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ONLINE ASSIGNMENT 
SUBMITTED BY 
ANJANA A R 
NATURAL SCIENCE 
REG NO: 13361003
TOPIC: 
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD SCIENCE 
TEXT BOOK
INDEX 
SL NO CONTENSTS PAGE NO 
1 
2 
3 
4 
INTRODUCTION 
CONTENT 
a) Functions of text book 
b) Characteristics of a good...
INTRODUCTION 
The books are the one important component in the teaching – learning process. 
“as is the text book, so is t...
FUNCTIONS OF SCIENCE BOOK 
 Guide: The text books serve as a guide. They become part of the syllabus 
while framing it. 
...
b) The book should contain good illustration with sketches, diagrams, 
photographs etc. As the Chinese saying goes “One pi...
CONCLUSION 
Text books are the most widely used of all instructional materials. A text book 
should really designed for th...
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  1. 1. ONLINE ASSIGNMENT SUBMITTED BY ANJANA A R NATURAL SCIENCE REG NO: 13361003
  2. 2. TOPIC: CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD SCIENCE TEXT BOOK
  3. 3. INDEX SL NO CONTENSTS PAGE NO 1 2 3 4 INTRODUCTION CONTENT a) Functions of text book b) Characteristics of a good science book CONCLUSION REFERENCE 2 3 4-5 5-8 9 9
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION The books are the one important component in the teaching – learning process. “as is the text book, so is the teaching – learning. It plays an important role in schools. A good variety of books for supplementary reading, periodicals and weekly newspapers are exclusively devoted to science. The science text books prove to be suppliers of facts and also develop the appreciation and understanding of concepts and principles their utility in daily life. Printed materials they being an essential part of science curricular play a vital role in teaching and learning. Text books are the most widely used of all instructional materials. Nowadays text book has become a course of study; a set of unit plans and a learning guide as well. A text book is an economical device for teachers and students as it gives direction and saves time and energy. A text books should really designed for the pupils rather than the teacher they can help pupils learn how to clean. Therefore, it is important that text books do not prove to mere supplies of information. The text books should stimulate reflective thinking and cultivate in students, the scientific attitude.
  5. 5. FUNCTIONS OF SCIENCE BOOK  Guide: The text books serve as a guide. They become part of the syllabus while framing it.  Understanding: A good text book makes the basic concepts and principles clear by giving suitable examples.  Scientific attitude: It develops scientific attitude in the students. The students looking through the book should be fascinated to enquire or search the world around them  Develop variety of skills: Science text books provide opportunity to develop a variety of skills. The learner can handle instrument in the laboratory carefully after reading precautions of the experiment  Speedy revision: Text books help the pupils for systematic and speedy revision of lesson after it has been finished  Home work: These help the students for doing homework and the preparatory part of assignments. CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD SCIENCE BOOK It is not only the subject matter and flow of language but the mechanical features lure the paper, the printing etc. also play an important role in the selection of a text book. There are certain criteria for a good science text book. 1. Authorship: Only that person who has a certain amount of experience of teaching subject should be encouraged to write a book because he can only be the better judge of teaching - learning process. 2. Mechanical features of the text book a) The quality of the paper should be fine, the printing should be appealing and the binding of the text book should be attractive. The size of the print should be according to the age of the students.
  6. 6. b) The book should contain good illustration with sketches, diagrams, photographs etc. As the Chinese saying goes “One picture is worth a thousand words.” Diagrams should be carefully drawn accurate and attractive 3. The subject matter – its nature and organization a) The subject matter should cover the whole syllabus b) The subject matter should follow the psychological sequence. It shoul d be according to the mental age and interests of the students. c) The text book should be according to the aims and objectives of science teaching. There should be harmony of the subject matter d) Each should contain practice exercise at the end of the lesson conforming to the following, i. Application of life ii. Suggested activities iii. Suggested readings iv. Experimental work of project v. Numerical examples where necessary e) There should be a detected table of content and index f) The language of the matter should be lucid, simple and precise g) Historical development of science should ve attempted h) Headings and sub headings should be in bold type i) It must be supplemented by a Teacher’s Hand Book j) Important principles and quotations should be set in Italics k) Text book should contain a glossary of technical terms used in text book l) It is better of science is correlated with daily life situations and other subjects too m) The book should also mention teaching aids n) Sociological significance of science should be stressed
  7. 7. CONCLUSION Text books are the most widely used of all instructional materials. A text book should really designed for the pupils rather than the teacher they can help pupils learn how to learn. There are certain characteristics for a good science text book. They are authorship, mechanical features like paper quality, binding, good illustration etc and subject matter. Science text books serve as a guide and it provide opportunity to develop variety of skills REFERENCE  Science education – Dr. K. Sivaraman  Teaching of life science – K. Yadav

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