Welcome to our schools competitions and resources pages  


The RACI is committed to providing activities and educational opportunities for the next generation of chemists in Australia, and throughout the world. Every year we organise a number of state-based and national events, competitions and activities that both assist teachers in explaining concepts and stimulate interest in science in students. 

School Competitions and Initiatives

 

International Chemistry Quiz (formerly known as the ANCQ)

In 2022, the Quiz will be held on Thursday 28 July.

Don't miss this opportunity to join over 95,000 students from over 20 countries in this unique chemistry educational quiz. Secondary school students (Yrs 7 -12) can test their Chemistry knowledge and have fun at the same time, with the quiz providing teachers a helpful tool to gauge their student's understanding of the subject. The quiz will run on Thursday 28 July 2022, and consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be answered in 60 minutes, either in paper format or online.   

Find out more about the International Chemistry Quiz

 

Save 50% on Teacher's membership fees, 10% on all student participation fees, as well as many other benefits
 See our School Affiliate Membership

Registrations open 1 February 2022 for all competitions, except ICQ, opening on 1 March 2022.
Click the links on this page for more information. 
Titration Teacher Challenge

Can you titrate as well as your students? Registrations open Term 1 2022. 

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In addition to the ICQ, we hold three competitions for school students and an annual lecture series in each state every year. We also support teachers with the Titration Teacher Challenge, Chemistry Teacher Professional Development days, resources and training.

Titration Competition

Year 10 - 12 students can compete against students across the country in the Titration Competition. Registrations for 2022 are opening 1 Feb 2022!

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National Lecture Series

Each year we run lectures for secondary students, designed to inspire and educate, in most states.

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National Crystal Growing Competition

Looking for a fun and educational learning opportunity for primary and secondary school students interested in chemistry?  Registrations are opening soon. 

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Certificates of Excellence

This year we're recognising high achieving students with the 2022 RACI Certificate of Excellence in Chemistry.

Coming Soon

Chemistry and Art Competition

In Term 1 and 2 2022, primary and secondary students can enter the Chemistry and Art Competition by creating artworks relating to science. Register now! 

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Teacher Resources


The RACI is developing a free resource database for teachers to use as a teaching aid.
It has been divided into 4 topics, and includes latest news, research articles and demonstrations that both students and teachers alike will find beneficial for their chemistry knowledge and understanding.

We will be creating these resources in 2022, with the help of our Chemical Education Groups and partner organisations. So stay tuned!

 

RACI's Youtube Channel

Chemistry is Magic

Dr Nathan Kilah (University of Tasmania) demonstrates the "Traffic light" reaction of indigo carmine.

Tasmanian Native Pepper Extraction

Jeremy Just (University of Tasmania) demonstrates the extraction of Tasmanian Native Pepper (Tasmannia lanceolata) using a home esp…

The Mystery of the Salt and Vinegar Chip!

Dr Nathan Kilah (University of Tasmania) explains the chemistry behind the vinegar flavour of salt and vinegar chips.