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Science, Maths & Environment Exhibition 2014-‘15

Students of Classes VI to XI are instructed to go through the topics for SCIENCE MATHEMATICS AND ENVIRONMENT EXHIBITION 2014-15. Participation
is compulsory.Vidyalaya Level Exhibition will be conducted in the third week of October.For further details students can contact concerned
science and Maths teachers.

Students of classes  VIII,IX,X and XI are instructed to go through the sub themes of Science Congress, students can select the topic of
interest and contact the following teachers for further details on or before 18-09-2014.

Class VIII-Ms.Susmitha
Class IX-Ms.Manju/Ms.Maya/Shineraj
ClassX-Ms.Chandrika V K/Ms.T LBindu
ClassXI-Ms.Maya.M

 

1 GUIDELINES FOR THE PREPARATION OF EXHIBITS AND MODELS

All children are naturally motivated to learned are capable of learning.The knowledge

acquired by them is the outcome of their own activity. Children learn through interaction with

nature,people and environment around.They construct knowledge by connecting new ideas to

their existing ideas.In order to stimulate creativity, inventiveness

and the attitude for innovation in science and mathematics, National Curriculum Framework

(NCF-2005) emphasizes on activities,experiments, technological modules,etc. It also

encourages implementation of various activities through a massive expansion of channels such

as organisation of science, mathematics and environment exhibition at the national level for

school students, with feeder exhibitions at school/block/tehsil/district/region/state levels.

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi organises

Jawaharlal Nehru National Science,Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (JNNSMEE) for

Children every year for popularising science,mathematics and environmental education

amongst children, teachers and public in general.This exhibition is a culmination of various

exhibitions organised in the previous year by the States, UTs and other organisations at district,

zonal, regional and finally at the state level.Selected entries from all States and Union

Territories, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Department of Atomic Energy Central Schools, Central Board of Secondary Education affiliated Public

(independent) Schools and Demonstration Multipurpose Schools of Regional Institutes of

Education participate in this national level exhibition. Like in the past several years such

exhibitions are to be organised from district to state level during 2014 – 15 too. These would form the

first phase of preparation for the JNNSMEE to be organised in November 2015.

The objectives of the exhibitions 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 socioecological

development of the nation and the

world;

• to analyse 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, fertiliser,

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.

Children are naturally inquisitive and innovate in response to a variety of problems facing the

society.The rapidly aspiring human community for want of more comfort has put tremendous

pressure on the limited resources of the world leading to unsustainable exploitation which may

result in threatening the very existance of humanlife. Science and Mathematics act as powerful

tools for investigating and understanding theworld. They also play a crucial role in solving

problems confronting the society.To recognise and encourage these powerful tools so that the

problems confronting the society can be overcome through science and mathematics led solutions

for a sustainable World, the theme for the State Level Science,Mathematics and Environment

Exhibition (SLSMEE) for Children – 2014-15 has been chosen as Science and Mathematics for

a Sustainable World.

It is envisaged that children and teachers would try to analyse all aspects of the role of

science and mathematics for a sustainable world.This will enable students and teachers to

generate scientific and mathematical ideas for addressing various problems of the society.

Scientific and mathematical ideas in this context may be referred to as innovative ways of doing

things or development of new values through solutions that meet new requirements leading to

sustainable production and uses. Children must be aware about how human

society’s unsustainable use of natural resources affects the quality of life and environment.Children

and teachers should identify where and how new researches and developments in science,

mathematics and technology can bring sustainable development of society.

The theme for SLSMEE-2014-15 and JNNSMEE-2015, Science and Mathematics for

a Sustainable World aims to cover areas such as-

1. Community Health and Environment;

2. Landmarks in Science and Mathematics;

3. Information and Communication Technology;

4. Energy-Resources and Conservation;

5. Transport;

6. Waste Management.

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THEME: SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD.

1. Community Health and Environment

The main objectives of this area are: to bring awareness among the children about health

and factors affecting our health; to explore new scientific ,technological and bio-medical inventions

in prevention and cure; to analyse the role of self and society in keeping our environment healthy

in order to maintain good health and promote innovative ideas for better management.

The exhibits/models in this area may pertain to:

• various levels of good health and ill health;

• factors affecting the health and resulting ailments in the body;

• infectious and non-infectious diseases, relationship with causative factors and their

sources;

• innovative control measures at different levels/roles of various agencies;

• presenting medical assistance and facilities of rural/urban and gender aspects;

• ways to raise awareness and sensitise people to be careful in health matters,

explore the possibilities and make use of the facilities available;

• development of knowledge-base and understand new scientific, technological aids

in bio-medical area;

• presentation of known facts and research findings in different medical systems like Indian,

Modern, Homeopathy, Ayurvedic etc.;

• lifestyle and its relationship with good and bad health based on known facts and

researches;

• demonstration of the role of traditional knowledge of herbal products for community

health; etc.

• improved methods of sanitation and appropriate technology for waste disposal,

both biodegradable and non-biodegradable;

• common prophylactic measures available and advantages of inoculation and

vaccination;

• need for appropriate measures for family planning and welfare;

• ideas for developing low-cost nutritious food;

• occupational hazards to health and innovative techniques to overcome them;

• general awareness about community medicine;

• new medical diagnostic and therapeutic tools;

• improvised aids for visually impaired,hearing impaired, physically challenged persons,etc;

• need to curb menace of alcohol consumption, smoking ,drug abuse etc.

• genetic studies;

• developing simple technologies for diagnostics and environmental problems

monitoring; etc.

2. Landmarks in Science and Mathematics

The main aim of this area is to make our school childrens and teachers aware of the milestones

in science and mathematics that have contibuted for a sustainable world.The exhibits/

models in this area may pertain to:

• developing innovative experiment or design of models/exhibits on the landmark

discovery and invention in science and mathematics;

• significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology;

• policies, programmes and schemes in science and mathematics that have a

significant impact on human life;

• scientific and mathematical applications, that have a wide ranging impact on issues

such as agriculture,energy,health, environment , space ,industry,

communication, education etc;

• effective and efficient ways of communicating an experiment that revolutionise scientific

and mathematical ideas;

• cost effective demonstration of known facts and research in science and mathematics;

• impact of scientific and mathematical ideas on other subject areas such as medicine,

psychology, social science etc;

• contribution of science and mathematics for economic growth,mass literacy, eradication

of poverty and malnutrition; etc.

3. Information and Communication

Technology

The main objectives of this area are: to promote innovations in knowledge networks involving

information and communication technology in all segments of the society; to promote children

to think,reason and communicate to solve problems; to understand effective use of information

and communication technology for a variety of purposes.

The exhibits and models in this area may pertain to:

• developing innovative designs/models of multimedia equipments/materials and packages for children with special needs, especially visual and audio impairment;

• exploring uses/applications of information and communication technology in generating

employment/eradicating illiteracy;

• technologies of emerging web designs;

• projects against attack aimed on information services/cyber security/cyber war;

• effective and efficient ways of communicating scientific and mathematical ideas and concepts;

• technologies in forecasting and warning of cyclones, floods and storms;

• better information and public address systems in the event of disaster to prevent chaos

and confusion;

• improvised/improved devices for effective communication between various emergency

services-medical, police, military and other agencies/ bodies/committees;

• use of satellites in providing information pertaining to meteorology, communication, remote

sensing, etc;

• applications in education using computer as an educational tool; simulations in science,

mathematics, etc;

• other emerging areas in information and communication

technology.

4. Energy- Resources and Conservation

This area is expected to make children think of various ways and means for making efficient use

of available energy resources and also new techniques/methods of using and conserving

energy from both conventional and nonconventional sources. The exhibits/models in this

area may pertain to:

• various ways of harnessing geothermal energy such as energy from hot springs/

geothermal desalinization/geothermal heating – controlling heating and cooling of

a building using underground heat by vertical/ horizontal loops/geothermal power/electricity

generated from naturally occurring geological heat sources;

• design of green building/environment building which harvest energy, water and

materials;

• green roof technologies/roof mounted solar technologies such as solar water heater,

solar lighting system;

• innovative designs of domestic hydroelectric generator;

• methods of heat retention in materials/heat control in the design of house;

• solar cooker/solar distiller/solar dryer for food processing/solar heated houses;

• studies of variation in sunshine intensity at a given place for developing indigenous

method of its usage etc;

• projects for measuring availability of solar/ wind energy in a given area;

• wind mill/water mill for grinding grains/drawing water from the well and to generate electricity;

• water sensitive urban design to mitigate water shortage;

• water crisis management;

• use of tidal waves/ocean currents/salinity gradient for generating electricity;

• energy from biomass such as seaweeds, human/animal wastes, keeping in view

environmental concerns;

• improvised technologies for effective usage of bio-fuels;

• innovative designs of bio gas/bio mass plant;

• low cost liquid fuel (bio-ethanol, bio-methanol from cellulose biomass by improvising

conversion techniques);

• bio energy for poverty alleviation;

• impact of bio-energy on food security;

• designs of fuel-efficient automobiles/machines;

• innovative designs of internal combustion engine which can function on various bio

fuels;

• production of electrical energy from mechanical energy/chemical/biological/

nuclear resources;

• mechanism of extraction, storage and processing of fossil fuels;

• effects of landscaping and architecture on energy consumption etc.

5. Transport

The main objective of this area is to make general public and children in particular aware

about the issues and concerns of the present transportation system and to promote innovations

for an efficient transport system.The exhibits/ models in this area may pertain to:

• improvised/indigenous technique for efficient transport in rural/urban areas;

• fuel efficient/pollution-free designs of automobiles/other vehicles;

• use of innovative/inexpensive/locally available materials/designs for construction/

maintenance of roads/railway tracks;

• innovative ideas for efficient management of road, rail, water and air transport systems;

• preparedness for disaster management-both natural and man-made ;

• GPRS and satellites enabled vehicular movement and transportation;

• design and functioning of modern devices of transportation;

• designs for making existing operation of transportation more efficient;

• exploring uses/applications of transport in generating employment/eradicating illiteracy;

• improvised/improved devices for effective transport between various emergency

services, namely medical, police, military and other administrative bodies/committees;

6. Waste Managemant

The main aim of this area is to make our school children and teachers realise the need for

managing the unsustainable disposal system of waste material generated from industry and domestic household and also new technique/methods for waste disposal.The exhibits/models in

this area may pertain to;

• various ways of waste disposal such as landfill, incineration etc;

• 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 in 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

• implication of nanotechnology (nanotoxicology and nano-pollution);

• improvised and innovative techniques /methods of harnessing energy from waste

material.

• technique of separating/extracting harmful biological/chemical/nuclear waste and their

storage;

• technique and processes for reducing waste generation;

• efficient and effective methods/technique of waste handling and transportation

 

 

Department of Science
KV PATTOM ,SHIFT-II


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