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Science Olympiad Takes On The Solon Invitational


On Saturday, February 4, Academy’s Science Olympiad team, advised by Valerie Nandor, team competed at the Solon Invitational. Competitors were  Irena A., Isa E, Akshaj J., Adaugo N., Jennifer L., and Sam W.

Isa and Adaugo competed in anatomy and physiology, testing their knowledge on the human respiratory, digestive, and immune systems.

Irena and Sam contested in environmental chemistry that related to our current climate issues.

Akshaj and Jennifer were in Fermi Questions, answering rough estimates of a quantity that is difficult or impossible to measure directly. 

Irena and Sam also competed in forensics, testing their ability to find a suspect given a scenario list of possible suspicions.

Akshaj and Adaugo worked in trajectory, which required building a device powered by a non-metallic elastic solid to launch a ball. 
Isa  and Jennifer were in Write It, Do It, a task where one participant writes a description of an object and the other attempts to build it.

Akshaj also competed in Scrambler, by designing, building, and testing a mechanical device that transported an egg along a straight track using energy from a falling mass. 
Dr. Nandor said, “We had a lot of fun, and I think we learned what we need to do for regionals, which is exactly what we were looking for.”

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