Sunflower Competition 2013
Sunflower seeds, soil, sun and science are all the ingredients you need for hands on, experimental learning.
Get your students involved in The University of Queensland's 2013 Sunflower Competition hosted by the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences.
Registrations have now closed for the 2013 competition. Good luck to all of the schools taking part.
About the competition: Open to school students in Year 8 to 12 across Australia, the competition is designed to engage the budding agriculturalists of the future. Students will also learn key teamwork skills and be introduced to the scientific thinking behind horticulture and agronomy. Teachers are invited to incorporate the competition into student assessment and curriculum. Registrations close on the 14 February. After this date, a registration kit will be distrubted to participating high schools.
As part of the competition, students are encouraged to submit a poster presentation along with a reflective journal to document the science behind the growth of their sunflowers. UQ will be awarding a prize for the best poster and reflective journal and winning entries will then be entered into the Scientific Investigations category in the STAQ Qld Science Contest. Entries that may receive a prize in this state contest and could be then forwarded to the national BHP Billiton Science Awards.
Key dates for your class diary:
26 February 2013 - Plant your seeds and use the lesson plans and helpful hints to experiment with different techniques to grow your sunflowers.
21 May 2013 - Put your sunflowers to the test at the Weigh-In Day at UQ Gatton or if you and your class are unable to attend, send in a scientific poster and reflective journal outlining the growth of your sunflowers. Prizes available in both categories.
Bring your teams or your whole class to The University of Queensland's Gatton Campus for the Weigh-In Day where you can put their sunflowers to the test at the official weigh-in. On the day your students will meet experts in plant science, industry representatives involved in australia's sunflower industry and participate in a variety of plant science activities.
For further information on the competition call (07) 3346 4129 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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