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Rio Tinto Big Science Competition 2012

The Rio Tinto Big Science Competition is an initiative under the partnership of Rio Tinto (one of the world's leading mining and exploration companies) and the Australian Science Innovations (ASI) to develop and promote science education in Australia and around the world.
The Rio Tinto Big Science Competition began in 2005. Student registrations from all states of Australia and neighbouring countries in Asia have increased steadily, with schools in Singapore, New Zealand and the Philippines being regular participants in the Competition.
This year over 37,000 students registered for the competition, representing all Australian States and Territories in addition to significant numbers of entries from Singapore, the Philippines and New Zealand.
The questions are developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), who is the Australian experts in designing and developing tests for use in schools.
The competition tests on problem solving and processes of scientific enquiry, topicality and contemporary issues. The questions have been aligned to the Australian Curriculum---Science. This competition took place on 23 May 2012.
Here are our results:
67 High Distinctions
65 Distinctions
34 Credits
5 Participation