Elementary Science Olympiad

For Students

WHY?

It's fun!

It's challenging!

It involves teamwork!

It makes you think critically--experiment!


S.T.E.M = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math

https://youtu.be/DoUx7VzGYKo

EVENT A: Write It Do It

DESCRIPTION: One student will write a description of an object and how to build it, and then the other will attempt to construct the object from this description.


COMPETITION: ACCURACY, PRECISION, & COMMUNICATION

Write It Do It

EVENT B: Straw Challenge

DESCRIPTION: To build the tallest tower out of 50 straws that will hold a designated load for 3 seconds.

COMPETITION: DESIGN, ENGINEERING, EXPERIMENTATION

Straw Challenge

EVENT C: Catapults

DESCRIPTION: To design a catapult capable of launching a gummy bear in the air!

COMPETITION: DESIGN, INGENUITY, TRIAL & ERROR

Catapults

EVENT D: Estimania

DESCRIPTION: Measurement is a key component in science. Teams will be asked to estimate answers to questions using measurements. Types of measurements will include volume, time, and mass.

COMPETITION: ESTIMATION, APPROXIMATION, PERSISTENCE IN PROBLEM SOLVING

Estimania