The Chico Science Fair is excited to partner with the Gateway Science Museum to introduce the 2022-23 Science Olympiad! Butte County students have an opportunity to participate in 2 ways (see chart to right).
Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is the leading national team STEM competition, providing standards-based challenges to 5,500 teams at 400 tournaments in all 50 states.
Science Olympiad events represent a range of scientific disciplines encouraging a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.
Events are one of 4 types:
All events are represented by student pairs bringing a collaborative element to even the more traditional test format events. Participating students will develop skills in problem solving, observation, communication, time management, preparation, and use of the scientific method while learning about a particular scientific topic in depth.
Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond and work together towards a shared goal.
Find out more about the Science Olympiad on their official website at https://www.soinc.org/
Chico Science Fair is proud to partner with Gateway Science Museum to bring science education to our community!