- Basic Approach : The basic approach of NCSC is the principle of learning through doing on the issues of children's immediate environment, which significantly carries the spirit and mandate of education for sustainable development (ESD) of UNESCO, National Curriculum Framework (NCF, 2005) and Right to Education (RTE, 2009).
- Modalities and Approaches: The modalities and approaches of NCSC cater to the five pillars of learning of education for Sustainable Development vividly, viz. learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and learning to transform oneself and society (Declaration of ISI in the 57th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in December 2002, which proclaimed the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 2005- 2014, (www.desd.org and www.unesco.org))
- Mandate of NCSC : The mandate of NCSC which encourages children to observe, explore, experiment and wonder through a project activity and its associated ways of participation and evaluation rightly takes care of the guiding principles of the NCF, 2005. Therefore, example of Children's Science Congress has been rightly cited in the National Curriculum Framework Document, in Chapter 3: Curricular Areas, School Stages and Assessment, Section: 3.3.2, Page 50. (http://www.ncert.nic.in/rightside/links/pdf/framework/english/nf2005.pdf: Link as on 14th August 2017).
- Similarly NCSC activities also helps in materialising the approach of learning as framed in the Right of Children of Free and Compulsory Education (RTE)Act, 2009 particularly in relation to article 6.1 of section-C (ii, iii, iv, v)].
- Moreover, NCSC activities, since 1993, have catered to many of the approaches and priorities of science education visualized in the National Programme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) (Ref:http://www.educationfor-allinindia.com/rastriya-madhyamic-shiksha-mission- RMSM.pdf).