5 Teachers Put Science Olympiad Kits to the Test
Elementary and Middle School
Worried about addressing pandemic-related learning loss? Fuhgeddaboutit! As many schools begin reopening their doors to students, teachers across the country are reimagining ways to make up for lost ground and get their students back on a solid academic track after months of hybrid and remote learning. Science teachers can boost student confidence and rebuild hands-on STEM and science skills with Ward’s Science Olympiad kits.
Enthusiastic and innovative science teachers have discovered that these Science Olympiad kits are not just for Science Olympiad coaches and teams – they’re a valuable teaching resource for any elementary or middle school classroom! From summer enrichment programs and STEM camps to at-home skill-building activities or after-school programs, these kits are a fun and hands-on way to address learning loss, provide cross-curricular STEM enrichment, and build real-world problem-solving skills.
Below, these five real-life science teachers share how they’ve used Ward’s Science Olympiad kits in creative ways to engage students in STEM discovery and deepen their understanding of science, whether remotely or in the classroom! Click through to see their reviews on Instagram, Facebook, and teaching blogs!
Check out the posts from these creative science educators to learn more and get an exclusive discount code for 12% off your order.
Top Floor Teachers
Quyen & Joe found Ward’s Elementary Science Olympiad: Metric Mastery kit to be the perfect way to introduce metric units of measurement to their 5th graders! They liked how the materials were pre-prepped and assembled with lesson plans.
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A Latte Learning
Halee is a new educator who challenges herself to engage her elementary students through various science activities and hands-on experiments throughout the year. After using the Ward’s Elementary Science Olympiad: Bottle Music kit with her students, she noted, “The students were shocked that each glass produced a different sound! We had a great discussion surrounding why that was, and the students made great observations and predictions.”
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Third Grade Swag
Fletcher thinks the Ward’s Elementary Science Olympiad: Rock Hound kit will be perfect for fun, hands-on learning about rocks and minerals for his 3rd-grade class. He likes that all the materials and easy-to-follow lesson plans are included.
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Marte in the Middle
Nicole looks for ways to make science come alive for her students. Her school will be all in person next year, and she’s looking forward to using Ward’s Science Olympiad Density Kit in her Science lab for STEM activities! She was “BLOWN AWAY” by all the supplies in the kit, suggested activities, introductory explanations and demonstrations, group activities, quiz, student worksheet, and datasheet.
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Bond with James
James decided he “did not want to reinvent the wheel” for ways to incorporate environmental issues involving water quality into his lessons. So, he used Ward’s Science Olympiad Water Quality Kit. He found the kit to be a great resource to help him with the implementation of ideas. James noted that the Ward’s Science Water Quality Kit (A) contains three multipart activities that can be completed in any order, which helps when planning lessons. He liked how many activities can be done in a single period, with a few requiring 2-3 days to complete.
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About Ward’s Science Olympiad Kits
Ward’s Science Olympiad kits are updated each year to match official Science Olympiad events, NGSS aligned and geared toward elementary and middle-grade levels. They’re the only kits officially licensed and approved by Science Olympiad! The kits are an excellent way for you to give the Science Olympiads in your class the same hands-on STEM practice at home.
Parents, after-school providers, and teachers can successfully guide younger students through these activities, regardless of science background or knowledge. Older and more advanced students can complete the activities independently with minimal adult assistance. Hey, it doesn’t hurt that the kits are a great way for teachers to save time, money, and stress when preparing materials for their lesson plans!
For official rule books, activities, and more information about Science Olympiad, visit https://www.soinc.org/ or follow the official Science Olympiad on Instagram @scienceolympiadofficial.