The HOD Science,
RE: CSSP NATIONAL CHEM KNOWLEDGE BATTLE 2016
The Chemical Society of the South Pacific has listed as part of its annual event, the National Chem Knowledge Battle competition for our budding Chemists.
On behalf of the Chemical Society of the South Pacific, it is my pleasure to invite your school to participate in the National Chem Knowledge Battle. The competition provides an environment where students can meet and test their knowledge; and understand the role of chemistry in daily living.
The competition for the different zones will be held on Saturday 18th June, 2016 at 10:00 am. The venues are as follows:
- Central/Southern Zone: H104A and H104B - USP Laucala Campus
- Western Zone: Nadi Muslim College and Xavier College (Ba)
- Northern Zone: Labasa Sangam SKM College (Labasa)
The questions for the competition will be in accordance with the Ministry of Education syllabus (Years 11–13). A team of three students can be selected from any level. The students are expected to know a bit more than what is required in their syllabus. This competition is for 1 ½ hours.
Please note that students, who participate in the CSSP Chem-Knowledge Battle, will not be able to participate in any other competition.
There is NO Entry Fee this year; and entry is given to ONE team per school.
The format of the competition and the registration form is enclosed. Chem Battle 2016 Registration Form and Details
Completed Registration Forms must be submitted on or before Friday June 3rd, 2016; preferably via email: chembattle(at)thecssp.org. For schools in the West, please indicate your preferred venue.
CSSP is encouraging more student participation therefore, students participating in the Chem Knowledge Battle cannot participate in the Titration and Bio-Battle Competitions.
In order to solve the ongoing issue with significant figures, the rules for Chemistry will be placed on the CSSP website. Secondly, to remove ambiguity, significant figure rules will be given out to all the schools this year, and the final answers will be moderated and cross checked. We will also be using whole values and we will only round off at the final answer.
National Chem Knowledge Battle Coordinator, 2016