Teams of young scientists from two Battle Ground School District schools, Captain Strong Primary School and HomeLink Battle Ground, recently earned ribbons for finishing in the top five in one or more events at the elementary school Science Olympiad held Nov. 19 at Clark College.
Teams from five Battle Ground schools were among 19 teams with a total of 270 students who participated in the annual competition. The HomeLink Battle Ground team of second graders placed third in the Paper Rockets event. They were coached by Brenda Johnson, a paraprofessional who teaches Science: Engineering and Technology.
The Captain Strong team, coached by teachers Susan Crill and Katie Prill of the school’s Aspire program for highly-capable students, finished fifth in three of the five events – Bamboozling Boxes, Barge Building and Metric Mastery.
In addition, one of the five groups that made up the Captain Strong team had the best group score in Bamboozling Boxes. In this event, each group has before them a wrapped container the size of a shoe box and attempts to discern properties of the object inside without opening the box.
Other participating Battle Ground School District teams included Tukes Valley Primary School, Tukes Valley Middle School and CAM Junior/Senior High School.