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 is a scientific project

A Scientific Project is a systematic study of a problem carried out to find a rational solution to the problem. A scientific study involves definition of the problem, making hypothesis, observation, collection of data through survey and/or experimentation, analysis of data, drawing of conclusion(s) and proposing solution of the problem.

In National Children's Science Congress (NCSC), children in the age group of 10-17 years undertake scientific project on problems they observe in the environment around them. The children do the project with their own level of knowledge and throw light on various aspects of the selected problem. They do it through study, survey and/or experimentation. The child scientists like other scientists, generate new knowledge and, thus help the future generation. A scientific study paves the way for practical solution of a vexed problem. In a scientific study the approach needs to be well planned and systematic; otherwise errors may creep in. An unsystematic study may lead to the aggravation of the problem involved, rather than to its solution. Jumping into quick and erroneous conclusions is in fact considered unethical in the scientific community. As such, a lot of responsibility comes on the children as they decide to work on a project. They should be careful enough to ensure that their study and project report reflect only truth and are free from errors. It may appear to you as a very difficult job; but you won't find it difficult if you combine your intelligence with honesty to carry out your project systematically.

In a project you do study, survey, experiment and analysis of data, which are followed by drawing of conclusions, meant to solve the problem involved. Now comes the vital step of solving the problem in the real sense. This calls for putting your suggestions into force and solving the problem to a large extent, though it may not be solved completely.

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