NOTICE: Citizendium is still being set up on its newer server, treat as a beta for now; please see here for more.
Citizendium - a community developing a quality comprehensive compendium of knowledge, online and free. Click here to join and contribute—free
CZ thanks our previous donors. Donate here. Treasurer's Financial Report -- Thanks to our content contributors. --

Science Olympics

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

Science Olympics, like the Olympic Games they were inspired by, are a series of friendly competitions organized in tournament style, just that the strengths tested are cognitive rather than physical. Such competitions exist in a variety of disciplines ranging from Biology, Chemistry and Physics to Earth sciences, Mathematics, Informatics and Linguistics. They are usually organized for secondary school students who are given a number of challenges to solve in a limited amount of time. The top scorers of the competition at school level go on to compete at a regional level and so forth until an international tournament in that discipline, then often referred to as an 'olympiad', though that term, in Ancient Greek, originally referred to the period (of usually four years) between two consecutive Olympic Games.