NC Elementary Science Olympiad
Mark your calendars! Aug 5 - Marbles Family Science Olympiad Day. This is a great team-building event for your elementary students before tournament season starts! There will be a free pass for educator coaches and their families closer to the date.
North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to attract students interested in learning more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
These tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of different hands-on, interactive, challenging and inquiry-based events that are well balanced between the various disciplines of biology, earth science, environmental science, chemistry, physics, engineering and technology. The challenging and self-motivating events of NCSO align with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study as well as the National Science Education Standards. The events are designed to enhance and strengthen both science content and process skills.
After talking with our teachers, students and a few parents, we quickly learned that there was LOTS of interest in learning more about Science Olympiad! Once information is released on this year's 2017-2018 competition, we will begin working to finalize our team of 18 students. 4th, 5th and up to five 6th graders will be able to participate. More information will be sent out in the Fall.
HERE are the list of events planned for 2017-2018. There may be a few tweaks after the regional director's meeting, but this is pretty close. More information about each event will be posted once it's been released.
- 3,2,1, Blast Off!
- Super Sleuths
- The Heat is On
- What’s the Matter?
- Fossil Frenzy
- Sky Quest (earth, moon, sun, constellation)
- Weather Permitting (Severe Weather)
- Movers & Shakers
- Chew the Fat
- Backyard Biologist (plants & birds)
- Ecology Experts (Desert, Forest, Grassland)
- Work It Out
- Describe It, Build It
- STEM Design Challenge
- Data Crunchers
- Science Password
- + 1 MYSTERY event, to be decided by regional directors at summer meeting