ERIC Number: ED508584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
A Critical Appraisal of State Level Science Exhibition
Nath, Baiju K.
Science exhibitions are really great opportunities to students as well as teachers to disseminate knowledge that they have, and to experience a variety of new inventions and innovations that also need wide dissemination. The great significance of exhibition is that it fosters acquisition of different process skills leading to the development of multiple faculties of intelligence in a social context. In such a point of view, it shares very strong theoretical bases of Scientific Attitude, Multiple intelligence, and Social Constructivism. The main theme for the State Level & National Science Exhibitions for 2007-2008 in India was "Science & Technology and Planet Earth". Thorough analysis of the state level science exhibition of Puducherry state of India was conducted, so as to realize its' prospects and problems. The Exhibits include Still models, Working models and Investigatory Projects. Among the projects, assessed, scientific procedure is correctly followed in very few studies; in others, assumptions and beliefs were generalized. Student involvement in projects is comparatively higher than that of models. High school section performed far better than higher secondary section in number variety and in comprehensiveness in all categories, though higher secondary also was included in the competition.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India