Science Olympics offers middle school girls STEM opportunity

To promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education for girls and to provide participants the opportunity to enjoy themselves while applying the basic themes of science in a practical, experimental context, Lauralton Hall is again offering Science Olympics for Girls on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.The event theme, “Science is FUN!” is well chosen since the event offers a unique opportunity for student-centered, team building skills to be developed in a fun setting.

Open to sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls, Science Olympics for Girls is held twice a year, in September and May. Participants will spend the day doing tasks that show that girls not only do science well, but also have fun while doing it! Teams of no more than four girls will compete in events that focus on the areas of physics, chemistry, earth science, and biology. Each event will last twenty minutes, with the final event being a multiple choice “All Science Challenge.” Each activity is a task that the teams will perform to obtain a result or measurement. The challenges will require teamwork, planning and lateral thinking. The teams will be ordered based on the accuracy of their results and prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. The girls compete against their own age groups; mixed age group teams can be arranged.

Program information and registration forms have been provided to eighth grade science teachers in area schools and can be accessed by clicking here.

Entries are limited to one team per grade per school. No more than 40 teams can be accommodated.  Acceptances will be on a “first come, first served” basis and final details will be e-mailed to registered participants. 

 

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