The Science Olympiad has been compared to a scientific track and field meet. The competition involves a variety of tasks that cover a variety of areas of science. Sample events from the past include tests on fossils and bugs; labs over chemistry and physics topics; and building towers, helicopters or robot arms. The club meets starting in late September/early October and begins studying in their areas of interest. A team of 15 members is selected from the club to compete in regional competition. If the team is one of the five top teams within the region, it moves on to the state competition – both are held in spring. The $25 club dues cover the cost of building materials for the events. If the team qualifies for the state competition, each student is responsible for paying for the overnight stay. Meetings are after school on some Tuesdays in A-2.
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