Scientific literacy among adults in the US is pretty low according to studies and surveys. Yet as we move into an increasingly technology oriented future science skills and more importantly the understanding of how science works is one of the most important things any child can learn.
Science Olympiad is a program that not only makes science topics fun, it’s presents knowledge at an extremely advance level. I marvel at how Middle School kids can get excited about anatomy, physics, biology and more. This is in part due to the competition and in part due to the SciOly team/coaching environment.
The benefits of participating in SciOly go way beyond winning or loosing in a competition. Because the skills learned will allow kids to win throughout their lifetime.