Competitions for Students
There are a wide range of local, national and international competitions which studnets can enter, either individually, as a small group or full class. These can help them them explore the wonderful world of science and mathematics and give opportunities for independent research, whilst supplementing normal classroom activities and curriculum.
Below are just some examples - if you know of others or would like to share your experiences of any of these with others please send us an email.
|Devil Rock Battle of the Bands||Stay tuned for final details||K-12||Faculty of veterinary Science, The University of Sydney||Get a group together to compose and perform a song related to the Tasmanian Devil|
Mathematics:Tuesday 17th August
|Years 3-12||Educational Assessment Australia||ICAS papers are held internationally and are Multiple choice tests which assess the skills students require to address the curriculum of each of the subject areas.|
|Eureka Prizes||Winners Announced: 7pm Tuesday 17 August 2010||K-12||Australian Museum||The Eureka Prizes celebrate the vitality, originality and excellence of Australian science. There are special categories for school science|
|Australian Gemini School Astronomy Contest||Winner: The Astronomy Club of the Sydney Girls High School, supervised by Jeff Stanger, who suggested taking a picture of the merger galaxy system, NGC 6872.||Years 7-12||Australian Gemini Office||High school students in Australia have a chance to use an hour of observing time on one of the world's largest optical telescopes, the 8-metre Gemini South telescope in the Andes Mountains of Chile.
How? By picking an object in the Southern sky and writing a winning explanation of why it would be interesting to digitally photograph.
|Murder Under the Microscope||from 3 May 2010||Years 5-10||Centre for Learning Innovation, NSW Deptarment of Education and Training||Are your students super sleuth investigators? Would they have fun trying to identify the villain in an environmental catastrophe?|