IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 8, August 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Debnath D., Barthakur N. K., Baruah R.S. , Goswami P. K.
Optics is the branch of Physics which deals with study of nature, propagation and properties of light. Light is a form of energy and moves in all directions in the form of waves. The challenges lie in developing an appropriate learning environment with theory as well as practical knowledge in the field. It is here that an assessment is required regarding the effectiveness of textbooks, the needs of school children and science teacher and the reforms that are needed to make optics an enjoyable learning subject.
The main aim of research study was – To teach optics in simplest way by experiments, using modern tools available in schools and at home.
As far as our study is concerned, we observed that most of the students of higher classes ignore or give less importance to the branch ‘optics’. Therefore it is required to motivate and create interest in this subject in children from school onwards. In this case we think the experimental tools can help in a big way.
In order to fulfill the objectives a field study was conducted in 7 Schools of Batadrava Block of Nagaon district. The research tools included the use of questionnaires where school students made respondents. Science teachers as well as Head of the institution were also made respondents. The key findings of the field work are depicted in the form diagrams and tables where required. The study aims to suggest how to teach optics in simplest way. Also it focuses on the needs and competence of students and teachers.