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Post by Nick » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:05 pm

We are pleased to announce the SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP!
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Re: science championship

Post by sephirothrr » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:55 pm

is this an out-of-season april fool's joke?
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Post by theclassicsguy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:20 pm

It appears that NAQT will be providing questions.
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Re: science championship

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:28 pm

NAQT is pleased to have been chosen as the exclusive provider of questions for the inaugural Science Championship. More details, including a sample packet, are here.
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Re: science championship

Post by TeacherJonB » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:27 pm

Are the school qualifier questions going to be multiple choice or short answer?

Would hate for someone to not qualify because they were a bad speller...

Also, since the first qualifying test would have to be done at school and current 9th graders are allowed to compete, are 10-12th graders allowed to take the exam? Just thinking about mixed classes--if we did the qualifying test in class, it would be easier to have all students take it than only some.
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Re: science championship

Post by jonpin » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:59 am

I get that this is a preliminary announcement, but there are way more details that I'd need to know before I spread this announcement to my students and colleagues.
  • What is the format of the regional qualifiers and the national championship?
  • The website says there is "no fee to sponsor students for the 2019 quiz", but is there a fee for the later rounds of the competition?
  • Even correcting for startup hyperbole, the opening claim of "the science championship is a global contest of scientific knowledge with an innovative digital format that compares millions of students across the universe!" seems a bit much, given that all of the regional sites "announced" are in the USA. Are there plans to add qualifiers in Canada, Mexico or other continents?
  • Is there an estimated date when logistical details for the regional sites will be announced?
  • What other activities/events are planned for the "SCIENCE WORLD FAIR"?
  • NAQT is writing the questions, but who is the team organizing the regional and championship events? What is their past experience?
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