Teacher Workshop 2014 Kia orakoutou
Overview • Welcome • Website • Categories • Guidelines to forming good projects • Required forms • Approval & Animal Ethics • Helpful links • Timeline • Next compulsory meeting
MSTF Website • http://www.mstf.org.nz/
Categories Junior Science or Technology Project New Entrants – Year 6 students • individual project (1-2 people) • a team project (3+ people) Intermediate Science or Technology Project Year 7 and Year 8 students • individual project (1-2 people) • a team project (3+ people) Secondary Science or Technology Project Year 9 to Year 13 students • individual project (1-2 people) • a team project (3+ people)
Other categories Art & Photography Year 7-13* Theme “Diamonds in the Sky” Details will be sent to HODs of Art Poster will be available on website soon NB entries close 4pm Friday 4 July, 2014 Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School
Judges will be looking for: Technology • innovation • a cyclic approach to the project (design, modify, evaluate) • a view to the future (ie, product development) • Ownership Science • A well thought out method and conclusion that are related to the hypothesis • Solid data gathering and analysis of this data • A view to the future (ie, opportunity for further investigations) • Ownership Judges also like to see … • an authentic reason for a project, not just a copy of an experiment off the web. For example, in a technology project it might be a special tool that will make gran’s life easier . In a science project it might be a curious observation of an insect that triggered a thorough investigation into its habits. Creative problem solving and Curiosity
Required forms for entry • Authenticity Certificate • Media Release form • Approval Forms (with MSTF response) • Animal Ethics Survey Form, Potting Mix or any other required forms NB Please do not enter projects that did not apply for Approval or did not gain required Approval and/or Animal Ethics approval
Approval Process Heather will talk about the process required for 2014.
Approval Forms • Approval – new process for 2014 • Set dates – 27 March, 12 April, 13 May, 31 May, 21 June • Students MUST gain approval from their Teacher BEFORE project/part of project begins (including surveys). • Standard approval form – potting mix • We are here to help: email us:
Animal Ethics • This is done by a national group (volunteers) • Meeting dates are 28May & 25 June • Approval must be gained BEFORE project begins Look at their website for details www.nzase.org.nz/ethics/ Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful links… • Realise the Dream • CREST • Bayer Fund • DMP Marketing - boards • Mentors
Quiz time • Who approves student projects first this year? • How many categories are there? • Can a student send out a survey without gaining approval? • Are students allowed to be mentored? • How important is it to stick to the deadlines? • When is the next compulsory meeting?
Next compulsory meeting Allocation Meeting @ Te Manawa 4.30pm Tuesday 5 August, 2014
Thank you for your time We are looking forward to seeing your creative, clever student’s work