Popularization of Science

Science Club

GUJCOST Science ClubGujarat Council on Science and Technology as an effort for science popularization among secondary and higher secondary school students a concept of GUJCOST SCIENCE CLUB has been initiated. Under this programme 3000 science clubs in secondary and higher secondary schools covering majority of districts of the state have been set-up through Community Science Centers. Science and Technology can bring great wonders. It can transform grains of sand into micro chips, which are the brains behind our computes. It can be used in spacecraft they can travel billions of miles through the solar system to visual distant planets. Science can be used to produce antibiotics to fight deceases - this is the approach of thousands of young students in Gujarat, both in rural and urban areas of the state who are the part of the School Science Clubs to explore the unexplored.

Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST), working under the aegis of the Department of Science & technology, Government of Gujarat is all set to establish a total of 3000 science clubs in schools to promote scientific thinking among the children and the community members across the state.

As a part of Swarnim Goal during 2010-11, GUJCOST had established 1000 science clubs in different districts. The council had established 2000 science clubs preferably in the rural areas for the promotion and popularization of science and technology at community level till the year 2014-15.

The Science Club has a specific objective as it aims to explain, exhibit and demonstrate scientific activities and to induct observational, logical and analytical approach among school students. Moreover, the activities and engagement in the science club will lead to create a scientific attitude among the young students which can inspire and encourage the students for their life-long learning.

The school science clubs are being established by the Community Science Centers located at each of the districts. GUJCOST has been designed and developed an activity kit for the science club which can be used by the club members to understand the science and to feel its excitement.

Secondary School is an important phase of life where young students define their identity. By joining science clubs that expand his or her horizons, it helps define interests and allows bonding experiences for the future. Students have increased interpersonal skills, which help build healthy self-esteem. By building a positive identity, students are less likely to seek negative bonding experiences that may cause serious trouble for him/her. Lasting and lifelong friendships made as a result of clubs and school activities allow for a healthy self-image to transition your teen into a young adult.

School Science Clubs are important, make no mistake. They give kids something to do after school, and give them something to look forward too. The things you learn, and the friendships you make from doing things after school is reason enough to make sure that they stick around.

Science has an important role in our day to day life. So we have to create interest and positive activities towards science. The significant method to create interest is to answer everyone’s queries related to science with the help of activities.

We take this opportunity to invite one and all to this programme and to guide our young minds in their scientific pursuit.

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  • Gujarat State Innovation Council : PDF file opens in New Window
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  • http://www.dst.gov.in/, Department of Science and Technology : External website that opens in a new window
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