We are excited to announce that the Georgia ESO will return to our traditional operation for the 2021-2022 school year. We will be hosting a series of regional ESO competitions to allow teams from across the state to earn a spot at our state Elementary Science Olympiad to be hosted face to face on the campus of Kennesaw State University. This competition will feature the 18 ESO events listed here. Information on regional competition opportunities for schools will be posted in December 2021.
ESO Events for 2021-2022
Register now to participate in Regional Elementary Science Olympiads. Click the link below to see a list of tournaments being offered around the state. Don't see your regional listed? Reach out to your district leadership to discuss hosting a regional tournament.
Event descriptions may be found in the Elementary Science Olympiad manual. These may be purchased from the Science Olympiad Store for a cost of $15 plus shipping.
Some events may be interpreted a bit broadly. We have created a series of event clarifications to help coaches and students understand each event. ESO Event Clarifications 21-22.pdf
Georgia unique event descriptions may be accessed by clicking on the event logo above or the links below.
Georgia unique events are:
The Georgia Elementary Science Olympiad will be held at Kennesaw State University on May 7, 2022 for teams that qualify to compete.
But wait there's more....
We are excited to announce that the Georgia Elementary Science Olympiad will continue to offer the Expedition ESO as a science enrichment opportunity for any interested student. We will post 10 challenges for Expedition ESO groups to explore. Expedition ESO will feature traditional events that look and feel a little different. These events have been adapted to allow coaches to extend the learning beyond the scope of some of the ESO competition events. Coaches can form non-competition clubs that complete missions to earn event badges, awarded at the discretion of the coaches. Students have the opportunity to earn 10 different badges!
Click the Expedition ESO Logo below to learn more.
What is the GA Elementary Science Olympiad?
Elementary Science Olympiad provides students engaging learning opportunities in STEM in a variety of ways. ESO may be used for classroom instruction, Science Days/Nights, Inter-grade level competition (such as a Science Field Day) and as a Competition. Each state/event organizer determines whether to offer ESO competitions. Georgia hosts one of the largest ESO competitions with 65 teams each May at Kennesaw State University.
State Competition Qualification for GA ESO
Affiliated ESO competitions will again be given an allotment of team slots for the state ESO competition. Only 1 team per school/organization may advance to the state competition even if a school/organization competes with multiple teams an affiliated qualifying ESO competition. This models the structure for middle and high school GASO.
What defines a TEAM for ESO competition?
The ESO state competition advisory board has defined a TEAM for ESO competition as:
Teams my be composed of up to 20 3rd-6th grade students. Each team may have up to eight 5th grade students or up to six 6th grade students, with no more than 8 total 5th and 6th grade students. 6th grade students may only be included if they are part of the same school as the other team members, (i.e. at K-6 campus).
Event Rule Books: These may be purchased from the Science Olympiad Store for a cost of $15 plus shipping.