Presentation on theme: "Presented By: Ravi Dev, Science Chair Christine Mitchell, Science Teacher Sierra Madre Middle School."— Presentation transcript:
Presented By: Ravi Dev, Science Chair Christine Mitchell, Science Teacher Sierra Madre Middle School
SMMS Co-Chairs: Ravi Dev and Christine Mitchell PUSD Science Coordinator and Volunteer: Dr. Karen Jain Former Science Olympiad Participants and Cal Tech Graduate Students: Brian Chmielowiec and Neal Desai Co-Director of Southern California State Science Olympiad: Peter Hung Former Science Olympiad Coach and LACOE Division of Curriculum and Instruction Consultant II, STEM: Anthony Quan
Rigorous Academic Interscholastic Competitions Individual and Team Events Challenging and Motivational Events Science Disciplines of Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, Computers and Technology Students Require Knowledge of Science Facts, Concepts, Processes, Skills and Science Applications
Focuses on teamwork, cooperative learning, and hands on application. 3 Divisions: Division A (K-6), Division B (6-9) and Division C (9-12) County, State, and National Levels of Competition 23 Events
15 Students will be selected to cross train for 23 different events. Teams of 1-2 will prepare for 5 events. Athletic-style awards given for each event and overall championship trophies are awarded to school teams. All day competition, competing with up to 40 other school teams. Science and mathematics demonstrations, activities and career counseling sessions conducted by professors and scientists at Occidental College in Eagle Rock.
Anatomy Boomilever Can’t Judge a Powder Crime Busters Disease Detectives Dynamic Planet Entomology Experimental Design Helicopters Heredity Meteorology Metric Mastery Solar System Road Scholar Robo-Cross Rocks and Minerals Rotor Egg Drop Shock Value Simple Machines Sounds of Music Water Quality Wheeled Vehicle Write It/Do It
Last year was our first year competing! Accomplishments: -Our Overall Placement - 2 nd Place for Dynamic Planet (Naiara Munich and Lydia Plaut) - 3 rd Place Overall for Crime Busters (Emily Chaparian and Shanthala Robinson)
Anyone can try out! This is an extracurricular activity, you will have to balance maintaining regular weekly school and non-school responsibilities. Attendance to weekly Tuesday Practices is mandatory. You must keep neat and organized journals for your notes. Everyone on the Science Olympiad Team will need to be at the all day competition on 2/22/14, 7 am - 7 pm Additional Costs (i.e. snacks, shirts, and supplies)
Tuesday, 9/10 First Practice (Practices every Tuesday 2:35-4) in Room 7 First Tryouts Tuesday 11/4 and 11/11 Second Tryouts Two Tuesdays, TBA LA County Science Olympiad, Saturday 2/22/14 at Occidental College – 7 am-7 pm Science Olympiad Photo and Potluck, TBA
Parents who are highly motivated by the world of science! Parents who can attend all Tuesday to work one-on-one with students to develop specific events and can help guide students through this process. Parents who are able to contribute time by working on the Science Olympiad Parent Committee to organize and complete projects.
Science Olympiad – www.soinc.org Background, Event Information, Sponsors, and What to Expect Los Angeles County Science Olympiad - http://lacountyscienceolympiad.com Science Olympiad Student Center - www.scioly.org Student Forums, Competition Forums, Wiki and Test Exchange (Practice Tests), Image Gallery, and Score Tracker SMMS Science Olympiad Website - www.sierramadre.pasadenausd.org Announcements, Files and Resources
Complete and turn in application to Mr. Dev or Mrs. Mitchell by First Practice on Tuesday 9/10 Go online, visit Science Olympiad Website, Science Olympiad Student Center, and SMMS Science Olympiad Website Find three events you are interested in. Even if events are events from last year, this will still give students areas of science to consider. Get a large 3-ring binders and/or spiral notebooks. You will have a total of 5 events you will be preparing for.