2017 DeKalb Elementary Science Olympiad
Show off your Science Skills!
DESCRIPTION: This is an excellent activity for kids who like science. Students in grades 3-5 challenge themselves to complete a variety of science activities involving tests of knowledge and measurement skills. The day begins with a parade for all participants, and winners get medals. Our tournament is a Regional Qualifier – top teams will advance to STATE!
DATE AND LOCATION:
DeKalb Elementary Science Olympiad
Druid Hills Middle School
Saturday, March 18, 2017
8 am -12:30 pm
PARTICIPATION: This event is open to elementary students attending school in DeKalb County, GA. All students must participate as a member of a team, typically school-based. Registration is required for all teams. DeKalb County public schools receive priority, participate free of charge, and may bring two separate teams (up to 30 students total). As space allows, private or home school groups may participate for a $30 registration fee. Contact the Olympiad Coordinator directly to see if slots are available.
NEWCOMERS MEETING: New teams should send a teacher or a few parents to one of our introductory meetings to learn about event operations and how to practice effectively with students. We will hold two of these at Fernbank Science Center during November and December of 2016. Experienced teams are also welcome, but they need only our annual Event Packet sent via school courier.
EVENTS: We have a total of 25 events for 2017, several of them brand new. All events are taken from the 6th Edition Elementary Science Olympiad manual (2010), but some events have DeKalb County modifications. This year we also feature a mathematics event based on “The 24 Game.” Teams will receive a complete set of the event description (including modifications) after registering. Here are a few of the events for this year:
|Mystery Powders||~||Use your chemistry skills to identify samples|
|Straw Tower||~||Design, build, and test your towering creation|
|The 24 Game||~||Manipulate the numbers on your card to make 24|
PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES: Fernbank Science Center hosts several free Saturday Sessions where students can practice selected events or get some assistance making competition items. Sessions are limited to registered teams. Head Coaches will receive sign up directions after registering.
Saturday Sessions take place at Fernbank Science Center. At least one adult (either a teacher or parent) must accompany team members who participate at the session.
Tournament Coordinator, DeKalb Elementary Science Olympiad
Fernbank Science Center
678-874-7102 (Fernbank Reception Desk)
678-874-7158 (Voice mail only)