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We explore, research, experiment, and build before the competition in order to increase student knowledge and/or academic performance . We will see an increase in their knowledge by how well they do at the competitions. By mid school year, students will increase their knowledge of engineering, science, math and technology as measured by through participating in tests, experiments, and builds at the Science Olympiad competitions.

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Science Olympiad 2019

School:
Joseph L. Carwise Middle School 
Subject:
Science 
Teacher:
Betty Rossie 
Students Impacted:
30 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
August 13, 2019

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Only $500.00 Needed

 

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Goal

We explore, research, experiment, and build before the competition in order to increase student knowledge and/or academic performance . We will see an increase in their knowledge by how well they do at the competitions. By mid school year, students will increase their knowledge of engineering, science, math and technology as measured by through participating in tests, experiments, and builds at the Science Olympiad competitions. 

 

What will be done with my students

Science Olympiad is a US Science competition program that allows students to showcase their knowledge in many different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Students are responsible for researching the events (there are 23), interpreting the rules, learning procedures, doing experimentation; engineering and building the projects. We meet at least once a week and work together to explore, experiment, research, and build for the events. The events are tests (there are 9), experiments (there are 7), and technology builds (there are 7). Students take their knowledge gained through research (this year birds is one of the tested knowledge, students make a binder or use a field guide to answer questions on specific bird species ie song, nesting, egg production). Students design and build engineering items (mousetrap cars, Rube Goldberg device, etc.) Students preform experiments (Crimebusters - forensics, Food Science - pH testing, etc.). They compete using a known set of rules as guidelines. The engineering builds are completed before the competition so that they may test and log their attempts, then redesign as needed. The Experimentation is done as practice at school and then students must use what they practiced at school to answer the unknowns presented to them. The Testing portion is researched at school and at home and a Binder is created to help the student organize their information - that binder is all they take with them to the testing.
Students attend a competition at Hillsborough Community College and if they are successful they can win individual medals and as a team we could win medals and possible move on to the state competition. 

 

Benefits to my students

The students that participate extend their knowledge on engineering, science, math and technology subjects. They learn to focus and study as well as integrity in competing. They learn perseverance as they try and evaluate the product or fail in the task and re-engineer. They learn team work, they do not compete or build or study alone they work as a team. They explore different careers that are connected to their task as well as interact with adults from those careers. The skills they learn help them at school, at home, and in the community. A valuable lesson for the students is cooperation and understanding. They interact with their team mates as well as other teams and adults a very important skill that Middle School students need to learn. Below are the goals and mission
of the Science Olympiad:
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD MISSION

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.

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 TOURNAMENT GOALS

To bring science to life, to show how science works, to emphasize problem solving aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts.

To develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students.

To make science education more exciting so more students will enroll in science courses and engage in other science activities like science reading, fairs, meetings and field trips.

To promote high levels of achievement and a commitment to excellence, to demonstrate that American students can perform at levels that surpasses expectations of even practicing scientists and engineers.

To attract more students particularly females and minorities to professional and technical careers in science, technology and science teaching.  

 

Describe the Students

Our students are part of the accelerated science here at Carwise. They are students that are working hard to finish all of their middle school science requirements by the end of 7th grade and then can earn a high school credit for their 8th grade science class that is based on 9-12 standards. They are from all different groups, but all have a high success in science. These students work incredibly hard on these events with most of the preparation occurring at home. Out of a team of 15 our demographics look like this:
7 males :3 free /reduced lunch; 2 Indian; 1 Black; 3 Caucasian; 1 Asian; 7 gifted; 2 504; no esol
8 females: 2 free/reduced lunch; 1 Indian; 2 Hispanic; 2 Asian; 3 Caucasian; 8 gifted; 1 504; no esol
 

 

Budget Narrative

We need $235. for the team of 15 registration.
As a team we have each student wear a team t-shirt that helps us keep track of them and gives them team pride each is approximately $10. plus two coach shirts. The supplies are for test experiments at school, often we need powders for forensics, baking supplies for food science, wood for boomilever, etc these are consumable supplies $100.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Registration for a team of 15 $235.00
2 Team T-shirts $165.00
3 Misc supplies (consumables) $100.00
  Total: $500.00

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