Scientific Temperament Creation Activity

Science Seminar

This is another all India event. Starting from the block level of each of the 28 states and 8 Union Territories of the country, upto 15000 students participate. This ultimately filters up to 35 students in all, one from one province. The topic is chosen after great deliberations every year and is of current scientific relevance. The winner takes home very attractive prizes in cash and kind and also scholarships. The state level seminars are conducted in association with respective state authorities.

 

Science Drama

The concept of institutionalizing the Science Drama contests arose from the effectiveness with which the massage of Science could be communicated through enactment of play. This has become more effective if children get involved into such play. This programme is organized to encourage the students, teachers and other science communicators to explore and experiment with the dramatic form as a mean of communication. Theatre or drama is an age-old cultural form of our society, which has been used through ages for entertainment, recreation and also as a medium of social interaction. In other words, directing the society in an indirect way, thus bringing a social change.

By understanding the effectiveness of this medium and also to involve more youngsters to participate in this creative medium, an attempt is made to organise a science drama festival. Initially the festival will be held in the unit level, Zonal level and National level. Thus bring the students of different states, languages, and culture to interact, exchange and explore this medium of education-THEATRE.

 

Science Quiz

This is an annual event. It involves hundreds of schools in Delhi , participants from which are short listed after a preliminary written round of quiz. The selected teams participate in a professionally conducted quiz on knock out basis and goes through preliminary, secondary, quarter final, semi final and a grand finale. Reputed organisations have been partners with NSCD in the past for this event.

This is an important event of Regional Science Centre for the school students of Lucknow. Experiment based quiz is organized with the objective of supplementing school curriculum and developing better understanding of science subjects.

 

Rural I.T. Quiz

Rural IT Quiz is an initiative and encouraging step for the students of rural areas, to increase the awareness about Information Technology and the possibilities in the field taken by Tata Consultancy services and Department of Information and Technology Govt. of Karnataka. The National Level winners will be awarded with Rs. 1,00,000/- cash prize along with exciting gadgets.

In Gujarat the Department of science and Technology, Govt of Gujarat has recommended Gujarat Council on science and Technology (GUJCOST) to be the nodal agency for National Rural IT Quiz programme in the state in a very meaningful manner. GUJCOST, through its community Science Center and Science Club Network organizes the programme at District and State level and select rural talents in the state.

The program has helped enhance IT awareness amongst students at the grassroots level, keeping them abreast of the latest developments in the world of information technology. The program is conducted for rural students (out of the city area /corporation limits are not eligible) from 8th -12th Standard.

The quiz was mainly focus on application of Information Technology across various aspects such as: the technology environment, the business, its people, new trends, legends etc.; the world of internet, and unique websites, IT buzzwords and acronyms; Personalia –international, national and communications companies; Software products, companies and brands. History of  IT and the humorous side of IT and Areas where IT has made an impact – education, entertainment, books, multimedia, music, movies, internet, banking, advertising, gaming, social networking, cell phones, etc.

 

National Children Science Congress (NCSC)

National Children Science Congress (NCSC) is a nationwide Science Communication programme started in the year 1993. It is a programme of National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India organized nationally by NCSTC- Network, New Delhi. From 2014-15 Kalyan Regional Community Science Center, Bhavnagar organize district level event of NCSC in Bhavnagar District.

Every student has different quality, way of thinking & problem solving attitude. National Children Science Congress is a forum children of the age-group of 10-17 years, both from formal school system as well as from out of school, to exhibit their creativity and innovativeness and more particularly their ability to solve a societal problem experienced locally using by method of science.

Children’s Science Congress is targeted to spread the concept of the method of science among the children their project activities adopting the principle of learning through doing’. The mandate of participation is that, the children will carry out a project on a particular topic in relation to theme and sub-theme decided for the year. The study is to be carried out in the neighborhood of the children where they live. For this, the students form a group with their like-minded friends/classmates and the study is carried out under the supervision of a guide. It is noteworthy that, CSC programme is not only for the school going children but is also open fort the children outside the formal boundary of schools. Further, it is not mandatory that a guide must be a school teacher; any persons with fair knowledge of dealing with children and method of science are considered eligible to guide the children, but should not be direct relative of any of the children. The exercise of project activities, as thumb rule, encourages the children to explore, think, serve and wonder.