SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)

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SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)

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

We are pleased to announce the SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP!

www.sciencechampionship.com

The 2019 SCIENCE WORLD FAIR will name a SCIENCE WORLD CHAMPION in every grade from 4th to 12th.

We hope you join us!
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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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Re: science championship

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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Re: science championship

Post by Nick » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:41 am

The website and original post have been updated to reflect recent changes, specifically that we are now including 10th-12th graders. Any other specific questions should be directed to info@sciencechampionship.com.

Unfortunately it is the case that the 2019 SCIENCE WORLD FAIR will be held on the same weekend as the 2019 NSC, a conflict that was never intended and exists largely because of pre-existing obligations with hotels and other vendors on ACE's part. We are not targeting those teams, but rather Science Bowl, NOSB, FIRST, Science Olympiad, or quizbowl-unfamiliar-but-science-friendly schools and students across the world. As this is a long-term, direct attempt at expanding the quizbowl community, we know that conflict with the NSC is counterproductive and we will be working with our friends at PACE to ensure these events are scheduled more harmoniously in the future. I will go ahead and say that if you're a quizbowl player or team who has qualified for PACE, we strongly urge you to attend that tournament. I know from experience it is as rewarding as it is challenging and that it is organized by some of the most exceptional members of this community you will ever meet.
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Re: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:50 pm

Hi Nick,

Will this be available in Canada?

Thanks,
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Re: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)

Post by Iamteehee » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:10 pm

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Re: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)

Post by jonpin » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:51 pm

So, now that some of the regional tournaments have purportedly happened, does anyone on here know anything about the structure and organization of this thing?
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