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LS Science Olympiad Club, 2016-17

Posted in 4th Grade, 5th grade, Astronomy, Chemistry, Environmental - Sustainability, Kingdom Animalia, Science Process, and Uncategorized

Bottle rocket Launch
3, 2, 1 Blast Off-  rocket Launch

Science Olympiad Club is a great opportunity for students interested in science to explore different subjects while preparing for the end of year tournament. The events include everything from a chemistry lab to building marshmallow catapults to astronomy. At the tournament, our students have the chance to demonstrate what they have learned and prepared over the past few months and compete for medals against other students from schools across Wake County.

Periodic table of elements
Periodic table of elements

Each student can compete in one, two, or three events, with one event in each competition time period. Most events have students working in pairs.  Our team can have up to 18 students.  If more than 18 students sign up we will run preliminary competitions here at Ravenscroft to determine the makeup of the final team.

The Science Olympiad tournament requires quite a bit of preparation.  To be truly competitive, science olympians will need parent support at home- helping them study for test events, or by assisting students in acquiring materials for their building event models. Additionally, parents with expertise relevant to a particular event are invited to become an assistant coach.  You would need to be available from 3:30-4:30 on the dates when that period’s events meet.  We also ask that parents help at our meetings every club Tuesday by donating snacks. There will be a SignUp Genius provided when we get closer to club start up.

The tentative events for this year are:


3, 2, 1, Blast Off!

Animal Adaptations

Backyard Biologist

Describe It, Build It

Energy Transfer

Trajeggtory – egg drop

Weather Permitting


Bone and Brawn

Data Crunchers

Newton’s Notions

Rock Star

STEM Design Challenge

Super Sleuths




Genes R Us

Marshmallow Catapult

Movers & Shakers

Ocean Motion

Science Charades


This link takes you to the full description and scoring sheet for each event.
2017 Club Dates:
Note: these dates are the TUESDAY club meeting dates at Ravenscroft Lower School science lab, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm.  There have been a few changes, mostly about which period events meet each club session.  All club dates are now in the LS Master Calendar.
April 29, 2017 is the COMPETITION, at Wakefield Middle School, in North Raleigh.
November 29, intro and paperwork
December 13, Event teams announcement, handout event directions/rules, meet event coaches.
February 7, period 1 events
February 14, period 2 events
February 21, WINTER BREAK
February 28, period 3 events
March 7, period 1 events
March 14, period 2 events
March 21, period 3 events
March 28, period 1 events
April 4, period 2 events
April 18, period 3 events
April 25, review for competition
May 9, Party

Can you help out by coaching an event?  We are still seeking event coaches.

If you have other questions about the club please contact

Mr. Knox <>

Allison Arber <>


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One Comment

  1. Xiaodong WANG

    Dear Patrick knox

    My son name is Alex Wang who is 4th Grade. It is really fun and educated for young boy.

    I want to my son have the opportunity follow you do this great job that is science olympiad club

    I see the signup date is November 30. How to signup?

    Best regards

    Xiaodong WANG


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