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.
Akshaj and Adaugo worked in trajectory, which required building a device powered by a non-metallic elastic solid to launch a ball.
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.