CBSE Class 9, 10 science practical work 2021-22: Latest update regarding lab experiments
The CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has designed a set of alternative exercises to allow learners to do similar experiments at home in order to overcome such concerns. Surprisingly, the students can do these alternative experiments with common household items.
The CBSE has proposed many practical learning activities for all laboratory studies needed in the academic term 2021-22 for 9th and 10th standard in its most recent directive. A list of extra exercises from the NCERT lab manual has also been offered for 9th (20 activities) and 10th standard (22 activities). The proposal stated that students might utilize these to understand science concepts and develop a deeper knowledge.
According to the circular, “These hands-on activities are accompanied by step-by-step guides, videos and worksheets for students to record observations. A list of materials needed for each experiment, together with alternatives has also been included in the content package to facilitate the learners. The content has been provided by ThinkTac and is also available on the Diksha portal,”
Due to the imposed lockdown when the virus hit the world, various sectors were impacted. To reduce human-to-human interaction and limit virus spread, the education industry switched to an online mode from an offline mode. Lockdown and school restrictions have had a negative impact on offline or physical teaching across the country. Aside from a significant reduction in the amount of time allotted to educators for physical instruction, opportunities for practical learning teacher-guided experimental work in science have been restricted thus far.
It should be noted that the CBSE released some guidelines on the implementation of productive activities during the lockdown in September 2020. The institutions were told to employ the OLabsto platform, which provided a digital interaction of coursework studies for students in grades 9 to 12.