NATIONAL SCIENCE SEMINAR 2015
THEME: HARNESSING LIGHT-POSSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Introduction: The objective of the Science Seminar is to inculcate a spirit of scientific enquiry and analytical thinking in the minds of young students. The Science Seminar will be held on a competitive basis in each State and Union Territory. The topic of the Science Seminar is deliberated generally from School, Block, District and State level. Winner from each School participates at Block level. Winners of Block level participate at District level Competition. Two winners from each District participate in State level contest and only one winner from each State is eligible for National level Competition, which will be held at National Science Centre, Near Gate No.1, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi-110 001 on Thursday the 8thOctober, 2015.
Participants : High School Students from Class VIII to Class X only
Language : English, Hindi or any recognised Indian language
Duration : Participants shall make his / her presentation on the given topic for a maximum duration of 6 minutes. This will be followed by a two minutes Question - Answer Session with the Judge's on the same topic.
Pattern : Each participant of the State / Union Territory Science Seminar will be asked 3 (three) questions after the presentation by the Judges and the participant will be required to answer any 2 questions asked in two minutes. There will be a written aptitude test for all the participants before the Seminar starts.
Grading : 1. Scientific Content in presentation - 40 marks
2. Fluency in Speech - 25 marks
3. Ability to answer questions
(a) A written Aptitude Test of 20 questions (20 minutes maximum)- 10 marks
(b) Answer to Oral Questions on the spot after presentation (2 out of 3 questions)- 10 marks
4. Novelty in use of visuals - 15 marks
Total - 100 marks
The maximum number of supporting visuals / slides / charts etc. permitted per participant is 5 (five only). The details of these are as given below:
(a) Charts / Posters - maximum size permitted is 850 mm (width) x 600 mm (height). All charts / posters are to be mounted one on top of other, as done in a calendar. One side of the chart / poster is considered as one unit. There should be no pop-ups OR
(b) Slides should be of 35 mm format mounted in plastic frame preferably OR
(c) The size of the over head projector slides should not be more than A4 size, which could be viewed fully when projected OR
(d) Computer based slides static (Office 2000.ppsx & .PPT format) without additional features like animation, pop-ups, roll-overs, etc. No interaction within one slide is permitted.
Note : 3D models, videos and films are not allowed to be shown during the deliberation / presentation.
Date for state level science seminar: As announced by the State organizing authority However, all contests in States must be completed latest by 31st August 2015. (This is mandatory to enable participants to prepare for National Level Seminar).
Special Note : At the time of deliberation, no Teacher or Escort shall be allowed to assist the participants on the dais.
SCHOOL LEVEL COMPETITION:ON OR BEFORE 5.8.2015
SUB DISTRICT LEVEL:ON OR BEFORE13.8.2015
DISTRICT LEVEL:ON 20.8.15
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, KASARAGOD