ASTEC National Children's Science Congress
State Level Children's Science Congress, Assam
A programme of NCSTC, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
CSC Assam
State organiser:
Assam Science Technology and Environment Council
     
     
 

What should be the approach

Once you decide to carry out a project, you have to follow some definite steps.

  • Form a group of like-minded children of 5(five) members and select a group leader from the group. Please note that only the group leader can participate in the State and National Level Children's Science Congress. Also choose a Guide for your project; he/she may be your teacher, senior student, a child who has already participated in the NCSC or any other knowledgeable person. You may have more than one guide. However, any of your family members or direct relatives cannot be your guide or member of the Organising Committee at any level. The guide will not offer you direct help in your project but will always stand by to give you necessary tips.
  • Make a list of problems apparent in your locality related to the focal theme. You should look for a challenging problem. If you identify more than one problems, which appear to be challenging and exciting, then you should go for the one that suits your group the best. Be patient and think rationally about the project you can carry out best depending upon resources (man-power; money, time, equipment etc.) available of course, we do not encourage too much of money to be spent on NCSC projects. Never select a project that does not give you satisfaction and scope for learning new things. Remember, NCSC has been giving priority and recognition to innovative projects all these years since the beginning.
  • Find out the geographical (revenue) boundary of the area of study and draw a rough map.
  • Collect books, articles, news items etc. related to your project and go through them carefully. Discuss with your guide and decide your plan of action.
  • You may have to conduct a survey and/or carry out experiment. We shall discuss in details how to go about these.
  • Once you complete your survey/experiment(s), try to solve the problem identified to the extent possible. Remember that, implementing a solution to the problem is a must. NCSC believes that the project is not complete in suggesting remedies only, but in putting the suggestions to force. It may not be possible for you to solve the problem completely if a very difficult problem is selected. That is why it is important to select small yet an important problem for this purpose. At the same time there is no bar on your taking up a difficult problem if you are confident enough. Sometimes it may so happen that even if you solve the problem once, there will be a need for constant endeavour to solve the problem completely. This, however; may not be possible on your part. In such a case you shall have to make a group to carry on your work; you may contact and motivate some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and/or the Government authorities for this purpose
 
 
Supported and Catalysed by
National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC)
Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110 016
 
 
This programme is also supported by
Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Assam