Division A (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, grades 3-6)
What is Elementary Science Olympiad? (ESO)
Elementary Science Olympiad provides students engaging learning opportunities in STEM in a variety of ways. ESO may be used for classroom instruction, Science Days/Nights, Inter-grade level competition (such as a Science Field Day) and as a Competition. Each state/event organizer determines whether to offer ESO competitions. Georgia hosts one of the largest ESO competitions with 65 teams each May at Kennesaw State University.
NEW for 2014! Ga ESO will implement a qualifying system to earn a team slot at the state competition at Kennesaw State in May 2014. Affiliated ESO competitions will be given an allotment of team slots for the state ESO competition. Only 1 team per school/organization may advance to the state competition even if a school/organization competes with multiple teams an affiliated qualifying ESO competition. This models the structure for middle and high school GASO.
No local ESO competition in your area? 1. Consider running your own affiliated competition with the teams/schools around you or 2. There will be a limited number of lottery awarded team slots at state. The lottery sign up for these "wild card" team slots will be posted in March 2014.
What defines a TEAM for ESO competition?
The ESO state competition advisory board has defined a TEAM for ESO competition as:
Teams my be composed of up to 20 3rd-6th grade students. Each team may have up to eight 5th grade students or up to six 6th grade students, with no more than 8 total 5th and 6th grade students.
Event Rule Books: These may be purchased from the Science Olympiad Store for a cost of $20 plus shipping.
Other helpful Resources:
North Carolina Science Olympiad Webpage: www.sciencenc.com