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Intel Mini Scientist Competition

Getting started

 

The Intel® Mini Scientist is a competition for Primary school students in which they develop science related projects that are exhibited at fairs within their own schools. Winning projects selected at this school level exhibition then go on to take part in the Mini Scientist Regional Final event with the possibility of continuing on to the Grand Final event. The competition, which is open to 4th, 5th, and 6th class students, supports the Primary Science curriculum and is a great way to encourage enthusiasm and practical learning in the area of science.

 

 

Guidelines

  1. The projects are to be completed either in teams (with a maximum of four students) or alternatively projects can be completed by individuals.
  2. The competition is open to 4th, 5th, and 6th class students.
  3. Students whose projects involve studies of live animals must ensure that such studies are carried out in conformity with the statutory regulations. Copies of the regulations are available from the Department of Health and Children, Hawkins House, Dublin 2.
  4. Agar plates containing micro-organisms cannot be used.
  5.  Each projects is required to have a project book. Any visual elements that support the project can be incorporated into this project book.
  6. Project book guidelines 
  7. Project Book Cover 

Competition Aims

 

The Intel® Mini Scientist is a competition for Primary school students in which they develop science related projects that are exhibited at fairs within their own schools. Winning projects selected at this school level exhibition then go on to take part in the Mini Scientist Regional Final event with the possibility of continuing on to the Grand Final event. The competition, which is open to 4th, 5th, and 6th class students, supports the Primary Science curriculum and is a great way to encourage enthusiasm and practical learning in the area of science.

We are excited to share that the Intel Mini Scientist will return this year with a revised format! Students from 4th, 5th and 6th class will be invited to create science projects, via a workbook, with each school getting to select a winning project that will go forward to a virtual judging process. The selected projects will be reviewed by a panel of judges, which will include Intel employees, and a number of winners will be selected. The winning projects will be invited to participate in a virtual awards ceremony later this year where the overall grand prize will be awarded. The grand prize includes €1000 for the school of the winning project.  

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