The PICSE Science Investigation Awards (SIA) are an opportunity for Year 8, 9 and 10 students to investigate a topic and hypothesis of their OWN CHOICE to find out answers with a hands-on and fun approach to science. Winning investigations receive cash prizes of up to $500.
Simply pick a topic that interests you, pose a hypothesis, carry out experiments and work towards answering your question using scientific methodology (itís really like Myth Busters!).
You then present your findings as a poster (presentation board) and report. These are entered into the awards at your school. The top three investigations from each year group entered from your school will then be selected to attend the PICSE UWA Science Investigation Awards at UWA. These investigations will then be judged by scientists and industry representatives.
The Science Investigation Awards are open to any student in years 8, 9 and 10 from any school in the Great Southern and Perth Metropolitan areas of Western Australia. Schools need to contact PICSE UWA and submit their Expression of Interest details (see website).
Return forms to Belinda Pope ([email protected]
) by April 27th 2012 to enter.
Teachers can also get involved by attending the Science Investigation Awards Teacher PD.