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    What is Science Olympiad?

    Science Olympiad comes in many shapes and sizes to fit your needs. At the K-6 level, try an Elementary Science Olympiad (ESO) program, which can come in the form of a competitive tournament, a hands-on science Fun Day or an expert-filled Science Olympiad Fun Night. In grades 6-12, Science Olympiad functions much like a football or soccer team, requiring preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. Each school-based team is allowed to bring 15 students who cross-train for a variety of events in their skill set, but some school clubs have more than 75 members, allowing for an apprentice and mentoring system.

    Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.

    Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. In Elevated Bridge, an engineering whiz and a kid from wood shop can become gold medalists. Similarly, a talented builder and a student with a good science vocabulary can excel in Write It Do It, one of Science Olympiad's most popular events.

    The culmination of nearly 300 Regional and State tournaments (and about 165 practice Invitationals!) is the Science Olympiad National Tournament, held at a different university each year. This rotating system gives students the opportunity to visit new parts of the country and tour colleges they might consider for their undergraduate studies, and provides a memorable experience that lasts a lifetime.  

    from https://www.soinc.org/info/about-science-olympiad 09 September 2019

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  • Choosing events

    Posted by Betsy Sullivan on 9/10/2019

    The team meets after school on Wednesday to choose events in which they would like to participate. Each member must select 7 events to work upon. Only one event may be a building event. 

    The events are described on our Science Olympiad Canvas page. Be ready to declare your area of interest!

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    For more details on each event, click here Science Olympiad Website and then click on an event for more information.

    Nature of Science

    Codebusters

    Experimental Design

    Write It / Do It

    Life Science

    Anatomy & Physiology

    Designer Genes

    Disease Detectives

    Ornithology

    Protein Modeling

    Earth & Space Science

    Astronomy

    Dynamic Planet

    Fossils

    Geologic Mapping

    Water Quality

    Physical Science

    Chemistry Lab

    Circuit Lab

    Forensics

    Machines

    Sounds of Music

    Building Events

    Boomilever

    Circuit Lab

    Detector Building

    Gravity Vehicle

    Machines

    Wright Stuff

    Sounds of Music