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PDF: Author(s): Astanin S. S., Koretskaya I. I., Zvonareva E. A.,
Number of journal: 3(60) Date: August 2022

The article reveals the topic of compiling tasks for Olympiads in biology and chemistry for schoolchildren. Many Olympiads of various levels are held in Russia every year. Successful participation in subject Olympiads provides a lot of benefits for secondary school students, for example, additional points upon admission. Therefore, many universities develop and conduct their own subject Olympiads for students in grades 7—11. The role of the university in this case is to maintain interest and motivation in the knowledge of these disciplines and reveal the research potential of schoolchildren, encourage them to further self-improvement and, through this prism, carry out the necessary career guidance work. The article analyzes the tasks and their performance by the participants of the biological and chemical Olympiads, held at the VSPU for 13 years in the departments of chemistry and biology of plants and animals. The article reflects the specifics and methodology for compiling tasks for the full-time stage of the Olympiads, for which the speed of verification, the logic and simplicity of the wording of tasks and answers, and their fascination for participants are important. The purpose of the study is to take into account the previous experience of the two departments in order to identify a successful typology of tasks for the Olympiads of the next years. During the 13 Olympiads that we conducted from 2010 to 2022 tasks were transformed and tested, considering the latest achievements of science in the field of biology and chemistry. The types of tasks that, at the end of the year, did not find a motivational and cognitive response among students were excluded from the following Olympiads. The result is the choice of types of tasks that are successfully used in several Olympiads in chemistry and biology. This article is aimed at university professors and teachers involved in the development and conduct of Olympiads in biology and chemistry.


school Olympiad, Olympiad in Biology, Olympiad in Chemistry, correspondence stage of the Olympiad, fulltime stage of the Olympiad, Olympiad tasks, typology of Olympiad tasks, methodology for compiling tasks, Biology Olympiad, Chemistry Olympiad, teaching Biology and Chemistry

For citation:

Astanin S. S., Zvonareva E. A., Koretskaya I. I. Methodology and specificity of compiling tasks for the fulltime stage of Olympiads in biology and chemistry for schoolchildren. Business. Education. Law, 2022, no. 3, pp. 428—433 DOI: 10.25683/VOLBI.2022.60.366.