Rockets, Eggs, and Safety Goggles
Clark holds its largest Elementary Science Olympiad ever
Normally, you wouldn’t encourage kids to drop eggs on your floor. But in early November, all the rules were bent (or possibly refracted) at Clark College’s seventh annual Elementary Science Olympiad. Students in third, fourth and fifth grade tested the limits of physics with egg drops and challenged their engineering skills with rockets powered by vinegar and baking soda.
“Interest level this year was amazing and meant we had to work just to squeeze all the teams in,” says Clark STEM Coordinator and biology instructor Erin Harwood, who coordinates the event. “We couldn’t say no when there was so much enthusiasm!”