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Science Olympiad

Congratulations to the Middle School Science Olympiad Team for finishing 1st Place in the 2019 State Championship.  That's quite an accomplishment.

1st place trophy

 

2018-2019

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Rockford Christian Middle School Science Competition

Grades 6, 7, and 8

RCS /INVITATIONAL 

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.

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ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE/ REGIONAL

MARCH 23, 2019

All Middle School teams will compete. This is an all day event (7:45 AM-5PM)

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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.

FAQ

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.

 

Badger Invitational

Congratulations to the Rockford Christian Middle and High School Science Olympiad teams who both competed at the Badger Invitational in Madison on Saturday! Our incredibly talented and hardworking students medaled in 14 events at the middle school level and earned 17 medals in the high school division!  Both middle school and high school had a good showing as they prepare for their regional competitions in March. The roads were exciting and so were the results!

Middle School Science Olympiad Team

Middle School Results

Boomilever First Place: Evan Gustafson & Alyssa Downey

Battery Buggy Second Place:  Henry Bradley and Brooke Sunday

Herpetology Third Place:  Grace McMahon, Charlie Gundrum

Dynamic Planet Fourth Place: Sara Koshi & Emma Joiner

Circuit Lab Fifth Place: Sara Koshi & Alexander Sorenson

Density Lab Fifth Place: Maria Granzeier & Grace McMahon

Rollercoaster Fifth Place: Evan Gustafson & Courtney Park

Fossils Fifth Place : Grace McMahon and Maria Granzeier

Write it/Do it Fifth Place:  Breana Pink & Alyssa Downey

Mystery Architecture Fifth Place: Josh Whelan & Aidan Sosnowski

Disease Detectives Sixth Place: Breana Pink & Mandy Nelson

Game On Sixth Place: Evan Gustafson & Reese Wessein

Battery Buggy Sixth Place:  Evan Gustafson & Reese Wessein

Elastic Launch Glider Sixth Place: Courtney Park & Alyssa Downey

Elastic Launch Glider Seventh Place: Chris Nelson & Jackson Sletten-Seuring

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.