Florida Science Olympiad is an official state chapter of Science Olympiad, Inc. The goal of Science Olympiad is to improve the quality of science education through competitions similar to sporting events. Just as students are motivated to compete in various sporting activities, students compete as a team against other schools in 23 different events that range the spectrum of science subjects. If you are looking for a way to motivate your students, you have found it! What's more, our events are inquiry based and have been designed to correlate with the National Science Education Standards and the Sunshine State Standards. We are the only science competition listed in the national standards as an exemplary implementation of inquiry and assessment.
This year, High School (Division C) and Middle School (Division B) students competed in the divisional events: eight events in each division. The top five Division C teams and the top six Division B teams will participate in the state competition.
The Olympiad is the only science competition listed in the national standards as an exemplary implementation of inquiry and assessment.
The Northwest Regional competition was first held at UWF in 2012 and offers events that cater to middle and high school teams.
The Northwest Regional Science Olympiad Competition will take place February 23, 2013 at the University of West Florida, Pensacola Campus in the School of Science and Engineering.
Regional Director: Paige D. Livermore, firstname.lastname@example.org (850) 474-2211