Elementary/Middle School Science Olympiad Program (EMSSOP)

What is a Science Olympiad?

A Science Olympiad consists of different hands-on events where students take an active role in exploring science topics related to the school’s science curriculum. The events can be scheduled to occur as half-day up to three-day competitions.

The program helps students of all abilities succeed in science by making science fun and exciting. It is designed for students in grades 4 through 7; however, it can be adapted to include lower grade levels.

Each event, either competitive or non-competitive in design, meets the current National Science Standards, as well as the Science Standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

What is EMSSOP?

The purpose of the Elementary/ Middle School Science Olympiad Program (EMSSOP) is to excite, inspire, challenge, and foster the fun side of science for all elementary students of all abilities.

The EMSSOP provides information, manuals, training, and grant money for teachers and administrators to promote Science Olympiad programs in their schools or districts.

EMSSOP Grant Opportunity

+ Grant deadline is  February 11, 2023 .

The Elementary/Middle School Science Olympiad Program grant is available to provide seed money to help elementary and middle schools develop and implement an inclusive science olympiad program within their school.

Grants up to $2,500 per school will be awarded for equipment and materials related to the Olympiad. Grants are issued on a first come, first served basis.

Application will be available in the fall

SSP – EMSSOP Grant Info

Presented by Karen Johnson and Don Antczak

+ johnsonk@pittcon.org

Central Elementary

Hampton Township School District

Presented by David McCutcheon

+ mccutcheon@ht-sd.org

Franklin Regional Intermediate School

Presented by Megan Melucci

+ mmelucci@franklinregional.k12.pa.us

Saint Monica Christian Academy

Presented by Janet McCann

+ jmccann@saintmonicaacademy.org

ESO and Universal Design

Presented by Science Olympiad, Inc.

+ soinc.org

Workshop on integrating Universal Design into STEM teaching, as a strategy for ensuring that students with disabilities and learning differences have access to STEM learning.