As per the CBSE circular No. 08/09 dated 23.03.2009, CBSE Science Exhibition 2009 details are given as under.
All children are naturally curious to know and learn. They learn through interaction with the natural environment, material things and people around them and construct new knowledge based on their existing ideas and variety of new active learning experiences provided to them.
With the objective of providing such experiences, the Board has initiated a variety of meaningful steps to strengthen Science education at school level. One such step refers to the organisation of Science exhibitions at regional level and national level. These exhibitions are aimed at promoting students’ interest in the subject as well as provide common platform to them to give shape to their creative and innovative ideas. Based on past experiences and an encouraging and enthusiastic response from schools, the Board has again decided to announce the conduct of this event for the year 2009-10. The events are likely to be organised in the month of July/August at regional level and September/October,2009 at the National Level.
The main theme and sub-themes for this year’s Science Exhibition are:
Main Theme: Science and Technology for global sustainability
Agriculture and Food Security
Conservation of Natural Resources
Combating climate changes
The following key aspects of the event may be kept in mind for participation:
(i) Any participating school can prepare a maximum of two exhibits/projects/models.
(ii) The Participating school/team will have to bear all expenses related to participation in this event.
(iii) The exhibit/project may be either
(a) a working model or
(b) An investigation-based project
(iv) The school team may be represented by a maximum of two students per exhibit and one escort Science Teacher.
(v) The exhibit/project may include
(a) A working model to explain a concept, principle or a process
(b) An indigenous design of a machine/device
(c) An innovative/inexpensive design or technique.
(d) Application of basic principles of Science/technology
(e) Scheme/design of a device or machine to reduce the production cost
(f) Investigation-based study
(vi) The request for participation alongwith the enclosed registration form and fee is to be sent directly to the respective regional officer. In no case it is to be sent to the Headquarters.
(vii) However, the schools in Delhi region may send it to Regional Officer, Central Board of Secondary Education, PS 1-2, Institutional Area, I.P. Extension, Patparganj, Delhi-110 092.
(viii) Irrespective of the number of exhibits, every participating school will pay a participation fee of Rs.400/-. This payment should be made in the form of a demand draft in favour of Regional Officer, CBSE payable at respective regional officer.
(ix) The last date for registration for participation in the event is May 20,2009.
(x) The first stage of exhibition will be held at two different venues in every region. However, if the number of participating schools from a particular region is very large, the number of venues may be increased to three.
(xi) The selected best fifteen exhibits/ schools at every regional level venue will be eligible to participate the National level exhibition.
(xii) The exhibits/projects will be evaluated by the experts as per the following criteria:
20% will be awarded for Students’ own creativity and imagination
15% will be awarded for Originality and innovativeness
15% will be awarded for Scientific thought/principle/approach
15% will be awarded for Technical skill/workmanship
15% will be awarded for Utility/educational value
10% will be awarded for Economic aspect, portability, durability
10% will be awarded for Presentation-Explanation and demonstration
(xiii) The actual dates for the regional level exhibition will be communicated to every school individually as well as through CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in in the month of June, 09.
(xiv) A brief write-up about the main theme and sub-theme is enclosed for reference. The participating schools may prepare the exhibits/projects on any one of the sub-themes satisfying one or more of the stated parameters.
(xv) Greater emphasis should be given to investigation based innovative projects to kindle curiosity. Originality and creativity in the students.
(xvi) Attractive awards/cash prizes are given to exhibits/students who are among the best twenty models at the national level.
The above information may be brought to the notice of all concerned, particularly the science faculty in the school and the students. The request for participation alongwith enclosed registration form, registration fee and other details may be sent to respective Regional Officers before due date. The undersigned can be contacted at 011-23211200 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any further clarification, if need be.