CONTENTS:- Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. A Theoretical Overview of Science Processes; 3. Trends of the Researches; 4. Research Methodology; 5. Analysis of Variance-test and Factor Analysis; 6. Summary of Procedure Finding and Suggestions;
National Curriculum Frame Work (NCERT 2001) Science is the creative response to the curiosity and capacity to wonder present amongst every human being. Learning of Science in Schools augments the spirit of enquiry, creativity and objectivity along with aesthetic sensibility. Irrespective of the leveling which science is taught, Science operates through its processes. Consequently, teaching and learning of science needs to be characterized by focused emphasis on processes, i.e. experimentation, taking observations, collection of data, classification, analysis making hypothesis, drawing inferences, and arriving at conclusions for the objective truth. The process skills so acquired would help in developing attitudes and values that constitute the spirit of scientific temper. Science has to be learned more in familiar environment and not in alien and contrived situations. This study may give insight for making process skills an integral part of every level of cognitive objectives of learning science.