International Basic Sciences Knowledge Contest

XV International Basic Sciences Knowledge Contest

Disciplines

Biology

The Biology Olympiad objectives are:

  • to develop students’ cognitive interests, intellectual and creative abilities in biological sciences;
  • to promote positive axiological attitude to nature, one’s own and others’ health;
  • to train the ability to use the acquired knowledge and skills in everyday life for treatment of plants and domestic animals, one’s own health care, and first aid provision;
  • to facilitate introduction to healthy lifestyle standards;
  • to promote abilities of using biological knowledge for explanation of natural processes and phenomena.
Chemistry

The Chemistry Olympiad objectives:

  • to promote a conviction that Chemistry plays a positive role in modern society, and that a competent attitude for one’s health and the environment is necessary;
  •  to master an ability to apply the gained knowledge for explanation of various chemical phenomena and substance properties, for assessment of the role of Chemistry in the development of new techniques and obtainment of new materials;
  • to apply the gained knowledge and skills for the safe use of substances and materials for everyday life, agricultural and industrial needs, and for prevention of the phenomena harmful to human health and the environment;
  • to introduce the students to ecological culture, to teach them to analyse the impact of chemicals on the environment.
English

The English Language Olympiad objectives:

  • to develop students’ creativity, erudition, and the so-called ‘feel for language’;
  • to develop the ability of independent analysis of a linguistic material and of application of linguistic knowledge, skills and competencies in non-standard environment;
  • totrain students’practical perception of the language,to formbroad and up-to-date views on learning the foreign language.
French

The French Language Olympiad objectives:

  • to develop students’ creativity, erudition, and the so-called ‘feel for language’;
  • to develop the ability of independent analysis of a linguistic material and of application of linguistic knowledge, skills and competencies in non-standard environment;
  • totrain students’practical perception of the language,to formbroad and up-to-date views on learning the foreign language.
Geography

The Geography Olympiad objectives:

  • to developstudents’ cognitive interests, intellectual and creative abilities in geographical sciences;
  • to support independent learning about one’s native country in its variety and integrity; about the environment, methods of its preservation and rational management;
  • to promote love of one’s region and one’s country, to teach mutual understanding of other nations;
  • to introduce the students to ecological culture, to promote a positive attitude to the environment;
  • to develop an ability and readiness to use the knowledge and competencies of Geography in everyday life.
German

The German Language Olympiad objectives:

  • to develop students’ creativity, erudition, and the so-called ‘feel for language’;
  • to develop the ability of independent analysis of a linguistic material and of application of linguistic knowledge, skills and competencies in non-standard environment;
  • totrain students’practical perception of the language,to formbroad and up-to-date views on learning the foreign language.
History

The History Olympiad objectives:

  • to develop students’ cognitive interests, intellectual and creative abilities in historical sciences;
  • to promote patriotism and respect for our native history and traditions, human rights and liberties;
  • to develop the ability to apply the acquired knowledge and views on historically formed systems of social standards and values in everyday life in order to participate in cultural interaction;
  • to facilitate the acquisition of methods of historical research and the ability to handle different sources of historical knowledge;
  • to contribute to the formation of value orientations in learning historically formed cultural, religious, and ethnic and national traditions.
Computer science

The Informatics Olympiad objectives are:

  • to acquire skills of processing different types of data via the computer and other facilities of information and communication technologies, to organize one’s own information activity and predict its results;
  • to develop responsible attitude to information regarding legal and ethic sides of data distribution, and to promote selective attitude to the received data;
  • to develop the fundamental knowledge of information, informational processes, systems, techniques, and simulators;
  • to reveal the students’ level of creativity and initiative in the application of information and communication technologies;
  • to build an ability and readiness to apply information technologies in practical use in the modern world.
Mathematics

The Mathematics Olympiad objectives:

  • to promote abilities for creativity in Mathematics;
  • to develop students’ spatial perception and intuition, their mathematical culture ;
  • to support treatment of mathematics as a part of universal culture;
  • to contribute to students’ intellectual development;
  • to promote the traits of character vital for life in today’s society, such as: vividness and accuracy of mind, critical thinking, intuition, logical thinking, elements of algorithmic culture, spatial perception, and an ability to overcome difficulties.
Physics

The Physics Olympiad objectives:

  • to master the knowledge of fundamental laws and principles of Physics underlying the modern physical worldview, of major discoveries in Physics which influenced the development of techniques and technologies, and of methods of scientific research of Nature;
  • to promote a conviction that laws of Nature are cognizable, that developments of Physics can be beneficial for the human civilization, that cooperation in handling tasks is necessary; to support respectful attitude to the opponent’s view in discussing scientific problems; to promote readiness for moral evaluation of the use of scientific developments, and responsibility for environment protection;
  • to apply the acquired knowledge and skills for dealing with practical everyday issues of rational management and environment protection.
Russian

The Russian Language Olympiad objectives:

  • to develop students’ creativity, erudition, and the so-called ‘feel for language’;
  • to develop the ability of independent analysis of a linguistic material and of application of linguistic knowledge, skills and competencies in non-standard environment;
  • totrain students’practical perception of the language,to formbroad and up-to-date views on learning the Russian language.