The series “Learning Elementary Science for classes 6 to 8” has been revised on the guidelines given by CBSE for CCE and revised N.C.E.R.T. Syllabus. CCE refers to a system of school-based evaluation of students that covers all aspects of students development. This includes assessment in Scholastic as well as Co-scholastic aspects of the pupil’s growth.Scholastic aspects include curricular areas or subject specific areas, whereas co-scholastic aspects include Life Skills, Co-curricular Activities, Attitudes and Values.Scholastic Assessment is divided into Formative Assessment and Summative Assessment.
1. Formative Assessment is a tool used by the teacher to monitor student progress, to improve student performance, raising the child’s self esteem and reducing the work load of the student. Formative assessment is diagnostic, remedial and provides effective feedback to students and allows the students active involvement in their own learning.
2. Summative Assessment is the terminal assessment of performance at the end of instruction. It is an end term assessment based on curriculum and syllabus for classes 6 to 8 – a written test
The present series also follows the concept of “Learning without burden” as a guiding principle. Science has to be understood as a lively and growing body of knowledge. The children have to learn the dynamism of science by observing things closely, recording observations and then drawing inferences from what they observe. Observations are to be made by performing such activities which can be easily performed by the children, often without costly equipment, and even at their homes. When science is learnt in this manner, the children will learn the ways of nature and start appreciating it.
The salient features of this series are :
It is in strict accordance with the revised N.C.E.R.T. syllabus and guidelines given in CCE.
It encourages the learning of science through activities. The activities provide hands-on experience to the learners. All the activities and experiments are class tested.
The language used is simple and lucid.
It explains laws and principles of science in a clear and concise way.
The series has updated information along with interesting facts in the form of ‘Did you know’?
Summative Assessment and Formative Assessment have been given at the end of each chapter. Summative Assessment contains study questions such as Fill in the blank, True & False, Match the statements, etc. Formative Assessmentcontains Projects, Group activities, Class discussion, Survey, Puzzles, etc. They develop skills of comprehension of concepts, enhance knowledge and application of what is learnt.
Learning Elementary Science becomes a joyful experience with the number of clearly labelled illustrations and learner-friendly simple language.