Zip- a-dee-do-dah

Q:  I’m new to the science olympiad and am wondering about ideas to make the zip line for practice during team meetings. Any ideas? Or do we not need to make the zip line?

A:  A very simple zip line set up should be sufficient for practice. When we were designing the event, we tied the fishing wire to a lamp and a chair. We’ll also have open practice sessions where teams can sign up for time slots and use the actual zip line rig we’ll use for the competition.

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah practice sessions Saturday, March 16

If you’d like an early start on your Zip practices, we have a practice session available in a few days. (There are two more coming up as announced recently.) A SignUp Genius can be found here.

Each school can sign up its 4th grade team for one slot, and one slot for 5th grade, and each grade/school can attend only one session.

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
3300 Lorraine
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah practice sessions

There will be Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah practice sessions available at the following locations and times. A SignUp Genius can be found here.

Each school can sign up its 4th grade team for one slot, and one slot for 5th grade.

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
3300 Lorraine
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Scarlett Middle School Cafeteria
3300 Lorraine
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM -8:30 PM
Tappan Middle School Cafeteria
2251 E. Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

All Event Descriptions Now Available

Detailed event descriptions are now available for all events. Please visit the Events page to see an index to the pages. Some events have study guides or other supplemental materials – check each event’s page for those materials.

Four events also have links to videos on YouTube that provide further instruction or guidance for coaches and teams: GENE-ius, Map Reading, Photon Phun, and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.