Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is nationwide competition where students compete in topics including 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.

We're excited to start the Bay Area Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Bay Area Elementary Tournament

3/15/23 Update:

        Note that the tournament schedule is designed to allow students to not have to worry about schedule conflicts for the various events.

3/2/23 Update: Homeschool Students

Participation through a Local Public School: If the state in which a homeschooled student resides allows homeschooled students to participate in public school activities, homeschooled students may choose to participate as a member of the Elementary Science Olympiad team at the local public school they would attend were they not homeschooled.
Participation through a Homeschool Team: If the state in which you reside does not allow homeschooled students to participate in public school activities then a Homeschool Team may be created. This team can only consist of homeschooled students who live within the boundaries of two contiguous, side-by-side, geographic counties in a single state.

3/1/23 Update

For the 2022-2023 academic year, we will be hosting the inaugural Bay Area Elementary Science Olympiad Tournament on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at Castro Valley High School. This will be an in-person tournament! Registration is now open and tournament information can be found on this web page. Each team can have up to 6 students but each school can bring multiple teams. Registration is $120 per team and can be paid via credit card or via checks. The list of events can be found below and the rules will be sent to the team after the team has registered:
  • Aerodynamics: students demonstrate their paper airplane building and flying skills
  • A for Anatomy: a knowledge test of the muscular and skeletal systems of the human body
  • Deep Blue Sea: a knowledge test on oceanography and marine life
  • Pasta Bridge: students build a bridge to hold weight over a distance 
  • Pentathlon: five physical skills interspersed with five sets of science questions in a relay race
  • Straw Egg Drop: students build a device out of drinking straws to protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped
  • Write It Do 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 the description