Science Olympiad is an American elementary, middle, and high school team competition in which students compete in 'events' pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Over 6,400 teams from 50 U.S. states compete each year. There are three levels of competition: regional, state, and national. In addition, some states offer 'invitational' tournaments which serve as practice for regional and state competitions. Teams which excel at the regional competitions advance to the state, and then national, level.
CLPMS Science Olympiad
Everyone loves science, and Science Olympiad allows you to explore many different interests. With 20 different building and study events, there are topics of interest for everyone. Come out and show off your strengths (or find hidden ones). For more information, check out www.soinc.org or talk with Ms. Hicks.
Parents, there are also opportunities for you to get involved with Science Olympiad! We need people to help coach students in events and people to help out on competition days. It’s a lot of fun and we all appreciate whatever time or energies you can lend.
Here at Cache La Poudre Middle School we have had a great start to Science Olympiad!
There have been a few build competitions which have been super fun. We made tall straw towers to support tennis balls. And we have been challenged to construct something out of paper that descends slowly and accurately.
Also, students are getting ready for our competitions in March. They have 23 study, build, and lab events that they will prepare to compete in. It’s a stiff competition field but last year the CLPMS team won 6th place at Regionals and 5th place at State.
For questions about Science Olympiad please contact: Ms. Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org)