Science Olympiad Astronomy Webinar (2012)


Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing interest in science for all students, creating a technologically-literate workforce, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in regional, state and/or national Science Olympiad tournaments, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum, and teacher/coach training clinics and institutes. To strengthen both the content of the events and real-life applications, Science Olympiad maintains partnerships with industry and organizations. The Science Olympiad "Astronomy" event has been supported by the Chandra Education & Outreach group since 1999.

In an effort to further expand support for the Science Olympiad coaches clinics and institutes to coaches that can't attend, the Chandra Education & Outreach group has recorded a set of videos of Chandra educator Donna L. Young presenting the “Astronomy” coaches clinic content to a group of local Science Olympiad coaches and teams. These videos will enable any coach or team to understand the upcoming year’s competition. The current set of videos includes content, resources, and suggestions on how to best prepare for competition.



Individual Movies/Chapters

Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 1
Runtime: 9:06
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 2
Runtime: 7:47
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 3
Runtime: 5:24
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 4
Runtime: 6:45
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 5
Runtime: 6:24
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 6
Runtime: 7:26
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 7
Runtime: 4:55
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 8
Runtime: 7:25
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 9
Runtime: 7:42
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 10
Runtime: 6:03
Science Olympiad Webinar 1 Science Olympiad Webinar Part 11
Runtime: 6:56
   

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Visitor Comments (6)

Donna, Your webinars on planetary science are very helpful for B Science Olympiad. The student wiki does not contain useful info to help the students prepare their sheets to take into the event since ice in the solar system is such a new event. Any suggestions on an outline for the material It is scattered through so many web sites. They are only allowed 2 sheets double sided. Thanks.

Posted by Ellen Finelli on Wednesday, 01.22.14 @ 11:20am


Solar system has a totally new scope this year, so previous tests will not be much help. There is a test posted for 2014 for Planetary Sciences scroll down http://www.aavso.org/science-olympiad-2014

Posted by nanoirina on Friday, 11.8.13 @ 16:04pm


These Webinar's are an excellent resource. I am creating a test for the 2013 competition, and as a test writer I'd love to see a set for the current year. Any chance of seeing that? Thank you so much!

Posted by Conrad Schnakenberg on Sunday, 11.4.12 @ 18:25pm


Hi, Scott. You do not need to create anything. You can purchase the Coaches Manual on the CD-ROM and print out some of the past national events for your teams to practice with. The answer keys are included. The years 2006-2009 were focused on stellar evolution. The events are all constructed in a similar fashion. This of course only pertains to the Astronomy Event. It sounds like you are more involved than with just this one event - almost impossible to do if you have never even seen a Science Olympiad competition. Good luck!

Posted by Donna L Young on Wednesday, 02.15.12 @ 09:37am


There is an "event book" which is published by Science Olympiads for each of the events. You need to see that entry for "Astronomy: Type IA Supernova" and write a test strictly based on those event details.

Posted by Conrad Schnakenberg on Monday, 02.13.12 @ 18:15pm


I have been tagged to be the person who creates the tasks the students must complete in the Science Olympiad this year at our college. I have never participated in the SO nor observed the event. I have listened to the 11 part presentation here, but I am still not sure exactly what I need to create for the students. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Posted by Scott Miller on Friday, 02.10.12 @ 14:51pm


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