The Science Olympiad involves students seeking an alternative to traditional science fairs and who are interested in science beyond the classroom context. During the course of the year it trains them to get ready for a competition which consists of a series of 18 to 32 individual and team events that encourage learning in biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, problem solving and technology. Scrambler, Tower Building, Cell Biology, Qualitative Analysis, Rocks, Minerals and Fossils, Tree-mendous are just some of the events. Although some events are based on individual achievement, all events involve teamwork, group planning, and cooperation. There are over 12,000 schools which participate across the nation. Normally, Kellenberg has four teams, two high school teams for grades 9-12, and two middle school teams for grades 6-8. They compete in similar events adapted to the level of the student.