entry from each sub–theme does not exceed three.
• In addition to this, one best exhibit at District level and two best exhibits developed at State level by disabled students from any of the sub–themes may also be forwarded to SCERT/NCERT. It must be kept in mind that entries submitted under this category should be displayed only by the disabled students. Further the entries forwarded should be accompanied with disability certificate from a competent authority. Disability norms followed by the government of India will be considered under this category.
(Note: There are instances when children and their teachers think of some ideas that are new and may be applicable in future. Often such ideas may not be possible to be presented in the form of model/exhibit. Organizers of exhibitions at all levels may provide opportunities to students and teachers to present such ideas in the form of presentations and discussions. SLSMEE Coordinators may forward two such innovative ideas written in a few paragraphs to NCERT for consideration for participation in the National Exhibition.)
Judges are also requested to judge whether the model is traditional or an improvement over the traditional model or it is innovation as per proforma IV. Various skills involved in constructing the exhibit and model, the degree of neatness and craftsmanship may also be taken into account. Every effort must be made to rule out the tendency of procuring the readymade exhibits/models. General layout of the exhibit, relevance, clarity of charts accompanying the exhibit and overall attractiveness to the masses and children should also be assessed. Working models should be encouraged.
Dos and Don’ts :
Teaching learning aids should not be permitted for the student’s category.
Judgment of exhibits may be done on the first day onwards to avoid the judgment done in haste.
The judgment of exhibits shall be done at two levels at preliminary level (initial screening of exhibits for first two days) and at Secondary level on third day (judgment over the exhibits identified in initial screening).
Main theme : Innovations for Sustainable Development
Sub themes :
1. Health and well - being
2. Resource Management and Food Security
3. Waste Management and Water body conservation
4. Transport and Communication
5. Digital and Technological Solutions
6. Mathematical Modeling
District level Exhibitions : Before last week of November 2017
State level : 2nd week of December 2017
Southern India level : 3rd - 7th January 2018 (2nd January Registration) at St. Patricks High School, Sec-bad.
National level : in the month of November 2018.
SCERT Telangana - Rc.No.551, Dated:07-09-2017
Sub: O/o. SCERT, TS, Hyderabad - Conduct of Science Exhibition at District level and at State level (SLSMEE) in Telangana State for participation in Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics & Environmental Exhibition for Children (JNNSMEE) 2017-18 organized by NCERT and SISF 2018- Reg.
(i) Guidelines from NCERT
(ii) Memo. No. 7128/Prog.Il/A1/2016, Dt. 7-9-2016
(iii) D.O.No. 24(18)/EDEXT/SISF 2018/51291, Dt. 5-7-2016 of Director, Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bangalore.
v) E-mail received from Assistant Professor (Physics), Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, NIE, NCERT, New Delhi, dt: 22.08.2017.
All the District Educational Officers in the State is invited to the subject cited, as per the guidelines of NCERT, New Delhi, the Dept. of School Education, Telangana State will conduct District Level Science, Mathematics & Environmental Exhibition (DLSMEE) in all the Districts and State Level Science, Mathematics & Environmental Exhibition (SLSMEE) for the year 2017-18.
The theme for SLSMEE 2017-18 and JNNSMEE 2018 is "Innovations for Sustainable Development".
1. Health and well being
2. Resource Management and food security
3. Waste Management and water body conservation
4. Transport and communication
5. Digital and Technological solutions
6. Mathematical modelling
The sub themes listed above are only suggestive. Students are free to choose any other sub themes and develop exhibits involving innovations in Science, Technology and Mathematics for Sustainable Development.
Vide reference 2nd cited, the Govt. of Telangana is hosting Southern India Science Fair (SISF) 2018 at St. Patricks High School from 3rd-7th January 2018 (2nd January 2018 Registration).
In this regard, all the DEOs are requested to conduct the District Level Science Exhibitions by 15th November, 2017 in their respective Districts. The winners of the District Level in above said theme/ sub themes will participate at State Level. The SLSMEE will be held in the month of December, 2017. The dates, venue of SLSMEE and the State guidelines and norms for the conduct of DLSMEE will be informed later. Further, it is informed that the winners at the SLSMEE will participate in SISF-2018 and JNNSMEE 2017-18.
Therefore, the DEOs are requested to identify the venue with sufficient infrastructure and facilities to hold the DLSMEE. Further they are requested to communicate to all the Upper Primary and Secondary schools well in advance on the conduct of DLSMEE in the District and to give media coverage on conduct of the event.
(Areas listed a bove are suggestive. Students are free to choose any other areas and develop exhibit involving 'Science, Technology and Mathematics for Nation Building'.). In order to facilitate the preparation of exhibits and models for display in district to state level exhibitions during 2016-2017, Guidelines for the Preparation of Exhibits and Models are being communicated.
Wide publicity should be given for inviting entries. SLSMEE-2016-2017 Guidelines for the Preparation of Exhibits and Models should be provided to all schools. These guidelines may also be translated in local languages and be given wide publicity. This may also be given on the website(s) of the respective states/union territories and other participating organisations. It is also envisaged that guidelines be printed in local language(s), Hindi and English in the form of a booklet for their dissemination among all the schools for generating ideas and for developing exhibits and models.These guidelines can also be downloaded from NCERT website (www.ncert.nic.in).
Children from all schools (including government, government-aided, public and private, catholic, mission, armed-forces (Army, Air Force, Navy, Sainik, BSF, ITBP, Assam-Rifles, CRPF, Police etc.), DAV management, Maharshi Vidya Mandir, Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Central Tibetan Schools, Navyug, Municipality, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Science Clubs etc.] are eligible t o parti ci pa te i n Sta te L ev el E xh ib it io ns . Preference may be given to students in senior classes (i.e.secondary and higher secondary stages). Note: For State/UT Coordinator: Following organisations conduct their own exhibitions separately:
- Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan;
- Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti;
- Department of Atomic Energy Central Schools;
- CBSE affiliated Public Schools (independ- ent schools); and
- Demonstration Multipurpose Schools of Regional Institutes of Education.
These organisations send their selected entries for consideration for participation in Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (JNNSMEE) for Children to NCERT directly. Therefore, it may please be ensured that entries belonging to the se organis ation s are not f orwarded to NCERT by States/UTs.
Public Sector Undertakings, Industries, and other Non-government Organisations (NGOs) working in the areas (where these exhibitions are organised) may also be invited to participate as the exhibits displayed by them would be of instructional value for children and teachers.
SCREENING, EVALUATION AND MONITORING OF ENTRIES FOR SLSMEE1. In case Districts/Regional Level Exhibitions are not being organised by the State/UT, a Screening Committee should be set up to finalise the selection of entries from various institutions for participation in the State Level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (SLSMEE) for Children.
2. The Screening Committee may consist of representatives of SISE/SIE/SCERT and some selected representative institution(s). All records about the meeting of the committee should be maintained. The selection procedure adopted should lay more emphasis on the quality of the exhibits rather than quantity. It should be ensured that he exhibits are not crude and hazardous and have good finish and are presentable.
3. The above mentioned Screening Committee or a separate panel of judges should evaluate the exhibits according to the criteria of evaluation as mentioned for SLSMEE. Best three exhibits in each area should be selected; preferably developed by secondary and higher secondary students; by the said panel of judges.However, an outstanding exhibit developed by upper primary students and members of science clubs may also be considered if the said panel of judges feel so.
4. A list of the selected entries of the exhibits and models under each area (to be displayed in the state level exhibition) must be prepared. This must contain the name of the exhibit/model, names of the student(s) and guiding teacher(s), name of the school and a brief information about the exhibit (may be in two sentences only).
Such a list may be prepared in accord- ance with the NCERT's un-priced publication "List of Exhibits", displayed in the National Exhibition. It is published every year and distributed to all participating children, teachers, and visitors during the exhibition. A copy of this may be obtained from the NCERT, New Delhi.This list may also be distributed among all participating children and teachers. A copy of this list should be forwarded to NCERT together with the formal report of the exhibition.
Criteria for Evaluation of Exhibits in SLSMEE.In order to keep a uniform criteria for evaluating the exhibits in all States/UTs and on the basis of the feedback received from different agencies, the following criteria for judging the exhibits is suggested (the percentages given in bracket are suggestive weightagess):
- Involvement of children’s own creativity and imagination (20 percent);
- Originality and scientific and mathematical innovations in the exhibit/model (15 percent);
- Scientific thought/ principle/ approach (15 per cent);
- Technical skill, workmanship and craftsman- ship (15 percent);
- Utility for Society, scalability (15 percent);
- Economic (low cost), portability, durability, etc. (10 percent); and
- Presentation - aspects like demonstration, explanation and display (10 percent).
[(i) 5% extra weightage may be given to ex- hibits from rural/backward regions.
(ii) 3% extra weightage may be given to ex- hibits from semi urban regions.]
On the basis of the criteria suggested above and als o as m en t ion ed i n pr of or m a V I, three entries from each area developed by students of classes IX-XII may be selected and forwarded to NCERT for consideration for part icipat ion in JNNSMEE-2016. How ever outstanding exhibits developed by upper primary students and members of science clubs may also be considered provided the total entries from each area does not exceed three.
In addition to this , two best exhib its developed by disabled students from any of the areas may also be forwarded to NCERT. It must be kept in mind that entries submitted uder this category should be displayed only by the disabled students. Further the entries forwarded should be accompanied with disability certificate from a competent authority. Disability norms followed by the government of India will be considered under this category.
Judges are also requested to judge whether the model is traditional or an improvement over the traditional model or it is innovation as per proforma IV. Various skills involved in constructing the exhibit and model, the degree of neatness and craftsmanship may also be taken into account. Every effort must be made to rule out the tendency of procuring the ready made exhibits/models.General layout of the exhibit, relevance, clarity of charts accompanying the exhibit and overall attractiveness to the masses and children should also be assessed. Working models should be encouraged.
REPORTS OF SLSMEE TO BE SENT TO NCERTA formal report of the State Level Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition and One-Day Seminar should reach NCERT within one month after the conclusion of the exhibition. It should include the following:
- Dates and venue of exhibition.
- Proformas I -V duly filled up.
- List of schools participating and the number of students/teachers participating as per the proforma attached. Break-up of the male and female participants should also be given. It should also reflect on the number of rural and urban schools that participated in the exhibition.
- List of entries of the exhibits and models being displayed in the state level exhibition. Number of exhibits displayed under each area should also be mentioned separately.
- Highlights of the exhibition including other activities such as lectures, film shows, book exhibition etc. and participation of other scientific/ industrial organisations.
- Panel of judges for evaluating the exhibits/ models displayed in the exhibition (in accordance with the Criteria for Evaluation of Exhibits).
- List of selected exhibits being sent for consideration for participation in 44th JNNSMEE- 2017 bearing the name of student, teacher, school, complete write-up of exhibits, 5 minutes video presentation in CD about the exhibit by the student etc. (A proforma for information about the exhibit/ model is also attache d f or this purpose - Proforma I).
- Number of visitors to the exhibition.