Science Olympiad is a team based Science Enrichment Program open to Middle School Students. Like a sports team, students work together to compete in 23 different science events covering all disciplines of science. Events are organized into three types of competition: written tests, lab experiments, and mechanical devices. Team members practice before and after school with commitments of self-study.
Science Olympiad is dependent upon the generous parents and community professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help students prepare for competition.
The goals of the National Science Olympiad organization:
• To bring science to life, to show how science works, to emphasize problem solving
aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts.
• To develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students.
• To make science education more exciting so more students will enroll in science courses
and engage in other science activities like science reading, fairs, meetings and field trips.
• To promote high levels of achievement and a commitment to excellence, to demonstrate that
American students can perform at levels that surpass expectations of even practicing scientists
• To attract more students particularly females and minorities to professional and technical
careers in science, technology and science teaching.
St Joseph’s Catholic School has participated at the regional and state levels of competition, earning First Place out of 10 teams at regionals in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Want to volunteer?
If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise to help students prepare for competition, please contact the school office at 509-586-0481