Science Olympiad is an after school 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.
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We are excited to announce our first informational meeting for the new school year!
Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students who are returning to Science Olympiad this year OR who are interested in learning more about the BMS Science Olympiad team are invited to join us after school from 3:45 to 4:45 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, in Mrs. Ankrom's room (225). You'll find out what we do and how we do it, and we will try to answer any questions you might have to help you decide if you want to join our SciOly family and take advantage of an opportunity to learn a LOT about science along with other students who share your same interests. We hope to see you there! If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, please see Mrs. Poole in Room 220 or Mrs. Ankrom in Room 225.
In the mean time, you can 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 new events and most of the event descriptions for Division B are now officially 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.
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!
Also, our team is independently funded; we operate purely through fundraisers, donations, and grants. If you would like to help support our team financially by making a financial donation, by sponsoring a student or a trip, or by donating materials, please contact one of the faculty sponsors. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible.
2019 - 2020 Events ListLife, Personal, and Social Sciences:
Anatomy & Physiology (Skeletal, Muscular, & Integumentary)Disease DetectivesHeredityOrnithologyWater Quality (Marine & Estuary)Earth and Space Sciences:
Dynamic Planet (Oceanography)FossilsMeteorology (Severe Storms)Road ScholarReach for the StarsPhysical Sciences and Chemistry:Physics:Circuit LabDensity LabMachinesChemistry:Food ScienceCrime BustersTechnology and Engineering:BoomileverElastic Launched GliderMission PossibleMousetrap VehicleInquiry and Nature of Sciences:
Experimental DesignGame OnPing-Pong ParachuteWrite-it/Do-it
Science Olympiad is aNationally sponsored organizationMrs. Janine Poole,
Faculty Sponsor, 6th Grade
email@example.comMrs. Amber AnkromFaculty Sponsor, 8th Gradeamber.firstname.lastname@example.org