King and "Friends" Science Olympiad
- King School students and "friends" in grades 2 to 6 can participate in Science Olympiad.
- Team practices are held weekly (on Sundays) starting Sunday, January 21, 2018, and ending with the King and Friends Science Olympiad, Award Ceremony and Potluck on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
What is Science Olympiad?
Science Olympiad is a national program in which students explore science through active, hands-on participation and competition, with an emphasis on problem-solving and team-building skills. Students participate in events designed to be fun, exciting, and challenging. Some events require knowledge of science facts and concepts, while others rely on knowledge of scientific processes, skills or applications. Students with varying abilities and skills can participate. The team spirit and good citizenship that students develop will benefit them throughout their lives.
Who can participate?
Current and former King students and friends from neighboring schools/areas in Grades 2-6 may participate in Science Olympiad; they may choose up to four (4) events. Students are encouraged to sign up for more than one event.
When and where are practice sessions and competition held?
Sessions are held weekly (Sundays only), January 21 – March 4, 2:00-5:00 PM at the Goodyear Polymer Center at The University of Akron. Events run in 45-minute intervals and two events run at the same time. Sunday, March 4 includes final competition and the potluck awards celebration.
How do students sign up?
- Register online at https://akron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qbA5CPWyblHWjb or https://tinyurl.com/KingSciOlyAtUAkron
OR you can:
- Complete and return the PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM with your event choices to the King CLC Office, ATTN: Janet Black, by Wednesday, January 17. Questions? Text or call Janet Black at (330) 631-4846 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Text or call Janet Black at 330-631-4846 or Email her at email@example.com
Who are the coaches?
Coaches and assistant coaches are volunteers – parents, UA faculty/grad students, middle & high school students, and community members.
How can parents/guardians help?
Parents/guardians may volunteer as assistant coaches, helping hands and awards celebration planners. Please Note: Assistant coaches are needed where “TBA” is stated in the event descriptions.
2018 Science Olympiad Event Descriptions (grades 2-3)
Candy Chemistry (grades 2-3): Coaches Hank Schueler, Allison Cole, and Melody Searle. Crunch compounds and marvel at molecules. Bring your sweet tooth and rock out with some rock candy. And roll with the crunches. Learn about specific heat, phases of matter, measurements, conversions and volume.
Making Music (grades 2-3): Coaches Madison Pugh and Coleen Pugh. Let’s make some noise! Oops, I mean music! We will explore how instruments generate music and then create an instrument.
Science Meets Art (grades 2-3): Coaches Coleen Pugh and Madison Pugh. What does science have to do with art? Find out in this event. Investigate a variety of art materials and explore their scientific connections.
The Science of Hair (grades 2-3): Coaches Sara Brebant and Stephanie Davis. Are you ready for a hair-raising experience? Throughout this event, you will learn some really cool things about hair and the science of various hair care methods.
2018 Science Olympiad Event Descriptions (grades 4-6)
Candy Chemistry (grades 4-6): Coaches Hank Schueler, Allison Cole, and Melody Searle. Crunch compounds and marvel at molecules. Bring your sweet tooth and rock out with some rock candy. And roll with the crunches. Learn about specific heat, phases of matter, measurements, conversions and volume.
CSI Science (grades 4-6): Coaches Laura Killian, Mike Cole, and Keith Rivers. Come learn how to be a detective and solve mysteries! We will use basic science techniques to find clues to solve cases. Be prepared to learn about crime scenes, fingerprints, preserving physical evidence, and testing items from crime scenes. Your first test is to figure out how to register for this class! Starting now!
Smart Films/Electronic Materials (grades 4-6): Coach Yu Zhu. Students will assemble the electronic active thin films for various interesting applications.
Water Rockets (grades 4-6): Coaches Rodger Dilla and Kevin Endres. Students will build a rocket, in advance, out of a 2-liter soda bottle, making alterations each week and adding a parachute to help it stay aloft. The rocket that stays in the air the longest will be the winner.