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Competitions for Schools

For Teachers

Tasmanian Science Talent Search. A Competition to promote Science learning in Tasmanian Primary and Secondary Schools.Visit the web site here.

For Students 2011

Google Science Fair
http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/#utm_campaign=GOSF_SKWS&utm_source=en-ha-na-us-google&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=science%20competition

 


Discovery Science & Technology Centre

Why not enter one of the many science-related competitions available to you as an Australian student. Below is a list of the science competitions that are currently available.

Entering competitions is a great way to test your knowledge and get involved in the scientific community.

If you would like assistance with entering one of the competitions and don’t know where to start, pop down to Discovery and we will be more than happy to help you get started.

 

http://www.discovery.asn.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73&Itemid=82

 

Australian Science Innovations Science Olympiads

The Science Olympiads are international competitions for secondary-school science students, where teams from 80 countries battle it out for gold, silver and bronze medals. Every year Australian Science Innovations selects and trains three teams to compete at the Science Olympiads. The biology and chemistry teams have four members and the physics team has five. The Science Olympiads are international competitions for secondary-school science students, where teams from 80 countries battle it out for gold, silver and bronze medals.

The Science Olympiads are international competitions for secondary-school science students, where teams from 80 countries battle it out for gold, silver and bronze medals. Every year Australian Science Innovations selects and trains three teams to compete at the Science Olympiads. The biology and chemistry teams have four members and the physics team has five. Every year Australian Science Innovations selects and trains three teams to compete at the Science Olympiads. The biology and chemistry teams have four members and the physics team has five.
http://www.asi.edu.au/olympiads/

 

Australian National Chemistry Quiz

The Quiz is a unique chemical education activity. It provides a major focus for secondary school students on the relevance of chemistry in an exciting and stimulating way. Much of the success of the Quiz rests with the teachers who promote and run the Quiz in their schools and the coordinators who help organise the Quiz in their countries.
It consists of 30 multiple choice questions and will need a time slot of 70-80 minutes. The actual Quiz runs for approximately one hour. The Quiz will be supervised within the school by the teacher.

http://www.ancq.com/main/page_2011_quiz_2011_quiz.html

 

Big Science Competition
The Big Science Competition tests students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well their science knowledge. The Competition is a one-hour paper containing 30 multiple-choice questions. There are three levels of papers: Junior (Years 7 and 8), Intermediate (Years 9 and 10) and Senior (Years 11 and 12).
http://www.asi.edu.au/bigscience/competition.php
http://www.asi.edu.au/bigscience/

 

Science Education Review Science Poetry Competition

The author of the winning poem in each age division of this annual competition receives a winner's certificate and individual trophy (both at the discretion of the judge), while each runner-up receives a certificate so designated. Students whose work is Very Highly Commended, Highly Commended, or Commended receive a certificate (i.e., we aim to give credit where it is due by acknowledging all reasonable efforts). Facilitators are offered a complimentary science show for all students in one class of their choice (subject to having a minimum number of additional paying students). Depending on entries, there is discretion to also make other awards, such as the best poem from a particular country.
http://www.scienceeducationreview.com/poetcomp.html

 

National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day (NTSD) is held on 7 September each year. The theme for 2007 is "Protecting Places, Protecting Species" and focuses on the importance of protecting habitat for the conservation of biodiversity.
http://wwf.org.au/ourwork/species/ntsd2007/

 

Poster Competition- Earth on The Edge

The 2011 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Conference will take place in Melbourne from the 28th June to the 7th July. The theme of the conference is: Earth on the Edge: Science For a Sustainable Planet.

Students can be part of this internationally reknowned and cutting-edge science conference by entering the poster competition. Your poster could be displayed at the conference and viewed by some of the great scientific researchers from around the globe!

Participation in the competition is open to all Australian students. Three categories exist:

http://www.re-science.org.au/science-event/poster-competition-earth-edge-solutions-students-2853

 

Frontiers of Science Competition

IS SCIENCE TRUTH STRANGER THAN SCIENCE FICTION?

Frontiers of Science burst onto the comics page of the Sydney Morning Herald in 1961. It was new, bold and factual, educating the Herald’s readers about the true-life adventures in the achievements and discoveries of science. It taught the public about science in a way that was engaging and easy to understand.

The Frontiers of Science competition offers all currently enrolled students of the University of Sydney a chance to show their creative and science communication skills and go in the running to win an iPad 2.

http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/about/whatsnew/competitions/foscomp.html


BHP Billiton Science Awards

The BHP Billiton Science Awards are Australia's most prestigious school science awards.

The BHP Billiton Science Awards reward young people who have undertaken practical research projects, which demonstrate innovative approaches and thorough scientific procedures. Entrants will need to submit entries through the Science Teachers Association of their State.

http://www.scienceawards.org.au/student_awards/