RMS Science Club

Registration and fee payment for Science Club membership as well as participation in any competition is now closed

Find details of each competition on the individual pages below

Science Olympiad Internal Testing -completed

Students assigned to SO teams
must pay additional fee of $30 to participate in SO invitationals

and to be considered for team mergers. Payment link will be emailed soon.

 New this year! 

Science Club weekly learning sessions - See below for detailed schedule

YBTC has new rules  - School level test 11/19 

NSB School level Buzz Bowl - tentative date 12/7

RMS PTSA Science Club provides students an opportunity to enhance their skills in science through practical projects, theoretical study and guides them to compete in several science competitions throughout the school year. Students can register for the competitions that interest them on a space-available basis (see selection criteria for space-limited competitions below). The science club committee will take care of all the logistics with regards to registration and communicate this to the parents. Competitions are held between December and May.

As part of this program, parents are responsible for transporting their students to and from the competitions, purchasing any necessary supplies based on the student’s choice of events and are expected to volunteer as a coach/guide for their own child’s team.

Students who register for the Science Club will receive emails with the date and location updates during the year. Please be sure to register with the family email and student email that you check frequently. We strongly encourage middle school students to be responsible for checking these emails themselves.

Science Club Goals:

  1. Enhance Learning of science through awareness and participation and empower Students to achieve their best
  2. Promote peer growth and Club spirit across RMS to send the best possible teams to represent RMS at Regional and State levels
  3. Facilitate increased usage of the school facility, teacher support & external resources

 

Intended New this year (based on student survey conducted in June 2019):

  • Weekly Science club Meets  to support students for various competitions
    Aruna Turaga had graciously agreed to coach our learning sessions for RMS on every Tuesday. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from a very experienced teacher.
     
    If we do not maintain the school decorum and respect PTSA policies, we will lose the space
    We need two parent chaperones for each session. Please sign up on the volunteer sign up sheet as per your availability for specific dates.
  • Peer knowledge sharing among Science club student members

 

Mandatory Science club info night was held on September 10th, 6:30 pm 

  • Big changes in SO competition for RMS - Need for internal testing
  • More rigorous selection for team formation
  • Demo of build events by experienced students
  • Please attend to learn about the RMS Science Club Plans for 2019-20

 

Club Registration

  • Registration for Science Olympiad opened and closed on Info Nite, Sep 10th, 2019.
  • Registration for Science Club to participate in other competitions was open until Sep 30th, 2019.
  • Internal Testing Date: October 12th, 2019 10 am to 1 pm at RMS Commons

 

Science Competitions planned for this year:

Teams of 4-5 students from the school can participate in a rapid-fire, verbal competition in all branches of science. An in-depth knowledge of all branches of science is required. Practice questions can be found at https://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/regional-competitions/middle-school-regionals/or_wa_bpa-regional-middle-school-science-bowl/

New this year: Students participate in teams of 4 

YBTC has new rules (https://www.chemed.org/programs/challenge/competition-rules/) this year and requires students to form a team at the school level. Please start to form teams following the new rules. We will send out a survey this weekend to help team formation and weekly learning focus. 
 
This is a competition where students participate as individuals and are tested on their knowledge of chemistry. The first round consists of a written test, the top 3-5 students (usually 10% of the total participants) from this test will move onto the Regional round in WA. Materials will be available at http://www.chemed.org/programs/challenge/

Multiple teams of up to 15 students from the school are registered. Each team consists of sub-teams of 2 students that choose to participate in varied events covering physics, chemistry, life sciences and earth sciences. Event descriptions for middle school science Olympiad Competition can be found at https://www.soinc.org/learn/b-event-short-descriptions#1201

Science club fees

YBTC and NSB competition costs are lower than the Science Olympiad. Keeping this in mind, the registration fees for the club are two-tiered.

 Students compete in NSB, YBTC and attend weekly club meetings - $40

Students compete in SO, NSB, YBTC and attend weekly club meetings - $70

(If a student has any financial challenge in paying this fee, please email the Committee chair and the fee can be waived by PTSA ), wherever applicable.

Science club Committee

Chair: Swarnima Aswinkumar

Co-chairPritul Shah 

Science Olympiad ManagersPriya RajeshSumi SinghShalu Batra 

NSB Managers: Smita SunilArvind S.V

YBTC Managers: Yuan ZhangSupraja Dusi