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A-RMS Science Olympiad!!!!

Apollo-Ridge Middle School 7th and 8th grade students participated in their annual Science Olympiad.  The Science Olympiad is similar to an academic track meet, consisting of a series of 12 team events.  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.   By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.  Teamwork is a required skill in most scientific careers today, and Science Olympiad encourages group learning by designing events that forge alliances.  Events such as Egg Drop, Mirrors, Orienteering, Bridge Building, and Towers help to reinforce teamwork which we know is a critical life skill students will need the rest of their lives. Ms. Fisher and Ms. Wenckowski worked collaboratively to plan and organize this year’s Science Olympiad.  This was the first year we included 8th grade students in our Science Olympiad.  We hope to include 6th grade students in the near future.  Click here to view all the pictures from this year's Science Olympiad!!!

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