2021 Science Odyssey

  • Our annual Science Odyssey will be done virtually this year and will remain an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their love of science and engineering to our community. We will be using the online platform zFairs for project submissions and viewing. Elementary projects will be showcased, and middle and high school projects will be showcased and judged by scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Sandia National Laboratory, and our TOPS program. 

    Middle and high school students that wish to participate in the Alameda County Science & Engineering Fair (ACSEF) will have an opportunity to receive feedback on their projects prior to the ACSEF. ACSEF will be hosted through zFairs as well therefore students participating at the County level will be familiar with the platform used and will be able to submit their projects easily.

  • Important Dates for Science Odyssey 2021

    Due by December 11, 2020: Art Contest submissions for logo design & promotional materials. Grade-level and overall winners announced on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
    December 12, 2020 - January 28, 2021: Register for Science Odyssey.
    January 6, 2021: LVJUSD's zFairs site opens for project submissions.
    February 28, 2020: Last day to upload completed projects to LVJUSD's zFairs site.
    March 12, 2021: Winners from middle and high school announced.
    March 15, 2021: Science Odyssey Showcase opens on zFairs for public viewing of projects. Links to the showcase will be available closer to the event.

  • Science Odyssey Projects- Registration Now Open until January 29, 2021

    Students in grades 1-12 can register to enter projects. Project categories include:

    • Grades 1-2: Science
    • Grades 3-12: 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 from their science classes and teachers, from the Livermore Public Library's online databases and resources, from the internet, 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 2021 is Open! Project Registration closes on Friday, January 29, 2021.

    Register for Science Odyssey 2021 Elementary Grades 1-5 (Spanish 1-5)
    Register for Science Odyssey 2021 Secondary Grades 6-12 (Spanish 6-12)                               

    You may also contact Regina Brinker for more information.

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