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Science Olympiad

The New Jersey Science Olympiad consists of a series of science-based regional interscholastic competitions that include individual and team events which students prepare for during the school year. The Science Olympiad culminates in a statewide final tournament in March.

Science Olympiad tournaments test students abilities to demonstrate understanding and mastery of science, mathematics, and technology concepts that require not only knowledge and problem-solving skills but also the ability to work together as a team.

The New Jersey Science Olympiad is sponsored by the New Jersey Science Teachers Association and the New Jersey Science Education Leadership Association. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection serves as a partner to help implement this tournament. Employees within the department supervise environmentally-themed events and assist with promotions.

Highlights
  • Science Olympiad events are closely aligned with New Jersey science education standards and include strong components for problem solving, critical thinking and use of technology.


  • The Science Olympiad demonstrates skills through performance testing; learning through hands-on, minds-on activities; cooperative learning through events that require teamwork; improved self-concept through success in achieving high standards and making applications and connections to the real world.
Target Audience(s)
New Jersey Science Teacher Association Elementary, middle and high school educators and students

Additional Information
New Jersey Science Olympiad
National Science Olympiad
New Jersey Science Teacher Association
New Jersey Science Education Leadership Association
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