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Science Olympiad Showcase 2017

  • Saturday, January 14, 2017
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm

On Saturday, January 14, 2017 the Museum will host 30 North Carolina middle and high school Science Olympiad teams and offer them the opportunity to participate in practice events designed to help them get ready for competition. In addition to offering 13 practice events for pre-registered teams, the Museum will provide Science Olympiad-themed activities and presentations that walk-in visitors can enjoy throughout the day.

Registration for the Showcase is being handled by NC Science Olympiad. Please visit the NC Science Olympiad website for more information.

Science Olympiad-themed Presentations (available to all visitors)

10am: Pop Sci Quiz Show
Chris Smith, Curator of the Daily Planet, NCMNS

11am: Seeing Animals through the Trees: Spotting Candid
Critters in Forests of North Carolina
Dr. Stephanie Schuttler, postdoctoral research associate,

12pm: Barf Wars: The Salmonella Awakens
Dr. Ben Chapman, associate professor and food safety
extension specialist, NCSU

1pm: Large Scale Geologic Processes
Dr. Chris Tacker, Geology Research Curator, NCMNS

2pm: Making a Star: Star Formation in the Galaxy
Dr. Rachel Smith, Head of the Astronomy & Astrophysics
Research Lab, NCMNS

Activities & Resource Tables (available to all visitors)

Additional activities and resources will be posted as information becomes available.
•    Amazing Mechatronics
•    Codebusters
•    Duct Tape Crafts
•    Fast Facts
•    Hovercraft Testing
•    Meteorology – Severe Storms
•    Microbiology Research at the Museum
•    Say It, Do It
•    Tower Testing
•    BioNetwork
•    Discovery Place
•    SMILE Camp

*Please note that the Naturalist Center, the Micro World Investigate Lab and the Natural World Investigate Lab will be used for Science Olympiad testing and closed to the public.



January 14, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free, except for pre-registered teams (For registration information, visit NC Science Olympiad at sciencenc.com.)


SECU Daily Planet Theater, Windows on the World, WRAL 3D Theater

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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