Outreach Activities

 
 

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ASTRONOMY PROGRAMME FOR KARNATAKA

 

The year 2009 is being celebrated around the world as the International Year of Astronomy by all the astronomical organizations of the world, starting from the United Nations and the International Astronomical Union down to individual national astronomy societies. ...
 

 

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OUTREACH CAMPAIGN : UNDERSTANDING PLANET EARTH : ACTIVITIES FROM KARNATAKA STATE COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Earth is the only known life-bearing planet in the Solar System. The Earth comprises of mainly four spheres - Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere and Biosphere which correspond to rocks, water, air, and life respectively.

These topics are studied under different branches of science. Geology describes the rocky parts of the Earth's crust (Lithosphere) and its historic development. Geophysicists explore the Earth's core and mantle as well as the tectonic and seismic activity of the lithosphere. Soil science covers the outermost layer of the Earth's crust that is subject to soil formation processes (or Pedosphere). Oceanography and hydrology describe the marine and freshwater domains of the watery parts of the Earth (Hydrosphere). Glaciology covers the icy parts of the Earth (Cryosphere). Atmospheric sciences cover the gaseous parts of the Earth (Atmosphere) between the surface and the exosphere (about 1000 km). Biology is the study of biosphere which consists of all forms of life, from single-celled organisms to pine trees to people.

 

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NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

February 28 was designated as National Science Day (NSD) by Government of India in 1987. Since then this day is celebrated throughout the country with great enthusiasm.

Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology every year celebrates National Science Day on 28th February to commemorate the day on which Sir C.V.Raman discovered the Raman effect. KSCST has taken many science popularization activities and of these activities National Science Day celebrations is one of the major event.

 

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VIJNANA DARSHAN

KSCST has been working earnestly to popularize science among rural children. In this regard, the Council has initiated a new programme "Vijnana Darshan" under outreach activities. This programme aims to take the students on a Science tour to leading science, R & D institutions in Bangalore to kindle the interest in the students to consider pursuing science in their higher studies. In the current financial year, the Council had arranged visit of 100 Pre-University College Students and 10 faculty members from Sagar Taluk, Shimoga District and Gubarga District. This programme is supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka. The dates of visit were 19-21st December 2013.

 

 

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TRANSLATION OF THE BOOK "THE AGENDA OF THE APPRENTICE SCIENTIST" IN KANNADA LANGUAGE

"The Agenda of the Apprentice Scientist" by Prof. Nicole Ostrowsky, former Head of the Laboratory of Physics and Condensed matter, University of Nice, France is an initiative to popularize science through simple experiments which is aimed to make learning a pleasurable experience at the middle school level, on a daily basis. Prof. C. N. R. Rao, FRS, National Research Professor, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, President, Vision Group on Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka and Prof. P. Balaram, Director, Indian Institute of Science and Chairman, Executive Committee, KSCST have strongly recommend that this activity book be made a part of every school library and every teacher's personal collection.

 

 

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DOCUMENTATION OF TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPED BY VARIOUS STATE COUNCILS

All the State Councils are implementing many projects / programmes with distinct features of Science and Technology to mitigate the local area problems and requirements. But, a few stand out because of their innovative approach with regard to the local need identification, choice of suitable technology, appropriate scaling, technology modification, economic sustainability, optimum usage of local resources and emphasis on up gradation of artisanal skills and capabilities. In this context, it has been realized to document the successful technologies developed by the different S & T Councils & share them across the state councils and other agencies / NGO for its wider appreciation and adoption in other regions to ultimately benefit the target community.

 

 

 

   

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