Why and who can do the Big Science Competition?

The Big Science Competition is not just another science competition, it’s different from other science competitions.

Public registrations have now closed. If you are a teacher who would like to register your class, please contact asi@asi.edu.au.

  • The 2022 Big Science Competition will be held online.
  • You choose the day to do the competition. Any time between Monday 2 to Friday 13 May 2022.
  • The Big Science Competition fee is $7 plus GST.
  • You receive students’ scores in 10 days* and all students receive certificates detailing their performance a little later.
  • There are no minimum registrations.
  • The competition takes 50 minutes and is multiple choice questions linked to Australian Curriculum.

*provisional scores are emailed to teachers 10 business days after the competition close date.

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Who can take part?

The Big Science Competition is open to students of all abilities from Australian and international schools including students who are home schooled.

There are four competition levels based on Australian school years:

Competition Level Australian School Year Level New Zealand School Year Level Singapore School Year Level Approximate age range
Year 7 paper Year 7 Year 8 Sec 1 12-13 years
Year 8 paper Year 8 Year 9 Sec 2 13-14 years
Year 9 paper Year 9 Year 10 Sec 3 14-15 years
Year 10 paper Year 10 Year 11 Sec 4 15-16 years

Participate in the Big Science Competition:

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

Public registrations have now closed. If you are a teacher who would like to register your class, please contact asi@asi.edu.au.

Are you a keen student? Is science your thing?

Watch the video below and see why you shouldn’t miss this competition.