International Basic Sciences Knowledge Contest

X International Basic Sciences Knowledge Contest

Disciplines

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.

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.
Nature-study

The Natural Sciences 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
literature

The Literature Olympiad objectives:

  • to raise a morally developed personality, to build humanitarian mentality, to develop civic awareness and patriotic feelings, love of and respect for literature and values of native culture;
  • to develop creative and analytical thinking, reading culture and awareness of the author’s position, to form basic notions of the literature specific features among other arts;
  • to master abilities to read and analyse creative works employing basic literature notions and necessary information on history of literature, to identify specifically historical and universal features of literary works, to use the standard Russian language correctly in producing one’s own oral and written utterances;
  • to support treatment of literature as a part of universal culture.
Bases of safety of life activity

The Basic Life Safety Olympiad objectives:

  • to increase students’ interest in the subject;
  • to develop students’ creativity and erudition;
  • to develop cognitive activity in the protection from emergiencies;
  • to promote healthy lifestyle of young people and skills of first aid provision for oneself and others;
  • to reveal readiness to solve everyday problems using the gained experience.

The Social Studies Olympiad objectives:

  • to reveal students’ social competencies, their ability to solve academic tasks, to handle different sources of social knowledge, to assess social phenomena and to present one’s own view on topical social issues;
  • to promote the Russian identity, civic awareness, legal consciousness, tolerance, and commitment to human and democracy values guaranteed in the Constitution of the Russian Federation;
  • to master the abilities to obtain and critically assess social information, analyse and sum up the received data, to practise cognitive, communicative, practical activities vital for participation in the life of civil society and the state;
  • to gain experience of using the acquired knowledge and skills in solving typical problems in social interactions, civil activities, personal relations, interactions between individuals of different national and religious identity, in the domestic sphere, in order to correlate one’s own and others’ actions with standards of behaviour stated by law, to assist legal ways of law enforcement in society.