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D.El.Ed.-510 Learning Science at Upper Primary Level

October, 2016
Time: 3 hours Maximum 
Marks: 70

General Instructions : 
(1)Candidate must write his/her Roll Number on the first page of the question paper.
(2)Please check the question paper to verify that the total pages and total number of questions contained in the paper are the same as those printed on the top of the first page. Also check to see that the questions are in sequential order.
(3)For the objective type of questions, you have to choose any one of the four alternatives given in the question, i.e., A, B, C or D and indicate your correct answer in the answer-book given to you.(4)Making any identification mark in the answer-book or writing Roll Number anywhere other than the specified places will lead to disqualification of the candidate.
(5)Answers for questions, like matching, true or false, fill in the blanks, etc., are to be given in the answer-book.
(6)Write your Question Paper Code No. 53/DEE-II/O/5, Set A on the answer-book.

Note : (i) All ques tions are com pul sory.
(ii) For Ques tion Nos. 1 to 15, choose the cor rect an swer from the four choices given as (A), (B), (C) & (D) and write the cor rect an swer in your answer-book. (iii) Marks are in di cated against each ques tion.

Multiple-choice questions :


Ques 1.Which of the following parts of Vedic text ‘Kalpa’ gives the way rituals and Vedic sacrifices are performed?
(A) Grihyasutra
(B) Dharmasutra
(C) Shrautasutra
(D) Shulbasutra

Ques 2.The statement, “Mercury is the smallest planet in solar system”, is
(A) hypothesis
(B) theory
(C) natural law
(D) fact

Ques 3 .The scientist credited for giving the theory that earth and other planets revolve around the sun is
(A) Leonardo da Vinci
(B) Galileo Galilei
(C) Johannes Kepler
(D) Nicolaus Copernicus

Ques 4. Students perform experiments in
(A) expository approach and discovery approach
(B) discovery approach and inquiry approach
(C) inquiry approach and expository approach
(D) expository approach only

Ques 5. A person observes that the bushes in her surroundings that are grown under trees are taller than others. She makes the following hypotheses for explaining the phenomenon. Select the testable hypothesis out of these :
(A) Bushes growing under the tree do not get bitten by rain
(B) Bushes under the tree are getting fertilizer that is given to the trees
(C) The soil under trees may contain more compost due to rotting of tree leaves
Bushes under the trees grow tall due to the upward pull by the trees

Ques 6. In which of the following learning experiences maximum number of senses of student participate?
(A) Listening to a lecture
(B) Discussing on a topic
(C) Seeing a chart
(D) Doing an activity

Ques 7. Pedagogically a teacher need not to prepare a
(A) lesson plan
(B) unit plan
(C) weekly plan
(D) year plan

Ques 8. Scientifically which of the following concepts are similar?
(A) Change and variation
(B) Variation and diversity
(C) Diversity and change
(D) Similar and equivalent

Ques 9. Pick up the correct statement out of the following :
(A) Assessment may be a part of evaluation.
(B) Evaluation essentially involves measurement.
(C) Test is the only tool of evaluation.
(D) CCE means comprehensive and continuous examination.x

Ques 10. Which of the following traits is applicable to formative evaluation?
(A) It has long-range objectives
(B) It is comprehensive
(C) It is used for judgement
(D) It is diagnostic in nature

Ques 11. Which of the following is a distance education institution?

Ques 12. The full form of education programme SITE is(B) State Institute of Trading and Export
(C) Students’ Intelligence Test Examination
(D) Satellite Instructional Television Experiment

Ques 13. Which of the following statements is not padagogically correct?
(A) Concepts should grow spirally from easy to difficult ones.
(B) At upper primary stage, we shall have separate books for physics, chemistry and biology as a part of syllabus.
(C) Concepts should be linked with the day-to-day experience of learners.
(D) Science should not be mugged, it should be inculcated.

Ques 14. Which of the following is the best strategy to teach parts of a plant?
(A) Explaining using a chart
(B) Taking the children to the garden and guide them to study about the plants
(C) Ask the children to read from book about it
(D) Bring a plant in the class and explain its parts

Ques 15. Which of the following action verbs specifies learning objective ‘understanding’?
(A) Recalls
(B) Classifies
(C) Predicts
(D) Draws

Very short answer-type questions :

Ques 16. Write any two characteristics of process of science.

Ques 17. Write the two conditions which make a hypothesis, scientific hypothesis.

Ques 18. Why are scientific facts independent of the observer?

Ques 19. Why does expository approach prove to be ineffective at primary level?

Ques 20. Give any one example of paradigm shift in science.

Ques 21. Write the following statement making it scientifically correct :
“Water boils at 100 °C.”

Ques 22. Identify the action verb in the statement of specification, “Pupil draws a diagram of leaf.” What learning objective does it specify?

Ques 23. What is meant by CCE?

Ques 24. What is meant by cause and effect relation?

Ques 25. What makes overhead projector more useful than slide projector?

Ques 26. What is the difference between vivarium and zoo?

Ques 27. Give one example to show that advancement in science has made our lives easier.

Ques 28. Give two attributes of teacher which are essential for the success of internal assessment.

Ques 29. What is a workbook used for?

Ques 30. Name a science concept you will like to teach in the playground. How will you do it?

Short answer-type questions (50 words each) :

Ques 31. Differentiate between scientific inquiries and science-related inquries.

Ques 32. In a study of change in velocity with time of freely falling bodies, what is dependent variable and what is independent variable and when you plot a graph, which of them will you keep along X-axis?

Ques 33. While studying properties of water, your students report the boiling point of tap water as 100 °C. Does it indicate their scientific attitude? Explain.

Ques 34. List any four possible dangers your students may undergo while studying properties of chemicals.

Ques 35. Explain the following mathematical expression :
Method of teaching = Content + Processing of concept

Ques 36. Name the four aspects of educational evaluation.

Ques 37. Give two examples of empirical evidence.

Ques 38. Give two points of difference between discovery approach and inquiry approach.

Ques 39. From the list given below, select the examples of direct experiences and indirect experiences :
(a) Reading books
(b) Making chart
(c) Performing experiment
(d) Observing pictures

Ques 40. Give two points to distinguish between the types of investigations—fair testing and pattern seeking.

Long answer-type questions (500 words each)

Ques 41. Give a definition of methodology of teaching. Draw a table to show the relationship between different methods of teaching. State the four general teaching moves identified by Henderson.

Ques 42. List the common elements of the design of a lesson plan..