Upcoming Science Event: Science Fair for grades 3-8. Judging by staff & community members in the morning. Open House for the community is from 12:30 to 2:15 pm.
About the Science Program: While we don't actually meet as a "club," students interested have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. These include:
* Science Olympiad - occurs on the Monday & Tuesday before Thanksgiving. This is an extracurricular competition in which students who choose may compete in various tasks at the state event in Bozeman. The different tasks encompass all areas of science such as the environment, earth science, physics and biology. If enough students sign up, we take both a junior high (grades 5-8) and a high school (grades 9-12) team.
* Science Fair - for grades 1 through 8, occurs each year in late January or early February. Students for choose topics and research their chosen topics at home (with limited time given in their science classes to work on the project).
* Expedition Yellowstone - occurs bi-yearly, and involves grades 5 and 6 traveling to Yellowstone National Park in November or December. This is an outdoor learning program with class and activities concentrated on geology and ecology, sponsored by the National Park Service.
* Middle School STEM Challenge - takes place the third weekend in April each year. Female students in grades 6th-8th have the chance to participate in hands-on inquiry based activities at MSU, which are led by STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) college students.