We are a student-led organization committed to provide a diverse and unique learning experience to junior high students in a setting that emphasizes both individuality and teamwork. Our mission is simple: bring students together to compete, to collaborate, and to spark deeper thinking about the connection of language to science.
- Date: December 1st, 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Location: MS 431, University of Calgary
- Cost: Free
- Who: Junior high students from grades 6-9
- Bring writing utensils and water. Rules will be explained the day of.
- Lunch is provided!
|10:15-11:00||Individual Written Round|
|11:30-12:15||Individual Oral Preliminaries|
|12:20-1:00||Individual Oral Knockouts|
|1:40-2:30||Team Oral Preliminaries|
|2:40-3:40||Bracketed Team Oral|
Check out the 2018 contest photos: Photo drive
Explore the English language from a unique focal point
Learn diverse scientific vocabulary and concepts
Collaborate in groups of three for the ultimate prize
Round 1: 30 words from biology, chemistry, and physics worth 1, 2 or 3 points. After hearing the word, competitors must write these correctly to win in a time-constrained environment. Most points wins!
Round 2: Individuals will first be put to the test in two time-pressed speed rounds and will have to orally answer as many words correctly as possible in 1 minute. Those who perform well will advance to a traditional spelling bee type knockout stage where competitors will orally spell words. The last person standing wins.
Round 3: After three preliminary cycles, the top eight teams will go head-to-head in a bracket to determine the winner of the CSSC trophy.
Awarded to round winners
Awarded to 2nd place round winners
Awarded to 3rd place round winners
For top team and school display
Q: I cannot find any teammates, or only have one teammate for a team of 2. Can I still register?
A: Yes, you can still register, and we will try to match you up with other students with the same problem. However, if we cannot arrange for you to have a team of three, you will be ineligible for participation in the final team round. Thus, we recommend that you try your best to find a team of three.
Q: Does everyone on my team have to be from the same school?
A: No, a team can be composed of teammates from different schools. However, you will be ineligible to receive the team trophy, as it should be displayed at a school represented by a team completely from that school.
Q: Does everyone on my team have to be in the same grade?
A: No, teams can be composed of various grades without being placed at any disadvantage.
Q: I have already registered, but a teammate had to drop out. What should I do?
A: Please send us an email regarding who dropped out, as well as the name, school, grade, and email of a replacing teammate if you are able to find one.