Worthington Science Day
The Worthington Science Day is a district wide science event for students in grade K-12. Held annually in late January or February (based upon space availability) science day has grown to include a number of various options for students to engage. The events held during the 2020 science day included:
Science Fair - traditional student designed science experiments with results presented on a display board and in person following the guidance of the Ohio Academy of Science.
Invention Convention - student designed invention following the guidance of the Invention League.
Design Challenge - a student competition by age groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, high school). Students are given a supply of items and a challenge. They then use the items to design and build using the given supplies to best meet the task. Past examples.
Robotics Competition - students enter this competition through their middle school technology teachers. The competition is a local competition just for Worthington students that prepares students for the National Robotics Challenge (NRC) held each spring. Past example
Cubing Competition - a local event which has been run by a parent support group where students compete to solve Rubic’s cubes in the fastest possible time. Past example
Science Day can be a next step after a school’s science fair, or students can sign up and attend the Worthington Science Day by their own choice. The goal in creating the Worthington Science Day was to give all students opportunities to engage in science, either through their home school, or the district science day.
Science Fair Invention Convention Design Challenge Robotics Competition Cubing Competition Guidance Ohio Academy of Science Invention League Worthington Created NRC World Cubing Association Worthington Age Groups K-12 K-12 K-12 6-8 K-12 Affiliate age groups 5-12 K-8 NA 6-8 All Project needed to enter Yes Yes No Yes No Competition Standards Based Standards Based Criterion Based Head to head competition Head to head competition Judges Scientists and engineers Scientists and engineers Various Team Coaches Parent Group Awards Certificate, Specialty awards, Next level competition Certificate, Next level competition Certificate Certificate Certificate Entry Fee None None None None None