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Grant K-8

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2017 Science Olympiad Teams - Grant K-8 School
2017 Science Olympiad Teams

Grant K-8 middle school students, participating in the San Diego regional Science Olympiad (Div. B), have immediate need for coaching in the Battery Buggy event. Students must build a vehicle that uses electrical energy as its sole means of propulsion, quickly travels a specified distance, and stops as close as possible to a Target Point, simultaneously cutting off power to the device. Bonus points can be earned for the vehicle traveling between two cans, with more points awarded the closer the cans are placed. Students will benefit greatly from a coach to guide them in designing, sourcing materials and building the device to meet criteria and perform according to Science Olympiad competition rules.

Coaching can be shared between volunteers and typically requires 1-2 hours per week, for practice time with students, plus prep time. Grant K-8 School is located in Mission Hills, above Old Town San Diego. This is a challenging and extremely rewarding experience. All students volunteer to participate, are enthusiastic and want to be there. They are a lot of fun to work with.

Volunteer clearance, including proof of a negative TB test (from clinic or County Public Health Offices) and LiveScan fingerprinting (free for volunteers) is required by the San Diego Unified School District. Please contact organizer to start process. Competition day is Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Carlsbad High School.

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Children & Youth Community Education & Literacy


Wed Jan 09, 2019 - Fri May 31, 2019
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM


1425 Washington PlaceSan Diego, CA 92103



  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Problem Solving
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Kids
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1-2 hours practice per week is typical, plus prep
  • Volunteer clearance with school district, including negative TB test.

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