The events listed below are the events tentatively planned for the 2017 Elementary Science Olympiad. A description of each event is found in either the Elementary Science Olympiad Coaches Manual or is provided as an addendum to the manual. Each registered team is expected to purchase an Elementary Science Olympiad Rules Manual from the National Science Olympiad website.

Event rules will be clarified and/or adjusted to accommodate the schedule and local circumstances. Events may be added or deleted, as changing circumstances require.

  1. A is for Anatomy
  2. Barge Building
  3. Biomass
  4. Can Race
  5. Chopper Challenge
  6. Coral Reefs
  7. Don't Bug Me
  8. Earth Processes
  9. Egg Drop
  10. Engineering Design
  11. Fossil Find
  12. Mystery Boxes
  13. Paddle Boats
  14. Pasta (& Meatball) Mobile
  15. Rubber Band Catapult
  16. Team Problem Solving
  17. Tennis Ball Catapult
  18. Weather or Not
  19. What Went By?
  20. Write it / Do It
    Event(s) in boldface formatting are new for 2017.
    Event(s) in italic formatting are not in the manual and descriptions will be provided.

Note: Events may be altered from the description in the manual. Watch for clarifications and event updates.

Event Times: All events will be completed in 30-minute time blocks, unless otherwise noted in the schedule. In all cases, the schedule will take precedence over the time suggested in the Elementary Science Olympiad Rules Manual.

Important: A maximum of up to fifteen (15) students may participate on each team the day of the Science Olympiad. A maximum of five 6th grade students may participate on a Division A team. Although many students may prepare, explore, learn, and enjoy the preparation for the Science Olympiad, you will be limited to 15 students on your team on the day of the Science Olympiad tournament. Most events are organized for two students from each school team to participate—you will select two students to represent your school in the event. You may not send more than one set of two students to participate in any given event unless an exception is published for a certain event(s). Yes, this often means that some students may represent your team in only one or two events.