Northwood PTA & The Mad Scientists presents….
This event usually takes place in spring.
Science Olympiad is a nationally-recognized, non-profit program that provides children in grades K-5 with hands-on learning activities designed to spark the imagination and illuminate the world of science. Teams of four students get to experience a series of fun and exciting half-hour events. A few of the events are noted below:
- Marshmallow Tower – Build the tallest or strongest tower using marshmallows and toothpicks.
- Aerodynamics Aloft – How does a paper airplane fly ?
- Marble Roller Coaster – Build the fastest or longest roller coaster using cardboard tubes.
This is a tremendous team building event. Each assigned group will have a team color and name and will spend the evening solving problems together. Every effort will be made to keep students on grade level teams, but it might be necessary to have a few split-level groups. We match parent team leaders (chaperones) to teams as the forms come in, so it’s a completely random process.