SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

Founded in 1984, Science Olympiad is a premier American team tournament where students compete in 23 events pertaining to scientific disciplines such as earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Events alternate each year and students compete in groups of 2 or 3.
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RCSA Teams, Rockets and Rocketeers!

River City Science Academy competes in Division A for elementary school (grades K-6), and Division B for middle school (grades 6-9). For Division B, each team consists of 15 students to form the varsity “Rockets” team and the Junior varsity “Rocketeers” team. Each student must compete in at least 3 events. Since this is a very competitive tournament, only the top students will be selected based upon his/her performance in practice sessions and at the Invitational competition.

Parent volunteers or parent coaches are crucial for the success of the team. Please contact Mr. Dastan at scioly@rivercityscience.org

Hands-on, interactive, inquiry-based activities
that are lab-based, research-based, or prebuilt.

Students compete in 23 unique events ranging across physics, chemistry, earth space science, biology and engineering.

RCSA Rockets’ Tournament Results History

Year

Regionals

State

Nationals

2019

 

 

 

2018

1st

1st

53rd

2017

1st

6th

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2016

1st

4th

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2015

2nd

4th

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2014

2nd

4th

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2013

1st

4th

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2012

1st

12th

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2011

3rd

9th

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2010

1st

7th

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2009

1st

6th

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RCSA Rocketeers’ Tournament Results History

Year

Regionals

State

2019

 

 

2018

2nd

16th

Wall of Fame

 Photos will be posted soon.

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD CATEGORIES

LIFE, PERSONAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE

Anatomy and Physiology

Understand the anatomy of the human body systems: cardiovascular, lymphatic and excretory.

Disease Detectives

Participants will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people.

Heredity

Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics.

Herpetology

Participants will be assessed on their knowledge of amphibians and reptiles.

Water Quality

Participants will be assessed on their understanding and evaluation of aquatic environments.

EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE
PHYSICAL SCIENCE & CHEMISTRY
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
INQUIRY & NATURE OF SCIENCE

Study Sessions and Coaches


Event

Day

Coach / meeting location

Anatomy and Physiology

Tuesday

Mr. Little (Science Dept. Head) & Dr. Hall (parent)

Battery Buggy

 

Coach Dastan

Boomilever

 

Mr. Ivo (parent)

Circuit Lab

Monday

Dr. Leon (Physics Teacher)

Crime Busters

Saturday

Mrs. Marlow-Hall (parent)

Density Lab

Tuesday

Mr. Altintas (AP Chemistry Teacher)

Disease Detectives

Friday

Mrs. Smith (8th Grade Science Teacher)

Dynamic Planet

Friday

Coach Dastan

Elastic Launched Glider

Saturday

Mr. Linton (parent)

Experimental Design

Saturday

Gwyneth Lin (11th Grade Student coach)

Fossils

Friday

Mrs. Kurt (Assistant Coach)

Game On

Saturday

Mr. Nair (parent)

Heredity

Monday

Mr. Little (Science Dept. Head)

Herpetology

Friday

Ms. Stumne (Environmental Science Teacher)

Meteorology

 

 

Mystery Architecture

 

 

Potions and Poisons

Monday

Mr. Kanmaz (6th Grade Science Teacher)

Road Scholar

Thursday

Mr. Gecikli (HS Math Teacher)

Roller Coaster

Saturday

Mr. Bektas (RCSA Food Service Director)

Solar System

Tuesday

Mr. Kanmaz (6th Grade Science Teacher)

Thermodynamics

Tuesday

Dr. Leon (Physics Teacher)

Water Quality

Monday

Ms. Bessette(7th Grade Science Teacher)

Write It Do It

Thursday

Mrs. McCumber (8th Grade ELA Teacher)

OUR SPONSORS

RCSA MIDDLE-HIGH SCHOOL
7565 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Ph: (904) 855-8010

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