Nebraska State Science Olympiad ran an indoor bottle rocket competition as a trial event. The objective was to launch a rocket and have a ping pong ball stay in the air the longest time using a one liter bottle. Here is a quick overview of what students were able to accomplish.


  1. Central Valley Middle School 8.31 seconds

  2. Millard North High School 7.18 seconds

  3. Skutt Catholic High School 6.50 seconds

First place school received a Model D launch pad, second place received a Model B launch pad, and third place won a Model A. Congratulations to all the participating teams, look forward to seeing you all next year!