311 Third Avenue NE, Hickory NC, 28601 (828) 322-6058

Southwest Elementary School Science Olympiad List of Needs

Two liter bottles (with 2.2 cm necks, NOT 2.1 cm)

Meter sticks

Sand (up to 10kg)

Paper or plastic straws

Fiber fill

Packing peanuts

Spot plates

paper cups

any other containers



plastic spoons


forceps for handling materials

pH test strips or paper

A wash bottle or dropper bottle of distilled water

Hand lenses or loupes

Paper towels

  • Epsom salt
  • Borax
  • Alka-seltzer
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Flour
  • Alcohol
  • iodine

Regular sized Kraft Jet Puffed marshmallows.

Rubber bands

felt or fabric

popsicle sticks

plastic utensils

block of wood 75x75cm square

super glue


mouse traps

small hinges

other “construction” materials

Coloring Book (very detailed): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321832019?pldnSite=1

Coloring Book (simplified): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486241386?pldnSite=1

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