Rockford Christian Middle School Science Competition
Grades 6, 7, and 8
JANUARY 12, 2019
All Middle School teams will compete. Team parents help with this event.
(7AM-4:30 PM) A rotation and sign up sheet will be provided.
ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE/ REGIONAL
MARCH 23, 2019
All Middle School teams will compete. This is an all day event (7:45 AM-5PM)
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS /STATE
APRIL 13, 2019
One Middle School team of 15 will compete, if they qualify at Regionals. Seven alternates will be asked to compete in the Trial Events.
Can I participate if I am not in a Science Olympiad elective? Yes, but you will need to work with your partner after school hours or during Guided Studies. Talk to: Mr. Manke, Mrs. Bradley, or Mrs. Rohl
Will I get my first choice? That depends on how many teams we have. We put those who are prior competitors, in the schedule first. We work very hard to make sure everyone gets an event from their top three.
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.” Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. Each team consists of 15 students. These students work in pairs of two. Each individual team member will compete in 2 or 3 of the 23 events.