This week Intel Ireland has launched the Mini Scientist competition for 2018.
The Intel Mini Scientist is a competition for primary school students in 4th, 5th and 6th class and is open to schools across Ireland.
To participate schools must sign up here. Once signed up the students in teams of up to four must create and develop a Science or Technology project, which can be based on the Primary Science Curriculum or any area which is of interest to the participating students.
Once the projects have been developed, the school will host an exhibition to showcase them, Intel will provide a judge and will also provide prizes for all of the participants!
A winning project from every school taking part will progress to a regional final where students will then have the opportunity to compete for a place at the National Grand Final.
In 2017, almost 8000 students from 140 different schools participated.
There are a number of fantastic prizes available to participating schools:
- Every school taking part receives a special commemorative plaque
- Every student taking part receives a goody bag and certificate.
- Every member of the winning project teams receives science related prizes.
- There is a €1000 monetary grant for the school which has the overall Grand final winning project.
- June 4th Launch of Intel Mini Scientist 2017
- October 5th Closing date for registration
- October 8th – November 16th School exhibitions take place
- December 5th – 20th Regional finals take place
- February 2019 Grand Final event takes place
Want to Get Involved?
The Mini Scientist is open to schools all across Ireland and there is no minimum number of students required for a school to participate. If you would like to register your school to take part in Mini Scientist 2017 please visit www.intel.ie/miniscientist and use the link provided to register your school.
The Intel Mini Scientist is all about having fun and getting some practical, hands on experience of science and technology – sign up today and join the fun!