Minnesota Science Olympiad is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has a mission to promote STEM education for students in Minnesota K-12 schools by engaging communities in the thrill, excitement and challenge of science, technology, engineering and math competition. Team competition is patterned after track tournaments with challenging and motivational events ranging from earth science through physics. Events range from hands-on labs to student built machines, from outdoor events to paper and pencil tests. There is also a balance between events requiring scientific knowledge and understanding, and others requiring process and application skills. Although some events require an individual from one team to compete against other individuals from other schools, most events require teamwork, group planning, and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction, having fun and team spirit. Here are links for this years Science Olympiad: Events & Schedule.
A parent/student meeting for 5th grade will be on Wednesday, February 19 and the first team practice will be on Monday, February 24 and meeting on subsequent Mondays.
A parent/student meeting for 4th grade will be on Wednesday, February 26 and the first team practice will be on Wednesday, March 4 and meeting on subsequent Wednesdays.
The meetings will begin at 4:05 p.m. in the Science Room, and parents should pick up students by 5:05 p.m.