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 20, 2019, and ending with the King and Friends Science Olympiad, Award Ceremony and Potluck on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

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What is Science Olympiad?

Science Olympiad is a program in which students explore science through active, hands-on participation and competition, with an emphasis on problem-solving and team-building. Students with varying skills and abilities participate in events designed to be fun and challenging. The team spirit and good citizenship they develop will benefit them throughout their lives.

Who can participate?

Students in Grades 2-6 may participate in Science Olympiad, selecting up to three (3) events each. They are encouraged to sign up for more than one event.

When and where are practice sessions and competition held?

Science Olympiad is held weekly (Sundays only), January 20 – March 3, 2:00-4:30 PM at the Goodyear Polymer Center at The University of Akron. Classes run in 45-minute increments and two classes run at the same time. Sunday, March 3 includes final competition and the potluck awards celebration.

How do students sign up for the 2019 King and Friends Science Olympiad?

Select ONLY one (1) of the following ways to register. The registration deadline is Thursday, January 17:
  1. Option 1 is to register online at https://akron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_721KAk9GeQ01H0x
  2. OR Option 2 is to complete and return the PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM to the King CLC Office, ATTN: Science Olympiad.
  3. OR Option 3 is to complete the PRINTABLE REGISTRATION FORM, scan it, and email it to Janet Black at minj55@live.com. Questions? Contact Janet at (330) 631-4846.

How can parents/guardians help?

Parents/guardians may volunteer as assistant coaches, extra hands and awards celebration helpers. Your help and cooperation is always needed and appreciated to make things run smoothly.

2019 Science Olympiad Event Descriptions (grades 2-3)

Science Sampler (grades 2-3): Coaches Coleen Pugh & Students from the UA Williams Honors College. Students will investigate a variety of projects, such as a chemistry experiment, barge building, “estimania”, and “sink or float”.

Playing with Physics (grades 2-3): Coaches Laura Killian. Students will explore their ‘everyday’ world through fun basic physics experiments.

Rube Goldberg Machines (grades 2-3): Coaches Melody Searle and Madison Pugh. In this class, students will learn about different simple machines and the engineering design process, all while building a Rube Goldberg machine of their own.

2018 Science Olympiad Event Descriptions (grades 4-6)

Hair-Raising Science (grades 4-6): Coach Sara Brebant. Are you ready for a hair-raising experience? Let’s explore the impact of chemicals, color, and temperature on hair. We’ll use a variety of natural hair textures to see how these processes work.

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.

Smart Films/Electronic Materials (grades 4-6): Coach Yu Zhu. Students will assemble the electronic active thin films for various interesting applications.