DNA and atoms were some of the scientific terms students raced to draw for their teams to guess in a science Pictionary challenge, one of a series of challenges which took place at last week’s Science Olympiad.
The event, developed by students from the faculty of Education and Academic Development, had students from competing teams racing from station to station across campus to complete problems in every branch of science.
“Science Olympiad generates interest in science among senior high school students who are about to enroll in universities,” said Stephanie Palazzolo a supply teacher with Greater Essex County District School Board Lead for UWindsor Science Olympiad.
“This year, 213 students, top scientists from 18 schools joined in and the competition was strong.”
Teams of six raced against the clock to solve problems from Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science.
“It was fun, my favourite challenge was matching science figures with their discoveries,” said Maha Hammoud, a student at l'Essor high school.
“Coming from a French school, I have learned a lot of scientific terms in English today and that will support my future studies in Biological Science.”
Alex Popovic, a student at Massey High school said he not only learned from the challenges, but has also acquired team building skills. “We had to work as a team, distribute roles and track time so we could win.”
The Massey High team was victorious with each member of the team winning an offer of a $1000 scholarship to attend the University of Windsor along with individual medals and a trophy.
Maha Hammoud, l'essor high school and Alex Popovic, Massy high school, two ambitious science students who competed in Science Olympiad.