It is the union of science, mathematics, and technology that form the scientific endeavor and that make it so successful. Although each of these human enterprises has a character and history of its own, each is dependent on and reinforces the others. The need for universal scientific literacy has been felt in India as much as in any other county of the world. The environment of the school is a part of the educational system and it fosters the development of innate abilities. The School-environment plays a prominent role in the development of scientific aptitude and scientific knowledge. This edition has attempted to highlight some of the important factors which are very much essential for developing scientific knowledge and temperament among school children. I hope readers will appreciate this edition for its clarity and simplicity in the presentation of the facts.
Noorjehan N. Ganihar is working as a Professor of the Department of Education and Dean, Faculty of Education and acted as a former Syndicate Member in Karnatak University, Dharwad. She obtained her M.A., M.Ed., and Ph.D. degrees from Karnatak University, Dharwad. She has a P.G Diploma in Education from S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Bombay, P.G. Diploma in Human Resource Management, and a P.G. Diploma in Higher Education from IGNOU. She is a recipient of two “State Awards” in (1982) and (1983). She has received Life Time Achievement Award in Education from Health and Education Development Association, New Delhi in 2007. She has published a number of research articles in journals of national and international standard and repute. She has guided several M.Ed., M.Phil. Dissertations and Ph.D. theses. She has attended a number of national/international seminars/ conferences/workshops and presented papers. She has attended and presented papers in world conferences organized by World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (W.C.C.I., USA) at Wollongong, Australia (2004), at Manila, Philippines (2006), Antalya, Turkey (2008) and Pecs, Hungary (2010). She has participated in International conferences at Sri Lanka and Malaysia and presented papers. She is a member of several academic boards/ bodies besides holding honorary positions in NGOs.
Ramesh K. Kulkarni has obtained his B.Sc. and M.A. (Sociology) from Karnatak University, Dharwad. B.Ed. from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, M.Ed. from R.I.E. Mysore and Ph.D from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He started his career as a teacher educator in 1986 and now is Reader in Education in S.R. Kanthi College of Education, Ilkal. His areas of specialization are Educational Technology and Curriculum and Evaluation. He is resource person for state and national level organizations. He has attended many national seminars/conferences/workshops and presented papers in the same. He is a member of All India Association for Educational Technology.