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Science Olympiad

Welcome to West Ottawa’s Science Olympiad!

Science Olympiad Goals

To create a passion for learning science by supporting elementary and secondary Science Olympiad tournaments at building, district, county, state and national levels with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence.

To improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the nation by changing the way science is perceived and the way it is taught (with an emphasis on problem solving and hands-on, minds-on constructivist learning practices). This goal is accomplished through in-depth core curriculum training workshops and the distribution of curriculum materials.

To celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievement of both students and teachers in the areas of science and technology by awarding thousand of certificates, medals, trophies and scholarships.

To promote partnerships among community, businesses, industry, government and education.

Science Olympiad Goals

The Science Olympiad program was developed to:

- Create a passion for learning science.

- Improve the quality of science education throughout the nation.

- Recognize outstanding achievements of students.

- Promote partnerships between school, business, and industry.

- Restructure the way science is taught.

 

 

History

History of West Ottawa’s Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad started in the State of Michigan twenty seven years ago.

Coach Bob Myers started West Ottawa’s team in 1999.

The first two years, we only entered partial teams.

The 2001-02 team was the first to compete in all 23 events and it placed 13th in one of the toughest Regionals in the Nation. The 2004-05 team was the first to be State Champions and placed 15th in the Nation!

Year Regional State National

01-02 13th — —

02-03 5th 26th

03-04 4th 2nd 16th

04-05 2nd 1st 15th

05-06 2nd 2nd 13th

06-07 3rd 4th

07-08 2nd 3rd

08-09 4th 4th

09-10 2nd 2nd 17th

10-11 2nd 2nd 22nd

11-12 5th 7th

2013 Events

Division B (Middle School) Events for 2013

Life, Personal & Social Science Earth & Space Science Physical Science & Chemistry Technology & Engineering Inquiry & Nature of Science
Anatomy (Digestive, Nervous)
Disease Detectives
(Environmental Quality)
Forestry
Heredity
Water Quality (Fresh Water/Estuaries)
Dynamic Planet
(Glaciers)
Meteorology (Everyday Weather)
Reach for the Stars
Road Scholar
Rocks and Minerals
Physics
Keep the Heat
Shock Value
Sounds of Music
Chemistry
Crime Busters
Food Science
Boomilever
Helicopters
Mission Possible
Mousetrap
Experimental Design
Metric Mastery
Rotor Egg Drop
Write It Do It

Division C (High School) Events for 2013

Life, Personal & Social Science Earth & Space Science Physical Science & Chemistry Technology & Engineering Inquiry & Nature of Science
Anatomy & Physiology (Digestive, Excretory, Nervous)
Designer Genes
Disease Detectives
(Environmental Quality)
Forestry
Water Quality (Fresh Water/Estuaries)
Astronomy
Dynamic Planet
(Glaciers)
Remote Sensing (Earth’s Hydrosphere)
Rocks and Minerals
Physics
Circuit Lab
MagLev
Thermodynamics
Chemistry
Chem Lab (Periodicity and Equilibrium)
Forensics
Materials Science
Boomilever
Elastic Launched Glider
Gravity Vehicle
Robot Arm
Experimental Design
Fermi Questions
Tech. Problem Solving
Write It Do It

 

Please Contact:

Bob Myers, WOSO Coach
3600 152nd Ave.
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: (616) 738-6904 (W)
Phone: (616) 847-2469 (H)

WOSO Team Website/Practice Calendar
Science Olympiad National Website