Students designed an A3 poster that answered the questions with a scientific focus, exploring the red metal’s applications and the chemical, physical and mechanical properties behind its use.

What the judges will be looking for

·   A good scientific understanding of copper and the properties behind its use in the chosen field.

·   Originality in the applications found in the chosen field—can the student find other places where copper is used?

·   A clear and creative layout that makes this poster easy and fun to read.


First place in each category for each age group will win £100 plus £500 for their school. Second place in each category and age group will win £50 plus £250 for their school. Special awards may be given to posters that stand out from the rest, for their content or presentation.

A fantastic response from our Year 8 Scientists.

Good luck!