Wiregrass Area Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament
Elementary Science Olympiad tournaments are academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events that students prepare for during the year.
Most Science Olympiad events require teamwok, group planning, and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction, and having fun.
Teams of up to 24 students in grades 3-6 prepare to compete against other schools in a wide range of events. Events at all levels of Science Olympiad competition involve knowledge among a broad array of fields including life, earth, physical sciences, problem solving, and technology. However, memorizing facts and figures is not the basis for the majority of Science Olympiad events. Rather, students are challenged with events balanced among science concepts, processes, and applications.
Some of the Dothan City Schools elementary schools have participated in Science Olympiad for many years. Last year was our first ever local tournament, and it was a huge sucess! Teams did not have to travel long distances or stay overnight to compete. We had a total of 7 teams participate and would like to see that number grow. The Science Olympiad Competition day is an exciting one for their students, teachers and families, especially the awards ceremony.
This year's competition is planned for Saturday, May 1st. For every team that registers, there are an estimated 75 people that possibly attend the competition. Volunteer assistance is of the utmost importance
Donations would be used to purchase the following items:
- Medals and Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place groups in each event
- Medals and Trophies for Overall winners
- Materials for each event,, including consumable science supplies and equipment
- Volunteer t-shirts (so that they stand out at the competition)
- Lunch for the volunteers
Any donations or sponsorships would be appreciated greatly. Thank you for your support!