Intel Ireland has launched its 2017 Mini Scientist competition for primary schools.
The competition is open to 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils from across Ireland. Taking part in the Intel Mini Scientist involves creating a science and technology project which can be based on the Primary Science Curriculum or any area, which is of interest to the participating pupils.
Once the projects have been developed, schools host an exhibition where all of the projects can be showcased and for which Intel will provide judges and prizes for everyone taking part. A winning project from every school taking part then progresses to a regional final where pupils will have the chance to compete for a place at the National Grand Final.
In 2016, almost 6,500 pupils from 15 different counties took part in Mini Scientist with 105 different schools involved.