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


Challenge: Design, create and test a working invention (unrestricted topic). Judging Criteria



Download 2.82 Mb.
Page8/12
Date09.08.2018
Size2.82 Mb.
1   ...   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12

Challenge: Design, create and test a working invention (unrestricted topic).

Judging Criteria:

  1. Students need to design, create and test a working invention (unrestricted in topic)

  2. It needs to be a physical device that either:

    1. Solves a problem in a scientific or engineering context OR

    2. Provides and innovative approach to a problem

  3. The device should not be static unless it is a new invention

  4. The device should be accompanied by:

    1. A written report not exceeding 1000 words

    2. A video presentation demonstrating the invention in action (on USB)

Judging information:


Luke Woodfield of Launceston church Grammar School with his Upper Primary Engineering Entry.
Although regional judging will take place this is a state-wide competition and winners will be INVITED to progress to the National BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards, providing winning entries meet the national standard. Details of this opportunity can be found at http://www.scienceawards.org.au/.

Places to get support in Engineering:

Engineering is open to students from Year 5 to Year 12.

Make good use of the resources in your community and your schools. Teachers of MDT & Agriculture will often have good ideas and talented students who might well benefit from this opportunity.

Student successful in Engineering may not always be your best science students. There are great opportunities available, beyond the state level, to students from years 7 – 12 who participate successfully in the Open Engineering challenge.

If you have parents working in an aspect of Engineering then invite them in to talk to your students about their work and they way they approach a problem. There are no limitations to the options for projects and students can work together to find a solution. The challenges are open so it can be a problem which interests the student or something to meet a human need or anything in between – the opportunities for ideas are endless and the reward can be quite significant.



10

RESEARCH INVESTIGATIONS

Eligible Students – Research Investigation section is open to all students from Prep to Year 12.

AC: Science – Science Understanding (Strand dependent on the topic researched), Science as Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills

AC: English: There are many aspects of English which can be addressed but the obvious one is procedural text.

Topic: Students may choose any topic for research.

Closing date: Thursday September 20th. See page 1 for delivery of entry options.

Research Investigations are open to all year levels and address all areas of the AC Science.

Students are to plan, carry out and report on an experimental inquiry on a topic of their own choice.

Students from Prep to Year 4 may have a whole class entry. Individual and small group entries are also acceptable from these grades.

Students from Years 5 – 12 may have a small group (no more than 3 students) OR an individual entry. Individual entries from Students in years 9 to 12 are considered more highly.



Judging Criteria:

Judging will be based on evidence of working scientifically and will include:



  1. Scientific significance of the topic

  2. Processing data

  3. Evaluating findings

  4. Using Science Planning and conducting inquiries

  5. Acting responsibly: No explosives, illegal substances or animal cruelty is acceptable

  6. Evidence of Risk Assessment

  7. The inclusion of acknowledgment of mentors and supporters – entries must have academic integrity.

NOTE: all entries are judged initially on merit alone. In addition, any which fit the criteria of the Sponsor Topics are judged for those prizes. Winning entries from years 5 – 12, which reach the national standard, will be INVITED to enter the national BHP Billiton Science & Engineering Awards

Stuck for an idea to get started? The Science Teachers Association of NSW has examples of student research at http://www.youngscientist.com.au/?page_id=1885 . Make sure any ideas or information is acknowledged but there are some great examples to share with students available. (Thanks to STANSW for the support)



Research Investigations from Amelia Reynold of East Launceston Primary (Upper Primary) and Eloise Deconinck from St Mary’s College, Hobart ((Intermediate)

11

2018 Entry Form: Tasmanian Science Talent Search

(Please Print Details Clearly and attach this to your work when submitting it for judging – NOTE the registration of entry is an online process – details to be confirmed by the end of Term 1.)

School Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Entrant’s Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


Directory: wp-content -> uploads -> 2015
2015 -> Tropicana Evansville Project 21 2016 Poster/Essay/Video Scholarship Application
2015 -> Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law a two-year LL. M. (Master of Law) Program about the school
2015 -> Nujs law review & ficci symposium on privacy, free speech and technology event Transcripts
2015 -> Current affairs for upcoming ibps po exam
2015 -> 1st Quarter
2015 -> Essay Tittle, Times New Roman, Size 16 Author(s)
2015 -> Private Scholarships local may have to cut and paste some sites into your browser
2015 -> Charting a course to Medical School: The amsa map for Success
2015 -> The Tenth Annual Association of Adaptation Studies Conference
2015 -> Syllabus for the session: 2015 – 16 class: XI english language

Download 2.82 Mb.

Share with your friends:
1   ...   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12




The database is protected by copyright ©sckool.org 2020
send message

    Main page