We, the Science Olympiad, want to make a sustainable contribution to the promotion of young scientists in Switzerland. And that's where we need your support! Because you create knowledge. For the next generation, and for science.
By motivating, informing and coaching your classes you play an important role - as a teacher and as an individual. You help us to promote young talent in Switzerland by identifying and encouraging those who yearn for more. No matter whether entire school classes or individuals, as long as your protégés pass on their knowledge with passion: to the Science Olympiad - and out into the wide world.
We would be pleased if you include the Science Olympiad in your school's talent promotion programme. Marco Gerber will be happy to assist you.
How do the Olympiads work?
4 PHASES, 1 YEAR, 1 GOAL
Phase 1 – THE WARM UP
Attending workshops, preparing individually, and taking the first exam.
Phase 2 – THE TRAINING
Benefiting from expert coaching and specialized camps – preparing for the National Final.
Phase 3 – THE COMPETITION
All Swiss champions from all schools compete against each other – and for the tickets to the International Olympiads.
Phase 4 – THE VICTORY
The best minds take the spotlight: they represent Switzerland at the International Olympiads in places such as Tehran, Beijing, Cluj-Napoca, or other metropolises around the world.
How much do I need to invest?
We know that you already have enough to do. So your tasks are usually very simple:
You are responsible for the motivation of the students. Special trainings or preparations are not necessary.
You inform and "delegate": Some subjects offer extra preparation workshops before the first exams.
The exact modalities differ depending on the subject - please find all relevant information on the corresponding Olympiad website.
As a basic rule:
You initiate the first exam. This is rather convenient - during class or as a homework assignment. Depending on the subject, the time required is approx. 20-90 minutes. The tests can be performed electronically and/or in paper form.
Test is done? After the first exams, you as a teacher are released from your duties: From now on, the volunteers of the Science Olympiad will take over all other tasks. Thank you for your commitment!
Who helps me if help is needed?
We do, of course.
We correct all tests
We organize all workshops, camps as well as the national and international competitions
By the way: The Olympiad associations function only thanks to the untiring commitment of our volunteers, who are often former Olympiad participants themselves. They support the participants, organize all events and prepare, carry out and correct the exams, completing the cycle.
How much does it cost to participate?
Nothing - with one exception.
Participation in the Olympiad is basically free of charge.
For you, the roule should be: fewer work and fewer costs. We prepare as much as possible to minimize your effort and your expenses. As a teacher, you will receive a test template in some subjects, which you can easily copy for your students. For some subjects, the test can also be completed online - also free of charge, of course.
No rule without exception: robotics.
Robotics is currently the only Olympad where a participation fee has to be paid.
Find here some useful contenct for your lessons:
Experiments, exam questions, references, scripts, tips and tricks and much more.