Welcome!

  • The Science Olympiad gives students the opportunity to put their knowledge of science to the test by participating in two types of events: Build and Study. In the Build events, students build a working model that must meet specific requirements. They test their models, rethink them, and modify them as they learn to make them better. Some build events also require students to take a test demonstrating an understanding of underlying science concepts. In the Study events, students research topics and become knowledgeable enough to answer questions about the topics. For some Study events students are allowed to have notes with them when answering questions.

    Weekly meetings are primarily for students to show the team what they have been working on during the past week, check in with the coaches , share ideas or possible solutions to problems, do trial runs, take part in practice events, and get assignments for the following week. Most building and research takes place at home. We do have limited supplies for students to use.

    Throughout the year, students participate in Invitationals where they compete with other schools in 23 events. (See Events List page.) These are practice events leading up to our regional tournament, state tournament and possibly nationals. At all events, team members meet other students from across the state to learn from each other, while refining their models and knowledge of the topics covered in their events. Students can place in individual events, but the team qualifies for state and national tournaments as a team with an overall score being earned from all events combined.

State Tournament Results

  • Science Olympiad State Tournament -  3/25/17
     
    Bottle Rockets -  2nd Place Medals - Joshua and Brayden
     
    Hovercraft - 3rd Place Medals - Ethan and Brodey
     
    Mission Possible - 4th Place Ribbon - Brodey and Ethan
     
    Optics - 7th Place Ribbon - Brody and Ethan
     
    Rocks and Minerals - 4th Place Ribbon - Joshua
     
    Scrambler - 8th Place Ribbon - Ethan and Brodey
     
    Towers - 4th Place Ribbon - Christian

When We Meet

  • Science Olympiad Club will meet on Wednesdays after school until 4pm.  Located in Mrs. Rhoades' classroom (225).
     
    These are the dates for the Invitationals, all are Saturdays, mark your calendar, the events will be all day.  Parent's need to transport students.  Specific information about times and addresses will be posted when available.

    October 7, 2017 - Academy of Math & Science Tucson
    ​November 4, 2017 - Paragon, Chandler
    January 20, 2018 - Casteel HS, Queen Creek

    February 17, 2018 - North Central Regional - Imagine Prep Surprise ​

Contact the coaches

  • Mrs. Rhoades
    kristine.rhoades@dvusd.org
    623-445-7673
     
    Mr. Cohon
    alex.cohon@dvusd.org
    623-445-7658