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ORT STEM CUP 2015/2016

ANNOUNCED

CONTEST "ORT STEM CUP 2016"

among secondary educational institutions

of World ORT network

See instructional materials and accompanied documents

Proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference in 2001, the World Science Day for Peace and Development is an annual event celebrated all over the world. 

The purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. The World Science Day for Peace and Development also aims at raising public awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies.

The annual observance of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is making an important contribution to the promotion of Science. 

Within the framework of the World Science Day for Peace and Development, we are announcing a contest “ORT STEM CUP 2016” among the secondary educational institutions of the World ORT network.

The contest is initiated by ORT Russia and ORT Ukraine under support of World ORT.

The purpose of the contest is to increase the motivation of students to STEM education, attract their interest to engineering and technology specialties, as well as encourage the development of engineering and technical creativity of students.

The contest “ORT STEM CUP 2016" will be held in 3 categories:

  1. Mobile Video Competition "I am the inventor"
  2. Competition "Island of inventors" for primary school students
  3. Competition "Island of inventors" for middle and senior grades.

As a result of all three categories Organizing Committee will determine the School-winner to be awarded with the “ORT STEM CUP 2016".

Participant of the contest should be a student of ORT network school and school-partner organizations at the time of the competition.

1.      The age of participants:

1.1.   Mobile Video Competition  "I am the inventor" - the age of the participants is not limited within the frames of the one of students of secondary school of World ORT network;

1.2.   Competition "Island of inventors" for primary school students - students of the 1st-4th grades and their parents;

1.3.   Competition "Island of inventors" for middle and senior grades.

2.      Contest’s curators:

Class supervisors of primary grades, teachers of Technology and Science subjects, experts of ORT centres could be the curators of the contest at school.

3.      Contest organisation

For the organization and carrying out of the contest the Organizing Committee is formed, which determines the procedure of the contest, the current documentation, as well as the terms of all stages of the contest and their content.

4.      Procedure and timeline:

  • The start of the contest (publication) - November 10, 2015
  • The works should be submitted no later than April 30, 2016
  • In the period from November 10, 2015, till April 30, 2016 the curators of the contest help students in preparing accompanying materials and profiles (on GlobalLab website).
  • Period May, 1-21, 2016 – works will be evaluated by the Jury.
  • Till May 31, 2016 the results of the contest will be summarized
  • Monthly the best work of the month will be determined among the performances submitted for the Mobile Video Competition «I am the inventor" and interim results to be published.
  • The winners of each category will be awarded with diplomas and prizes.
  • All participants (students, parents and teachers) will receive a certificate of participation.
  • According to the results of all three competitions Organizing Committee determines the School-winner to be awarded with the “ORT STEM CUP 2016”. The coordinator of the contest at this particular School will be awarded with the diploma "The Best Coordinator" and with the prize.
  • The results of the contest will be published on the website www.ort.ru, and sent as a notification letter to all the heads of educational institutions and centres within the ORT network participated.

 

 

5.      Instructional materials and accompanied documents

The detailed terms and conditions for each category and the instructional materials for teachers for overview classes for the students and their parents can be seen and download at the following links:

Announcement

   

    

Mobile Video Competition (download archive)
Competition "Island of inventors"for primary school(download archive)
Competition"Island of inventors"for middle and senior grades (download archive)

Download individual documents

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Presentation
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Presentation to lesson
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Video "Harry Potter creatures "
Flash game "Create your animal"
Flash game "Combine the animals"

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6.      Contact details

All the questions relating to this contest could be addressed to stem-cup@ort.ru (please mark the Subject field as “STEM Contest"). Your message should contain the title of the category as well.

 

   
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