Division A (ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, grades 3-6)
2013 Elementary Science Olympiad State Competition registration is closed. The event capacity of 65 teams was reached on 3/25 at 7:05am.
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. Georgia does not have a tiered competitive structure for ESO and any school/organization may register a team for the state competition. Some school districts across the state offer ESO competitions for schools in their district but these may not be open invitationals.
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.
Attached is the list of events for the 2012-2013 ESO. The ESO will be held at KSU again this year on May 18th, 2013. 12-13 ESO Event List
Registration for KSU ESO competition will open on March 15, 2013. At that time, schools/organizations will only be allowed to register 1 team per school/organization. This ensures that the most schools/organizations have the chance to participate. If there are any additional team slots available as of March 22, 2013, registration will open for additional team registrations for a maximum of 2 teams from any one school/organization.
Event Rule Books: These may be purchased from the Science Olympiad Store for a cost of $20 plus shipping.
Other helpful Resources:
North Caroline Science Olympiad Webpage: www.sciencenc.com