What is it?
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events. 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.
Science Olympiad is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who has a passion for science and is a highly motivated learner. Since we are bound by the Science Olympiad rules for the number of students to compete in meets, we will not limit the number of participants who attend the practice or research sessions. The Science Olympiad team will consist of about 20-30 students, of whom 15 will compete in the Regional competition in March 2019 at Neumann University. We will also be competing in 3 invitational tournaments this year.
What are the events?
Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. Students compete with a partner in several events which may involve studying in a particular field (e.g. insects, rocks, astronomy, human systems, etc...) or a building event, (e.g. Bridge building, glider, wheeled vehicle), etc. . .
This year, students will be challenged to compete in the following:
When do we meet?
The Science Olympiad Club will be meeting two or three days a week. Meetings are immediately after school in room --- Team members should plan to attend as many meetings as possible or contact ----- if they cannot make a meeting.
Team members should check in at least two meetings each week to give updates on their progress relating to the events in which they will compete. Some work will be done in room ----, some should be done at home.
Contact ----- with questions.