Tasmanian Science Talent Search 2018 “Game Changers who are Change Makers”


Tasmanian Science Talent Search - 2018



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Tasmanian Science Talent Search - 2018

What do you need to know?

  1. What is the Tasmanian Science Talent Search? Page 1

    What’s New in 2018

    For teachers:

    For students:

    • Exceptional prizes for successful students

    • Online Registration of Entry

    • Scientific video section.




    1. How do Students Enter? Page 1

    2. Payment details Page 1

    3. What are the entry fees? Page 1

    4. Benefits for STAT members Page 1

    5. How to become a STAT Member Page 1

    6. Where to send entries Page 1

    7. Judging of entries Page 2

    8. Presentation of prizes Page 2

    9. Recognition of student work Page 2

    10. What will winners receive? Page 2

    11. Standard of entries Page 2

    12. Mentoring for students – they can have help Page 2

  2. 2017 Theme Based Sections –

Change Makers who are Game Changers”?

    1. Posters Page 3

    2. Creative Writing Page 4

    3. Photographic Essays Page 5

    4. Scientific Video Page 6

    5. Information sessions to support teachers Page 7

  1. Technology Challenge Page 7

a. Details of the Challenge Page 7-9

b. Registration of entry and judging details for

Technology & Engineering Page 9

b. Details of support for teachers (Tech & Engineering) Page 7



  1. Engineering Challenge Page 10

    1. Judging Criteria Page 10

  2. Research Investigation Page 11

    1. Choosing a topic Page 11

    2. Judging Criteria Page 11

  3. Entry form (for attaching to student work only) Page 12

  4. Celebrating Success of schools & teachers Page 13



  1. What is the Tasmanian Science Talent Search?

The Tasmanian Science Talent Search (TSTS) is an initiative of the Science Teachers Association of the Tasmania Inc (STAT). TSTS is supported by an enthusiastic and committed group of sponsors. STAT’s philosophy is to celebrate quality science teaching and learning in all Tasmanian Schools through the recognition of outstanding work in a variety of scientific areas.
Sections: There are seven sections in TSTS to allow for individual students’ preferred learning styles. These are made up of theme related sections and open sections

See information beginning on page 1 for details of the themed sections.


Divisions: Each section is divided into year group divisions.

  • In Primary, the divisions are Early Childhood (K-2), Lower Primary (3-4) and Upper Primary (5-6).

  • In Secondary, the division are Junior Secondary (7-8) Intermediate Secondary (9-10) and Senior Secondary (11-12).


How do students register their entry?

NOTE: This is new in 2018

STAT is moving to an online registration of entry. Development for this process is still under development. Details will be made available by the end of Term 1 2018 – watch the STAT website on the TSTS page for details http://stat.org.au/tsts


  • Every entry will still require an entry form for each student or group of students to be attached to their submitted entry – See page 8 for entry form. There is a small entry fee.

  • Schools with more than 5 entries are asked to provide a typed cover list of the student names for entries including details of division, section & teacher details.


Payment: STAT will invoice the school for all entries submitted following the closing date for entries. Please check that the School Business manager’s details are recorded on the entry form in the appropriate place and share the process with your school business manager.
DO NOT SEND CASH WITH ENTRIES – YOUR SCHOOL WILL BE INVOICED. NB STAT uses PayPal to generate invoices to protect potential credit card payments. Schools/students may also pay by bank transfer – details will be on the invoice.
What are the entry fees?

  • The entry fee is $5.00 per project

  • Individual, group and class entries are $5.00 per entry. Students may enter as individuals or small groups (up to 3) Class entries are only acceptable from Early Childhood and Lower Primary Divisions.


Are there benefits if you are a STAT member?

  • STAT members receive a 60% discount when submitting 10 or more entries, providing invoices are paid by the due date.

  • To receive the membership rate individuals and schools need to be financial members by May 1st 2018.


How to become a member:

  • Go to the STAT web site and download a 2017 membership form – http://stat.org.au/membership and submit to STAT


Please Note” CASH cannot be accepted at public events or with entries – your school will be invoiced.




Where to send the entries:

Entries in the themed sections and Research Investigations may be either dropped off at a collection point or delivered by courier or Australia Post. Check individual Sections for the due date. Please note that late entries cannot be accepted. NOTE: See different procedures for Technology & Engineering.



1
Hobart Collection Point:

Director – TSTS

C/- Heather Omant

St Mary’s College

164 Harrington Street,

Hobart TAS 700



Launceston Collection Point:

Director – TSTS

C/- John Bardenhagen

East Launceston Primary School

Cnr. Mary and Abbott Street

Launceston TAS 7250



By Post or Courier to

Director – TSTS (Doug Grubert)

C/- Launceston Church Grammar School

10 Lyttleton Street, Launceston TAS 7250


Judging of Entries: Entries will be judged by members of STAT. Teachers and Schools will be notified of student winners throughout the year and results will also be posted on the STAT website – see TSTS page at http://stat.org.au/tsts/
Presentation of prizes: Winning students, their teachers and families will be invited to the Presentation Ceremony, which will take place at the Southern Campus of the University of Tasmania, Hobart on Sunday November 25th, 2018.

Dr Robert Rezaie & Mark Livermore from TasAlkaloids with Lauren Wild from Hellyer College. Lauren won the TasAlkaloids Award for the Best Research Project with an Agricultural theme.


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