Wyoming Science Olympiad

The Wyoming Science Olympiad (WYSO) is an academic interscholastic competition, designed to increase student interest in science and improve the quality of science education.

The Science Olympiad tournament consists of approximately eighteen separate events per division which may require an individual or groups from each school for competition. Competitive teams will require knowledge obtained in the classroom and/or preparation during the year.

The events are both fun and challenging and often very motivational. The concepts and topics for the events are balanced between Science Facts, Science Concepts, Process Skills, and Technical Application. Although the Science Olympiad is a competitive activity, most events are team competitions which require teamwork and cooperation. The emphasis is on inquiry learning, participation, interaction, and having fun.

For more information about Science Olympiad: http://soinc.org/

Who:

All Secondary Schools in Wyoming are invited to participate.

When:

April 18, 2020

Where:

Wold Physical Science Building, Casper College, Casper, WY

Cost:

$125 per team before March 18, 2020 (plus $8.00 per person for lunch)

Purpose:

Wyoming State Science Olympiad is a member of the National Science Olympiad.
The objective of Wyoming Science Olympiad is to promote interest in, and improve the level of science education throughout the state of Wyoming.

2020 Events

Division B (Grades 6-9)

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Boomilever
  • Circuit Lab
  • Density Lab
  • Dynamic Planet
  • Elastic Launched Glider
  • Experimental Design
  • Food Science
  • Fossils
  • Game On
  • Machines Impound
  • Meteorology
  • Mission Possible
  • Mouse-trap Vehicle
  • Mystery Architecture
  • Ornithology
  • Ping Pong Parachute
  • Reach for the Stars
  • Road Scholar
  • Water Quality
  • Write It, Do It
2020 Events

Division C (Grades 9-12)

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Astronomy
  • Boomilever
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Circuit Lab
  • Code Busters
  • Detector Building
  • Dynamic Planet
  • Experimental Design
  • Fossils
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Gravity Vehicle
  • Machines Impound
  • Ornithology
  • Ping Pong Parachute
  • Protein Modeling
  • Sounds of Music
  • Water Quality
  • Wright Stuff
  • Write It, Do It

2020 Forms

Please bring completed Event Registration forms and Code of Conduct form to the event or email prior to Julie.Hansen@caspercollege.edu

Event Entry Forms will be needed for each participant to gain entry into each particular event

Teams

All team members must be registered in only one team. Multiple teams from each school are permitted. However, each team must register separately with a unique team name. (i.e. team “A”, team “B”) Middle schools may invite up to five of last year’s eighth grade students to be part of the team.

Membership

A membership fee of $125.00 per team (plus $8.00 per team member for lunch) must be submitted with the completed membership form by March 18, 2020 for early registration. Registrations received after March 18 will be $150 (plus $8.00 per team member for lunch) and due no later than April 3, 2020. The membership entitles each team to a copy of the coaches manual, event rules, and eligibility for one team to compete in the 2019 Wyoming State Science Olympiad Tournament. If a school wishes to enter multiple teams in the state tournament the school must submit an entry fee for each team. The Winning team in each division will become eligible to advance to the National Science Olympiad competition. One hundred and twenty of the nation’s most competitive Science Olympiad 15-member teams will compete in 46 events spanning the sciences, from chemistry, biology and physics to engineering, robotics and astronomy.

High School Teams – (Division C) May contain up to 15 students, with a maximum of seven 12th grade students.

Middle School and Junior High teams -(Division B) May contain a maximum of 15 students, with a maximum of five 9th grade students. Middle schools may invite up to five of last years eighth grade students (Now 9th grade students at another building within the district) to be part of the team.

All team members must be registered in only one team. Multiple teams from each school are permitted. However, each team must register separately with a unique team name. (i.e. team “A”, team “B”)

State Tournament Competition

The Wyoming State Science Olympiad competition will be held on the Casper College Campus in Casper, WY. The State Olympiad will support separate competitions in both “B” and “C” age divisions.

Rules

Rules manuals will be sent upon receipt of completed Competition Registration Form.

Contact

Paul Marquard
307-268-2250

Kendall Jacobs
307-268-2043

To register

Mail check or voucher with the completed membership form to:

Casper College
attn: Julie Hansen
125 College Dr.
Casper WY 82601

307-268-2517