Science (Pedagogy) for Paper I

1. As an EVS teacher, you plan to take the students to the zoo. Which of the following activities would you not allow the students to undertake?
A. Take along lots of eatables for the animals at the zoo
B. Try to find out the food taken up by different animals at the zoo
C. Collect photographs of the animals they expect to see at the zoo
D. Take their drawing books along with them to draw what they see at the zoo

2. Giving importance to individual experiences of children in an EVS class will benefit the teacher
A. To connect the subject to the learners’ experimental world and promote reflection and learning
B. To save her energy as children enjoy talking
C. To know the unique experience of children
D. To help and improve the language and communication skills of the children

3. Which of the following statements is not an objective of teaching EVS at the primary level?
A. To load learners with terms and definitions for assessment
B. To internalize the values of concern for life and environment
C. Arouse curiosity about the natural and social environment
D. Engage in exploratory and hands on activities that lead to the development of cognitive and psychomotor skills.

4. Which of the following represents one of the objective of teaching EVS at primary school?
A. To inform the learners about the books they should read to expand their knowledge
B. To connect the experiences of the learners in school with the outside world
C. To make learners aware of technical terms and definitions
D. To assess technical terms related to EVS

5. Which of the following statements about assignments is correct?
A. Assignments provide learners an opportunity to search for information, construct their own ideas and articulate them
B. Assignments can be done by their parents.
C. Assignments need to be given as classwork followed by homework every day to provide variety and practice
D. Assignments should be the only method of assessment

6. Simple experiments and demonstration can be performed in the EVS class-
A. To discuss ideas, record and analyses observations on the basis of questions raised by students
B. To control the students to ensure discipline in the class
C. To enable children to learn on their own and sharpen their observation skills
D. To follow what is being done in senior classes

7. After the lunch break, while teaching EVS, you find that students are not taking interest in the lesson. What would you do?
A. Ask them to put their heads down on the desk and relax
B. Take the children out to play in the ground
C. Use audio-visuals aids based on multiple intelligences to make the lesson interesting
D. Change the topic immediate

8. Which one of the following is not an objective of including riddles and puzzles in the EVS textbook?
A. To develop curiosity and ability to think creatively
B. To confuse the mind of students and let them enjoy the confusion
C. To develop reasoning ability in students
D. To develop critical thinking ability in students

9. At the primary stage, assessments should consist of-
A. Formal tests and games done every week and recorded in the Report Card
B. Home assignments and class assignments every week to rate young learners under the categories of pass or fail
C. Half-yearly and annual examinations at the end of the year
D. Continuous and unstructured teacher observations to be shared with learners and parents

10. The use of poems and story- telling to explain concepts in an EVS class helps to-
A. channelize the energies of the students in the right direction
B. take care of the language and cultural diversity among learners
C. promote the ability to imagine and explore the nature of the world at the local and global level
D. make the lesson enjoyable and interesting

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