The CBSE Science Challenge 2020

The CBSE Science Challenge - 2020

Science is inexplicably linked with our lives and helps us to understand the world around us better. Scientific and technological developments contribute to progress and help improve our standards of living. By engaging with this subject, students learn to think, solve problems and make informed decisions. As an initiative to generate curiosity, enquiry and higher order thinking amongst learners, the Board is organizing the CBSE Science Challenge for students of classes 8th to 10th.
 
This challenge shall be available on DIKSHA platform from 21st December 2020 to 11st January 2021. Students from class 8th to 10th irrespective of the Board are eligible to participate in this challenge. To access the challenge, a student would be required to join the ‘CBSE Science Challenge- 2020’ course on the DIKSHA platform through the link given below. This course would lead the students to explore some aspects of Science besides attempting the Challenge itself.
 
Steps for students to participate:

1) Students can access the course via DIKSHA portal on computer or via the DIKSHA app on their Android mobile. iPhone users can access the quiz on any mobile browser. They must have the latest version of the DIKSHA App from Playstore to access the quiz. In case they already have the DIKSHA App, it may be ensured that it is updated to the latest version by visiting Playstore.
 
2) Click the links to access the course in English: http://bit.ly/SC2020_E and in Hindi:
http://bit.ly/SC2020_H . This will open the login page.
 
3) Students would be required to enter their registered email address and password to login. If they do not have an account on DIKSHA, then they can register for the same by clicking on the “Register here” button on the page. They can also sign in with an existing Google account by clicking on
“Sign in with Google” button.
 
4) On reaching the “CBSE Science Challenge- 2020” course home page, click on Join Course to register.
 
5) Once they have joined the course, they will be able to access different modules of this course. They can either click on Start Learning or on any one of the modules to access the content:
 
(i) The first module provides a brief introduction to the CBSE Science Challenge 2020 course.
 
(ii) The second module includes a few short videos on scientific issues.
 
(iii) The third module has some engaging questions for student to practice.
 
(iv) The fourth module has the CBSE Science Challenge- 2020.
 
Please note that no merit list shall be displayed or separate certificates will be issued to the participants.
Participation certificates will be issued online on the DIKSHA platform itself upon completion of the course. Please ensure that students have their correct names in the DIKSHA profile. Students should have the latest version of DIKSHA App, or access to the DIKSHA website to receive certificates.
 
A sample Whatsapp Message for quick circulation at given in Annexure - 1. Detailed instructions on accessing the course on computer and participating in the challenge is given in Annexure - 2. Detailed
instructions on accessing the course on DIKSHA mobile app and participating in the challenge is given in Annexure - 3. Instructions to access participation certificates are given in Annexure-4. Please ensure
maximum participation of students in the challenge as per the schedule. For any clarification, please send an email to thecbsesciencechallenge2020@gmail.com.
With Best Wishes,
 
Annexure - 1
Whatsapp Message
Dear Students, Teachers, and Parents,
 
The CBSE Science Challenge- 2020 presents a unique opportunity to students to apply their Scientific knowledge and learn in the process. CBSE has launched this joyful course and quiz to engage students in the wonderful subject of Science.
 
To access the course and quiz, you can click here http://bit.ly/SC2020_E (English) or here to access the quiz http://bit.ly/SC2020_H (Hindi). In case you are attempting this on Diksha app (<Diksha on Playstore>), please make sure that it is updated to the latest version.
 
Please note that this Challenge will remain open from 21st December 2020 to 11th January 2021.
 
On successful completion of the course and quiz, students will be able to access their digital certificates through the profile page on DIKSHA portal or latest app within 14 days from the date of completion.
 
Happy learning!
 
Annexure - 2 
Instructions to access the CBSE Science Challenge Course on Computer
 
1) Click this link to access the course: English Medium and Hindi Medium . This will open the login page.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
2) Enter your email address and password to login. If you do not have an account on DIKSHA then you can register by clicking Register Here. You can also sign in with an existing Google ID.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
Steps 3 - 7 are for first time DIKSHA users or users who have signed in using a new account. Others may refer to step 8 onwards.
 
3) After clicking on Register Here, register yourself by providing the information asked.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
4) An OTP will be sent to your mobile number and email address for verification.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
5) Now select your Board, Medium, Class, and Subject and click submit. For example- Board: CBSE, Medium: English, Class: Class 9, Subject: Science
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
6) Select Teacher, Student or Other - whichever is applicable to you and click Submit.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
Provide your location details and click on the submit button.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
7) You will now reach the Course home page. Click on Join Course.
 
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
8) Once here, you will find the different modules of this course. You can either click on Start Learning or on any one of the modules to directly access the content.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
Annexure - 3
Instructions to access the CBSE Science Challenge Course on Mobile App DIKSHA
 
Note: When using an Android Mobile phone, download DIKSHA App from Playstore. In case you already have the DIKSHA App then ensure that it is updated to the latest version by visiting Playstore. iPhone users can open the website on their phone or on a computer.
 
1) Click this link to access the course: English Medium and Hindi Medium. This will open the course. Click on Join Course.
The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
2) Clicking on Join Course will open the login button in case you are not logged in to the DIKSHA app. Click on the login button.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
3) Enter your email address and password to login. If you do not have an account on DIKSHA then you can register by clicking Register Here. You can also sign in with an existing Google ID.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
Steps 4 - 6 are for first time DIKSHA users or users who have signed in using a new account. Others may refer to step 8 onwards.
 
4) After clicking on Register Here, register yourself by providing the information asked
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
5) An OTP will be sent to your mobile number or email address for verification.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
6) Now select your Board, Medium, Class, and Subject and click Save/Submit.
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
7) You will now reach the Course home page. Click on Start Learning to begin CBSE Science Challenge2020
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Annexure - 4
Instructions to access participation certificates for the CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
1) Go to the profile Page on DIKSHA homepage (after the course is completed).
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
2) Scroll down to the Learning Passbook part of the profile, and click on the eye icon, to download the certificate (if done for the first time, Storage permissions might have to be given).
 The CBSE Science Challenge 2020
 
3) Once downloaded, it will automatically open on the users default PDF viewer, or ask to pick an app for it using which one can view the certificate.
The CBSE Science Challenge 2020

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