The Central Board of Secondary Education has been taking many initiatives to provide interactive, participatory, hands-on, innovative and creative learning experiences to students studying in its affiliated schools. One such initiative refers to the organisation of Science Exhibitions at Regional and National levels every year. The activity aims at providing a common platform to schools, teachers and students to give shape to their innovate ideas and learn from each other’s experiences. These exhibitions also intend to provide a medium for popularising Science and increase awareness among the stakeholders about close relationship between Science, Technology and Society. The main objectives of organising Science exhibitions can be summarised as:

  • promoting interest in Science and Technology among younger generation.
  • encouraging scientific and technological creativity among students and inculcating a sense of pride in their talent.

  • providing exploratory experiences, encouraging creative thinking and promoting
  • psychomotor skills among school students through self designed models or simple apparatus.
  • encouraging problem solving approach and developing appropriate technologies,
  • especially for rural areas and integrating scientific ideas with daily life situations.
  • popularising Science and technology among masses and creating an awareness regarding
  • its impact on socio-economic and sustainable development of the country.

Taking into consideration the enthusiastic response from participating schools in the past, it has again been decided to organise Science exhibitions for the year 2012. These exhibitions are likely to be organised in different parts of the country at Regional level in the month of July/August and at National Level in the month of September/October,2012.

The main theme and sub-themes for this year’s exhibition are:

Main Theme : Science , Society and Environment
Sub-themes: The six sub-themes are:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Energy-Resources and Conservation
  • Health
  • Environmental Issues and Concerns
  • Mathematics and Everyday life
  • Disaster Management

 

Key aspects of the exhibition
The following key aspects of the exhibition may be kept in mind for participation:

  • (i) The participating school/team will have to bear all expenses related to participation in the event.
  • (ii)The participating school can put up a maximum of two exhibits/projects/models
  • (iii) A school team may be represented by a maximum of two students per exhibit and one escort Science Teacher.
  • (iv)The participating teams will have to make their own lodging/boarding arrangements at the venue city of exhibition
  • (v) The request for participation alongwith the enclosed registration form and fee is to be sent directly to the Respective Regional Officer and not to Headquarters Delhi.
  • (vi)The schools in Delhi region may send it to the Regional officer, Central Board of Secondary Education, PS-1-2, Insitutional Area, I.P. Extension, Patparganj, Delhi-110 092
  • (vii) The exhibit/model may be either
    • (a) A working model
    • (b) An investigation-based project
  • (viii) The exhibit/project may include
  1. • working model to explain a concept, principle or a process
  2. • an indigenous design of a machine/device
  3. • an innovative/inexpensive design or technique
  4. • application of basic principles of Science/Technology
  5. • Scheme/design of a device or machine to reduce production cost
  6. • Investigation based study

(ix)Every participating school will pay a participation fee of Rs.400/- in the form of a demand draft in favour of Regional Officer, CBSE payable at respective regional
office city.
(x)The last date for registration for participation in the event is June 15, 2012.
(xi) The first stage of exhibition will be held at two/three different venues in every region.
(xii) The selected best fifteen exhibits/ schools at every regional level venue will be eligible to participate in the National level exhibition.
(xiii) The exhibits/projects will be assessed by the experts as per the following criteria:
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The exhibits/projects will be assessed by the experts as per the following criteria: 20.00%
• Students’ own creativity and imagination 15.00%
• Originality and innovativeness in design of the exhibit/project 15.00%
• Scientific thought/principle 15.00%
• Technical skill/workmanship/craftsmanship 15.00%
• Utility/educational value 10.00%
• Economic aspect, portability, durability 10.00%


The actual dates for the regional level exhibition will be communicated through the Regional officers to every school as well as through CBSE website www.cbse.nic.in by
July 15,2012.
Greater emphasis may be given to investigation-based innovative projects to kindle scientific method and scientific approach in the students.
A brief write-up about the main-theme and sub-themes is enclosed for reference. The participating teams may prepare the exhibits/projects on any one of the sub-themes satisfying one or more of the stated parameters.


(xvii) Attractive awards/cash prizes are given to exhibits/students who present 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 the enclosed
registration form, registration fee and other details may be sent to respective Regional Officer before due date. For any other information in this regard, you may contact the Consultant at