How to enter
Working in groups of 2, 3 or 4, students:
- choose a challenge
- complete their project
- create a PowerPoint presentation or a YouTube video to explain their project.
Entries must be submitted by a teacher by 13 January 2017.
We are looking for the following:
- Excellence of method – have students followed a sound scientific method?
- Communication skills – can students explain their work clearly, confidently and in a way that inspires others?
- Creativity - have students approached their project in an intriguing and interesting way?
- Passion for STEM – does their enthusiasm shine through?
Following a sound scientific method
To follow a good scientific method students should:
- make a hypothesis
- do your research
- make sure your experiment is a fair test
- can you replicate your results?
- analyse your results
- present your evidence and explain your conclusion clearly.
To find out more about following a sound scientific method, watch our InvestiGATE videos.
Creating a winning video or PPT
Take a look at the Top Tips page for information about how to create a winning video or PowerPoint.
- The Competition will be run in three stages:
- Preliminary judging – all valid entries will be considered by a panel of teachers, who will select the semi-finalists.
- Semi-final judging – all entries selected as semi-finalists will be considered by a panel of teachers and STEM Ambassadors, who will select the finalists.
- Final judging – all entrants selected as finalists will be invited to the Final Event where one winning team will be selected by a panel of judges including representatives from BP, STEMNET, the Science Museum and a teacher.