Division A (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, grades 3-6)
2015 ESO State Qualifying Tournament Locations:
Fulton, Cobb, DeKalb, NEGA GYSTC, Fayette, GA Tech Savannah, Gwinnett, Forsyth Co, Cherokee, WGA RESA, South Ga State College
Teams may only compete in ONE state qualifying competition starting in the 2015 ESO Season. If a team disregards this rule and competes in more than one state qualifier, the team will forfeit any earned state team slot. If a tournament director learns that a team has already competed in a state qualifier this year prior to his/her competition, the team may be disqualified from competing in the additional state qualifying competition.
1. Released sample events from prior years ESO reqion/state qualifying competitions. These will be posted for a limited amount of time! Click Here
2. Coaches Sharing Resources:
State ESO tentatively scheduled for Sat, May 16th at Kennesaw State University.
Elementary Coaches Workshops 2014-2014
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.
State Competition Qualification for GA ESO: Affiliated ESO competitions will again 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.
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