At Ocean Air, Science Olympiad is offered at the 5th and 6th grade levels to improve the interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into Ocean Air School.
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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD GOALS
The goal of Science Olympiad at Ocean Air is to create a passion for learning science with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence. The Science Olympiad aim is to improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the nation by changing the way science is perceived and the way it is taught (with an emphasis on problem solving and hands-on, minds-on constructivist learning practices). This goal is accomplished through in-depth core curriculum training workshops and the distribution of curriculum materials.
SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TOURNAMENT GOALS
To bring science to life, to show how science works, to emphasize problem solving aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts.
To develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students.
To make science education more exciting so more students will enroll in science courses and engage in other science activities like science reading, fairs, meetings and field trips.
To promote high levels of achievement and a commitment to excellence, to demonstrate that American students can perform at levels that surpasses expectations of even practicing scientists and engineers.
To attract more students particularly females and minorities to professional and technical careers in science, technology and science teaching.