Regional Math and Science Center
Elementary Science Olympiad Kits
The Elementary Science Olympiad Discovery Program, developed by the staff at the Regional Math and Science Center from Grand Valley State University, is modeled after the highly successful ESO Fun Day program. This kit loaner program is designed as an approach to involve early elementary students in a Science Olympiad program. The Fun Days heighten student and teacher interest in science education and also improve the quality of science education. They encourage teachers to find new and exciting ways to teach science to young children and emphasize hands-on experiences. All activities emphasize participation, teamwork, and cooperation in a non-competitive environment. Kit activities are chosen that relate to the Michigan science curriculum and include events from various disciplines.
The kits are available for teachers to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. The kits can be used as a "Science Day" program for students at school, a "Science Night" for parents and students, or for individual classroom use.
|Barge Building||Paper Rockets|
|Color Wheel||Rocks: Digging Rocks & Don't take them for Granite|
|Estimania||Sink or Float|
|Exploring Colored Pens||Structures|
|Fossil Fun||What Could it Be|
|Grab-A-Gram||Which is Lighter|
|Magnets||Who Made That Track?|
Here are comments from schools that have used the ESO Kits:
"Our students had a blast! There was excitement and eagerness on the part of students/staff/and others involved."
"I think the Science Night helps students realize that learning doesn't just take place in the classroom."
"It's great...easy up/easy down...easy to add your own touches...a great framework to make a great night!"
"It's hands-on. Kids can be involved vs. being shown or demonstrated. Station instructions are clear for volunteers."
"This was our fourth year using the program and not the last!"
For more information or to reserve the kits for your school, contact Kathy Agee at 331-3031, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last modified September 26, 2012