Science Olympiad is an extra-curricular activity in which students participate in competitive science activities. At Colonel John Wheeler Middle School, our team of 15 students (max) will prepare throughout the year for the Regional Tournament (BA)
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 individual and team events. One of the major purposes of Science Olympiad is to encourage active and hands-on science learning. It also reinforces positive group participation and teamwork. The events in the competition are diverse and emphasize a variety of science skills. For example, a talented builder and a student with good scientific vocabulary can excel in the Write It, Do It event (a technical writing exercise where students write a description of a contraption and other students attempt to recreate it using only the written description).
The Colonel John Wheeler Science Olympiad team will strive to participate in all of the events so we can be competitive with other schools at the tournament. We make it to State Tournament in March for the very first time!
Science Olympiad is a big commitment, and requires a lot of hard work and time. We will practice Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Science Olympiad is great extra-curricular activity to become involved in; however, serious time commitment is necessary to be a successful team member.