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Dougherty Co. students compete in Science Olympiad

Students tested their science skills on Friday at Chehaw Park. (Source: WALB) Students tested their science skills on Friday at Chehaw Park. (Source: WALB)
Cameron Sanders is a fifth grader. (Source: WALB) Cameron Sanders is a fifth grader. (Source: WALB)
Students raced others to see who could answer more science-related questions. (Source: WALB) Students raced others to see who could answer more science-related questions. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Star students in Dougherty County enjoyed a day of science and learning on Friday at Chehaw Park. 

More than 200 students in third, fourth and fifth grade from the 14 different elementary schools competed against each other in the science Olympiad. 

Teams were made up of six students. They tested their skills in several different areas.

They estimated how many cubes aluminum boats could hold, built structures, rockets and even participated in a trivia pentathlon.

"It's just awesome that we get to bond with other scientists on our adventure and just have fun," said Kameron Sanders, a fifth-grader at Lincoln Elementary Magnet School.

"I learned that if you have too much air pressure in your rocket, it's going to be wobbly and it won't work right," said Samantha Aberdeen, a fifth-grader at Robert H. Harvey Elementary School.

The Science Olympiad has been a school system event for more than a decade.

The teams are chosen by classroom teachers, mostly for good behavior and hard work in science. 

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