Preparing for Science Olympiad
The McGinnis Woods Elementary Science Olympiad team is actively preparing for our regional competition, which will be held in late March or early April.
Our team consists of nineteen students, which includes 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students, adult volunteers and Ms. Anne as Lead Coach. They have been meeting weekly to practice activities in teams and individually. The students are preparing to compete in 18 events this year.
Science and STEM Competition Activities
Some events will test their knowledge of science topics, such as Weather or Not, Crime Busters, Rock Hounds, and Backyard Biologists. Others will require excellent math skills, such as 24 Game, Data Crunchers, and Grab a Gram.
Building events like Egg Drop, Mystery Architecture, and Bridge Building will challenge students to design, build, and test different types of structures. The state tournament will be held at Kennesaw State University on May 9, 2020.
Schools who place in the top spots at regionals will be invited, so the McGinnis Woods team is working hard!