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Science Badges
Years 7-10, National Science Curriculum Level

What is the purpose of the Science Badges?
  To get students interested in and working on a series of sciences activities
    As the activities are well within the capability of average students, they:
       • encourage student initiative
       • provide a tangible reward (metal badge and certificate)
       • don't involve teachers in a lot of extra work
How does it work?
    Students choose a badge from a total of 29 available
    An Activity Sheet for that topic is purchased
    There are approx 47 points per sheet. The student must complete 20 of them
    Teachers mark each task then sign the sheet once it has been completed
    A badge and certificate is given to the student
When can students do the activities?
    They should be done at home
    Within 12 months is recommended for the badge
How much help should students be given?
    The activities are designed for Years 7-10 and students should be able to work on them by themselves
    Offer praise and occassionally some advice if there are problems
    Encourage students to use a variety of sources to get information
What about the less able/very able students?
    There is a varied menu of activities on each sheet to choose from
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What does it cost?
    Students pay for their badge to their school Science coordinator
    Costs are listed on the Order Form
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How can the student start?
    Once a badge is chosen, click on the underlined name/badge and this will link you to a sample of the badge questions
    Print out the sheet and give it to the student to start working on the badge
    Collect the money for the badge and send away for the full activity sheet and badge
    Teachers transfer the marked questions onto the full activity sheet and give the student the badge once it is completed

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