Which of the following is not true with regards to an EVS discussion session?

Answer: (c)

In order to make discussion effective, all participants need to present their points clearly. In order to be clear and specific, they can use different implement such as maps, diagrams, pictures, etc.

In order to summarise a discussion, which of the following must an EVS teacher not do?

Answer: (a)

All major points made in the discussion need to be highlighted in the summary.

How does the feature of ‘Survey and Write’ available in the chapters of EVS primarily help the students in the learning process?

Answer: (a)

The feature of ‘Survey and Write’ helps the students in providing a chance for exploration and understanding their surroundings better. It allows them to collect data about trends and problems of the environment and document it.

What is the primary objective of showing an electricity bill and discussing it in a class?

Answer: (c)

Showing an electricity bill to the students primarily helps them to learn about the things they come across in their daily life. By observing an electricity bill, students would be able to know about the terms mentioned on the bill such as company, units, total units consumed, per unit charge, etc.

In classroom activities, asking children questions such as why and how they arrived at a ‘wrong answer’ or ‘right answer’ helps

Answer: (a)

It is always necessary for teachers to analyse the answers given by children. Any reflection on a wrong answer would help to understand the process behind arriving at it. Children themselves learn to critically analyse their work and improve their learning.

While teaching the topic “Food (Healthy food)”, children in class II are given the activity of making salads from fruits and vegetables. What should be the primary objective of this activity?

Answer: (c)

Salad making activities in the classroom can be considered as a healthy learning experience. Children can learn the importance of healthy food in their lives. Teacher can end the activity with the explanation ‘how junk food is bad for health’.

Which of the following represents the correct sequence of events for successful excursion by an EVS teacher with primary students?

Answer: (a)

An EVS teacher should take the following steps for organising a field trip or an excursion for students:

  1. Planning things in a proper manner is the very first challenge that comes before a teacher.
  2. When preparing a field trip or an excursion, a teacher is advised to do things such as obtain due permission of the authorities of the school and the visiting site and of the students’ parents.
  3. For the success of a school field trip or excursion, the teacher responsible should remain alert and active throughout the time.
  4. Recording involves follow up job in terms of queries or doubts of students from their educational experience

Which of the following is not true regarding the discussion method?

Answer: (c)

Discussion method provides free and democratic environment of learning. It provides equal opportunity to all the students to find the solution to a problem.

A school planned an educational trip to Jaipur for Class V children. As a teacher, what would be your expectation from the children during the visit?

Answer: (c)

Excursions are necessary for enhancing children’s experiences and exploring different environments. Children are expected to be observant and share their observations with other students and the teacher.

Which of the following is not a correct activity followed by science teachers for teaching the topic ‘air pollution’ in primary classes?

Answer: (d)

The lesson for air pollution should be designed in such a way that it helps in teaching the children about the problem in a practical way.