Any date from April 22 through May 3, 2013.
The Contest for grade 2 consists of 25 questions, for grade 3 and 4, 35 questions. The Contest for grades 5 and 6 consists of 40 questions. The Life Science Contest, the Physical Science Contest, and the two General Science contests each consist of 50 questions. The Earth Science contest, Chemistry Contest, and Physics Contest each consist of 40 questions. The multiple choice questions which comprise each contest are based on factual knowledge as well as students' understanding of scientific processes. The time limit for each of the contests is 35 minutes and may be administered comfortably within one class period.
You will receive two copies of the questions for each Contest you enter by March 12, 2013. Please duplicate as many copies as you need. Answer keys will be provided. There is no limit to the number of students who may participate. While the Contest contains a few difficult questions requiring creative thought, most of the questions are suitable for the majority of your students. The students are to work independently on the questions. Each test is to be proctored and graded by the school. The top ten individual's names and their scores are to be entered on our website. The sum of these top ten scores is the school's team score. All schools can view the results on our website. Please complete the application form below and return it to us by Oct. 9, 2012.
Each team will receive 11 awards- 1 medal and 10 certificates. Each additional team that your school registers entitles you to receive 1 additional set of awards. There are also individual and team awards on the national level.