In conjunction with the Winter Olympic Games, sixth-grade students in Steve Hamlin’s science classes participated in their own version of the Olympics with a Science Olympiad.
The sixth-graders applied STEM skills to a variety of events over a four-day span to team and individual events.
One event had students using the engineering and design process to build a ramp and launch a marble into a cup of water, adjusting the variables as they tested their designs.
Other events included an astronomy scavenger hunt, Metric Madness where their skills of precision and measurement were put to the test, the tower challenge to see what team could build the tallest tower out of index cards, and the mirror madness relay where students had several tasks to complete by only using the reflection in a mirror. The float your boat challenge and science pong rounded out the week of fun and learning all while capturing the spirit of the Olympics.
The week culminated with a medal ceremony with gold, silver, and bronze medals being awarded. It was four great days of learning and fun!