What is Kancil Science Competition?

What is Kancil Science Competition?

Kancil Science Competition (KSC) is an annual national competition for primary, secondary and pre-university students which aims to challenge students’ science knowledge through critical thinking, problem solving, and general scientific knowledge. The first competition will take place in May 2018.

KSC aims to encourage students’ interest to embark in scientific studies in secondary and tertiary education, which will hopefully lead to a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). As part of STEM empowerment effort, KSC aims to inspire young learners to excel in science in the aspect of knowledge and practice. KSC questions test students’ understanding of science concepts with a unique way of relating to the Malaysian culture and the development of science knowledge over time. By relating science to culture, KSC wants to encourage students to apply science in areas of human endeavour as a way to solve national problems and develop 21st century skills.

For primary and lower secondary levels, the problems consist of general science curriculum, while for upper secondary and pre-university levels, the questions involve subjects of Biology, Physics and Chemistry. KSC’s questions help students to utilize the scientific method which includes observing, predicting, analyzing and evaluating data, testing hypothesis and drawing valid conclusions in their daily activities. The questions in KSC are aligned with the Malaysian curriculum standards, in addition to general scientific knowledge and current scientific events. KSC is endorsed by Ministry of Education Malaysia, which enables all participants to obtain co-curriculum marks.

Why do we use Kancil as the mascot?

Why do we use Kancil as the mascot?

Kancil is a small mouse deer, usually known as “Sang Kancil” with a reputation as a clever animal in many folk and children stories in Malaysia. “Sang Kancil” stories are published in many books written by Malaysian and international authors such as Georges Voisset, a French author in his book with title ‘Tales From the Deep Forest: The Very Curious Adventure of Kancil The Mouse Deer’ (2015). Malaysian children in the past grew up with “Sang Kancil” short animated series, which was created in 1970 by Hassan Mutalib, one of the pioneers in the Malaysian animation industry. Until today, “Sang Kancil” remains close to Malaysian as a timeless symbol of cleverness in the Malaysian folk tradition.

KANCIL SCIENCE INTRODUCTION VIDEO 2018

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Objectives

  1. To increase science enrichment activities among students and teachers which is in line with the STEM initiative in Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.
  2. To allow students to apply their inquiry-based science skills that they have learned in school as an extra-curriculum activity.
  3. To prepare the students with higher order thinking skills (HOTS) to meet the future challenges in science and technology.
  4. To stimulate the significant use of science in the area of human endeavour especially as a way to solve national problems.
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Advantages

  1. KSC is a unique competition that offers questions in relation with Malaysian culture.
  2. Question in KSC are drawn from real-life situation and contemporary issues in order to stimulate students’ problem solving and critical thinking.
  3. KSC’s syllabus incorporates the Malaysian school syllabus, which makes KSC a significant science competition that is suitable to almost all students in Malaysia.
  4. KSC is catered to all school students from Year 1 to Form 6 as it has six different categories with differing levels of difficulty.
  5. KSC’s questions are designed and reviewed by education professionals.
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Students' Benefits

  1. Encourage students to be creative and innovative by science practise.
  2. Develop students’ logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  3. Boost students’ creative inquiry in discovering new ideas and solutions.
  4. Drive students’ innovation skills as they gain access to the thinking of technology.
  5. Build students’ perceptive to preserve the ecosystem and conserve natural resources for the future.
  6. Instill students’ survival skills and increase the ability to distinguish the effect of using different materials in our daily life.
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Competition Format

  1. The competition will be administered at each participating school under invigilation from the respective school teacher(s).
  2. There are 30 questions for each category, consist of objective, subjective and visual questions to be answered in 1 hour.
  3. MINIMUM participants for each registered school is 5 students.

LIST OF CATEGORY

ALPHA

ALPHA

For student age 7, 8 and 9 year old.

BETA

BETA

For student age 10, 11 and 12 year old.

GAMMA

GAMMA

For student age 13, 14 and 15 year old.

DELTA

DELTA

For student age 16, 17 and 18 year old.

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