Every spring, thousands of K-12 students across the nation compete in an annual science, technology, engineering, and mathematics competition known as the Science Olympiad. After competing at the regional then state levels, the highest ranking teams for each event come together to compete in the National Science Olympiad Tournament. This year's tourney will take place next weekend, May 17-18, at the Wright State University campus in Dayton, Ohio.
Science Olympiad & Meteorology: Those in grades 6-9 (Division B) can compete in the meteorology event. Usually administered as a written test, the event challenges student teams on weather-related topics which change from year to year. (This year's event topic was Everyday Weather; next year's proposed topic is Severe Storms.)
Is your school a Science Olympiad participant? Share your rank or favorite event in the comments below. And thanks to all who competed and volunteered in this year's competition!