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 10, 2021

Where:

Wold Physical Science Building, Casper College, Casper, WY (planning is face-to-face, but dependent on current COVID restrictions)

Cost:

$125 per team before March 15, 2021 (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.

2021 Events

Division B (Grades 6-9)

Life, Personal & Social Science

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ornithology
  • Water Quality

Earth and Space Science

  • Dynamic Planet
  • Fossils
  • Meteorology
  • Reach for the Stars
  • Road Scholar

Physical Science & Chemistry

  • Circuit Lab
  • Density Lab
  • Food Science
  • Machines

Technology & Engineering

  • Boomilever
  • Elastic Launched Gliders
  • Mission Possible
  • Mousetrap Vehicle

Inquiry & Nature of Science

  • Experimental Design
  • Game On
  • Ping-Pong Parachute
  • Write It Do It

 

 

 

2021 Events

Division C (Grades 9-12)

Life, Personal & Social Science

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ornithology
  • Water Quality

Earth and Space Science

  • Astronomy
  • Dynamic Planet
  • Fossils
  • GeoLogic Mapping

Physical Science & Chemistry

  • Chem Lab
  • Circuit Lab
  • Machines
  • Protein Modeling
  • Sounds of Music

Technology & Engineering

  • Boomilever
  • Detector Building
  • Gravity Vehicle
  • Wright Stuff

Inquiry & Nature of Science

  • Codebusters
  • Experimental Design
  • Ping-Pong Parachute
  • Write It, Do It

2021 Forms

The 2021 Registration Form and Event Registration forms are uploaded as Google forms and are ready to be completed.  The Event Entry Form and Code of Ethics forms will remain PDF and should be brought with your team.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

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 15, 2021 for early registration. Registrations received after March 15 will be $150 (plus $8.00 per team member for lunch) and due no later than March 26, 2021. The membership entitles each team to a copy of the coaches manual, event rules, and eligibility for one team to compete in the 2021 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 can be found at the Science Olympiad website.

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