The idea of the projects is to encourage students to work scientifically and learn by investigating. Students should work as scientists as they investigate and explore their physical and natural surroundings. They should apply skills of enquiry during this investigative work:
Designing and making is another aspect of the project development and gives students the opportunity to apply scientific ideas to everyday situations and problems. Students are encouraged to explore, plan, and make models and functional objects in order to solve practical problems.
The key elements of Working Scientifically and Designing and Making should be refined within one of four project categories:
There are a number of fantastic prizes available to participating schools:
1. Register school before October 5th
2. Allow students time to work on projects Plan school exhibition
3. Fill out 'School Project List'
4. Notify Intel if you need judges
5. Hold exhibition between October 8th - November 23rd
6. Attend Regional Final with winning project
1. Decide on project subject / align with competition categories
2. Work on project
3. Complete project report book (20 pages) follow guidelines
4. Fill out project book cover
5. Create visual display (max 8 A4 pages).
Use of Photographs
By giving consent to use of photographs (see project entry form) a parent/guardian grants to INTEL Corporation (“INTEL”), or anyone authorized by INTEL, the irrevocable right to use any photograph taken of their child while he/she is participating in Mini Scientist. Such photographs may be used on the Mini Scientist website and in related marketing materials, without media, time, use, or geographic limitation. It is understood that INTEL is not obligated to use the photograph in any way.