1 Marks Questions
Answer: The two occupations one can choose after being trained in the area of food and nutrition are:
(i) Dietician in a hospital/nutritionist.
(ii) Conducting hobby classes in cooking /baking,etc.
Answer: The two occupations one can choose after being trained in the area of fabric and apparel science are:
(i) A fashion designer
(ii) Can open his/her own boutique.
Answer: The two occupations one can choose after being trained in the area of child development are:
(i) Open a creche.
(ii) Aanganwadi worker under ICDS(integrated Child Development Services project).
Answer: With interest in nutrition my sister can opt for:
(i) Work as a dietician.
(ii) can open a bakery shop.
With interest in textile my sister can opt for:
(i) Sales executive in upholstery and furnishing showroom.
(ii) Work in a boutique or tailoring shop.
Answer: With interest in Home Management my sister can opt for:
(i) She can work as an interior decoration consultant.
(ii) She can teach making artificial flowers and other decorative items.
2 Marks Questions
Answer: The four ideas which can help Mrs Jain are:
(i) She can run a day care center along with her nursery school. This facility attracts many professional parents.
(ii) Besides nursery school, she can start a hobby center where children can learn music,dance,etc.
(iii) Mrs. Jain can start pick up van service for her school.More students will join due to this facility.
(iv) She can arrange a special workshop for parents where she will advise about pros and cons of admission procedure of well known schools.
Answer: Kavita can use her knowledge in various ways like:
(i) She can work as a consultant for a fashion house.
(ii) She can work as a consultant in a furnishing or garment export house.
(iii) She can open her own boutique.
(iv) She can open a printing unit where clothes as well as bedsheets of block prints can be printed and supplied to wholesalers and retailers.
Answer: Kavita can use her knowledge in various ways like:
(i) She can work as an interior designer.
(i) She can teach making artificial flower.
(iii) She can teach mehendi art,rangoli,etc.
(iv) She can be a contractor for maintenance of community centers.
Kavita can use her knowledge in various ways like:
(i) She can conduct baking classes,etc.
(ii) She can operate tiffin center.
(iii) She can open her own dietary consultancy.
(iv) She can open her own catering service.
Answer: Examples of self employment opportunities in the fields of home science are:
Food and Nutrition Work as a dietary consultant.
Money Management and Consumer Education Work as an investment consultant.
Fabrics and Apparel Open a boutique.
Community Development Starting a NGO for training rural for self employment.
Answer: A nutritionist is a person who advises on the impact of food and nutrition on health. A nutritionist also creates programes based on health needs of patients on how to lead a healthier lifestyle.
To become a nutritionist one can pursue a bachelor’s degree in diet or food service management and advanced studies in food and nutrition.Internship in the field of nutritional science prepares aspirants for learning the fundamental factors of nutrition.
Answer: The skills learnt in home science can in used in daily life in the following ways:
(i) In cooking, by preparing nutritious and low cost meals.
(ii) By stitching and repairinh own clothes.
(iii) By taking better care of own clothes.
(iv) by taking care of family’s finance and savings.
Answer: The ways in which Anuradha can use her skills are are:
(i) She can open her won tiffin center.
(ii) She can work as a dietician in a hospital.
(iii) She can open her own creche.
(iv) She can work as a counselor in a primary school.
Answer: Employment opportunities on the basis of my knowledge of child development are:
(i) I ca work in a creche.
(ii) I can work in a play school.
(iii) I can work as a counselor in a primary school.
(iv) I can work as a teacher in a kindergarten school.
3 Marks Questions
Answer: A candidate with home science as a subject in higher secondary level will require further training in preservation and canning of fruits and vegetables. there are various government and non governments institutes which offer a diploma course .the course duration varies from six months to one year.
Such a course will equip the student with the following skills:
(i) Knowledge of food preservation ,preservatives and ingredients.
(ii) Costing of raw materials.
(iii) Selling and marketing techniques.
Answer: The following options are available to Bhavna:
(i) She can stitch clothes at home.
(ii) She can provide tiffin services at,in or around her locality or in offices.
(iii) She can prepare preserved foods like jellies, jams and pickles,etc and sell them at a profit.
(iv) She can earn money by becoming a child counselor in a primary school.
(v) She can run cooking classes or put up food stall in different places.
(vi) She can join a garment showroom as a sales executive.
4 Marks Questions
Answer: We can emphatically say that home science is a science as well an art related to modern housekeeping. Home science involves hygiene,economics,child development,social behavior,family relations,art,food,nutrition,clothing,child psychology,interior decoration and many more. Home science aims at developing an individual,his/her knowledge,attitude,value and skills that guide one to meet personal needs and aspiration of an individual in tune with family and community.
Home science enables us to achieve and maintain the welfare and well being of home and family in an ever changing society. A career in home science is best suited for modern women with good aesthetic sense regarding contemporary arts,home decoration and house keeping.
Answer: Earlier Home Science was considered as the last option for higher studies,even among girls. It was a domain restricted to women. But things have changed now. People are getting good jobs in many sectors after studying Home Science at graduate and post graduate levels.Hotel industry,hospital,home management,consumer affairs,community and family issues,food and nutrition are some of the areas associated with Home Science.
It has also taken into its fold child development,teaching,microbiology,food processing,quality control etc. In days to come it is going to become an area of highly specialised and trained researchers in home management along with social engineering.
Answer: After studying Home Science and acquiring skills in child care and development an aspirant can do the following things:
(i) Can get employment in any child care center.
(ii) Can get employment in a nursery school or Anganwadi.
(iii) Open a creche or day care center.
(iv) Open a play school.
(v) Can work as a counselor for children.
(vi) Work in social welfare programmes.
Two ways to do this are:
Creche or pre-nursery school Start a good business proposition with the help of this knowledge .Bringing up children is a major problem for working women.With the abolition of joint family system,the only alternate solution for them is a creche.
Social Welfare Programmes The Government of India has started ICDS at national level. This scheme has spawned many programmes for the development of children up to six years,e.g. their education,food and vaccination etc. After studying Home Science , the students can get employment in these programmes.
Answer: Home science is an interdisciplinary field of knowledge with a wide spectrum of subjects. This subject draws upon many disciplines such as physiology,biology,economics,rural development,sociology,food and nutrition,fabric and apparel designing,home management,resource management,etc. This is a recognised course and requires its students to have a logical and intellectual mind. The Home Science aims at achieving and maintaining the welfare and well being of home ,society and family life in an ever changing society. After studying this subject a student can get multiple options to work for or to be gainfully occupied.Right from child development or home management ,one acquires skills in apparel designing,food preservation and nutrition,health care of family members,managing resources financially and designing and selecting clothes on the basis of apparel science. These vast areas attract a huge number of aspirants who wish to seek a job in any of the areas related to Home Science.