• Science Olympiad

    The 11 events that we compete in:

     

    1.  Aerodynmics – make and fly a paper airplane (hang time is calculated)

    2.  Circuit Wizardry – make and identify complete electrical circuits

    3.  Clay Boats – make a clay boat that floats and can hold “cargo”

    4.  Cylinder Race – build a racer made from cans and rubber bands
                                 *MADE AT HOME*
    5.  Egg Drop – design and build a holder for a raw egg to be dropped
                                  *MADE AT HOME*
    6.  Mystery Powders – identify up to seven unknown powders using testing
                                      procedures
    7.  Paper Columns – build the sturdiest paper column structure to hold
                                  books on top
    8.  Paper Rockets – make and launch a paper rocket at a target
                                  4 meters away
    9.  Reflection Relay – direct a light beam reflected on three mirrors
                                        to a target

    10.  Straw Structures – build the tallest self-supporting straw structure

    11.  Zowie Metrics – use estimation skills to find various metric units
     
     
    The kids know in advance which events they will compete. 
    Each member of the team competes in two events.