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.
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:
|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|
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.
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.