Clarification of Poster, Video, Photo and Drawings

Special Topics

Scientific Photography 

TOPIC: 

Photography - Flowering plants 

The flowering plants (angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants, with 416 families, approx. 13,164 known genera and a total of c. 295,383 known species. Photos will be based on flowering plants.

 

A new topic for this Scientific Photography section will be selected each year.  Students are required to submit 2 photographs linked to the year’s theme and mounted on black A2 sized card.

A description beside each photo should link/ explain the photo and how it is linked to the theme.

 

Biological drawings

Theme: Flowering plants

The flowering plants (angiosperms), also known as Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants, with 416 families, approx. 13,164 known genera and a total of c. 295,383 known species.

Requirements for judging

  1. Drawing on white paper cut to 19cm x 27cm
  2. Mounted on A4 black card (140gms +)
  3. Label on the back of the poster with
    1. Full student name
    2. Contact phone number
    3. Year level
    4. School name
    5. Teacher name

Rules.

  1. Use a PENCIL
  2. Heading – Biological Name, centred at the top of the drawing
  3. Biological name – Genius and species
  4. Scale bar – draw a scale bar
  5. Large drawing – (no labels)
  6. Lines – must be continuous (not sketched)
  7. Illustrating – use dots or stippling to show dark areas (not shading)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Wallcharts

TOPIC: History of science, Nobel prize winners in the sciences

This could be a researched timeline, investigation, or a particular Scientific area such as Chemistry.

Requirements for judging

  1. A2 (59.4cm x 42cm) cardboard (160gms or heavier)
  2. No attachments that are not flat (eg no 3D models)
  3. No attachments that stick outside the poster
  4. Reference list or Bibliography MUST be part of the poster
  5. Label on the back of the poster with
    1. Full student name
    2. Contact phone number
    3. Year level
    4. School name
    5. Teacher name

Wallcharts hints

  1. Border
  2. Colourful (eye catching presentation)
  3. Balance of graphics (pictures, tables, diagrams) and text (writing)
  4. Diagrams should be clear, labelled and easy to read
  5. Writing should be concise, easy to read and so a non-scientist can understand.
  6. Sub-headings – information broken down into small section

Scientific Video

TOPIC: Favourite science experiment 

Requirements for judging

  1. 4 minute video uploaded to Youtube.
  2. Must include voice of exhibitor
  3. Video must be ‘new’ (maximum of 20 seconds can be taken from another video)
  4. Pictures and other media added can total another 20 seconds.
  5. Credits included at the end of the video

Link of finished video (uploaded to youtube) should be emailed to mwilson@shgcham.school.nz