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)!

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.  The Big Science Competition is be a pathway into other ASI science enrichment programs such as the Australian Science Olympiads and Curious Minds – girls in STEM.

Participate in the Big Science Competition:

2022 dates: Monday 2 to Friday 13 May 2022
Price: $7 plus GST

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The Big Science Competition can be completed at any time during the competition dates. It is the expectation that students will sit the competition as a cohort at school, under exam conditions to maintain the competition integrity. Students who are home-schooled, learn remotely or who otherwise cannot sit the exam at their school may sit the competition at home.

International schools are welcome to participate. 

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