Click on either the Word or PDF file format at the bottom of this page to download a registration form.
Registering a Team
SO is a school-based competition. All students must attend the same school, and the school must be the official sponsor of the team. Public, private, and home schools are welcome; we are happy to answer any questions about team requirements. An unusual feature of SO is that you can enter more than one team from the same school; they compete as separate teams. Download a registration form from this website or use the address below to request an electronic copy.
What you get
When we receive your registration and payment, we will send you a coach’s manual. This includes all the rules or “spec sheets” for every event in your division, as well as suggestions for organizing your team. All students and officials in the country get exactly the same specs.
Registration for 2017 is $180. Registrations postmarked before Jan. 1, 2017 are discounted to $160. There are no further fees from SO even if you advance to nationals. SO is a very low cost way of involving your students in science. However, we do not give you kits of materials, and most events do not allow commercial kit projects. You will need to scrounge, repurpose, or buy materials for some events.