How to Participate
  1. Registration forms will be available with your BrainCafé coach.
  2. Students need to completely fill up the registration for with their parent’s consent and submit the same along with registration fee of Rs. 100/- to their BrainCafé coach.
  3. The coach will provide a receipt against the same, which will be a proof of confirmation for the contest. Students are expected to retain the same until they are eliminated/win the contest. This receipt needs to be produced as and when asked for by BrainCafé authority.
Rules
BrainCafé coach will suggest possible models, guidelines and rules governing the contest. Your BrainCafé coach will assist every student as much as possible for the event. The assistance is limited to answering questions, steering him/her to resources, offering encouragement, and keeping the student on track. However, students must complete their own projects individually and independently.

All exhibits must conform to the following rules and regulations to qualify for the Contest.

1. ELIGIBILITY:
The Contest is open to all who are students enrolled in BrainCafé science programme only. Students from your school will compete as per following four categories:

Categories

Standards

No. of entrants for state/regional level

A

I and II

Maximum 1 students per school

B

III and IV

Maximum 1 students per school

C

V and VI

Maximum 1 students per school

D

VII and VIII

Maximum 1 students per school

For any exceptions, contact the BrainCafé coach appointed in your school.

2. TO REGISTER AND ENTER:

The students will have to register at their respective schools and furnish parent/legal guardian consent by the applicable dates stated by your BrainCafé coach. Without parent/legal guardian consent the student will not be able to enter the State/Regional Level Contest.

3. THE CHALLENGE:

The working model to be presented must be the work of a single student and must concern itself with a single theme or a combination of two. The themes included in the Contest are:

Category

Grade

Themes

Remarks

A

I & II

Environment based models made out of waste materials.

-

B

III & IV

Motion

Static Electricity

Mirrors

Vortex and Pressure

Sound

Solar System

Working model

Atmospheric Pressure

Force

Magnet and Electricity

Pendulum and Balance

Vibration

Magnets

Working model

C

V & VI

Light

Batteries and Electricity

Static Electricity

Friction

Rotary Motion

Flying Objects

Working model

Magnet and Electricity

Chemical effect of Electric Current

Work, power and energy

Heating and freezing

Stars and solar system

Surface Tension

Working model

D

VII & VIII

SCIENCE AS ENTERTAINMENT:                    Using the principles of science develops models that can be used for entertainment.

SCIENCE IN BUILDING DESIGNING & CONSTRUCTION:
Using principles of science develop models for designing & constructing houses to reduce damage and losses during natural disasters. The model can also include design for water supply, drainage system, water conservation etc. using principles of science.

Working model

SCIENCE IN HARNESSING & CONSERVING ENERGY:
Develop models for harnessing & conserving energy using the principles of science.   

 SCIENCE IN MACHINES & ENGINES:
Indigenous designs of machines/engines using principles of science so as to reduce production cost, Industrial wastes and pollution.

Working model

Students must keep a step by step notebook recording the development of the project, including references and original data. This will prepare them for the Viva with the judges. No oversize projects are allowed to exhibit. The entrants are requested to use household materials or materials that are easily available in the market for the creation of the models.

Wall space for posters, tape, tacks is not available. No lighting is permitted on displays. No running water is available. After a model is inspected for compliance with these rules and regulations no changes are permitted. The participants may create a new model on being selected for the National level. However there is no compulsion to do so.

4. EVALUATION CRITERIA:

All entries will first be screened by your BrainCafé coach to ensure they meet the entry criteria. A panel of judges consisting of your science teachers and your BrainCafé coach(s) will then score qualifying models.

Entries will be scored using the following evaluation criteria:

Criteria

Key Factors

Contribution

Creativity

Ingenuity and innovative thinking

40%

Type of material used

Household/ easily available materials

20%

Viva with judges

Articulation of knowledge during question answer session with judges

20%

Presentation

Model (Way & Skill)

20%

Once the Judges will rank all eligible entries received in school-level contest, all pending verification of eligibility and continued compliance with these rules will be undertaken. The selected students will prove their mantle in the next leg of the contest (State/Regional) as deemed by Zee Learn Ltd before reaching the grand-finale at Mumbai. Refreshments will be provided to all participants at the State/Regional & National Level competition. The winners at State/Regional and National level will be identified by a panel of eminent personalities/experts from the various fields including science and engineering. And the decision of the judges and Zee Learn Ltd will be final.

5. IMPORTANT TIMELINES:

A working model must be completed at home by the student. The dates for various levels are mentioned below:

Level

Location

Timeline

School

 -

To be decided by school in consultation with BrainCafé coach

State/Regional

Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, NCR, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh (Some states will have regional level)

Mid September to Mid October

National

Mumbai

11th November 2012

Your BrainCafé coach will let you know which Region your school falls under (Incase school is falling under regional and not state level).

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