Supporting Excellent Science Teaching for Georgia

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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            

Event Descriptions

Event descriptions may be found in the Elementary Science Olympiad manual.  These may be purchased from the Science Olympiad Store for a cost of $20 plus shipping.

Event Clarifications

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.  Georgia unique events are:

      • Backyard Biologists
      • 24 Game
      • Data Crunchers
      • Egg Drop

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!

Coaches may register below for full access to all resources. 

Expedition ESO Registration Information 

Coaches who register for the Expedition ESO enrichment resources will be provided access to a variety of resources they can choose to adapt in any way they like to support the students in their club.  These are just suggested resources, nothing is required.  Please note, this is a different system than the the board we used during the 2020-2021 ESO season.  

Click Here to see a list of Expedition ESO Frequently Asked Questions. 

Please note: Expedition ESO format is enrichment based, not competition based.  

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.  

Event Rule Books:  These may be purchased from the Science Olympiad Store for a cost of $20 plus shipping.

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