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2012 Science Olympiad Brochure

2012 Science Olympiad Brochure

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For the past 29 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 6,400 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad's ever-changing event lineup provides a variety of career choices and exposure to practicing scientists and mentors. In the words of a Science Olympiad alumnus: "I consider Science Olympiad the most important and influential activity I participated in during my middle school and high school career."

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For the past 29 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 6,400 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad's ever-changing event lineup provides a variety of career choices and exposure to practicing scientists and mentors. In the words of a Science Olympiad alumnus: "I consider Science Olympiad the most important and influential activity I participated in during my middle school and high school career."

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Published by: Utah Science Olympiad on Sep 12, 2012
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Workforce Development 100% Aligned toScience Standards
Events Include:
Science Olympiad encouraged me to pursue ascience degree and career. I’m convinced myparticipation in Science Olympiad is the main thingthat got me into -- and prepared for -- college. I nowcoach two middle school teams on the South Sideof Chicago.
CHRISTY PAGE, SCIENCE TEACHER,GEORGE WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY, CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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All Science Olympiad events arealigned with current National ScienceStandards set by the NationalResearch Council. Teachers seekingcurriculum resources that illustratestandards in action have foundsuccess with Science Olympiadbecause it emphasizes the closerelationship between teaching andassessment. Science Olympiad showcasesa broad spectrum of events in 40+professional development workshops across the US,including the Science Olympiad Summer Institute.
At all levels, girls represent more than half of allparticipants in Science Olympiad. Many have foundthat the teamwork aspect of Science Olympiadcarries through their entire career.At all levels, girls represent more than half of allparticipants in Science Olympiad. Many have foundthat the teamwork aspect of Science Olympiadcarries through their entire career.
To strengthen real-world application of skills, Science Olympiadinvites partners from industry, government agencies andassociations to design and supervise events that provide linksto the STEM pipeline. Organizations like Lockheed Martin, TexasInstruments and Centers for Disease Control provide volunteers,access to cutting-edge research and invaluable expertise toScience Olympiad teams, state organizations and local competitions.
DIVISION B EVENTS FOR 2012
Life, Personal & SocialScience
Anatomy (Respiratory,Digestive)Disease Detectives (FoodBorne Illness)ForestryMicrobe MissionWater Quality
Earth & Space Science
Dynamic Planet (Earth’sFresh Waters)Meteorology (Climate)Reach for the StarsRoad ScholarRocks and Minerals
Physical Science &Chemistry
Keep the HeatOpticsStorm the CastleCrime BustersFood Science
Technology & Engineering
Bottle RocketMission PossibleMousetrap VehicleTowers
Inquiry & Nature of Science
Awesome AquifersCompute ThisExperimental DesignWrite It Do It
DIVISION C EVENTS FOR 2012
Life, Personal & SocialScience
Anatomy & Physiology(Respiratory, Excretory,Digestive)Disease Detectives (FoodBorne Illness)ForestryMicrobe MissionWater Quality
Earth & Space Science
AstronomyDynamic Planet (Earth’sFresh Waters)Remote Sensing (Earth’sHydrosphere)Rocks and Minerals
Physical Science &Chemistry
OpticsSounds of MusicChem LabForensicsProtein ModelingThermodynamics
Technology & Engineering
HelicoptersGravity VehicleRobot ArmTowers
Inquiry & Nature of Science
Experimental DesignFermi QuestionsTechnical Problem SolvingWrite It Do It
Tova Peltz, a geotechnical engineer in Oregon, saidparticipating in Science Olympiad events like WriteIt Do It gave her the training to develop constructionplans and specifications, vital to her current job.
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