NSELA’s Science Educator magaz
ine recently published an article regarding the alignment of Math Standards to Science Olympiad events – the conclusion says it all!
“The findings in this study indicate there is a significant level of math content found in both divisions of Science Olympiad. What may be more significant is that the mathematics within these events demonstrate high Depth of Knowledge levels. Specifically, events which require students to engage in analysis, synthesis, and generalizability of results over time are particularly demanding since student are to produce new knowledge. The Division B and C events of Science Olympiad create a passion for learning science by supporting middle and high school science and math content with an emphasis on teamwork and commitment to academic excellence.”