By Lorie Sliefert, Exeter-Milligan Science Instructor
On February 20th, the Blue River Cohort Science Olympiad will be held at Exeter-Milligan School. Five area schools will bring 7th and 8th-grade students to compete in different science activities. The day will begin with all students taking a test of general science knowledge. Then the students will compete in various activities. The catapult competition will involve students having 30 minutes to build a catapult from a given amount of supplies and launch a marshmallow as far as possible. The egg drop competition will involve using given supplies to protect an egg from breaking and getting the egg as close to a target as possible when dropped from a certain height. The write it- do it competition involves one student writing a description of how to build a given object in one room and then having someone else build the object from their written instructions. The last competition is the bridge build. Students needed to build a bridge made of balsa wood and bring it to the competition. They will measure how much load it can carry without breaking. The most efficient bridge will win. The end of the day will involve a quiz bowl competition between the 5 schools.
Pictured are Clayton Pribyl and Titus Petersen working on their bridge for the bridge build competition.
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