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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

DeKalb Elementary Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

Show off your Science Skills!

Science Olympiad 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!

DATE AND LOCATION:

Druid Hills Middle School

Saturday, March 23, 2019

8 am -12:30 pm


PARTICIPATION and REGISTRATION: 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. Registration is required for all teams. DeKalb County public schools receive priority, 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 for a $30 registration fee. Contact the Olympiad Coordinator directly to see if slots are available.


KICKOFF MEETING: All teams should send a teacher or a parent to one of our introductory meetings to receive event practice materials, to learn about operations and procedures for new events, and to discuss practice sessions for students and parents. We will hold two of these at Fernbank Science Center during November and December of 2018.


EVENTS: We plan to offer 26 events for 2019, several of them brand new! Although most all are taken from the 6th Edition Elementary Science Olympiad manual (2010), some events have DeKalb County modifications and others are provided by Georgia Science Olympiad. Teams will receive a complete set of the event description (including modifications) after registering. Here are a few of the events for this year:

EventDescription
Crime BustersIdentify powder samples and match fingerprints
Mystery ArchitectureBuild a towering structure from Grab Bag parts
The 24 GameManipulate the numbers on your card to make 24

PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES: Fernbank Science Center hosts several free Saturday Sessions where students can practice selected events or get some assistance making competition items. Sessions are limited to registered teams. Head Coaches will receive sign up directions after registering. Saturday Sessions will take place at Fernbank Science Center during the months of January, February, and March of 2019.  At least one adult (either a teacher or parent) must accompany team members who participate at the session.


QUESTIONS?

Michael Dowling

Olympiad Coordinator, DeKalb Elementary Science Olympiad

DeKalb Elementary Science Olympiad

Fernbank Science Center

678-874-7102 (Fernbank Reception Desk)

678-874-7158 (Voice mail only)

Michael_F_Dowling@DekalbSchoolsGA.org