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.
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.
Registration for Science Odyssey 2020 is Open! Project Registration closes on Friday, January 17, 2020.
Register for Science Odyssey 2020 Elementary Grades 1-5 (Spanish 1-5)
Register for Science Odyssey 2020 Secondary Grades 6-12* (Spanish 6-12)*
*Grades 6-12 are required 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 Friday, January 31, 2020.
You may also contact Regina Brinker for more information.
Important Dates for Science Odyssey 2020
Due by November 15, 2019: Art Contest submissions for t-shirt designs, posters, & promotional materials.
Due by January 10, 2020: Photo Contest submissions; entry forms and details to come
Jauary 17, 2020: Last day for online project registration; registration links coming soon
January 31, 2020: Abstracts due; Students in grades 6-12 are required to include a written abstract (summary) with their project. Students have the option to submit the abstracts online for publication.
February 12, 2020: Students present projects to judges. (Students will be assigned a time to present to judges; presentation information)
February 13, 2020: Science Odyssey EXPO & Trashion Show- 5:00-7:00pm @ Junction Avenue K-8
Additional Science Odyssey Opportunities
Students in grades 1-12 may submit black & white or color photography. Photos submissions will be 5x7 or 8x10 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. Use the fillable PDF's below; print and attach to your photo and turn into your art teacher, science teacher, or the district office.
"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 2020 Trashion Show by February 5, 2020!
Students in grades 1-12 may submit artwork to be used for t-shirts, posters, & promotional materials. Entries must include "Science Odyssey 2020" 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. The art contest is now closed. Thank you for your entries! The winning design will be announced soon!