More 2018 Regional Dates Announced
Elementary Science Olympiad (A2) competitions at Auburn and West Alabama have been set. And, dates for other locations are anticipated to be announced in the coming weeks. Check our Tournaments page for all the details. And, get your team registered by the November 1st priority deadline. Jump to the Registration page to download this year's registration form.
B & C Division Event Rules Go Live September 5th
The Science Olympiad will make rules for all division B and C events available for free to all participants via the Science Olympiad Store at store.soinc.org. Starting Tuesday, September 5th, visit the store for rules along with other resources. Please note the Science Olympiad mobile app for rules will no longer be supported.
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!