Enter Discovery Education's Young Scientist Challenge
For the eighth year, Science Olympiad’s partner, Discovery Education, invites all Science Olympiad Division B team members to enter a video in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC). The contest deadline is April 19, 2017. The top award is $25,000 plus a trip to the 3M HQ, the chance to work with a 3M scientist mentor, and other cool benefits like a special prize pack for any Science Olympiad finalist! Visit the YSC page on the National Science Olympiad web site for details.
Event Rules Mobile App Now Available
The Science Olympiad National Headquarters has once again published a mobile app with rules to all of this year's Division B and C rules (one app for each division). The apps are available for $3.99 in the iTunes Store and Google Play now!
Online Resources to Help You Get Your Team Prepared
Get a helpful guide for Rocks and Minerals online from Other Worlds (scroll down to 4th item, 2013 Kit for a download link). And the Science Olympiad has a wealth of resources available on at soinc.org to help teams prepare for regional competitions including event-by-event materials. Visit the Science Olympiad Preparation Tips page and use the B/C Events dropdown menu to select a specific event.
Scientific American Profiles Science Olympiad
How does competing in a Science Olympiad make an impact on students of all ages? Read this Scientific American article, part of the Frontiers for Young Minds series, for the story.
New Classroom Resources for Grades 3-6
A new set of 15 lesson plans that help incorporate events from the Elementary Science Olympiad into regular classroom activities are now available. This special resource is just $40 (includes shipping). Use the Contact Us page to let our State Director know you're interested in purchasing a copy.
Free MIT Science Videos Available Online
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently hosted a workshop on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education that included a demonstration of a university project to create STEM focused videos. Check out their work, for free, at blossoms.mit.edu/home
Even More Science Opportunities in Alabama
Looking for more ways to get your students involved in science? Consider the Alabama Junior Academy of Science in association with the Alabama Academy of Science!