ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) —– More than 500 middle and high school students put their minds to the test at Rock Valley College’s 35th Annual Science Olympiad on Saturday. Students spent the day participating in events involving various areas of the sciences, including experimental design, forensics and thermodynamics.
“This is a really good event for the kids, it exposes them to a lot of different areas of science and scientific thinking, and it’s really fun and creative. They get to do a lot of experiments and build a lot of planes and cars,” said Elizabeth Russo, Professor of Life Science.
The top students in each event will receive medals, while the top high school teams and top middle school teams advancing to the state tournament in Champaign next month.