By Deb Ogilvie | Posted: Tuesday May 1, 2018
The purpose of the Science Badge programme is to extend and enrich students in science at Level 3 and 4 of the New Zealand Curriculum. Students have the opportunity to study a specific science topic of their choice, in depth. By completing a range of graded activities and exercises, students receive an attractive badge and certificate.
Students are encouraged to complete challenges at home. This can also be part of their Casebrook Challenge.
Both the students and myself will assess the completed work on a Friday lunchtime each week. This programme is not a competition. The cost is $6.00 per Science Badge. Please forward this amount along with the permission slip below to the payments box no later than Friday 18 May, Term 2. This date means that we can get the required task sheets ordered promptly so students can have the term to complete their badge. It is recommended that students only do one badge per term.
Feel free to have a look at the Science Award Trust site to get an idea of what's involved:
A copy of the letter to parents/caregivers giving permission for your child to participate, is attached. These will also be available from the office from Friday 4 May.