National Science Olympiad

National Science Olympiad (NSO) is a high school team competition that tests knowledge of various science topics and engineering ability. Team members compete against other high schools at selected invitational tournaments as well as regional, state, and national competitions. A team consists of 15 members that compete in 23 different events. Some events may involve tests, lab work, building skills, or any combination thereof.

Teamwork, group planning, and cooperation are critical for success in the competitions. The emphasis is on learning, participation, having fun, and developing team spirit. Ohio has been part of the National Science Olympiad program for more than 25 years, and state participation ranks in the top six of the 48 states currently involved.


  • Anatomy and Phys (respiratory, excretory, digestive)
  • Disease Detectives (food borne illness)
  • Forestry
  • Microbe Mission
  • Water Quality
  • Astronomy
  • Dynamic Planet (earth's fresh water)
  • Remote Sensing (human impact)
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Optics
  • Sounds of Music
  • Thermodynamics
  • Chem Lab
  • Forensics
  • Protein Modeling
  • Gravity Vehicle
  • Helicopters
  • Robot Arm
  • Towers
  • Experimental Design
  • Fermi Questions
  • Technical Problem Solving
  • Write it Do it

Our practices are October through March, once a week for two hours.


  • Working as a team to achieve team goals is a priority. Being a team player is an essential characteristic for each participant.
  • Team goals can sometimes outweigh individual goals.
  • Members will be required to study and compete in at least four events.
  • We encourage team members to wear the team t-shirts at all meetings. Similar dress is strongly advised until the t-shirts are available. Team t-shirts are a requirement for all competitions.
  • Consistent work habits outweigh personal genius.

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