Close to a dozen Lodi Unified School district schools will be participating in today's San Joaquin County Science Olympiad Division A2 competition. It is for students in grades 3 through 6 and is open to the public.
In all, 59 teams are competing in 24 events spread over five 60-minute sections, including events known as "Barge Building" and "Can Race."
The purpose of the Science Olympiad is to engage students in hands-on assessment, out-of-class science experience, a variety of science disciplines and cooperative activities.
The competition begins at 9 this morning and runs through 2 p.m. at McNair High School, 9550 Ronald E. McNair Way, Stockton. The awards ceremony is at 3:15 p.m.
The following Lodi Unified elementary schools are participating: Elkhorn, John Muir, Julia Morgan, Manilo Silva, Podesta Ranch, Sutherland Elementary, Vinewood, Wagner-Holt, Woodbridge, Mosher and Reese. Families of students, teachers and community members are invited to attend.
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