Science Olympiad is an annual competition held at Delaware State University at which teams of fifteen students from schools across the state compete against each other in various scientifically based challenges and events. During the school year, the P.S. Team will meet and practice problem-solving skills, as well as practice the scientific method in a collaborative fashion in preparation for the competition. The annual events are a little different every year, but always include both individual and small group competition.
This year, practices will be held once a week. Students will be responsibile for being prepared for the events in which they are enrolled. Some of that preparation will be completed on the student's own time. Parent assistance at practices would be greatly appreciated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help at after school practices.
Competition Date: March 24, 2012
Science Olympiad Goals
To create a passion for learning science by supporting elementary and secondary Science Olympiad tournaments at building, district, county, state and national levels with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence.
To improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the nation by changing the way science is perceived and the way it is taught (with an emphasis on problem solving and hands-on, minds-on constructivist learning practices). This goal is accomplished through in-depth core curriculum training workshops and the distribution of curriculum materials.
To celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievement of both students and teachers in the areas of science and technology by awarding thousand of certificates, medals, trophies and scholarships.
To promote partnerships among community, businesses, industry, government and education.
Science Olympiad Tournament Goals
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 surpasses expectations of even practicing scientists and engineers.
- To attract more students particularly females and minorities to professional and technical careers in science, technology and science teaching.
Sponsor/Coordinator: Mrs. Nancy Gilbert
Meeting Days: Mondays
Meeting Time: 2:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 109
Competition Date: March 27, 2010