Waunakee Community Middle School

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad Student Resource Page <- Click Here


Welcome to Junior Science Olympiad! 


This year we are meeting in Mrs. North's room (213) every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:30 to 4:30.  Students will be completing any part of their building events that needs a power tool at home with parent assistance and then bringing the projects to school for testing and calibrating. 

We do need parents to help students put together their  building events and during the regional and state competition.  For parents/guardians that are able to help out, please visit the following website and complete the volunteer application ASAP!   http://www.waunakee.k12.wi.us/middle/adult_volunteers.cfm  This takes awhile for the office to process so doing this way ahead of time really helps.  This is also needed if you want to chaperone or volunteer in other ways so it is good to get it completed and submitted so you won't have to worry about it anymore.

Science Olympiad Links:

Student Wiki - important information for all events!

Oshkosh Home Page

National Web Page

Science Dictionary


Water Quality
Nervous and Digestive System
Neuroscience for Kids - Hearing (Olfactory)
Nose and Olfactory Review Quiz
2012 Competition List for Forestry
USA National Phenology Network - map of plant and animal life in the United Stat
Events 2011 2012
Reach for the Stars
Constellations and their Stars
UW resource including an applet to show the stars at different degrees.
Constellation Table
A table of the different constellations to choose from to get more information
Constellation Enchanted Learning
Good place to start!
Water Quality
UW Center of Limnology
Lake Mendota is the most studied lake in the whole world!
Why Study Lakes?
Great Lakes Science Center
Ask a Lake Scientist

From the Activities Handout:


Held: October - March

Parent Meeting: To be announced

Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30. Specific starting and ending dates to be announced. Please watch announcements on the website.

Location: Room 213

# of Contests: Depends on availability and success at various competitions outside of the school.  Typically includes a minimum of a regional and state competition, with potential of an additional Invitational competition.

Requirements: Meets criteria stated in the Middle School Co-Curricular Handbook. Open to all 7th and 8th graders.

Description: Combines fun, creativity, application of science and math principles in a supervised after school activity. Students are invited to pursue and develop their interests in science, math, engineering, and technical education. Students apply their creativity when developing projects that meet the requirements of the Junior Science Olympiad program. Non-competitive within the school. Competitive when students travel to various area and state-wide competitions.

Contact: Jessica North, Carrie Jeschke



eNature:  FieldGuides

Simple Machines


COSI Animations

Museum of Science and Industry: Simple Machine Game


Simple Machines (teachertube) 

Neat machines in common items






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