The LVJUSD Science Odyssey is an annual science and engineering event for the whole family. Our LVJUSD students proudly display their experiments to the public. Judges evaluate the content on the display boards and interview the students about the experimental process and what the students learned throughout the process. The Science Odyssey is also a great opportunity for community members to volunteer and share their expertise as judges.
Science Odyssey Projects
Students in grades 1-12 can register to enter projects. Project categories include:
- Grades 1-3: Science
- Grades 4-12: Science, Engineering
- Grades 6-12: Science, Engineering, Computer Science or Math/Data Analysis
We hope this will be a learning experience for the entire family. Please keep in mind, while families may help in the planning process, the work and experiment must be done by the student. Students can work independently or in small groups of two to three individuals and are encouraged to use resources at school, the libraries, on the web, and at home to complete each project.
Students must register online by January 18, 2019. When registering, students will describe their project's testable question. For computer science or math projects, students will describe the problem or issue they are addressing.
NOTE: Projects may NOT involve weapons, fire, controlled or hazardous materials. These projects will not be accepted for Science Odyssey. Grades 6-12 will also be asked to submit an abstract about their project. Guidelines for writing an abstract will be emailed to students. If students would like their abstract to be included in a printed journal, students should submit them by February 9, 2018.
Register for Science Odyssey 2019!
Grades 1-5 Registration
Grades 1-5 Registration (Spanish)
Grades 6-12 Registration
Grades 6-12 Abstract (required)
You may also contact Regina Brinker for more information.
Important Dates for Science Odyssey 2019
October 22: Online project registration opens
November 1- December 6: Art Contest submissions for t-shirt designs, posters, & promotional materials.
November 26- January 22: Photo Contest submissions
January 18: Last day for online project registration
February 27: Students present projects to judges. (Students will be assigned a time to present to judges; presentation information)
February 28: Trashion Show & Science Odyssey EXPO
5:00-7:00pm @ Junction Avenue K-8
Additional Science Odyssey Opportunities
Congratulations to Conor Smith-Calonico, 8th grader from Junction K-8 School, on his winning art contest submission!
Students in grades 1-12 may submit artwork to be used for t-shirts, posters, & promotional materials. Entries must include "Science Odyssey 2019" in the design and must be all original artwork. Designs using copyrighted images will not be accepted. One entry per student. Top entries will be displayed at the Student Art Exhibit at Science Odyssey and will be further showcased in the community after the event. Location of post-Science Odyssey art display TBD. Students should print this submission form and attach it to his/her artwork. Artwork submissions are to be turned in to student's art or science teacher.
Students in grades 1-12 may submit black & white or color photography. Photos submissions will be 8x11 and need to include a written description of the science concept expressed in the photo. Top entries will be displayed at the Student Art Exhibit at Science Odyssey and will be further showcased in the community after the event. Location of post-Science Odyssey art display TBD. One entry per student.
Science Odyssey Photo Contest Entry Form- Elementary
Science Odyssey Photo Contest Entry Form- Middle/High School
"Trashion" is fashion created from used, recycled, thrown-out, found and repurposed items. Show your creativity by joining the Trashion Show at Science Odyssey! The show is open to LVJUSD students in grades K - 12. All outfits must be original and created by the students. Adults may join the fun and also dress up, but will not be judged. Judging will be grouped into K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grades. Awards will be given for each themed category: high fashion, fantasy/fiction, and around- the-world. Register for the Trashion Show!