Investigate Science and Technology Competition
What is Investigate?
The Investigate Science and Technology Competition is an initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries School Program. The competition is open to all NSW Stage 3 students and teachers.
The aim of the competition is to stimulate an interest in science, technology and agriculture in young people and to promote the teaching of these subject areas in schools.
Investigate provides authentic learning experiences to support students' development of science, technology and communication skills. Real-world content guides the application of these skills in a meaningful learning context. By participating in the Investigate competition students will understand the role that science plays in their everyday lives.
The 2017 Investigate competition is currently in development. Watch this space for more information!
In 2016 the focus is on an emerging biosecurity threat, the red imported fire ant, which was detected at Port Botany in November 2014. Fire ants can negatively affect our recreational spaces, agricultural production and out-compete native species.
Registrations and entries for the Investigate: fire ants competition have now closed but you can use the Investigate: fire ants Unit of Work and resources in your classroom.