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    Science Olympiad is an extracurricular program for students who have an interest in and an enthusiasm for science and other STEM related disciplines. They choose events they are interested in and then work with other students and event coaches to learn what they will need to know to compete with a partner in their chosen events at tournaments. Team members attend event practices, research and study material for their events, and participate in tournaments both in and out of state. In addition to broadening their science knowledge, they also work to develop organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. The Bearden Science Olympiad team is a fantastic place for students to increase their knowledge in science and STEM related topics, develop other important skills, and meet other students who share their same interests.  

    Dear Students and Families,

    Unfortunately, plans for the BMS Science Olympiad team are on hold for the 2021-2022 school year right now due to a lack of coaching staff and sponsors. We are looking for faculty sponsors and parent or community volunteer coaching staff to help manage a team this year. At this time, any students who are interested in Science Olympiad can email me (Mrs. Poole) at janine.poole@knoxschools.org to let me know that you are interested. Any parent or community members who might be interested in helping manage or facilitate either a Science Olympiad team or any type of Science-themed after school club can also contact me. I will be happy to give you information and talk with you about it. The hope is that if we do have students who are interested, we might be able to find adult support and get something going, even if it's not an officially registered Science Olymipad team. If there are students at BMS who are excited about meeting with other students to learn about and talk about science, we hope to be able to have something for them here!

    As soon as we have a better idea about what the school year will look like, we will update this site. 

    In the mean time, you can use the resources listed below to learn about the Science Olympiad program. 

    If you have not already, please visit the National Science Olympiad website at www.soinc.org for a wealth of information. Click on the Menu tab in the upper left corner to explore the website. The events for the new season and most of the event descriptions for Division B are now posted on the website! Here are some links from the Menu I would start with:

    • Under EVENTS: Division B Events
    • Under LEARN: B Event Descriptions
    • Under PARTICIPANTS: Everything! 
    • Under INFO: About

    If you have questions, please contact one of the faculty sponsors or coaches.

    We look forward to a great year! 


    To our Community, 

    We are always looking for support for our amazing students! It's always great to have supporters who have background or expertise in one or more of the science fields listed below, but it's not completely necessary.  If you are interested in supporting our students, there are many ways to do so without any having any science or teaching background at all. Our students just need people who believe in them and are willing to donate some time to support them!  We do have several opportunites for coaches, coaching assistants, and guest speakers, but you can support our students in many other ways: helping them develop organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; helping to organize or particapate in fundraising events; working on a grant team; helping promote our team at the school and in the community; helping to plan logistics for our trips and competitions; or simply offering to supervise a small group of students while they study and practice.  If you are interested in supporting our team in any capacity, please contact one of the faculty sponsors. We need you! 



    2020 - 2021 Events List
    Life, Personal, and Social Sciences:
    Anatomy & Physiology (Skeletal, Muscular, & Integumentary)
    Disease Detectives
    Water Quality (Marine & Estuary)
    Earth and Space Sciences:
    Dynamic Planet (Oceanography)
    Meteorology (Severe Storms)
    Road Scholar
    Reach for the Stars
    Physical Sciences and Chemistry:
      Circuit Lab
      Density Lab
      Food Science
      Crime Busters
    Technology and Engineering:
    Elastic Launched Glider
    Mission Possible
    Mousetrap Vehicle
    Inquiry and Nature of Sciences:
    Experimental Design
    Game On
    Ping-Pong Parachute
     Science Olympiad is a
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    Mrs. Janine Poole,
    Faculty Sponsor, 6th Grade
    Ms. Jackie Denney
    Faculty Sponsor