The Elementary Science Olympiad offers over 80 challenging and
motivational events which are balanced among the various science
disciplines of life science, earth science, and physical science. These
individual and team events also offer a balance among events requiring
knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills, and applications.
While a number of the events are in the form of a general quiz, the
majority provide an element of "hands-on" participation allowing the
"active" study of science. The emphasis is on learning, participation,
interaction, and having fun.
The ESO in the Classroom Event
Archive hosts over a dozen exciting events with hints on
how to make each a part of your daily lesson plan.
Educators from all disciplines are encouraged to incorporate these events
in their classes. All ESO events have been designed to provide strong
relationships with elementary science curricula from throughout the
United States. In addition to the nine original
events created by the ESO at Jacksonville High School staff, a
complete Elementary Science Olympiad guide including directions for over
80 events and tips for coaches and teachers to begin their own Elementary
Science Olympiad competition at their school or in their area is available
from the National Science Olympiad Headquarters at
Elementary Science Olympiad
5955 Little Pine Lane Rochester Hills, MI
ESO Manuals are $17 (4th edition-1997) plus 10% ($1.70)
shipping and handling. Specify Division A-2 when ordering. Manuals are
also available for ESO Fun Day (Div A-1, grades K-3, $12) and the Science
Olympiad (Div B, grades 6-9 and Div C, grades 9-12).
Last Updated: August 1, 1999
Copyright 1999, David Peters, ESO at Jacksonville High School. Reproduction for educational use permitted.