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Events

Events ordered by difficulty.
Grades 4 to 6
Grades 7 to 8
Grades 9 to 10
Grades 11 to 12
Puzzles

Events ordered by the Ontario Elementary School Curriculum
Life Systems
Matter and Materials
Energy and Control
Structures and Mechanisms
Earth and Space Systems

Events ordered by the Ontario Secondary School Curriculum
Grade Nine
Grade Ten
Grades Eleven - Twelve

The
Science Olympics program wishes everyone who participates all success.

The events selected for the Olympics determine the level of necessary organization. Each event should clearly state its objective, as well as provide the judging criteria, rules and regulations. Choose events which are well suited to the participants. Science Olympics is designed to be challenging, educational, and above all, -fun. Making the events too easy would offer little challenge. Events that are too difficult will cause most students despair.

The timing of the events will be important to the organization of the Science Olympics. A small number of participants may be content to draw numbers from a hat to determine the order. Larger numbers require you to determine the order prior to the day of the Olympics and to inform the participants as to when they would be competing. You may want to provide games, books, music, computers, lectures, etc. for the participants who are not competing, for the day would become boring for them after some time. Encourage them as an audience.

Ask participants, judges and spectators to contribute ideas to your next Olympics. You might even award prizes for the best idea. Next year, you could eliminate some events as you add new ones.


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