Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is nationwide competition. Students compete in 23 events that include earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Science Olympiad is designed to increase a student’s interest in STEM fields and provide recognition for outstanding achievement in team events. Students compete in Science Olympiad with the top teams advancing from Regional to State to National levels.

The Aerospace Science Olympiad competition is part of the Science Olympiad Urban School Initiative to promote STEM education with underserved populations so that they can experience STEM competition, career prep and standards aligned teacher training.

Click HERE for a brief introductory PPT about our special program.

NOTE: This is a protected, sandboxed competition. Competitors in the Aerospace Science Olympiad will not be eligible to advance to a sanctioned State or National Tournament. Deadlines, requirements, and qualifications may be different from the home state Science Olympiad program. Please be advised that any information provided to you by the Aerospace Science Olympiad take precedent over any home state tournaments.

Upcoming Dates
Jan 14th: Teams Kick Off Meeting
Jan 28th: Mentors Kick Off Meeting
Feb - April: Mentor and teams preparation
May 1st: Competition

1/28: Events and schedule posted
2/25: Sample tests posted
2/25: Event Modifications
2/26: Important Information and Pacing
2/26: Teacher/Mentor/Directors Q&A


Below is the list of events we'll be offering at the Aerospace Science Olympiad Tournament.

Rules for each of these events are located in the hyperlinks below or can be downloaded for free here.

  • Anatomy and Physiology – Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human skeletal, muscular, and integumentary systems
  • Heredity - Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics.
  • Digital Structures - Teams will design and build a cantilever using an online simulation software (SkyCiv) to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
  • Reach for the Stars - Students will demonstrate an understanding of the properties and evolution of stars and galaxies as well as their observation using different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g. Radio, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, X-Ray and Gamma Ray).
  • Meteorology - This event emphasizes understanding of basic meteorological principles associated with severe weather with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of meteorological data, graphs, charts and images.
  • Dynamic Planet - Teams will complete tasks related to physical and geological oceanography.
  • Experiment and Data Analysis - This event will determine a participant's ability on-site to design an experiment and analysis sample data sets.
  • Codebusters - Teams will cryptanalyze and decode encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for historical and modern advanced ciphers.
  • Game On - This event will determine a team's ability to design and build an original computer game using the software (Scratch) incorporating the scientific theme provided to them by the supervisor.
  • Write It CAD It - One student will write a description of an object and how to build it, and then the other student will attempt to construct the object from this description in a CAD software (OnShape)
  • Machines - Teams will complete a written test on simple and compound machine concepts and construct a lever-based measuring device prior to the tournament to determine the ratio between two masses.
  • Circuit Lab - Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.
  • Density Lab - Participants compete in activities and answer questions about mass, density, number density, area density, concentration, pressure and buoyancy.