BECAUSE YOUR KNOWDLEDGE CREATES KNOWLEDGE

We, at the Science Olympiad, want to make a lasting contribution to the promotion of young scientists in Switzerland. To reach our goal, we need you!

 

Participation

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Please note that the terms and conditions may slightly vary from one field to the other. Visit the homepages of the respective Olympiad for the details (biology, chemistry, economics, geography, informatics, mathematics, philosophy, physicsrobot)!

 

FAQ

Why should I register my students?

Because you make a valuable contribution.

 

  • You encourage the expression of your students’ talents outside the classroom with a minimum investment of time on your part.

  • You lay the groundwork for further studies or a career in the respective field area.

  • You encourage change: your students explore unknown talents and discover uncharted perspectives.

  • You learn where your students stand in national and international comparisons.

  • You become proud of your students' achievements, your school's commitment and your contribution.

 

You can develop your personal skills with us: The Olympiads in informatics and robotics offer workshops targeting interested teachers.

WHAT IS THE LEVEL REQUIRED FOR THE OLYMPIADS?

The Olympiads are open to all those who are thirsty for knowledge.

 

Whether it is one student or an entire classroom, the most important thing is the thirst for knowledge.

 

The following requirements apply to all Olympiads*:

 

  • Under 20 years old (exceptions can be made on an individual basis)

  • Currently attending a secondary school in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein.

  • Enrolment in a university/high school has not taken place yet

  • Registration is done within the given deadlines

 

* These requirements vary slightly depending on the field. As an example, in the case of Robotics, pupils starting at the age of 8 can take part and, accordingly, there is no requirement of currently attending secondary school. You can find out more information on the homepage of the individual Olympiads.

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

Because registration differs from one field to the other, you are encouraged to consult the website of the respective Olympiad directly.

 

We would be pleased to see you include the Science Olympiads in your school's program for talent development. Marco Gerber will be happy to assist you.

HOW DO THE OLYMPIADS TAKE PLACE

4 PHASES, 1 YEAR, 1 GOAL

 

Phase 1 – THE WARM UP

Attending workshops, preparing individually, and taking the first exam.

 

Phase 2 – THE TRAINING

Benefiting from expert coaching and specialized camps – preparing for the National Final.

 

Phase 3 – THE COMPETITION

All Swiss champions from all schools compete against each other – and for the tickets to the International Olympiads.

 

Phase 4 – THE VICTORY

The best minds take the spotlight: they represent Switzerland at the International Olympiads in places such as Tehran, Beijing, Cluj-Napoca, or other metropolises around the world.

 

So... Go Switzerland! Go Switzerland! Sign up! Sign up!

HOW MUCH EFFORT IS REQUIRED OF ME?

Relatively low.

 

After all, you already have enough to do. So what exactly do you have to do? Quite simple:

  • Motivate the students to participate. Special trainings or preparations are not necessary.

  • You inform and "delegate": Some Olympiads offer extra preparation workshops before the first exams.


The exact modalities differ depending on the subject - please find all relevant information on the corresponding Olympiad website.

As a basic rule:

You initiate the first exam. This is rather convenient - collectively during class or as a homework assignment. Depending on the material, the time required is between 20-90 minutes. The Tests can be taken electronically and/or on paper.


Is the examination over? Then your task is completed. After the first round, your valuable contribution is fulfilled. The volunteers of the Science Olympiad will take over the other tasks. We thank you for your commitment!

WHO HELPS ME WITH THE REGISTRATION?

Us, of course. And very actively!

 

  • Before the first round, some fields offer extracurricular preparation workshops.

  • After the first round, we correct all tests and we organize all subsequent workshops, camps and national/international competitions.

  • We will be happy to help you if you have any further questions.

 

 

By the way: The Olympiads only exist thanks to the tireless commitment of volunteers, who are often former Olympiad participants themselves. They assist their successors as coaches, organize all events and prepare, carry out and correct the exams. The loop is thus closed.

HOW MUCH DOES PARTICIPATION COST?

Nothing - with one exception.

 

Logistically, your involvement requires little cost. We prepare everything possible to minimize your commitment and costs. As a teacher, you will receive a test template according to your field, which you can easily copy for your students. In some fields, the test can be taken online, thus free of charge.

 


No rule without exception: Robotics.

Participation in the Olympiads is free of charge, with the exception of the Robot Olympiad, in which participation requires a fee. Please contact the Robot Olympiad for information on the exact costs.

THEY SHOULD KNOW

Over 250 schools have already taken part in the Olympiads.

Let us inspire you:

 

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Find here some useful content for your lessons:


Experiments, exam questions, references, scripts, tips and tricks and much more.

Mathematics

Die Mathematik-Olympiade auf Youtube

Du möchtest dir von den Freiwilligen der Mathematik-Olympiade Kombinatorik oder Geometrie erklären lassen? Du würdest gerne von zuhause aus einen Einblick in die Mathematik-Olympiade gewinnen? Dann haben wir gute Neuigkeiten für dich: Die Mathematik-Olympiade ist neu auf Youtube vertreten. Schau rein!

Physics

Association

Licht auf Abwegen

Im Alltag finden sich viele Beispiele, bei denen das Licht mit einem optischen System abgebildet wird. So projiziert der Beamer ein Bild auf die Leinwand oder eine Kamera bildet eine schöne Blume auf den Sensorchip ab. Aber was steckt hinter einer scharfen Abbildung? Mit der Physik-Olympiade kannst du auch zu Hause dem Licht auf die Spur kommen.

Biology

Association

Biologie auf dem Küchentisch

Die Labore sind geschlossen, die traditionelle Biologie-Olympiaden-Woche findet dieses Jahr nicht statt. Trotzdem musst du nicht auf spannende Praktika verzichten. Mit folgendem Protokoll holst du dir Biologie-Olympiaden-Luft nach Hause (Achtung: Bio-Luft ist oft nicht gerade der rosigste aller Düfte…).

Philosophy

Association

Mit philosophischen Fragen gegen die Langeweile

You teach philosophy and you are looking for a task your students can do from home? Let them write essays! You're sitting in your room and have already seen all the good shows on Netflix? Why not ponder some philosophical questions?

Geography

Good morning from 31.668360S, 24.695403E

I am Juliane, a volunteer from the geography olympiad and researcher at University of Basel. If you ever wondered what Geographers are doing, you can follow my research trip on instagram.

Mathematics

Association

Physics

Von Zahlen und Zügen

Viviane Kehl von der Mathematik-Olympiade arbeitet nun bei der SBB. In welche Richtung sie beruflich gehen wollte, fand sie heraus, indem sie ihren eigenen Interessen nachging − und zwar auch jenseits des Stundenplans.

Biology

Association

Jacqueline, 27, Krebsforscherin

Jacqueline Mock forscht an Proteinen, die krebskranken Menschen helfen sollen. Als Doktorandin komme niemand auf die Welt, sagt die Präsidentin der Biologie-Olympiade. Man wird es.

Robotics

Workshops für Lehrpersonen

Die Robotik-Olympiade bietet am 11. und 18. Januar 2020 Workshops für Lehrpersonen an. Im Kurs lernen Sie, wie man Roboter baut und programmiert. Und Sie erfahren, wie die Olympiade in den Unterricht eingebaut werden kann. Jetzt anmelden!

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