The 2020 District 64 Science Olympiad for students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Emerson Middle School from 9:00am to 11:00am.
What is the Science Olympiad? It is a morning filled with science and engineering challenges in an Olympic-type format. With the assistance of their parents, students in grades 3-5 work in teams to represent their schools. "Winning teams" receive first, second, or third place medals. All students receive a special Science Olympiad certificate and souvenir. Click here for video of Curriculum Specialist Dina Pappas explaining the event.
With 10 sheets of paper, 15 inches of tape, and scissors, can you make a landing pad for an egg so that the egg doesn’t crack when you drop it 4 feet, 5 feet, 6 feet, 7 feet, 8 feet or higher?
Please contact event coordinator, Gary Tajalle, with any questions.
Can you blindly identify the characteristics of an object hidden inside a mystery box? Just using your sense of touch, can you tell its weight? Its length? Its texture? Can you identify the object?
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Coaches need not be science experts. They simply need to learn the event alongside the children and use common sense ideas to guide them. Coaches must clear the fingerprinting process prior to starting any practices. Coaches need to be available to practice with the students on their team.
Judges need not be science experts. They simply need to learn the event alongside their son or daughter and be ready on the day of the Olympiad to work under the guidance of the event coordinator. Parents do not judge their own children’s teams.
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