Manatee Bay Elementary School is proud to announce that one of our four teams competing at this year’s National Elementary Science Olympiad Competition held at Florida Atlantic University on May 2, 2015, came in first place over all with a second team placing fourth.
Each team was comprised of 12 fifth grade students that competed in 12 different Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) challenges. The competitions included Water Bottle Rockets, Chopper Challenge, Straw Egg Drop, and Crime Busters, just to name a few.
In total, the Manatee Bay Elementary teams earned 14 awards, placing in the top three for each of the events. Students had a blast bringing learning through the hands-on application of STEM. Manatee Bay Elementary STEM coaches: Lisa Leider, Shairin Brown, Lisa Weingartner and Samuel Allison are extremely proud of the performances of all of the students.