EUREKA KIDS

EUREKA KID’S is a recreational Olympiad, which is held for the fourth consecutive year and consists of the exhibition of Natural Science experiments; in which students from different public and private educational establishments from the South of Ecuador and the North of Peru participate.

Levels established for the development of the event:

LEVELS ECUADOR PERÚ
4th level 7th Grade of General Basic Education 5th Grade of Primary Education
3rd level 6th Grade of General Basic Education 4th Grade of Primary Education
2nd level 5th Grade of General Basic Education 3rd Grade of Primary Education
1st level 4th Grade of General Basic Education 2nd Grade of Primary Education

• The participants are only and exclusively those students belonging to the Educational Institutions of Southern Ecuador and Northern Peru.
• The schools belonging to the coastal system must register their students at the level before the approved basic year. That is, the 8th Year students of Basic General Education, will participate with the 7th Year students of Basic General Education belonging to the Sierra system and thus correspondingly.

• The Responsible Teachers must present themselves at the facilities of the Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo”, on the day of the exhibition of the event, Thursday, May 18, 2018; being essential the presence of the participating groups at least one hour before the start of the event (since the assembly of each experiment is required and the installation of the materials to be used for this assembly), to register each of the participants of your institution, carrying the documentation that accredits them as representative of the educational entity; as well as the corresponding identifications (identity card or student card) of the participants who will present the project; it will also include a letter signed by the secretary of the Educational Institution, which will certify the current year of study of enrolled students.

REGULATIONS TO BE APPLIED

It is required that the experiment to be presented comply with the following regulations:

  • Each participating institution will conduct an experiment in which a theme of the current curriculum for each level will apply.
  • The number of participants for each level will be from 1 to 3 students per Educational Institution.
  • In the presentation of the final report for EUREKA KID’S must include the enabling documents such as: folder where the cover is written (name of the Educational Unit, theme of the experiment, name of the student exhibitor, level or year of basic, advisor or responsible teacher) , then the report of the practice must be stated, which must be stated on A4 size sheets of paper, line spacing 2, Times New Roman 12, the pages must be numbered.
  • The report of EUREKA KID’S practices must contain: the title, introduction, objectives, materials, substances, assembly outline, procedure, conclusions (in accordance with the objectives) recommendations and finally must include the bibliography. It is important to finally record the annexes (they include photographs where the participant is observed performing the experiments in each of its stages).
  • The works must be exhibited by the student (s) that make up the registered exhibiting team, always supported by the responsible teacher when the occasion merits. However, the participation of the students during the observation of the qualifying jury will be exclusive of the students. The contribution by the teacher will not be allowed.
  • In case of a tie, the Qualifying Jury must make a decision based on the development of the process required by each participating experiment.
  • The first three places will be awarded with diplomas of honor and corresponding medals for each place.

PARAMETERS FOR  THE EVENT EUREKA KID’S

EVALUATION PARAMETERS SCORE
Originality of the experimental practice theme 10
Quality of the written report presented (objectives, materials, procedure, assembly plan, conclusions, recommendations) 10
Introduces viewers and evaluators to the theme of experimentation developed. 10
Demonstrates a reflective understanding of the subject investigated, which is evidenced in its exposed arguments and responses offered to viewers and evaluators. 20
In their conclusions and recommendations, they managed to systematize the learning obtained as a result of the research carried out and the experiment executed. 10
It is expressed with clarity and attitude of leadership in the sustenance of it (gestures, language, posture, tone of voice) 15
Effect and social impact of the experiment carried out. 15
PrepareS the space for the development of the exhibition (table, poster, photos, examples, etc.) 10
TOTAL 100 puntos

The jury will be composed of invited professionals, teachers and professionals from universities and local foundations, who have no connection with the Individual Educational Unit “San Gerardo”
NOTE. The folders of the reports of the experiments will be received from March 26 to April 30, 2018, for review, for which two printed copies must be submitted.
It should be noted that the Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo” in the development of the event will only participate as the host, but will not compete in any category.

Contents by Level

  • First level
    • Physical forces and Matter.
    • Natural resources.
    • Renewable and non-renewable resources.
    • Strategic resources: Soil and water.
    • Ecuador Biodiverso.
    • My body: food and care.
  • Second level
    • Biotic and abiotic beings.
    • Human body and health.
    • Natural diversity.
    • The universe and the planet Earth.
    • Environment and relief.
    • The matter.
  • Third level
    • Natural life.
    • Human being and health.
    • Biological Diversity.
    • Hydrosphere and biosphere.
    • Transformation of matter and energy.
    • Strength, electricity, and magnetism.
  • Fourth level
    • Living beings.
    • Human physiology.
    • Ecosystem.
    • Planet Earth.
    • Matter and energy.
    • Forces and machines.

Academic Excellence Award:

  • The students of our institution who obtain the three highest scores will be recognized with gold, silver and bronze medals.
  • To achieve the award the gerardine academic excellence will be taken into account only the scores greater than 75% of the total score of the individual events per event, these results will be used to be accumulated to the general sum, it should be emphasized the award for Academic Excellence Gerardina , it will be granted to the institution that reaches 90% of the total sum of all events, otherwise it will be declared void.
  • Medals for each level (gold, silver, and bronze respectively) will be awarded to the winners with their respective diplomas and honorable mentions.
  • The award ceremony will be held at the Closing Program on Friday, May 18 at the National Theater Benjamín Carrión at 12:30.

Registration:

  • Participation in the Olympics is not particular, but institutional. For this reason, it is the institutions that must register according to the procedure indicated below:
  • Registration form: Participating institutions must send the registration form to the event email: eureka@sangerardo.edu.ec, which will be filled out in full with legible handwriting.
  • Another way to register is online (online) at: www.sangerardo.edu.ec / option BIOLEAGE / REGISTRATION and choose the EUREKA event.

Schedule:

  • Date of the Eureka event: Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Registration openings: from March 26 to April 30, 2018.

Contacts

La Pompeya Campus: Exodo de Yangana Ave., 3.5 km to Vilcabamba
 Telephone 07 2545744 / Fax 07 2545743
 Email: eureka@sangerardo.edu.ec
 Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 14:00.
 www.sangerardo.edu.ec

EUREKA

EUREKA is consolidated as an event of a scientific nature, far from constituting a strictly curricular competence, it seeks to promote the development of skills, ensuring that students have fun and gain experience to participate later in national and international events.

Levels established for the development of the event:

LEVELS ECUADOR PERÚ
6th Level 1st, 2nd Year Bachelor 1st, 2nd Grade Secondary Education
 

5th Level

 

8th, 9th, 10th Grade of Basic  Education

 6th Grade of Primary Education.

• The participants are only and exclusively those students belonging to the Educational Institutions of Southern Ecuador and Northern Peru.
• The schools belonging to the coastal system must register their students at the level before the approved basic year. That is, the Ninth Year students of Basic General Education, will participate with the Eighth Year students of Basic General Education belonging to the Sierra system and thus correspondingly.

• The Responsible Teachers must present themselves at the facilities of the Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo”, on the day of the exhibition of the event, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm; being essential the presence of the participating groups at least one hour before the start of the event (since the assembly of each experiment is required and the installation of the materials to be used for this assembly), to register each of the participants of your institution, carrying the documentation that accredits them as representative of the educational entity; as well as the corresponding identifications (identity card or student card) of the participants who will present the project; it will also include a letter signed by the secretary of the Educational Institution, which will certify the current year of study of enrolled students.

REGULATIONS TO BE APPLIED

It is required that the experiment to be presented comply with the following regulations:

  • Each participating institution will conduct an experiment in which a theme of the current curriculum for each level will apply.
  • The number of participants for each level will be from 1 to 3 students per Educational Institution.
  • In the presentation of the final report for Eureka, it is required: field notebook, photographs, drawings, videos and master book to corroborate, the beginning and end of the investigative and experimental work. They must also include the enabling documents such as folder where the title is entered (name of the Educational Unit, the theme of the experiment, name of the student exhibitor, level or year of basic, advisor or responsible teacher). then, the report of the practice should be recorded in a ringed file that should consist of the report with cover, contents index, research topic, general objective, specific objectives, justification, theoretical framework, methodology used in the experimental practice, assembly of the experimental practice, procedure, conclusions, recommendations, annexes (where you should include: photos of the investigative process from the beginning of the experimental practice until the end of it), at the end you must submit the scanned forms with the data of the experimental practice attached to the annexes, which will corroborate the investigative process of each participating institution.
  • The ringed document will have to be presented on A4 paper sheets, line spacing 2, font Times New Roman 12, the pages must be numbered. In addition to the original ringing will have to attach two ringed copies and another document presented on CD, it is necessary to present the notebook where the data collected throughout the investigative process is included.
  • The work of the EUREKA event must be exhibited by the students that make up the exhibiting team, always supported by the responsible teacher when the occasion merits. However, the participation of the students during the observation of the qualifying jury will be exclusive of the students. The contribution by the teacher will not be allowed.
  • It will be declared the winner of the Olympics of each level to the participants who have obtained the highest score, which is located on the 75 points.
  • If no participant exceeds the minimum score established (75 points), the contest will be declared void.
  • In case of a tie, the Qualifying Jury must make a decision based on the development of the process required by each participating experiment.
  • The first three places will be awarded diplomas of honor and corresponding medals for each place.

PARAMETERS FOR THE EVENT EUREKA

EVALUATION PARAMETERS SCORE
Originality of the Experimental Project Theme 10
Quality of the written report presented (Introduction: problematization, objectives, justification, scientific basis) 20
Experimental methodology 20
Analysis and interpretation of data 20
Presentation, oral expression, scientific communication 10
Effect and social impact of the experiment carried out. 10
Evidence of fieldwork (annexes: photographs, field notebook …) 5
Bibliographical sources quoted correctly using the APA rules 5
TOTAL 100

The Jury

It will be composed of invited professionals, teachers and professionals from the universities and local foundations, who have no connection with the Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo”

NOTE. The projects will be received from March 26 to April 30, 2018, for review, for which two printed and ringed copies and two recorded CDs must be delivered. The information is required to comply with the APA Sixth Edition regulation.
It should be noted that the Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo” in the development of the event will only participate as the host, but will not compete in any category.

Contents by Level

  • Fifth level
    – The living beings and their environment.
    – Human body and health.
    – Matter and energy.
    – The Earth and the universe.
    – Science in action.
  • Sixth level
    – The evolution of living beings.
    – Cellular and molecular biology.
    – Animal and vegetable biology.
    – Human body and health.
    – Biology in action

Academic Excellence Award:

  • The students of our institution who obtain the three highest scores will be recognized with gold, silver and bronze medals.
  • To achieve the award the gerardine academic excellence will be taken into account only the scores greater than 75% of the total score of the individual events per event, these results will be used to be accumulated to the general sum, it should be emphasized the award for Academic Excellence Gerardina , it will be granted to the institution that reaches 90% of the total sum of all events, otherwise it will be declared void.
  • Medals for each level (gold, silver, and bronze respectively) will be awarded to the winners with their respective diplomas and honorable mentions.
  • The award ceremony will be held at the Closing Program on Friday, May 18 at the National Theater Benjamín Carrión at 12:30.

Registration:

  • Participation in the Olympics is not particular, but institutional. For this reason, it is the institutions that must register according to the procedure indicated below:
  • Registration form: Participating institutions must send the registration form to the event email: eureka@sangerardo.edu.ec, which will be filled out in full with legible handwriting.
  • Another way to register is online (online) at: www.sangerardo.edu.ec / option BIOLEAGE / REGISTRATION and choose the EUREKA event.

Schedule:

  • Date of the Eureka event: Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
  • Registration openings: from March 26 to April 30, 2018.

Contacts

La Pompeya Campus: Exodo de Yangana Ave., 3.5 km to Vilcabamba
 Telephone 07 2545744 / Fax 07 2545743
 Email: eureka@sangerardo.edu.ec
 Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 14:00.
 www.sangerardo.edu.ec

OLIQUIM

Gerardine Chemistry Olympiad (OLIQUIM SG) arises as a proposal of the Bioleage 2015 event, and since then it is organized annually by the Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo”, in this event students from various levels of the different public educational establishments participate. South of Ecuador and North of Peru.
OLIQUIM aims to stimulate the intellect and promote the interest in Chemistry as an experimental science in high school students.

TERMS OF THE OLIQUIM 2018 COMPETITION

1. THEME AND TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

1.1. CONTENTS:

The contents to be evaluated are according to the level at which the student has enrolled.

The tests consist of 20 questions related to the following themes:

• First Level: The atom, Atomic-molecular theory, Periodic table, The chemical bond, Formation of chemical compounds, Chemical reactions and their equations, Chemistry of dissolutions and dispersed systems.

• Second Level: Chemical reactions and their equations, aqueous solutions and their reactions, solutions, gases, properties, laws, kinetics and chemical equilibrium, acids and bases.

• Third Level: Carbon, Open Chain Hydrocarbons, Closed Chain Hydrocarbons, Oxygenated Compounds, Nitrogen Compounds, and of Biological Interest, Petroleum Chemistry.

1.2. REGISTRATION IN THE OLYMPICS:

Participation in the Olympics is not particular, but institutional. For this reason, it is the institutions that must register according to the procedure indicated below:

• Registration form: The participating institutions must send the registration form to the event’s mail: oliquim@sangerardo.edu.ec, which will be filled in completely from and with legible handwriting.
• Another way to register is online (online) at www.sangerardo.edu.ec / option BIOLEAGE / REGISTRATION and choose the OLIQUIM event

• The number of participants: A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 participants will be considered for each level.
• Registration opening: March 26, 2018
• Registration (deadline): April 30, 2018

1.3. RULES OF OLYMPICS

  • Of the Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo”

o Foster, an adequate environment to take the tests.
o Guarantee the transparency of the contest.
o Provide timely information.
o Providing the necessary tools for the development of the tests.
o Deliver medals and diplomas to the participants.
o To solve the inconveniences in case of presenting.

  • Of the participantsThe participants are only and exclusively those students belonging to the Educational Institutions of the South of Ecuador and the North of Peru who have made the corresponding registration, through the indicated procedure.
    • From the representative of the educational institution

Each educational institution must appoint a delegate teacher, which will have the following functions:

 Act as the link between the participating institution and OLIQUIM SG.
 Provide adequate and timely information to the authorities, students, and parents on the provisions for participation in the Olympics.
 Enroll the students of your institution to participate in the Olympics, on the website www.sangerardo.edu.ec, filling each of the forms correctly.
 It must be presented to the facilities of the “San Gerardo” Individual Educational Unit, the day the test is given, one hour before its start, to register the participants carrying the documentation that accredits them as representative of the institution, as well as the identifications of the participants who will take the test and a letter from the institution’s secretariat that certifies the years in which the enrolled students are enrolled.

  • Of the levels and categories

o OLIQUIM SG presents the modality of individual participation, this means that the competition is not carried out by teams, but each registered student will take the test.
o The established levels are as indicated in the following table:

LEVELS ECUADOR PERÚ
1st level 1st Year of Bachelor 3er Grade of Secondary Education
2nd level 2nd Year of Bachelor 4th Grade of Secondary Education
3rd level 3rd Year of Bachelor 5th Grade of Secondary Education

o The schools belonging to the Costa Regime must register their students at the level prior to the year of high school in Ecuador or the high school degree approved in Peru. In other words, the second year students will participate in the first year students belonging to the Sierra regime and thus correspondingly.

  • From the competition

o The SG Chemical Olympics will consist of a single test, which will be given on the day established by the Directors.
o The representative of each Educational Institution will register the students to participate in the event, according to the indicated procedure.
o Only students from educational institutions who have made the correct registration will be able to participate.

  • From the qualifying committee

o The Qualifying Committee will be made up of members from outside the Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo”, preferably teachers from Universities and / or non-participating Educational Institutions and will be in charge of the qualification of the tests.
o In addition, the Qualifying Committee will be responsible for issuing the results according to the corresponding participation parameters.
o If deemed necessary, the Qualifying Committee may request the collaboration of qualified persons belonging to the Organizing Institution to expedite the qualification process.

  • Of the exams and their qualification

o The test will consist of 20 multiple-choice questions for each of the three levels and with different degrees of complexity.
o Each question will have a value of 4 points.
o The duration of the tests is 90 minutes.
o The criteria for qualifying the tests are the following:

– If the answer to a multiple-choice question is correct, 4 points will be awarded to the test score.
– If the answer to a multiple choice question is incorrect, 2 points will be deducted from the test score.
– If a multiple-choice question is not answered, no score will be awarded or removed from the test score.
– The participants who have obtained the highest score on the 7.5 points will be declared the winner of the Olympics of each level. If no participant exceeds the minimum score established (7.5 points), the contest will be declared void.
– In the event of a tie, the Qualifying Committee will apply the tie-breaking test to the students involved.

  • Award for Academic Excellence

o The Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo” will participate in all BIOLEAGE events, but will not enter the contest.
o The students of our institution who obtain the three highest scores will be recognized with gold, silver and bronze medals.
o In order to achieve the Gerardine academic excellence award, only scores greater than 75% of the total score of the individual events will be taken into account, these results will be used to be accumulated to the general sum. The Excellence Award will be awarded to the institution that reaches 90% of the total sum of all events, otherwise, it will be declared void.
o Medals will be awarded for each level (gold, silver, and bronze respectively) to the winners with their respective diplomas and prizes.
o The award will be made in the Closing Program.

Schedule:

o Activity Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
o Registration opening: March 26, 2018
o Registration (deadline): April 30, 2018
o Tests: 10:00 a 11:30
o Publication of results and Award Ceremony: The same day of the tests.

Contacts

o Oliquim SG: Unidad Educativa Particular “San Gerardo”.
 La Pompeya Campus:
or Km. 3.5 via Vilcabamba.
or Telephone 07 2545744 / Fax 07 2545743
 Email: oliquim@sangerardo.edu.ec
 Office hours: Monday to Friday from 07:15 to 15:15.
 www.sangerardo.edu.ec
 Loja-Ecuador