Sonoma County Office of Education

Student Events

Science Olympiad

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Science Olympiad has been canceled. For more details on an alternative Sonoma County science event, click here.

The Science Olympiad is a spirited event that challenges elementary school students in grades 4-6 to demonstrate their science knowledge, understanding, and skill. The Olympiad is a competition, but the emphasis is on having fun and working as a team while doing science-related activities. Student prepare for Olympiad contests through teacher-directed classroom study of life, earth, and physical science. The science facts, concepts, processes, and skills that students learn in their class are applied in the Olympiad events. See the News Release from the 2016 Science Olympiad.

Science Olympiad Event Descriptors (video and pictures)
Want to learn more about the Science Olympiad events? View video clips and see photos of the individual events on our Science Olympiad Videos & Photos page.

Congratulations to the 2016 Winners!

A team from McKinley Elementary School received the highest score and top honors at the April 16th Sonoma County Science Olympiad held at Lawrence Jones Middle School in Rohnert Park. McKinley’s group, which named themselves Team Black, includes the following students from the following grades:

Everett Abercrombie, 4th
Mira Bruce-Low, 5th
Ashlyn Byous, 4th
Josh Byous, 6th
Loomis Glashan, 4th
Ursula Hongisto, 5th
Idan Kashani, 6th
Emma Mali, 4th
Owen Pontoriero, 6th
Maya Scholnick, 4th
Lorelei Wright, 5th

Schools/teams in the Science Olympiad and final place standings
1 McKinley Elementary School - Black
2 Old Adobe Charter School - Experts
3 Waugh (Corona Creek and Meadow School) - Wizards
4 McKinley Elementary School - Red
4 Presentation School - Patriots 1
5 Luther Burbank Elementary School - Bengals
6 San Miguel Elementary School - Zebras
7 Gravenstein Elementary School
8 San Miguel Elementary School - Leopards
9 Old Adobe Charter School - Roadrunners
10 John B. Riebli Elementary School - Riebli Forces
11 McNear Elementary School - Blue
11 Monte Vista Elementary School - Mountain Lions
12 Marguerite Hahn Elementary School - Team 1
12 Morrice Schaefer Charter School - Bears
13 Dunham Elementary School - Team 2
14 La Tercera Elementary School - Eagles
15 Presentation School - Patriots 2
16 Evergreen Elementary School - Team 1
17 Dunham Elementary School - Team 1
17 Evergreen Elementary School - Team 2
17 Marguerite Hahn Elementary School - Team 2
17 Wilson Elementary School - Wildcats