We live in a highly globalised and interconnected world. There has been a global expansion of electronic information in recent times.
This has greatly helped in improving upon the quality of life. Today, computers and other electronic gadgets are being increasingly connected with each other through local area as well as global networks. Millions of computers in this world are connected to the Internet, facilitating the accessibility to information within a very short time. Information of every conceivable topic of human interest is being put up on the internet by individuals and institutions. Use of fax, mobile phone, e-mail, web chat rooms, social network sites etc. has become a common day affair in all walks of life. The convergence of multiple communication systems has revolutionized learning and knowledge sharing. The ability to access and manage these information and knowledge repositories is important in the development of both the individual as well as the society.
To live and work in information rich technological society, children should be exposed to experiences that encourage them to value the ever increasing capacity of information technology and to appreciate its role in human affairs. They need to adapt/ adopt new technologies to collect, process, analyse, synthesise, evaluate and share knowledge with others. The task of management of information and its processing for development oriented information and inclusive society requires a fairly good amount of skill. These skillful persons can be responsible for the use of processed information in the progress of different areas of education, agriculture, health and nutrition energy, transport and communication, various industries, technological aids, clean environment, availability of portable water, different kinds of materials, meeting the challenges of climate change, financial management and many more.
With the use of information technology, education has become global. One can choose to study many qualifications through distance and supported learning. One may work through the course at home in his or her own time, with the help of printed study materials and often also through videos, DVDs, web based resources etc. One can also communicate with the instructor and with other fellow students by mail, e-mail, social networking sites, web chat rooms, and fax; In this changed scenario, the use of information and education technology undoubtedly helps in improving upon the quality of teaching and learning of any subject. Suitable indigenous technologies can be developed for designing and fabricating educational aids for teaching all subjects including science, technology and mathematics.
The objective of this sub-theme is promoting innovations in knowledge networks involving information and education technology in all segments of the society. Children need to reason and communicate to solve problems and to understand effective use of information and education technology for a variety of purposes.
The exhibits/models in this sub-theme may pertain to:
demonstrating how the information in any of the areas mentioned above can be accessed
demonstrating the principle and functioning of modern advices of communication. Such as television and radio (AM/FM) mobile phone, fax, e-mail, internet etc. and accessing and downloading information from them
designs for making existing operation of communication more efficient
showing the use of information technology for preservation and conservation of soil/ water management and mapping of water resources
showing applications of information technology for improving upon the quality of seeds of fruits, vegetables and flowers and breeds of plants and animals by the use of biotechnology
showing the use of information technology for developing improved designs of machineries for textiles, engineering goods, machines, tools, chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, plastics and eco friendly materials
demonstrating the use of information technology in developing improved designs/indigenous designs/devices, which may be used on a small scale for production/ manufacturing of utility items of daily use
applications of information and communication technology in making innovative designs of weaving, pottery, metal and leather wares, dyeing, printing and other crafts practiced in cottage industry
use of information technology for developing devices to demonstrate the control and measurement of noise, air, water and soil pollution due to rampant industrial development
efficient use of multimedia in making the teaching-learning process more interesting and effective/in enhancing creativity of children and teachers
development software with testing mechanism inbuilt in them which may help individual students to learn at their own pace
developing innovation designs/models of multimedia equipments/materials and packages for the children with special needs, especially with visual and audio impairment
exploring uses/applications of information and communication technology in generating employment/eradicating illiteracy
technologies of emerging web designs/ effective use of bookmark sharing
projects against attack aimed on information services/cyber security.
technologies in forecasting and warning of cyclones, floods and storms
better information and public address systems in the event of disaster to prevent chaos and confusion
improvised/improved devices for effective communication between various emergency services-medical, police, military and other administrative bodies/committees.
information management from ships and oceans buoys-use of radars in cyclone detection/ information management and early warning system for flash floods
use of geo-stationary satellites in providing information pertaining to meteorological processes
designing and fabrication of effective educational models by using indigenous raw materials
innovative and inexpensive models of audio- visual equipment (specially multimedia)
low–cost educational toys, games, puppetry etc.
curriculum based low cost demonstrations such as
(a) transformation and conservation of mechanical energy (roller -coaster, Archemedes Screw etc.);
(b) conservation of angular momentum (revolving chair) and linear momentum (Newton’s cradle);
(d)propagation of sound and light waves; demonstrations of various phenomenon;
(e) endothermic and exothermic chemical reactions;
(f) effect of friction on gravity;
(g) measurement of speed of sound – echo tube;
(h) resonance in organ pipes;
(i) simple harmonic motions and superposition of harmonic motions;
(j) levers and pulleys etc.
study of formation of images on a T.V. tube
use of low-cost semi-connductor lasers in classroom activities
voice communication with infrared light and fiber optics
reproduction of the Stanley Miller Experiment: ‘The Origin of Life’
study of phosphorence as a tool for geologists
use of internet
applications in education using the computer as an education tool simulations in science and non-sience areas etc.
State Level Science and Environment Exhibitions for Children 2012 – 2013 Complete Information