To get a Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards entry assessed for NCEA Achievement Credits students will need to approach their teacher and discuss the possibility of their entry being assessed for credits. This should be done when the student decides to enter the competition. Teachers can also advise students that credits are available. One entry could be assessed for multiple standards: for example, an entry may meet the assessment criteria for both a science and an English standard. Credits can be awarded for both standards. Examples of standards that could be assessed are listed, but there could be other suitable standards. Students will need to discuss with their teacher what they will need to do to meet the achievement criteria of each standard, as they may need to adapt their Eureka! presentation somewhat.

Teachers can access the Eureka! judging criteria here for information purposes. However, teachers’ assessments will be independent of the Eureka judges’ assessments.

Possible achievement standards and related credits identified by the Eureka! Trust and the Ministry of Education. 

English

  • English 2.6 - Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text
  • English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains and structures ideas
  • English 3.6 - Create a fluent and coherent visual text which develops, sustains and structures ideas using visual and verbal language

Biology

  • Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public
  • Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue

Chemistry

  • Chemistry 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemistry used in the development of a current technology
  • Chemistry 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us

Earth and Space Science

  • Earth & Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
  • Earth & Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
  • Earth & Space Science 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the atmosphere system

Physics

  • Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
  • Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
  • Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue

Technology

  • Technology 2.8 - Demonstrate understanding of sociocultural factors, and how competing priorities are managed, in technology
  • Technology 3.8 - Demonstrate understanding of consequences, responsibilities and challenges involved in technology
  • Technology 3.14 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of a technical area to a specific field

Media Studies

  • Media Studies 2.8 - Write developed media text for a specific target audience
  • Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief