This study highlights the impact of science and technology centre via., museums, zoos, aquaria and science centre in India to promote science knowledge among the public. There is significant evidence that interactive science exhibitions increase visitors’ knowledge and understanding of science. The Science & Technology centre have provided memorable learning experiences which can have a lasting impact on attitudes and behaviour of the visitor. Further, this centre has wide-ranging personal and social impacts and promotes inter-generational learning and promotes trust and understanding between the public and the scientific community. The economic impact of centre is also felt in this review. The difference between a science museum and a science centre is like a line drawn in water is also felt in this study. There is a very substantial body of evidence for learning occurring has been understood mostly from studies of families using interactive exhibits in centre. It is also highlighted in the review that Centre elicits powerful emotions, which help create memorable learning experiences as well as wide-ranging personal and social impacts. There is significant evidence observed in the study that Centre provide lasting benefits. Learning that occurs today depends on yesterday’s learning and is the foundation for tomorrow’s learning – concept is underlined in the centre objective.

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Science center as tool for communicating science in India–A review

P. S Navaraj   Yadava College, India

This study highlights the impact of science and technology centre via., museums, zoos, aquaria and science centre in India to promote science knowledge among the public. There is significant evidence that interactive science exhibitions increase visitors’ knowledge and understanding of science. The Science & Technology centre have provided memorable learning experiences which can have a lasting impact on attitudes and behaviour of the visitor. Further, this centre has wide-ranging personal and social impacts and promotes inter-generational learning and promotes trust and understanding between the public and the scientific community. The economic impact of centre is also felt in this review. The difference between a science museum and a science centre is like a line drawn in water is also felt in this study. There is a very substantial body of evidence for learning occurring has been understood mostly from studies of families using interactive exhibits in centre. It is also highlighted in the review that Centre elicits powerful emotions, which help create memorable learning experiences as well as wide-ranging personal and social impacts. There is significant evidence observed in the study that Centre provide lasting benefits. Learning that occurs today depends on yesterday’s learning and is the foundation for tomorrow’s learning – concept is underlined in the centre objective.

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