STUDENT CATEGORY

There are 4 level that comprises of paper and pencil test and hands-on STEM Challenge. Each of the level will test the students understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The content will covers most of science subjects; namely physical science, life science, social science, formal science and applied science.

Level 1

In this level, each students will be given an answer sheet. There will be up to 100 questions and students must answer all questions using the answer sheet. Each questions will be electronically displayed at the front of the hall. Each question will appear between 60 to 120 second before moving to the next question. Students should write the answer immediately on the answer sheet before the next question appears. The questions will be a mix of multiple choice questions and subjective questions.

A 2 second glimpse of each question will be displayed before the session ends. All answer sheet will be collected by the Secretariat for markings. After collection of answer sheet, the answer will be displayed by the coordinator.

The winner of this category will be the one who gets the right answer the most. The highest accumulated point in this level may be crowned as the SEAMEO Science Ambassador.

**Level 2 (STEM Challenge difficulty level - Easy/Medium)**

In this level, students will conduct the challenge in groups (maximum of 4 per group). Each group will be given a problem, a set of FREE tools, a Purchase Requisition Form (PR Form), a paper and a pencil. Students will be required to discuss the problem given and develop a device to solve the problem using the set of tools given.

If the group find that the FREE tools are insufficient, students may opt to make a "purchase" by bringing the PR Form to the SEASO Mart. All purchases will only use the PR Form issued by the Secretariat. Upon collection of additional materials from the SEASO Mart, the cashier will write the total purchase in the PR Form and return it back to the group. Please take note that NO REAL MONEY will be involved in this activity.

Once the group has completed the device, the group representative must surrender the device to the Checkpoint Area together with the PR Form. The officer at the Checkpoint Area will write down the exact time the device is delivered.

The winner of this level will be determined by the **efficiency of the device**, the **fastest time** of completion and the **cost of the device**.

Level 3

__In this level, students will conduct the challenge in groups. Each group will be called on the stage to present a science topic impromptu in front of the judges. The topics will be picked by the group randomly from a box. There will be five (5) boxes labelled with 5 science branches and group may choose any. __

The group with the most accurate explanation of the science topic wins.

Level 4 (STEM Challenge difficulty level - Medium/Hard)

In this level, students will conduct the challenge in groups (maximum of 4 per group). Each group will be given a problem, a set of FREE tools, a Purchase Requisition Form (PR Form), a paper and a pencil. Students will be required to discuss the problem given and develop a device to solve the problem using the set of tools given.

If the group find that the FREE tools are insufficient, students may opt to make a "purchase" by bringing the PR Form to the SEASO Mart. All purchases will only use the PR Form issued by the Secretariat. Upon collection of additional materials from the SEASO Mart, the cashier will write the total purchase in the PR Form and return it back to the group. Please take note that NO REAL MONEY will be involved in this activity.

Once the group has completed the device, the group representative must surrender the device to the Checkpoint Area together with the PR Form. The officer at the Checkpoint Area will write down the exact time the device is delivered.

The winner of this level will be determined by the **efficiency of the device**, the **fastest time** of completion and the **cost of the device**.