The Science Olympiad is a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments. The Science Olympiad Tournaments are academic interscholastic competitions, which consist of a series of twenty-three individual and team events students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills and application.
Although Science Olympiad is a competitive event, most events are team competitions requiring teamwork, group planning, and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction, having fun, and developing team spirit. Coaches and students are reminded of the words of Bill Koch (Olympiad cross-country ski medal winner) who said Winning isnt everything. The striving for excellence is - its the trying and caring that is important - winning is a bonus.
SC STATE COMPETITION :
MARCH 21, 2009 NEWBERRY COLLEGE
Link the CHS site to the National Science Olympiad Site.
North Carolina State Site
NEWBERRY COLLEGE SITE