Every year a focal theme is announced for the CSC. The children are expected to carry out projects related to the focal theme and the identified sub-themes. Activity books are available to help guide teachers and the child scientists. A group of children not exceeding 5 (five), can do the project with the help of scientists, school teachers, co-ordinators of school science clubs, activists of science based voluntary organizations etc. The teachers/guides receive special orientation on the theme of the CSC every year.
"UNDERSTANDING WEATHER AND CLIMATE"
1. Understanding Weather around you
2. Impact of human activities on weather and climate
3. Weather, Climate and Ecosystems
4. Weather, Climate: Society and Culture