This Weekend: Science Olympiad comes to town

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  • | 5:00 a.m. February 1, 2013
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The North Eastern Regional Science Olympiad will hosted by Matanzas High School 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.
Matanzas High School STEM Teacher Melissa Fox applied for, and won, a grant from AT&T Foundation for $2,000 to sponsor the event.
The grant is made possible by the Consortium of Education Foundation’s state-wide partnership with
AT&T Foundation. This year a total of $4,000 was awarded to two teachers in Flagler County Schools.
The goal of Science Olympiad is to improve the quality of science education through competitions similar to sporting events. Just as students are motivated to compete in various sporting activities, students compete as a team against other schools in 23 different events that range the spectrum of science subjects. Events are inquiry based and have been designed to correlate with the National Science Education Standards and the Sunshine State Standards.
The events are in physics, chemistry, earth space science, biology and engineering. Students engage in hands-on, interactive, inquiry-based activities that are lab-based, research-based or prebuilt.
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Other weekend events are:
Duct Tape Workshop — 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway N.W. For ages 11-16. Bring a roll of duct tape. Call 446-6763.

The Silver Ring Thing — 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Palm Coast Community Church, 1 Pine Lakes Parkway N. There is no cost to attend the event, however, space is limited and online registrations are highly encouraged. Visit

Palm Coast VFW Super Bowl Party — 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Palm Coast VFW, 47 Old Kings Road. Hot and cold food items will be served. Tickets



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