|[Schedule of Science Olympiad 2018]|
Sign up for Science Olympiad starts in mid-October and ends in November. Volunteer teachers coach selected teams. To encourage teamwork students might design a team T-shirt with a clever logo. Students usually have to sign up for multiple events since each school can only be consisted of 15 main members. These selected members must prepare for each event that they have signed up. Topics are provided ahead of time, but students must prepare on their own and decide which information to include on the paper that they are allowed to bring with them. For the building events, students must bring their own completed prototype to the competition.
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There are 3 levels of competition for Science Olympiad: the practice level, regional competition, and the state finals. Before the actual regional events, there are practice events where students take tests just as they would in the actual event, although these scores do not have any impact; however, students can still earn medals at this stage, depending on how well they do in their event. Practice events can provide a great opportunity for participants to get a sense of how they must prepare for their event because the same material is used for both practice and official regional events, The first level of competition is especially helpful for building events because builders can find out how they ranked, and what they need to do to fix mistakes and improve their models for an official event. In actual competition, only 2 students per event can perform. Each event is around 50 minutes long and has 70 to 130 questions to answer. For regional events, around 30 schools compete. If a school gets higher than 8th place at this level, it qualifies for state competition where it can compete against every winning school in Michigan.
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