Socio Economic Development Trust, Swapnabhoomi

Discovery Science Center

CENTER OF LEARNING SCIENCE AND CREATIVITY

To Build Knowledge Society in the rural area , by developing curiosity and habit of problem solving among children of the area . Creative interactive exhibition which fire one's imagination by educational products which will lead to learn something more than just Science

INDIA'S FIRST INNOVATIVE SCIENCE CENTER FOR RURAL AREA

KERWADI, TAL.PALAM, PARBHANI, MAHARASHTRA

ONE SCIENCE CENTER CAN BE DEVELOPED FOR CLUSTER OF SCHOOLS OR FOR ONE BLOCK

To establish this innovative concept of Science Centers in the school

Specialy focused on Tribal Areas / Backward Areas in India.

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This Science Center is design to create an atmosphere in which students, teachers, can come, play, think ,learn , watch, discuss, do various activities .Every Exhibit ,which will be display in center aims at triggering the curiosity.
This kind of Science Center can be developed as 1 center per block (Taluka), So all the Schools from same block can have advantage of it . Or one Science Center can be developed for cluster of schools in rural as well as urban area.

Project Aim

Create place where children will be encouraged to ask questions related to Science, Nature, Mathematics and Environment.
1st Innovative Science Center of Marathwada – 28000 Sq.ft. Infrastructure with 5 Sections
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1. Curiosity-
Help students to raise curiosity and
eagerness to learn and ask WHY?

2. Play & Fun-
Promote the children to fight with
the problems & try to find solutions

3. Do Yourself-
Develop ability to reason
logically

4. Innovative-
Develop a desire to search for patterns
& meanings in collection of data

5. Curriculum-
Help students to develop an ability
to evaluate premises & Variables

6. Informative-
Help Teachers to deal with the
new and increased curiosity

How We Do it ?

This Center is designed considering ready space availability of minimum 1200-1500 sq.ft. or minimum 3 classroom

Budget required for such a small science center is around 12 to 17 lakh (INR)  For each Science Center (Without construction cost )

Till date SEDT has established more than 95  Science Centers.

  • for Tribal Development department and other departments of Maharashtra  -89 Science Centers
  • for HCL Foundation  Centers at Nagpur, Noida, Lukhnow and Pune
  • for Rotary Club 1 Science Center in Pune
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Experience in developing Science Center
  • Established first ever Science Center in Rural Maharashtra  – Discovery Science Center, Kerwadi , Running Successfully  in last 10 years.
  • 1St Science Center in Marathwada.
  • 28000 sq.ft. Infrastructure with different sections.

Considering concept of Science Center to be established at schools , we have drown a Specific strategy. There are few important points which we alerady taken care of.

Teachers Training (Facilitator’s Training ) is considered  one of the the key element of this project which will be provided by us.