Solon Robinson Elementary School

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Science Olympiad

The 10 events that we compete in on March 22nd at Timothy Ball Elementary:



1.  Aerodynmics – make and fly a paper airplane (hang time is calculated)


 2. Clay Boats – make a clay boat that floats and can hold “cargo”


3.  Cylinder Race – build a racer made from cans and rubber bands

 4.  Egg Drop – design and build a holder for a raw egg to be dropped             


5.  Mystery Powders – identify up to seven unknown powders using testing


6.  Paper Columns – build the sturdiest paper column structure to hold
                              books on top


7.  Paper Rockets – make and launch a paper rocket at a target
                              4 meters away


8.  Reflection Relay – direct a light beam reflected on three mirrors
                                    to a target


9.  Straw Structures – build the tallest self-supporting straw structure


 10.  Zowie Metrics – use estimation skills to find various metric units

The team members know in advance which events they will be competing within. 
Each member of the team competes in two events.