2016 Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament
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!


DeKalb Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament
Druid Hills Middle School
Saturday, March 19, 2016
8 am -12:30 pm

EVENTS: We have a total of 25 events for 2016, 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. Teams will receive a complete set of the events (including modifications) after registering. Here are a few of the events for this year:

Disease Detectives ~ Identify health risks and hunt down germs
Mystery Architecture ~ Use our grab-bag of materials to build your tower
Paddle Boats ~ Build a boat and make some waves in the race

Complete 2016 Event List

2016 Event Clarifications

Practice Tips
Can Race Tree ID Don't Bug Me Weather or Not
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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. DeKalb County public schools receive priority for registration, 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 with a single team (no more than 15 students) for a $30 registration fee – contact the Tournament Coordinator directly to see if space is available. Pre-registration is required for all teams, and events are offered on a space-available basis. We are a Regional Qualifier for the State Tournament to be held in May, 2016.

Kick-Off Meeting: We held Kick-off meetings at Fernbank Science Center during November and December of 2015. We can send you a copy of the presentation and an FAQ sheet if you are still contemplating whether or not to participate in our tournament.

PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES: Several of my Fernbank colleagues and I donate part of our weekend time during January and February so that we can offer several free Saturday Sessions to help practice certain events or help students make one of the required items to bring to the tournament. The sessions are limited to pre-registered teams. The Tournament Coordinator will send your school directions for signing up once you register for the tournament.

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.


Michael Dowling
Tournament Coordinator, DeKalb Elementary Science Olympiad
Fernbank Science Center
678-874-7102 (Fernbank Reception Desk)
678-874-7158 (Voice mail only)