Friday, February 23, 2018

WESO board looking for additional people


The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad is looking for persons interested in joining the executive board sometime in the next six months.
The Science Olympiad and WESO are devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by students. WESO is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, now preparing for its 16th year of learning and providing a county-wide Olympiad Event for students in grades 2,3,4 &5. There are 40 schools from across the county participating this year, including public, private and charter schools.
If you are interested in pursuing work with WESO, respond via e-mail to weso.science@gmail.com. In your message to the current board, please include:
1)   Tell us a little about yourself.
2)   Why are you interested in a board position with WESO?
3)   Can you explain your vision for WESO in the future ?
4)   What particular skills, experiences and interests will you bring to the WESO executive board  ?

For more information about WESO, you can find information at our website

Help holding light in Dome test

Question:
If there is only one kid per ‘team’ would it be ok  to have another student from from a different grade come in just to hold the flashlight while they are taking the planetarium testing? I understand each grade is to test  with only their grade so it would be strictly to shed light for them. Or Maybe this is a silly question, would they be able to use a head lamp?


Answer:
Your Olympian shouldn’t need help since the clipboards we give the team have a red-light attached .

Thursday, February 22, 2018

To Infinity and Beyond, 2nd and 3rd grades

1. DO the 2nd and 3rd graders need to know the spellings too, i mean would they be checked on spellings as well

No. As long as the word is recognized by the grader, it will be graded as correct. The only exception is if the spelling is so mangled that it cannot be recognized - then we cannot tell if it is correct or not, in which case we will mark it as wrong.
 
2. Is the plan to have the planetarium test yet ?

I may not understand this question completely. There is a dome test portion of the event, on the day of the event. Because the museum of natural history is closed this year, it is not clear whether we will be able to have a practice in a planetarium before the event.

3. I have 2 kids in each grade, Are they both expected to write answers together or do they get separate answer sheets ?

A team collaborates on a single answer sheet.

4.Are they allowed to carry any material or hand written info , i do understand they are allowed to carry the scientific calculator .

No material can be brought into the event. A scientific calculator should be brought to the event for 4th and 5th grade teams. 

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

iCompute Coaches workshop clarification

Question:
I have a question about the Icompute coaches workshops listed at http://emunix.emich.edu/~krish/iCompute/
I see two listed like this:
iCompute coaches workshop on Tuesday, Feb 27th, 7:00-8:00 pm, in room C231, Computer Lab, Pioneer High School.
 
iCompute coaches workshop on Wednesday, Feb 22nd, 7:00-8:00 pm, in room C231, Computer Lab, Pioneer High School.
 
I’m thinking the Feb22 one is an old listing from 2017, given the date and day of the week are different.  Can you confirm that the Feb27 data is correct?
 
Answer:
The announcements are ordered chronologically from most recent to old. Feb 27th is the 2018 date.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH workshop/practice

ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH
LECTURE / DEMONSTRATIONS FOR COACHES AND STUDENTS
Same workshop is being presented on both days
Sign-ups will be posted soon

Venue: Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
Dates: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 10 – 11:30am

PRACTICE SESSIONS
Sign-ups will be posted soon
Please bring your own materials to build the cable car.

Venue: Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
Dates: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 12 – 2:00pm

More dates for practice will be announced for April soon.

Map Reading Coaches Workshop

MAP READING
LECTURE / DEMONSTRATIONS FOR COACHES ONLY
Same workshop is being presented on both days

Dates: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Venue: Scarlett Middle School Media Room
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Dates: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Venue: Tappan Middle School Media Room
Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Sign Up here

GENE-ius workshop

GENE-ius
LECTURE / DEMONSTRATIONS FOR COACHES AND STUDENTS
Sign-ups will be posted soon
Please bring your kit.
Same workshop is being presented on both days

Venue: Scarlett Middle School Media Room
Dates: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 3pm