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Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad allows students to compete in 23 different science events. This activity is open to all students; however, students must be strong in three of the knowledge events to participate in the competitive team.

Practices are held regularly from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., but the day and location of practice varies by event.

The Science Olympiad mission is to promote and improve student interest in Science and to improve the quality of K-12 Science education throughout the nation.

The Science Olympiad vision to accomplish this mission is:

  • To create a passion for learning Science by supporting elementary and secondary Science Olympiad tournaments at building, district, county, state, and national levels, with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence.
  • To improve the quality of K-12 Science education throughout the nation by changing the way Science is perceived and the way it is taught, with an emphasis on problem-solving and hands-on, minds-on Constructivist learning practices. This goal is accomplished through in-depth core curriculum training workshops and the distribution of curriculum materials to thousands of teachers.
  • To celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievement of both students and teachers in the areas of Science and Technology by awarding thousand of certificates, medals, trophies, and scholarships.
  • To promote partnerships among community, businesses, industry, government, and education.

The specific purposes of Science Olympiad tournaments are:

  • To bring Science to life, to show how Science works, to emphasize problem-solving aspects of Science and the understanding of Science concepts.
  • To develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students.
  • To make Science education more exciting so more students will enroll in Science courses and engage in other Science activities like Science reading, fairs, meetings, and field trips.
  • To promote high levels of achievement and a commitment to excellence and to demonstrate that American students can perform at levels that surpass expectations of even practicing scientists and engineers.
  • To attract more students, particularly females and minorities, to professional and technical careers in Science, Technology, and Science teaching.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD EVENTS BY PRACTICE DAY:

MONDAY EVENTS:
Bottle Rocket
Crime Busters
Disease Detectives
Dynamic Planet
Hovercraft
Mission Possible
Scrambler
Wright Stuff
TUESDAY EVENTS:
Food Science
Microbe Mission
Rocks & Minerals
Write It, Do It
WEDNESDAY EVENTS:
Anatomy
Duct Tape Challenge
Meteorology
Optics
Reach for the Stars
Wind Power
THURSDAY EVENTS:
Ecology
Fast Facts
Invasive Species
Road Scholar
FRIDAY EVENTS:
Towers


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD COMPETITIONS:
Regional Competition – February 25, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at FTCC
Opening/Parade of Champions – April 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at NC State Fairgrounds’ Dorton Arena
State Competition – April 22, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at NCSU
** PLEASE NOTE THAT STATES THIS YEAR IS DURING OUR SPRING BREAK **

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Published by Mary Potter on September 25, 2016
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