AVC hosts weekend Science Olympiad
LANCASTER — Antelope Valley College will host hundreds of elementary through high school students in the annual Aerospace Valley Regional Science Olympiad competition.
Seventy-six teams — 22 with middle school students, 36 with high school students, and 18 with elementary school students — are expected to participate Saturday.
The middle school and high school teams from Los Angeles County compete for the opportunity to advance to the Southern California State Tournament in April.
The competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the college’s Lancaster campus.
Science Olympiad was founded in 1984 and is one of the premier national science, technology, engi
neering and mathematics competitions for elementary, middle and high school students.
Each state hosts regional tournaments and the winners of these tournaments participate in a statewide event. The winners of the state events participate in the annual national competition in May. The top three overall teams from the Aerospace Valley Regional
will advance to the state completion in April at the California Institute of Technology campus in Pasadena.
Elementary school competitors will participate in science events such as:
Barge Building, Chopper Challenge, Paddle Boats, Stomp Rocket Challenge and Tennis Ball Catapult. Other scheduled events include a Codebusters, Crime Busters, Meteorology and Reach for the Stars.