The experiments and activities may change slightly as we further develop the content for the 2018 competition.
Topic: Game of Drones
The full competition instructions/guidelines (and other applicable resources) will be emailed to registered schools in January, prior to the opening date.
Plant science project awards
You will need to complete all tasks:
- Observe and analyse crop growth using digital technology (submit as a scientific report)
- Plant a series of small plots with field crops or vegetables in your school garden (or in pots) and observe and record plant growth in a science journal and take regular photographs using a digital camera
- Use Digimizer software (available as free download) to analyse your photos (plant measurements, etc.)
- Use Scratch software to simulate a drone flight path over provided images and/or your own images (using coding)
- Create a time-lapse video of your plants' growth
- Research how and why Australian farmers use drones in agriculture (submit as a scientific review or informative poster)
- Global study - The digital revolution ‘transforming lives and livelihoods’ (submit as a video, PowerPoint or poster)
- Communicate the global importance (particularly in developing countries) of digital/emerging technologies in agriculture.
Art in AgRiculTure awards
‘Dawn of the Drones’
The National Science Week theme for students in 2018 is ‘Game Changers and Change Makers’.
Your task is to draw or build a new age drone or robot that will be the next big ‘game changer’ for the future of agriculture! Present in 2D or 3D format using any medium.
|Competition opens||22 January 2018|
|Competition closes||29 June 2018|
|Results announced (via email)||Mid-late July 2018|
|Awards day and Agricultural Science Expo||
14 August 2018|
(during National Science Week)
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