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Elementary Science Field Day Events

​​​​​​​Event List

  1. Anatomy (PDF)
  2. Barge Building (PDF)​: Students will construct a barge using heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  3. Catapult Competition (PDF)​: The students build catapults using the given parameters.
  4. Changing Earth (PDF)​ : Students demonstrate their knowledge of the Earth's geologic history and of geology concepts.
  5. Circuit Wizardry (PDF) : This event will test students' knowledge of simple direct current electric circuits
  6. Don't Bug Me (PDF)​: ​The contestants are to distinguish insects from non-insects, identify various body parts, and know other arthropod characteristics.
  7. EGG DROP*: This is a non-competitive event
  8. Mirror Magic (PDF) : Using mirrors, students bounce light beams onto predetermined targets.
  9. Make It, Take It Paddle Boats (PDF)​​​
  10. Perplexing Powders (PDF): Students identify mystery powders.
  11. Rocking Out (PDF): Contestants identify rocks and minerals during a specified amount of time.
  12. Simple Machines (PDF)​: Students will design and build a Rube Goldberg contraption utilizing as many simple machines as possible.
  13. Starry, Starry Night (PDF)​ : This event is to demonstrate the students' knowledge of constellations, stars, and the local solar system.
  14. Structures (PDF)​ ​​: This event is to test students' ability to build strong, stable, reproducible structures from common materials. No spectators will be allowed for this event.
  15. Tin Can Racers (PDF): A team consisting of two team members will compete against other teams in a distance race with tin can racers.
  16. Triathlon Relay (PDF)Three physical skills are interspersed with science questions in an obstacle course.​​


Past Events
  1. ​Aerodynamics: Students will build two paper airplanes to be flown a distance of between five and fifteen meters.
  2. Paper Rockets: Each team will build and fly a paper rocket.
  3. Leaf It Alone: Students will work together to identify various trees by using an identification key and leaf and tree part samples.
  4. Under the Sea: This event covers Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Marine Ecology
  5. Nutrition Expedition: Work as a team to answer questions regarding human nutrition.