Science Olympiad is coming!!!! . . . Would you like to coach?

“Science is a cooperative enterprise, spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch from teacher, to student, to teacher. A community of minds reaching back to antiquity and forward to the stars.”

— Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

We want you to be part of that community of science.  Do you have an interest in science and enjoy spending time with kids in 3rd-5th grade?  Become a volunteer Science Olympiad coach at Morehead!  Science Olympiad is committed to teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics topics in a hands-on manner.  We will provide all the materials you need to be a great coach!  This year’s 20 events include:

  • Launching bottle rockets
  • Identifying unknown powders, distinguishing between different types of hairs, fibers and shoeprints
  • Discovering the human digestive system and nutrition


The team needs at least 1 coach per event (total 20 volunteers), and without coaches, we cannot have a team.  

The coaching commitment is meeting at school one Tuesday every 3 weeks starting at 3:45pm and leading a 1-hour discussion with the same group of about 6 students from the end of November through April 2018.  In April, a team of students from Morehead will compete against other schools in Durham.  Join our team by contacting Matt Mathias (, or Jenny Edmonds ( This program is supported by the Morehead PTA.

Check out details and the full list of categories at