Since 2008, the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia has decided to include science as one of the subject of the national level final examination for students, from elementary to senior high school level. Many programs, such as Science Olympiad and Science Festival, have been executed to encourage students to learn science.

This year, a new program has been carried out. DoctoRabbit was assigned by the Ministry of National Education to design and execute an interesting science quiz for elementary school students to be aired on TVRI (the government owned national television). The series of thirteen episodes of the program have been taped and just broadcasted since October 18, 2010.

The duration of the program was 55 minutes, consisted of four main segments, i.e. Science Games, Logical Test, Science Experiment, and Science Challenge. In every episode, there were 100 students from five teams involved as the participants and another 100 students as the audiences. Juries were elected from academicians, celebrities, and practitioners.

Students and teachers were excited with the program. The quiz has broaden the chance for more students to get involve in a science competition, while the chance to join in a Science Olympiad was limited to the best and intelligent students only. The competition was also in a fun environment. The Ministry was satisfactory with the program and planning to continue it next year.

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Science quiz on TV
An interactive approach to promote science to elementary school students

Dyah Ratna Permatasari   DoctoRabbit Science Inc.

Since 2008, the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia has decided to include science as one of the subject of the national level final examination for students, from elementary to senior high school level. Many programs, such as Science Olympiad and Science Festival, have been executed to encourage students to learn science.

This year, a new program has been carried out. DoctoRabbit was assigned by the Ministry of National Education to design and execute an interesting science quiz for elementary school students to be aired on TVRI (the government owned national television). The series of thirteen episodes of the program have been taped and just broadcasted since October 18, 2010.

The duration of the program was 55 minutes, consisted of four main segments, i.e. Science Games, Logical Test, Science Experiment, and Science Challenge. In every episode, there were 100 students from five teams involved as the participants and another 100 students as the audiences. Juries were elected from academicians, celebrities, and practitioners.

Students and teachers were excited with the program. The quiz has broaden the chance for more students to get involve in a science competition, while the chance to join in a Science Olympiad was limited to the best and intelligent students only. The competition was also in a fun environment. The Ministry was satisfactory with the program and planning to continue it next year.

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