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Elementary Science Olympiad Gummi Bear Long Jump Activity

Grade Level Grades 2-3
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards


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In this activity, participants will make or use a pre-made or homemade catapult device to collect data and determine if a Gummi Bear launched at various settings will hit a target area. The lesson plan can be supplemented with the Science Olympiad At Home Gummi Bear video on the Science Olympiad TV You Tube channel.

This activity is suited for the classroom, an afterschool program, or at-home learning. 

Elementary Science Olympiad allows students, teachers and families an opportunity to explore the world of STEM in classroom, club, community or competitive settings. Signature Science Olympiad events like Mystery Powders, Gummi Bear Long Jump, Straw Towers, Metric Mastery and Don’t Bug Me bring core science concepts to life using everyday materials. Designed to be inclusive, welcoming and accessible to novice learners and educators, the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards-aligned Elementary Science Olympiad curriculum will fit the needs of any school, after-school program or library. Visit for more information.




January 8, 2021
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Science Olympiad At Home, Vol. 1 - Gummi Bear
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