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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

VOLUME 41 

NUMBER 2

FEBRUARY 2004

 

 
CONTENTS

 

 

COVER STORY

 

National Council of Science Museums—Dedicated to the Nation for 25 Years

9

I. K Mukherjee

 

 

 

 

ARTICLES

 

Science Centres—Lifetime Learning Places

 

G. S. Rautela

16

 

Communicating Science Through Puppetry

25

Narottam Sahoo

 

 

REPORTS

 

·                     Science On The Fast Track

38

·                     Indian Science Congress

40

 

FICTION

 

·                     T/C by Bimal Srivastava

46

 

COLUMNS

 

BIOPROFILES: Njavara—The Healing Touch

28

HEALTH: Horrible Headaches

42

BOOKSHELF: Jewel on Wings

45

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS

5

SPECTRUM

20

FACT FILE 

 

·                     Star Watch: Constellation Lyra

31

·                     Indian Icons: Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

32

·                     Herbal Healers: Ginseng — Nature’s Tonic

33

·                     Ingenious Inventions: Brush, Brush, Brush your Teeth

34

QUIZ TIME

36

CROSSWORD

37

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

FUN QUIZ

50

DID YOU KNOW?

52

HUMOUR

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA

56

SCIENCE PROJECT

58

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HOW?

62

WHY? 

63


 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, February 2004, pp 9-15

 

National Council of Science Museums—Dedicated
to the Nation for 25 Years    

I K Mukherjee

 

Popularization of science is as important as creating new scientific knowledge, for it promotes science education in a non-formal mode and thus plays an instrumental role in raising scientific consciousness amongst the general public. The article examines the role of science museums in enhancing the public understanding of science.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, February 2004, pp 16-19

 

Science Centres—Lifetime Learning Places

G S Rautela

 

The article takes stock of the Science Centres that are the hubs of non-formal science education in India.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, February 2004, pp 25-27

 

Communicating Science Through Puppetry

Narottam Sahoo

 

Puppetry is being increasingly recognized as a powerful, low-cost and effective medium for communicating scientific concepts and enlightening rural folk and children about scientific issues. The article gives an insight into this powerful medium of communication.