Popularization of Science

Regional Science Museum, Rajkot

Introduction

The Regional Science Museum Rajkot will be an innovative hub for science learning and appreciation platform to engage, educate and empower the next generation learners in the cutting edge of Science & Technology. It has been conceptualized over an area of 10.00 acres of land with a vibrant design to inspire curiosity for life-long learning.

The approach and methodology of the RSM Rajkot is focused on informal community based learning which is different from the formal mode of education. All the programmes and activities will be intended to enliven the imagination, foster creativity and develop a spirit of inquiry, especially in young minds. School-children, during their visit, discover the wonders of science and technology and get an access to the most exciting and contemporary form of entertainment regardless of the social stratum, education or age group and create a culture of learning.

Objectives

  • To inculcate scientific temper among the people and to generate and sustain a high level of general scientific awareness in the society.
  • To portray / communicate the growth of S&T and its applications in improving the quality of life through exhibitions, seminars, popular lectures, science camps and a host of other activities / programmes.
  • To communicate / popularize science and technology in cities, urban and rural areas for the benefit of students and the common man.
  • The RSM Bhavnagar will act:
  • As an interface between S&T and society
  • As a Resource-cum-facility centre for Community Science Centres of the region
  • As a Resource-cum-facility centre for the students and teachers of the region
  • As an Awareness-cum-facilitation centre for the public
  • As a regional nodal agency while organizing State-wide / country-wide S&T Communication programmes
  • As an interface with Gujarat Science City and Community Science Centres of the State
  • To collect, restore and preserve important historical objects, which represent landmarks in the development of science, technology and industry.
  • To design, develop and fabricate science museum exhibits, demonstration equipment and teaching / learning aids for science education and popularization.
  • To supplement formal science education in schools and colleges through out-of-school educational activities to foster a spirit of scientific enquiry and creativity among the students.
  • To organize training programs for science teachers / students / young entrepreneurs / technicians / handicapped/housewives and others on specific aspects of science, technology and industry.
  • To render assistance to universities, technical institutions, museums, schools and colleges and / or other bodies in planning and organizing science museums and in training of personnel for museum profession.

THEME-BASED GALLERIES

In view of the science and engineering development in and around Patan and North region, the Regional Science Museum has the following theme-based galleries with innovative exhibits to educate, engage and experience the students of schools and colleges as well as the general public and visitors.

Glass and Ceramics Gallery

"Stone age material with space age capabilities” – World of Glass and Ceramics showcases the science behind these intriguing and beautiful material.
The wall dedicated to various types of glass and ceramics manufactured in Gujarat would be a key features in the gallery

How Stuff Works Gallery

"How does a light-bulb work?” "How does a ball-point pen write? " – the visitors to this gallery can find out answers to these and many other simple questions regarding daily life phenomenon and the science around them

Machine Engineering Gallery

This gallery takes inspiration from the machine component manufacturing industries in Rajkot
Showcases the science behind the machines in a fun way. Also has workshop spaces for hands on training of the young minds and to develop entrepreneurship.

Robotics Gallery

The Robotics Gallery in Rajkot would showcase a wide range of robots aimed to create a sense of inquiry to the students
An extensive workshop area is also being developed providing an unparalled learning experience for the visitors

Life Sciences Gallery

The Life Sciences Gallery in Rajkot takes the visitors on a tour covering various life forms, their evolutions and living systems
An extensive workshop area is also being developed providing an unparalled learning experience for the visitors

Nobel Prize Gallery – Physics

A gallery space of over 750 sq.m dedicated to Nobel Prize has been designed in the RSM.
The first of its kind gallery dedicated to the Nobel Prize winners in Physics
From Einstein to CV Raman all the 206 recipients of the prize are covered in the gallery waiting to inspire the next Nobel Prize winner

Links

  • http://www.gujaratindia.com, Government of Gujarat : External website that opens in a new window
  • OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER,GUJARAT STATE
  • Gujarat State Innovation Council : PDF file opens in New Window
  • http://www.gswan.gov.in, GSWAN : External website that opens in a new window
  • Vibrant Gujarat 2017 - The Global Business Hub : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://india.gov.in, The National Portal of India : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://www.dst.gov.in/, Department of Science and Technology : External website that opens in a new window
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