The HOD Science,
Re: CSSP NATIONAL CHEM KNOWLEDGE BATTLE 2015
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 write to you and invite your school to participate in the National Chem Knowledge Battle. The competition is aimed to enable students to test their knowledge, meet students of other schools and understand the role of chemistry in our daily living.
The competition for the different zones will be held on Saturday, 20th June, 2015 at 10.00 am and the venues are as follows:
Central/Southern Zone: 104A and H104B - USP
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 to the Ministry of education syllables (forms 5-7) and the team members can be from any level as it is an open category. Since this is a competition, we expect students to know a bit more than what is required in their syllables. This competition is for 1 and 1/2 hours.
Entry will be given to 1 team/school. The competition has an entry fee of $2.00/participant and will be collected on the day of the competition.
The registration form and other details is enclosed. Significant Figure Rule
Completed Registration Forms must reach the following address on or before Friday, June 5th 2015 by post, fax or email. For schools in the West, please indicate your preference venue. Since CSSP is encouraging more student participation, students participating in the Chem Knowledge Battle should not be participants in the Titration Competition and the Bio battle.
In order to solve the ongoing issue with significant figures, we will place the rules for chemistry at the website. Secondly, to remove ambiguity, significant figure rules will be given out to all the schools this year and the final answers have been moderated and cross checked. We will also be using the whole values and only be rounding off at the final answer.
Kushaal Raj - National Chem Knowledge Battle Coordinator 2015
School of Chemical and Biological
Faculty of Science Technology & Environment
The University of the South Pacific.
Phone: (+679) 926 6041/ 323 2414
Fax: (+679) 323 1512