Aims of the syllabus
The syllabus of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) lists the skills and areas of knowledge the participants should be familiar with for this competition.
It thus serves as a guideline for developing tasks to the Scientific Committees of the hosting countries but should also help the leaders of the participating countries to effectively train their students for this competition.
In order to keep the syllabus up to date it should be revalidated every three years and if necessary shortened or expanded.
Structure and content of the syllabus
The International Junior Science Olympiad is a general science competition. The IJSO syllabus is therefore not strictly divided into the disciplines biology, chemistry and physics but rather intends to highlight basic general concepts in science.
This conceptual approach is also meant to encourage the development of problems of interdisciplinary content and relevance.
The content of the syllabus is based on
· the former syllabus of the IJSO,
· the syllabi for students up to 15 years of age in the participating countries,
· the problems given at the IJSO until the 5th IJSO in 2008.
Omissions and additions were made if considered suitable...ijso-official.org/download/1205599316.pdf