National Science Olympiad:
The Science Olympiad is an international
nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science
education, increasing student interest in science and providing
recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by
both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through
classroom activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement
of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments.
The Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic
competitions that consist of a series of individual and team events
which students prepare for during the year. The competitions follow
the format of popular board games, TV shows and athletic games.
These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between
the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry,
physics, computers and technology. There is also a balance between
events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes,
skills and science applications. In addition, during the day there
are open house activities which consist of science and mathematics
demonstrations, activities and career counseling sessions conducted
by professors and scientists at the host institution occurring
concurrently with the events.
New Jersey Science Olympiad:
New Jersey Science Olympiad has been on the leading edge of educational
innovations since 1993. These innovations include high academic
standards; demonstration of skills through performance testing;
learning through hands-on, minds-on activities; cooperative learning
through events that require teamwork; improved self-concept through
success in achieving high standards and making applications and
connections to the real world.
New Jersey Science Olympiad events are closely aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and include strong components
for problem solving, critical thinking and use of technology. Science
Olympiad also portrays the close relationship between teaching
and assessment. Assessment tasks are developmentally appropriate
for young children, and include recognition of students' physical
skills and cognitive abilities. Nearly 2500 students from 160 elementary, middle and high schools from across the state particpated in our program in 2020.
The members of the New Jersey Science Olympiad Committee invite
you and your district to participate in New Jersey Science Olympiad, the foremost
academic competition in New Jersey.