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Dorianne Pagnotti

Science Resource Teacher

Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is a competition for elementary, middle, and high school students.  Currently, we organize regional and state competitions for middle and high school students and a separate elementary competition for local school districts as requested.  Teams that compete are comprised of up to 15 students, lead by one teacher called a coach, who compete in 23 different events.  The events are in physics, chemistry, earth space science, biology and engineering.  Students engage in hands-on, interactive, inquiry-based activities that are lab-based, research-based, or prebuilt.  

Types of Events:
  • Lab based - events are those like Physics Lab, Forensics, or Can't Judge A Powder By Its Color, which require students to complete a lab activity during the competition. 
  • Research based events - events are those events like Amphibians and Reptiles, Disease Detectives, and Rocks and Minerals which encourage students to prepare research materials prior to the competition and use them in the event. 
  • Prebuilt events - are engineering events in which students build a device to accomplish a task or goal and the device is tested onsite at the competition.

How to get involved:

It is simple to enter: A coach registers a team for the competition.  Teams will first attend a regional competition.  (If a school is located in one of the counties mapped into a regional competition, the team must attend the regional.)  Then, based on performance at the regional, the team may progress onto the state and finally the national competition. 
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