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Science Challenge

Fun, flexible and engaging, the Giant Classroom Science Challenge is designed to activate your classroom and enhance your teaching.

Aligned with the national curriculum

Created by Australian teachers, each of the activities contained in the Science Challenge is aligned with the national curriculum and is geared to develop and accelerate understanding through inquiry, analysis and participation. It is a great science project for primary schools.

"Wonderful both for those with little science background and those with a lot. The background info was a bonus for teachers!" - Lee Dyer, Jollimont Primary

All the planning and assessment taken care of

Each of the carefully planned experiments provides a complete unit of work, along with experiments, assessment, teacher notes and extension activities.  The experiments allign with the requirements of the national curriculum for science.   Why not celebrate National Science Week by building these experiments into each day of your teaching program.

Teachers register here!

How it works

 

  1. Register - Once you register, you'll be able to view one complete sample experiment and a list of the other five experiments available for the year.
  2. Activate - Once we've received your payment, we'll activate your account, allowing you to access all experiment resources.
  3. Participate - Once they're registered, your students can access materials, do the experiments, electronically submit their answers, and see how they did.

Frequently asked questions

  • Who can participate? - Primary school students (grades 4, 5 & 6).
  • How much does it cost? - In Australia, the Science Challenge is $6 per student, plus a one off school admin fee of $40. New Zealand prices are $7 per student plus the school fee.
  • When do I need to register? - Anytime, but we recommend you start early as there are lots of extension activities available if you wish to use them.
  • When can I do the Science Challenge? - Anytime during the school year.
  • When do the certificates arrive? - The certificates will be printed on December 7.

 

The top ambassador this week is Bradley McEwen from Te Totara Primary School (New Zealand), with 550 points!