What you have to do

To do a project firstly you have to make a group of five children from the age group of 10 to 17 years. Select an important and significant issue of your area, which may also be a problem, based on the focal theme as the topic of your work. The team is to be guided either by their teacher, any expert or the likes. The team narrows down on a local problem falling under the focal theme as decided for the year. Under the focal theme, which continues for a period of two years, there are sub-themes that helps the child scientists to correlate the problem or study area selected. You should be sure why you have selected this topic. Try to find out the causes and interrelationships. Minute observation of the issue is a must. Collect relevant data, through experiments/survey. Analyse the results methodically and try to find out a solution.

The CSC project work is carried out within a well-demarcated local geographical area. The project title should be self-explanatory about the problem taken up. The activities carried out under the CSC project should be recorded date-wise in a well-maintained log book. These activities are either survey or observation or experiment-based or a combination of all of these.

Proper designing of the experiment or properly framed questionnaire for survey based work are the starting points of the project. Collection of the data either as responses or observations should be done meticulously. Data collected should be sufficient enough to be scientifically validated. Data so collected is analyzed using appropriate scientific and mathematical methods. Conclusions are then drawn from the analyzed data and inferences are made thereafter.

Action plan for follow-up is also expected as a part of the CSC project. However, use of live objects is not permitted. The project work so completed needs to be presented in both the forms, written and oral.