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NCERT School Kits

I. SCIENCE KITS
a) Primary Science Kit (PSK)
The Primary Science Kit is a complete laboratory for classes III-V. It has basic facilities like various lab equipments, glassware, measuring devices, thermometer, heat source, etc.

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b) Upper Primary Science Kit (UPSK)
The Upper Primary Science Kit has been developed based on the new Science text books by NCERT. It offers scope for more than 200 activities as outlined in the kit manual. The kit contains more than 130 scientific and general item, chemicals, glassware, etc.

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c) Secondary Science Kit (SSK)
The Upper Primary Science Kit has been developed based on the new Science text books by NCERT. It offers scope for more than 200 activities as outlined in the kit manual. The kit contains more than 130 scientific and general item, chemicals, glassware, etc.

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d) Secondary Micro scale Chemistry Kit (SMCLK)
This kit consists of apparatus / items to enable the students to do experiments using microscale chemistry lab technique. This approach saves time, reduces wastage of chemicals, is less hazardous, environment friendly and very low cost. All the experiments prescribed by CBSE for XI and X classes in chemistry can be performed using this kit.

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e) Senior Secondary Science Kits
a) Microscale Chemistry Laboratory Kit (MCLK)
The microscale chemistry laboratory technique not only reduces chemical waste without hazards and pollution, but also provides sufficient time to do number of experiments to clarify a concept.

This microscale chemistry laboratory kit has been designed to replace traditional chemistry laboratory. All the chemistry practical at XI and XII level can be performed using this kit.

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b) Solid State Model Kit (SSMK)
The kit consists of a plastic moulded platform, dowels and PVC hollow balls of two different diameters. Various simple, giant molecules and a number of crystal structures can be clearly visualized and understood through this kit.

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c) Molecular Model Kit (MMK)
The Kit enables the students to explore the structure of simple organic, inorganic molecules and solids by using this molecular model kit. This self-learning kit contains plastic moulded various atoms having a number of prongs and shapes in various colors.

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II MATHEMATICS KIT
Upper Primary Mathematics Kit (UPMK)
Upper Primary Mathematics Kit has been designed to enable the students to do various activities for learning mathematics concepts at upper primary level.

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III TOY KIT
This kit consists of play material for kids of pre-primary stage. EVA (Ethylene Vinyal Acetate) has been used as raw material for many items in the kit due to its advantage over plastics, wood and metals.

IV TOOL KIT
The Tool Kit contains specially designed hand tools and first aid consumables. While designing and listening items for the kit, all attempts have been made to ensure that the tools are not heavy or unsafe for the small plams of the elementary school child.

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For the detailed brochure about NCERT Kits Click here
For published research papers on Science Kits

* A Novel W-Tube for Micro scale Experiment in Chemistry Click here
* Visualizing Chemical Structure with a Simple Inexpensive Model
Click here

For more technical details, advice and training about the above kits, please contact:

Head, Workshop Department
National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT)
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110 016
Telefax : (011) 2696-6257
E-mail: hari_gupta200@yahoo.com

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NCERT committee brings forth recommendations to implement RTE

NCERT committee brings forth recommendations to implement RTE

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New Delhi: If the proposal of a National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) appointed committee comes into play then you will soon find road marshals drawn from National Cadet Cops (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) on roads holding hands of your tiny tots helping them to cross the roads to and from the schools.

This is not all; they would also be responsible for arranging birth certificates for all children in schools and an incentive for children who identify school drop-outs.

The committee recommends developing a framework to implement the Right To Education (RTE) Act in Delhi so as to oversee its functioning.

Asking to waive off stamp duty on affidavits related to the date of birth of the child during school admissions to the Delhi government is another such recommendation. Upon which the Delhi government adds that thecommittee should themselves authorize the school authorities to attest the affidavit.

Talking about managing school education, the committee said that as of now, various bodies like Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Delhi government manage it, which should be now unified under one banner.

The committee head, Mr. Ashok Aggarwal, a lawyer-activist, said that, the proposed body should consider overhauling all proposed academic changes like textbooks, pattern of evaluation, medium of instruction and it should be even taken into consideration for any decision taken to shut down a school.

It has also kept in mind the most disputed matter of recent times – teacher’s salaries. The Human Resource Development (HRD) minister, Kapil Sibal may have although denied any interference of government in the matter related to teacher’s salaries at par with their government counterparts, but thecommittee has recommended protection of state salaries for teachers in private schools recognised under the RTE Act.

However, it is only in exceptional cases that grant-in-aid to pay their salaries could be considered, said the committee.

In order to check the school drop out rate among children, it proposes to provide incentives of about Rs.50 to children who help in identifying those who are not attending or enrolled in the school for some reasons.

Ensuring safety and security, especially of girl students, it proposes to establish police beats with women police constables at schools.

All state and state recognised schools in Delhi should have a unified website where they can declare results of children along with remarks and reports of their progress in the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system.

Bringing forth the wings of change in the recruitment process as well, the committee intends to rule out the conventional appointment of the head of schools by seniority alone.

It recommends that 75% of school principals should be selected through direct recruitment and only 25% through limited departmental examination.

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