What is the Big Science Competition?

What is the Big Science Competition?

The Big Science Competition is a 50 minute, multiple choice competition testing science knowledge, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable (and interesting). Take a look at some sample questions.

The Big Science Competition is an easy way to challenge students from Years 7 to 10 and track their performance against state or national averages (find out how you can use the results). Competition questions are aligned with the Australian Curriculum – Science.

Students receive a certificate indicating their performance and those that perform well may be identified for other science enrichment programs such as the Australian Science Olympiads and Curious Minds – girls in STEM.

Watch the video below to find out more about the competition.

How to participate

Students can register and pay directly (coming soon).  International students and schools are welcome to participate.

Teachers can mange student registrations (coming soon)


The Big Science Competition is available in pen & paper and online format.

Online $7 plus GST

Pen & Paper $8 plus GST