Fairfax High School Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a nationwide competition, in which students participate 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.

Due to extraordinary circumstances, the Fairfax High School Science Olympiad Division C Invitational Tournament will be run virtually as a miniSO tournament. The tournament will be run on the fixed block schedule sent out via email; please check your emails for details. This tournament is only open for teams that had registered for the in-person Tournament.

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Upcoming Dates


January 3, 2022 - Site reopened

Coaches' Guide - click to the link for some instructions on how to use Scilympiad as a coach; there are also some student guides to share with teams

Saturday January 8, 2022 - Invitational Tournament

miniSO tournament

Monday January 17, 2022 [details TBD] - Awards Ceremony

Medals will be awarded to top 5 teams by event; trophies will be awarded to top 5 schools.

Announcements


Events

We will be running the events on the National schedule with the following exceptions:

  • No build events (Bridge, Gravity Vehicle, Ping Pong Parachute, Trajectory, Wright Stuff)
  • No WIDI (no replacement event)
  • Hybrid events will be test-only (Detector Building, It's About Time, WiFi Lab)
  • Experiment & Data Analysis replaces Experimental Design (this is not a change from the original tournament - see rules on Virginia SO website)