Students from every school in the UK can take part in a new online competition to design and/or programme drones. Online entries will be judged by a panel of experts from the UK and China and four winners in each age group will be invited to attend the Big Bang Fair South East on 27th June to receive their prize – a working drone they can use to make their designs a reality. Winners will use the drones to compete in a UK-China final in the 2018-19 year!
The competition is organised by STEM Sussex and the British International Education Association (BIEA), a not-for-profit organisation that supports British education providers on an international stage, especially in China. There are three age groups – Junior (9-11), Intermediate (11-14) and Senior (15-17).
Copper surrounds us. It’s in our phones and tablets, the walls of our houses, our hospitals and even inside our bodies, but we rarely notice it. This competition calls on students to uncover copper, seeking it out in buildings, health and medicine, and new applications in renewable energy and sustainable transport systems. Open to students aged 11-16.
Choose one of the three categories – building services, health and medicine or renewable energy and transport – and design an A3 poster that answers the questions with a scientific focus, exploring the red metal’s applications and the chemical, physical and mechanical properties behind its use.
The Better Energy School Awards aim to assist and encourage environmental education for young people aged 5-11. They promote cross-curricular work on the environment and ANY work you are doing at your school covering any kind of environmental issue can be entered. The Better Energy School Awards for excellence in environmental education link with the National Curriculum for England and Wales and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
The Better Energy School Awards are split into four regions (South/Central, North, Wales and West, Scotland) and there will be a winner for each Award category in each region. The best entry chosen from all of the winners in each region will be made a Regional Champion and will receive £1,000. The best of the Regional Champions will be chosen as the UK Champions, who receive a total of £5,000 for the school funds.
In addition to all the winners, 16 Runners-Up will receive £250 each for the school funds. A further 20 Highly Commended schools will receive £100.
Representatives from the four Regional Champion schools attend a special Awards Ceremony in London, where they receive their prizes from specially invited celebrity guests. Previous venues include London Zoo and the Science Museum.
This competition provides an opportunity for young people to tell the story of an RAF base and bring together their understanding of history and physics. Students can work in groups of two to ten and together explore an aspect of the RAF’s history and the scientific developments that drove the technology of that time.
The Intermediate Biology Olympiad is now open for teachers to register their 16- 17 year old students. Students are encouraged to put their participation in the competition on their UCAS forms. Top scoring students will be invited to a bespoke training course run by the Field Studies Council exploring the ecology of an urban park.
You can now book your place to attend The Big Bang Yorkshire and Humber, taking place at Doncaster Racecourse on Tuesday 26 June 2018. The event aims to engage young people in STEM through a fun and educational experience.
Projects can be submitted for entry into The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition at one of the Big Bang Near Me Fairs (of which Yorkshire and Humber is one) from March to October 2018. We are looking for great projects to showcase to judges who will ask the students questions and score them on their work.
The Armourers and Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize, supported by IOM3, is a new competition designed to support schools in encouraging students to develop a sustained interest in STEM careers. It has been set up to give students structured opportunities to find out more about Materials Science and Engineering and enhance and enrich their studies.
The Advanced Propulsion Centre UK is offering an opportunity for primary school pupils to compete in the Greenpower electric car race. The competition is entitled ‘How we will travel in year 2050?’
After a successful first year for the APC Greenpower Programme, which has seen 7 schools across the UK build and race their own electric vehicles, the APC is looking for more primary schools (ages 9-11) who would like a chance of winning a Greenpower kit car. Through the competition, the winning schools will have the opportunity to design, build and race their own Greenpower electric kit car at race courses around the UK.