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Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

Nicole Schell


Science Olympiad is an annual science competition held in February amongst all Central Plains League middle schools.  

Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. (taken from

Seventh and eighth grade students participate in pairs to complete a science task while competing against different schools.  Points are given to teams that rank 1st-6th place in the individual events; overall team points are added to then award the school with the highest number of points.  There is also a Science Quiz Bowl division that consists of four team members that participate in a science question "jeopardy"-type competition.  

Students that have high rankings in their current science courses with positive attitudes toward the subject area and teamwork are invited to be a part of the Science Olympiad team.

Currently there are no practices for the Science Olympiad team; students will show up on competition day and use their teamwork skills and science knowledge to solve a science problem.