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What is the Big Science Competition?

2020 Big Science Competition

In these uncertain times we are committed to helping science teachers provide meaningful opportunities for their students. That is why the Big Science Competition will go ahead with flexible options to ensure every student has the chance to take part.

These flexible options include:

  • providing student access to the competition from school or at home
  • extended competition window from 20 May to 5 June 2020.

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).

It’s a 50 minute, multiple choice competition testing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, not just factual recall, so you can find out what’s really going on inside their heads. Questions are set in real-life, contemporary contexts, making them relatable (and interesting). Take a look at some sample questions.

Are you a teacher looking for a quick and easy way to measure your students performance?

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

Competition questions in the Big Science Competition are aligned with the Australian Curriculum – Science.

Take a look at how the Big Science Competition differs from other competitions.

Find out the 2020 dates key dates here.