BOZEMAN — More than 100 teams have registered to participate in the state Science Olympiad tournament, held each year at Montana State University on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.


The 120 teams come from 97 schools and will compete against one another in knowledge tests on astronomy, anatomy, meteorology, chemistry and other topics, while other students will see how their free flight airplanes and mousetrap-powered vehicles measure up.

Jason Carter, MSU vice president for research, economic development and graduate education, will welcome the students to campus during the opening ceremony. Carter, himself, was a six-time Science Olympian, medaling in the computer programming event as his school won several regional competitions in his home state of Michigan.

Lewistown will be sending a junior high and high school team to the competition.