Mexus Education Pvt Ltd, an education innovations company has announced ‘iKen Scientifica-2013, India’s largest hand-on global science competition for students from class four to class nine. The competition is open to all Students and Schools across the country. iKen Scientifica has witnessed increasing participation every year since its inception. Approximately 5,00,000 students participate every year. This is 7th Year of Scientifica Competition.
Participation categories are divided as Level 1 (standard 4th & 5th), Level 2 (Standard 6th & 7th) and Level 3 (Standard 8th & 9th). The Competition will be conducted in three rounds. Theme for Round-1 is ‘Industrial Science Problems’, based on which participants are required to select a Problem Statement from the given list of real life problem statements. Participants have to find an innovative solution by exploring into the existing solutions, looking into their surroundings and propose the business aspect of their solution. After clearing Round-1, participants will be shortlisted for Round-2, which is the Contraption Challenge (Team Round). In this Round-2 students are expected to make a contraption (a series of mechanisms that can be triggered one after another) based on an interesting theme. Round-3 is a Hands-on Round, where students will be tested on their hands-on and interpersonal skills.
Winners of Round-3 will win a trip to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); all expenses covered by Mexus and four runners up from each level will be rewarded with exciting gadgets.
Announcing the competition, Anil Goyal, Director and CEO of Mexus Education Pvt Ltd said, “iKen Scientifica competition helps students get acquainted with different concepts and hypothesis, which is beneficial for scientific learning and develops their under covered logical and critical thinking aptitude. Also, this competition provides a global platform for students to prove their mettle and learn important life skills like teamwork, leadership and resource management”