Planning for the 2002 Edmonton Science Olympics has begun. The Edmonton Science Olympics is an annual interactive science competition organized by teachers from Edmonton Public and Catholic Schools and sponsored by APEGGA. The competition allows students to see first-hand how science affects our everyday lives.

Schools from Edmonton and surrounding areas may enter teams in one of four divisions:

Division I - grades 1-3
Division II - grades 4-6
Division III - grades 7-9
Division IV - grades 10-12

The event includes projects that the teams construct prior to the competition and bring with them for testing, and spontaneous activities revealed to teams on the day of competition. Elementary students will compete in three events over the course of the morning, while junior and senior high students will be challenged in five events over the course of a full day.

Teams consist of 5 students and 1 teacher of coach. Registration packages will be mailed to Edmonton and area schools at the end of November or beginning of December. If your school is interested in participating in the Edmonton Science Olympics, and does not receive a registration package, please contact the APEGGA Public Relations Department in Edmonton at (780) 426-3990 or toll free at 1-800-661-7020.

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